Christian – Well here is my xs that I have been working on since august of 2010. I picked her up in Bakersfield, Ca for $400. It was already stripped down and the guy who owned it was in process of “re-wiring” it. As soon as i got it home I started cutting off all the tabs shaving off the unnecessary stuff and then it just sat there for about 2 months until I decided where I wanted to get the hardtail from.
I decided to drive 3hrs to drop it off with Robert Elswick down in Lancaster, Ca so he can Tig weld a custom 2inch stretched hardtail. I was amazed at the craftsmanship that went into his work.
Then after I stared at it for ever and kept switching between all kinds of rim, handlebar, and tank combinations this is what I ended up with.
The stuff I made myself were the handlebars (from stock bars welded to some clamps), footpeg mounts, exhaust (pandemoniums kit), repurposed front fender for rear fender, shaved up the top triple, and made the seat myself, upgraded to points and switched over to the permanent magnet thanks to hughshandbuilt. I painted it Gunmetal gray out of spray cans from autozone, and clearcoated it with spray max cans also.