The New ’71 LEADFIST XS

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LEADFIST has a good eye for style. Finding the lines and curves that the bike needs to flow in is not easily accomplished.  We will keep this post short and let the pictures do all the work. Here is what Kyle of LEADFIST has to say.

 

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Kyle- What you see here boys and girls is a 1971 yamadahg… We had the rare opportunity, thanks to resourceful Kevin (aka balogna sandwich), to do a build just for the shop.
rear: 18″
front: 21″
Rear fender: Front sportster
Gastank: Mustang, narrowed 3″ (holds 1.2 gallons! roughly 32 miles)

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Pegs: 1970′s passenger pegs
Headlight: generic 4-incher
Taillight: (not shown) 1940′s glass lens, “brand new” in the original box
Handlebars: clubmans narrowed 2″
Springer front end, late ’60′s, shortened… alot… almost the shortest in the universe
Leather-work by Leadfist
Paint by Leadfist
Everything else is hidden in the fucking fake oilbag. I built this bike to sell it… then rode it… didn’t want to sell it… ever… then some some bitch-ass dead presidents came and took the bike away… and now we sad.

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Thanks,
Kyle – Brandi and Kevin

You can check out the LEADFIST blog: www.leadfistcycles.blogspot.com

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77 Responses to The New ’71 LEADFIST XS

  1. Crazy Tony August 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    Mean and Lean! Nice work!

  2. leadfist August 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    “Gman” the rear tire size is 450-18.

  3. Bodhi August 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    So hows that thing handle at highway speeds, looks like you’ve got about 1/2 inch of trail, seems it would be a bit skippy.
    Great lookin bike.

  4. ROODIS August 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    keep up the good work you dirty rat hope to see you at timmys

  5. leadfist August 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    I ran this bike at 100mph hittin’ potholes and such and not a problem… just enough clearance. If you think this bike is low, wait until you see the one I’m working on now.

  6. ed September 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    This is one of my all time favorites xs650 bikes. Nothing but all positive to say bout this bike. Great style.

  7. trent reker September 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    love this bike. went to the leadfist blog and put up a post on mine. hope you leadfist guys dig it.

    as always ted, great stuff on xs650chopper.

    T

  8. asshopper choppers September 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I really like the way this bike is set up. the pipes I like the most…

  9. anthony September 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    i keep coming back to this bike. seriously the main inspiration for my build. fuckin sick.

  10. Truth Man September 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Woah! Jasin Phares riding a piece of shit ? thought he had better taste.

  11. Broman September 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    This is one fo the bikes that hooked me on this site. Killer lines, awesome craftsmanship and apparently it’s not a garage trophy. We build ‘em to ride so it’s awesome to see some riding shots. Love this bike to death and I hope to build mine close to this with a few of my own twists.

    ~Bro

  12. lil gromit September 23, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    sweet pipes, you making any copies? give me a email if ya selling some

  13. tim September 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

    the bike really does look nice, love the leather

  14. leadfist September 25, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    Thanks for all your comments! Lil gromit – i don’t really make copies of anything… especially exhaust. the exhaust on this bike is actually switched… the left is on the right, and vice-versa. i capped off the exhaust with harley pipes to give it a nice sound. hope that’s helpful for ya.

  15. nixs September 28, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    TWISTED CHOPPER MAKES A 4 UNDER SPRINGER SIMILAR TO YOURS…BUT ITS AROUND 1300! THIS BIKE IS MONEY MAN. R U BUILDING ANOTHER? IN THE FOURTH PIC DOWN LOOX LIKE THERE IS A PROJECT IN THE REFLECTION OF THE THE HEADLIGHT.

  16. leadfist September 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Check out my blog. Leadfistcycles.blogspot.com

  17. nixs September 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    FOUND IT. GOOD LOOKING MACHINES AND SEATS. YOUR PIT IS PRETTY STELLAR WITH THE HELMET ON!!! IM WORKING ON BUILDING A SPRINGER. TRYING TO USE XS FORK MEASUREMENTS FOR THE BASIC SETUP. YA I DONT HAVE 1200 BUX FOR THE TWISTED SET UP!!!

  18. leadfist September 30, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Good luck with your build and thanks again.

  19. lil gromit October 1, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    may try that, sweet bike again, lookn foward 2 c ing ya next project

  20. jonathank2226 October 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    would you build/sell a springer front end like the one pictured above?

  21. nixs October 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    mines almost complete minus springs let me know if you want one

  22. leadfist October 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    i normally build the springers to fit the bike… and the springers i use are normally D and D springers from the 60′s and 70′s that i modify, although i probably should start building custom springers from scratch… i like to recyle. if you come across a springer you would like to use on your bike, i’d be happy to modify it for ya.

    • BOBBY D November 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

      When I get luck enough to find a springer, could you give me a rough estimate on modification on it…pretty much the same as on the leadfist 71. I love the squat on that bike…
      many thanks
      BOBBY D

  23. trent reker October 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    dudes cannot leave a message on your blog as it’s set to “team members only.”

  24. leadfist October 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up. It’s all good now.

  25. hooversama November 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    sweet ride…i dig it……dude.

  26. Bobbyd November 23, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    I HAVE BEEN RIDING AND BUILDING HARLEYS SINCE 1971. THIS BIKE HAS GIVING ME A NEW DRIVE TO BUILD ANOTHER. IT SEEM LIKE ALL THE HARLEY BUILDS HAVE STARTED TO LOOK THE SAME…THE XS IS THE SWEETEST RIDE EVER. CONGRATS AND THANKS.

  27. Joshua Rasmussen January 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Build them and they will sell, it sucks but you I’m sure will top it, cant wait to see more.
    Sweet build.

  28. ps deville January 13, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Yeeeee haaaaaawwww

  29. BOBBYD January 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT BUILDING ME A SPRINGER, JUST LIKE THIS ONE…DAMN I LOVE THIS BIKE. THANKS BOBBY DAVIS

  30. tcrowe February 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    very nice ride how is working on the 71? ive got one im looking at just wondering about that year model

  31. leadfist February 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Thanks for the compliment Bobby-
    I’m really not building custom parts right now… I mostly just build things specifically to fit the bikes I’m working on in my shop.

    tcrowe-
    if you find a 71, they’re great to work on.

  32. fish June 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    love the bike a gal and a half ??? but it looks cool

  33. norm younger July 9, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Great bike. the seat is effin awesome.

  34. dr ron September 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    best one i,ve seen in a long wihle, keep t up , great lines dr ron

  35. Brandon April 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    i cannot stop checkin out this bike………..

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