Military Theme Bobber for my Buddy


How is all the chopper freaks today??  Well, this is a bike my buddy has dreamt about since he saw his first Bobber.  He is a retired SFC, MP, from the Army and I’m currently Active Duty Army in the sandbox right now till January.  Before I left he wanted a bike built so I had an old 650 laying around and he bought it cheap. He never has wrenched or worked with metal before so I helped him out and this is what we came up with. It’s a ’71 XS650 with 750 big bore kit.  


We built the frame as a softail setup with a Softail swingarm.  Also built the inverted springer front end.  Rear fender is a vintage Ford Spare Tire cover along with the taillight.  Faux oil tank is a 2 gal. air compressor tank.  This is the FIRST time he ever worked with leather and made his seat from scratch!!  We did our own paint, powdercoat, wiring, welding, etc., everything!!  This is a passion of mine and he has quicky caught on and is now chopping any bike he can get his hands on!  I’ts great to see fellow chopper freaks!!  Keep choppin and livin’ the dream!!  Thanks Craig for the memories!

Cory Fass


  1. Hesh says:

    I would love to see that inverted system on really narrow fork. Cool one off forks.

  2. Jeff D. says:

    Great looking bike
    Thank you both for your service to our country, stay safe.
    Love the softail, I was just thinking how cool that would be.

  3. Teebs says:

    Beautiful frame work. It’s great to see some serious one-off work going on. WTG Cory and Craig.

    Nice to see a couple of my Army brothers choppin’!. Hooah!

  4. Cory says:

    Thanks guys for your great comments and your support of the military! He doesn’t know that his bike was put up on here until just now when I sent him the weblink so I’m sure he will greatly appreciate your comments. Can’t wait to see more XS chops on here! Teebs – Hooah! Right back at ya!

  5. BillyBobba says:

    Mate, can I get the brand of your rear whitewall, a little hard to get that size in Aussie. ( All Of the numbers etc would be great ) Cheers for that and have good one.
    Ps cool ride!!!