Jay Arnsperger xs

2014-01-14-xs650

Jay  – I bought this bike about 2 years ago, Wasn’t running and in poor stock condition but only had 7000 miles on it. I got it running in a couple of hours. From there I dismantled the whole bike but didn’t have do anything internally to the engine except all new gaskets and seals. I welded on a 4” stretched hard tail with a 2” dropped seat. Every piece of hardware is either chrome or polished stainless steel.

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All the engine polishing was done by me. This was built in my backyard garage taking 3 months. All new switches, controls, cables and so forth. I custom made the rear fender and made the Stainless trim for it and the Mustang gas tank. Neck was raked around 8 degrees. Electronics are in the fake oil tank with the wires going through the stainless fake oil lines. The ignition switch is in the oil tank filler tube cap I fabricated. I custom built the battery box out of stainless steel.

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Taillight is 28 Ford repo. Pipes are polished stainless. Tires are Avon’s. Front 3.50×19 MKII and rear 5.00×16. Everything on the bike was powdered either gloss or satin black with the exception of the fender frame and tank. They are Black Urethane. The wheels are powder coated Jersey Cream. Seat is a Rich Phillips Snub Nose. Most of the parts came from Mike’s XS and Dennis Kirk. Has both electric and kick start. Starts all the time and runs strong. Handles well and rides well for a hard tail thanks to the seat springs.

Jay Arnsperger
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Comments

  1. Fanoboss says:

    Great Build

  2. Grumpy says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! Looks like you took the idea straight out of my head…. It looks like the Idea I have in mind for my next project…. Great Job………….

  3. Tony says:

    Hi there, what are the carbies?

  4. Jay says:

    Stock Carbs cleaned and detailed

  5. Tony says:

    they don’t look like the origonal mikuni carbs??

  6. Jay says:

    Yes, stock Mikuni Carbs, Just detailed and some chrome

  7. El Gaucho says:

    That is nice and tight. I gotta say, the part of this bike I can’t stop staring at is the rear wheel, tire and fender. It reminds me of a traditional old school hot rod, like an old ford tudor chopped and channeled with wire wheels. It just has that sweet vibe. Love it!

  8. john bartos says:

    jay nice bike very clean, wher did you get the pipes? thanks john

  9. Jay says:

    Hi John, Thanks.
    I got the pipes from Mike’s XS. They were raw stainless so I had to sand and polish them myself.