Adam – This XS started out life around a year ago as a 83 Heritage Special with 2,000 miles and was promptly cut in half. This was my first build so I wanted to keep things cheap and simple.
The tail section is a custom drop seat hard tail, tank is from Pandemonium Choppers with a very temporary rattle can paint job, the headlight is an old Unity spotlight, the taillight bracket, exhaust and sissy bar are all custom made. Battery/Electronics box is an old Munsters lunch box. Ton of misc parts are from Lowbrow Customs. All work thing was done in a garage by myself and my brother Tim Sauter. I could have never gotten this thing together without his help.
Huge thanks to my wife Natalie. She put up with the long nights in the garage and the long days at swap meets. She’s the best!
Like I said, I wanted something fun and cheap. This thing is all kinds of fun, might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love. This winter I plan on finishing up all the polishing and doing the final paint. I am also going to be replacing front wheel with a spool wheel.
Photography by Kimberly Sauter of KLS photography.