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Sent to us from Brett Jolly of New South Wales, Australia.

In his own words.

Hi guys my name is Brett Jolly and I thought I would share my recent build with you.

I live on the Central Coast of New South Wales, about a hour north of Sydney in Australia.
 
Now how this all started, like most guys my age I rode a few dirt bikes in my mid teens 20 years ago and got a little 250 road bike when I could get my licence and a few years later got another dirt bike then sold it not long after that, that was 12 years ago. Since then, I had not been on a bike. I have some mates that are into old cars and we have been going to some shows and hot rod festivals, and after our first chopped festival in rural Victoria last year where I saw some old style bobbers and choppers, I knew what I had to do, try and build a little bobber so within 3 weeks of returning, I bought the first xs650 I found. The bike was not running so had not even heard the thing, silly me. As soon as I got it home, I jumped straight on the web to see how to do this and that's where I came across TCBros... thank god! I have never built anything in my life and this was a little overwhelming to say the least, but jumped in head first anyway. Your website became my daily ritual and made this build what it is today. I cannot be happier with the quality of parts and shipping you provide, and would not have had the confidence to jump straight in with out you guys, so thanks a million.
 
Bike was a 1975 XS650 when I started.

Here are the parts I purchased from TC Bros: 
 
XS650 Mikuni VM Roundslide 34mm Performance Carb Kit Tuned By TC Bros.
    109-0091     
TC Bros. Yamaha XS650 Weld On Hardtail Frame
    103-0001     
TC Bros. Black Springer Kit For Yamaha XS650
    113-0002 
2.3 Gal. Sportster Style Tank With Scalloped Sides
    105-0019   
WELD ON CHAIN TENSIONER 530 SPROCKET
    111-0004 
TC Bros. 530 Gold Heavy Duty Motorcycle Chain 120 Links
    111-0002 
TC Bros. Weld-on Solo Seat Spring Mounts
    106-0001     
Antique Copper 3" Solo Seat Spring (sold each)
    106-0035 
5" Wide Raw Steel Ribbed Bobber Fender
    105-0131 
TC Bros. Chopper Battery & Electronics Box Kit
    104-0005     
Springer Riser Adapter Studs 1/2"-13 x 1/2"-20 Thread
    101-0098     
Springer Front End Brake Caliper Kit Right Side Chrome
    116-0053 
11.5" rotor For Big Twin & Sportster 1984/later single or dual disc Satin (fits Moto Iron Springer)
    116-0052     
GMA Black Billet 1" Front Brake Master Cylinder (RH 5/8)
    101-0063 
Universal Motorcycle Brake Light Switch
    107-0011 
Banjo Bolt Brake Switch 3/8"-24 Threads
    116-0033     
Sniper II Bulk Black Coated Brake line 6ft
    116-0044 
GMA Black Billet 1" Mechanical Clutch Control (Cable)
    101-0064 
TC Bros. 1" Drag Bar Handlebars - Black Smooth
    101-0139 
Black 1" Shorty Risers
    101-0032     
Screw in Gas Cap
    105-0003     
3/8 NPT Male Fuel Valve 90 Degree
    105-0011     
Sniper II Black Brake line Fitting 3/8-24 Straight Male Adapter
    116-0035 
Yamaha XS650 31T OVERDRIVE Rear Sprocket Fits All Years (a must for highway speeds)
    111-0009     
1/4" Clear Fuel Line 3ft
    109-0105     
Avon Black Old School 1" Grips fits Harley single or dual exterior throttle cables
    101-0091     
Sniper II Black Brake line Fitting 3/8" (10mm) Straight Banjo Fitting
    116-0036
Sniper II Black Brake line Fitting 20 Degree Banjo 3/8" (10mm)
    116-0038 
1" Black Throttle Assembly With Vintage Style Grips
    101-0034     
Weld On Steel Mounting Tabs Vintage Style 6 by TC Bros
    104-0040     
Stainless Steel Zip Ties For Header Wrap 4 pack (2" Max Diameter)
    109-0015 
25ft Titanium Header Wrap 2 in wide
    109-0017 
OEM HD Style Wheel Spacer for 3/4 Axles
    115-0027
Chrome Front 40 Spoke Wheel 21 "x 2.5" fits FXST, FXDWG, 1984-1999 (fits Moto Iron Springers)
    115-0024 
Regulator/Rectifier Yamaha XS650 (CDI Ignition Models)
    108-0007 
TC Bros. 1980-84 Yamaha XS650 Chopper Wiring Harness (8 pin CDI)
    108-0003    

 

Thanks, Brett



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