The latest from Anthony Mackenzie of Makarne Custom Built Motorbikes, is a 1980 Yamaha XS650 S. Before being parked for the better part of two-decades, this Australian barn find had its motor completely rebuilt, allowing Anthony to get the bike up and running easily. Aside from an electrical overhaul and update, the XS650 S was a perfect specimen to build this mild street tracker - unloved but unsullied.
Anthony de-tabbed the frame, put on custom front and rear fenders, added smaller Daytona indicators, and installed a Triumph rear tail light. The seat pan was re-shaped to hide the battery and electronics underneath the seat, including the PAMCO ignition system, new alternator, regulator/rectifier, and a new anit-gravity lithium battery. The tank was restored and painted to match the untouched engine and the front forks have been over-hauled with new seals, and fork gators, and each exhaust header with new cocktail shaker tips.
We wager that this bike is a blast to ride. Clean and simple.