77 XS in a 70 Triumph frame with a welded on hardtail. Had fun biulding it. now it’s time to let it go. Continue Reading →
Nick – I started this build in the bowels of my basement, basically pointed it down my storm doors and heaved. Worked on it for about a year and got it completely torn apart, which was nice and all until I realized it took me a whole year to do the easy part. I walked downstairs one day and realized it looked like a junk yard and knew I was in trouble. So, I quit my job and started working on it fulltime. A HUGE amount of props goes out to Techshop Pittsburgh that had all the tools, welders, sandblasters, powdercoat booth, lathes and on and on and on that I needed to finish the build. Seriously tho, they have EVERYTHING check them out. Besides mounting and balancing the tires, the rest was done by yours truly and this is the result. My “Beast of Burden”. Continue Reading →
Aaron – So i bought this bike from a fella in Austin TX. originally it was red. But the desire to customize it took over almost immediately. I haven’t gone too crazy though. I really wanted to just change the look enough to feel like it’s mine.
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Jacksdad – I imported this bike from Ohio 3 years ago, it had been stood for exactly 20 years, I had it running within 24 hours! Since then I’ve totally restored it, new piston rings, fitted a Hughs PMA kit, electronic ignition, a High lift cam kit from Heiden Tuning, 2″ stainless – exhaust downpipes, K&N air filters, now running ike a dream! Just about every part has been repainted, polished or replaced with stainless steel, including rebuillt wheels with the superb standard alloy rims, just beautiful! I also have a set of 1970’s white side panniers and frame, ready for some touring as soon as I get the time…. This is my “keeper”, not planning on ever parting with it. Continue Reading →
Martin – had this a while now , call her rusty made most of the custom parts bars seat pipes etc rides great and goes like stink just rode a 160 trip and she never missed a beat. Continue Reading →
Jed Prentiss – I stumbled upon this site a couple of years ago just before Christmas and I knew I had found my new winter project. 2 months later with $800 in hand, I drove to NH and purchased this 1979 XS in rough, but running condition. The next 8 months were spent compiling parts and looking at every XS bobber I could find online.