Bryon – Well it’s been a while but the MILF is back with a few changes. After loosing 1st gear and finding out The first year bikes are a breed all their own. (for the most part). I followed some advice from the boys over T.C. Choppers and got a newer engine. Thanks to the fella I bought her off of in the first place. A little trading was done and, tada. An 83 motor with good compression was scored. After numerous rounds with the stock carbs I did some research and figured out they were not a matched set. So, plan B. I wanted something different and the dudes at Wiseguy customs had just the trick. the 2 into 1 intake works like a charm and turns heads. Still a work in progress I love walking out into the garage and seeing this bike more than ever. Continue Reading →
David Roberts – I built this one in my shop, Broken Sprocket Garage. It is the first custom bike build I have done. I learned many skills along the way, from basic MIG welding to pipe bending to being patient with the build process.
Inspiration for this build came from the many old machines I work on in my shop. Especially old tractors and farm equipment. The foot clutch and brake pedals are from an old wheel horse tractor. The brake pedal operates both the hydraulic front Brembo and the rear mechanical drum.
I asked friends to make some wood pieces for that antique tractor feel. The seat is Spanish cedar, the shift handle is white oak, the front motor mount is Bamboo plywood, and the kick pedal is an unknown exotic African species. Continue Reading →
Root – I’m no pro, just a regular dude who wanted to build a bike so I figured it out.
I picked up this 82′ Special when my brother in Idaho spotted it for me after my SoCal search proved that the XS is Cali Gold. I loaded her up into my truck and headed home to build a chopper my Pop & Brother would be proud of. I started with the motor. Installing a Pamco Ignition, Hugh’s Handbuild High Output Stator, Sparx Capacitor and a top end refresh. Ordered a Visual Impact Brat Kit and modified it a bit to suit my taste. Continue Reading →
Rad – Bought it awhile back ,decided to change everything . Lowbrow mirror mount , Biltwell ,kung fu grips. Chopped the fender. Speed holes in battery box. Lane splitter handle bars are cool ,but will probably go to flat bars. Changing the color is happening this winter when we can take it completely down. Making new fender struts. Copper sissy bar is cool ,just not my style. Watch for that on eBay . This is by far my favorite bike though. Thanks you guys for giving us a place to show our work and, appreciate others work as well. Continue Reading →
Big Case – I was given this 650 by a dear friend. I’ve been working on it for a year and a half so far. I love this web site. Thanks to all of you xs nation. I got a lot of ideas here . Here is my version of what a xs should look like. Its not done yet. Its in bare metal right now. And the engine is stock. 21″front tire and a 18″ rear with a 200mm tire. A chopper Gary offset sprocket. I custom made the rear hard tail, and springer front end,and rear fender. I also modified the h.d.tank. Added a 1 to 2 intake,hyd
Gareth – GARETH RUDDY & MURRAY KUSTOMS
Hand made billet foot controls with brass trim. SU carburator with custom manifolds. Boyer Bransden electronic ignition. Additional Info One-off frame with modified wassell tank, one-off handlebars with internal throttle and white vintage style grips. Suicide gear change with foot clutch. Dummy oil tank containing battery and electrics. Modified rear guard with hand made struts. Crime Scene Choppers headlamp and Custom Chrome taillight. One-off 2-into-1 slash-cut straight through exhaust pipe.