You loved the cool small chopper built using a Yamaha Xs-650 donor bike that I have featured during this last month. XS-650’s are widely available on eBay and elsewhere, are still relatively cheap and have the same minimalistic cool vibe that you get from the old Triumphs and BSA’s. So, are you ready to build a cheap chopper without breaking the bank? Using the stock front end, wheels, brakes etc., a person can build a super-fine ride for less than $5000 in parts! Follows the list and where to get the parts you will need…
First, a rigid frame made exclusively for Mr Luckys by Paughco. It will house any XS-650 power plant from 1970 to 1981. It features a 30 degree rake, an heavy-duty 1 1/2″ front curved down tube & backbone, 1 1/8″ side rails, all drawn over mandrel for smooth, clean bends. Mig welded for a stronger weld in a secure fixture keeping the frame straight and lined up perfectly during welding and cooling.
Neck cups allow you to either use the stock XS-650 front end as you can see on the brown chopper that I feature, or neck cups to mount Harley-Davidson style front ends with a 1” stem.
You can also buy a full kit including a special 34-Tooth rear sprocket geared for the Yamaha engine that bolts directly onto Harley rear wheels. The custom oil bag on the “Mr Lucky” bike houses the electrics, and the retro styled battery box accommodates the stock Yamaha battery. Both are in production, including the exhaust system and scheduled to be available by the end of this month.
XS650 Rolling Chassis Kit, $2999. Neck Cups to mount OEM XS 650 stock front end, $45. Or Neck Cups to mount HD style front end w/1” stem, $45. Rear Axle for use with Harley type rear wheels, $95. 34-Tooth Rear Chain Sprocket with Harley wheel style bolt pattern, $95. Oil Tank styled Electrical Box, Concave End Caps, $259. Battery Box with Lid & Threaded Rods for XS-650 batteries, $109. At Mr Luckys