Friday, March 29, 2013

XS650 Project

I inherited this XS650 project off of Spencer a few months ago. This bike started off as a street tracker project that turned into a almost year long hard tail project. His plans were to build it , ride it for a bit then sell for a Sportster. Well he bought the Sportster before he finished the XS and wanted to start tearing into that bike first day. I had to put my foot down and say you gotta finish the XS before you start tearing up that Sporty. After a few beers at Pizza Port one Saturday I said I would finish the XS for him in trade for credit on parts to build the sporty. Long story short I have a XS650 I have to finish along with the half dozen other projects I have here in the shop. Here are a few pictures of what I got and what we have done.
Sissy Bar, seat, and exhaust ( exhaust from Chop Cult )
Fender Bracket
Headlight mount not yet finished
Tail light, License mount, and under seat electrical box

New tank also found on Cop Cult
Side view of hidden electrical box

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Been a while since we posted on the blog and thought we would start back up with some stuff we like around here at BenchMark. BenchMark is more than just parts for your chop, its a group of like minded people that enjoy hanging out at the shop fabricating, machining, and wrenching on whatever project we have going on. Anytime your around downtown Carlsbad come by for a beer and see what we are all about. Until then...