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A little more rake and stretch than stock.

I was browsing ebay looking for a few spare parts and was blown away when I spotted this sick XS. It belongs to Willie out of IA. I asked him to send in some pictures and give us some words on his ride.

Willie – This bike has been my daily ride for almost 2 years now.   Started with a stock frame and a 1972 engine that I built from 3 motors. I cut the frame with no mercy  leaving only the engine mounts and a partial backbone.  I bentup up a goosneck that looked right with a little more rake and stretch than stock.  I uses a 1″ harley type neck that allowed me to run the lowered and shaved mid 70’s narrowglide. 21 mini brake wheel for ultimate stopping power….. on an incline.  The rear section is only a few inches longer than stock and  handles well. XS 18″ rear wheel  Everything was molded after final welding.  The tank is an old G.M.E. The fender is a ribbed ford style.  Frame paint is single stage PPG.

The tins are H.O.K. Tangerine with some maroon stripes. Narrow z bars with offset risers, and other custom stuff. Old Aris headlight.  This bike recently carried me from Miami to Iowa on a 3 day trip with its original engine.

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The 1972 motor was finally getting tired , so it was replaced with a low mileage 1978 motor.  It is all tuned up and running great, ready for some more long miles.
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Excellent compression, no smoke, oil leaks, runs real strong. It also just got its 4th new rear tire. I’m selling it only to fund a new project. This bike was built to be ridden. A reliable, good looking, and fast foundation for getting in motion……..

Thanks -willie

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