Storm conversion kits

By Bertie Simmonds, 22 April 2013
Give your Yamaha 650 a new look with the Storm conversion kit
Give your Yamaha 650 a new look with the Storm conversion kit

US based Phil Little’s Storm conversion kit fits Yamaha 650 twins – specials and standards – from 1974 to 1981 and are well worth a look...

What appears to be a one-piece body is actually a separate tank and tail unit. The three-gallon (13.6 litre) tank is made with anti-ethanol resin, while the seat cushion drops below the frame line and augments the sweeping body lines. The body comes standard in orange, which saves the expense of a pricey paint job. Black and white bodies are also available.

Other options are offered with the $959 (£635 approx) Storm body kit such as graphics, frame cover plates, low western bars, minimalist brake/tail-light, fork brace, vintage styled shocks and a side mounted licence plate holder. Go to for more info.

The Storm exhaust system is available from Michael Morse at​

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