The “Apprentice” 1972 xs650

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This bike is a long time coming and is now complete. I spend the duration of my metal fabrication apprenticeship building it. I made many changes over the years and If i were to make another I would do it totally different, however this is an accumulation of some of the skill i learned over the years.

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All the metal work was done by me, and the paint job is actually just from a rattle can. Its a bobber on a budget, but I am happy it is complete now. The fender struts, headlight bracket and fork brace were designed by me and water jetted out.

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The pipes were fabbed up using a series of off cuts I received from a good friend. I am happy to say I took it for a spit today and with a few tweaks here and there it will be a fun ride.

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Jordan Lim

Comments

  1. sean from boston says:

    Vert Clean I like the fender struts and the pegs

  2. Jeramie says:

    Great Work, I like the use of the “Trailor Fender”, I submitted recently, some pics of my ride I also am using a slimmed down trailor fendor………again Great work

  3. Juice says:

    Great looking bike man, Its got a great stance!

  4. Jordan says:

    Thanks for the comments, i submitted some better pictures, but they werent posted. Keep on Choppin!

  5. Dylan S says:

    Did you fab that battery box yourself… or something you picked up?