Fever Dog

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This was My first street bike EVER!! jockey shift wit no front brake and a rear brake that had a mind of its own.  I bought this bike in  Campabello SC from a group of builders that appeared to be XS junkies and they passed the fever to me. The engine is an ’81.  This is the best running XS that I have ever owned, Kicks first time, never left me stranded, and has made trips from Nashville TN to Aiken SC and back many times(800+ round trip).

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It has grenade kick, One off goosneck frame which tracks like a rail, fake stretch sporty tank, impaler sissy bar, and real double barrel pegs with the site pin still on the tip.  The seat leather is from the top layer of a western horse saddle and still retains the texas makers mark in the tooling.  The ignition/electrics box is a project box from radio shack w/ a lawnmower ignition switch and two dollar toggles from AAP.

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As I stated above, this is the bike that started it all for me and broke me in to jockey shifting.  I have sinced sold it and moved on to other XS’ but every once and a while I see it pop up on the web and it brings back memories.  I figured i would give it a permanent home and post it as I  remember it….on the best site to represent the culture!!! thanks to everyone who posts….I can’t get enough of XS650chopper.com

Valley House Customs inc.

Comments

  1. Valley House Customs says:

    thanks Gig..Yeah I really didn’t know what to do to with that bike except ride it at the time. The guy who bought it changed the seat immediately.

  2. reynoldburton says:

    You should have kept it – with another seat & different fender it would look killer

  3. Lostsoul says:

    Complete rat!!! Love it to bad you sold it

  4. wade huntley says:

    It made me very happy to hear this bike was still around and you had a great time on it. Took me long enough to find it again. If you know where I can find some updated pics since it left your hand I’d appreciate it. Like to see what it looks like today

  5. Valley House Customs says:

    Wade,
    I sold it to an older couple from Alabama. I know that they sold it not too long after that. I found this video about a year later.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EIQzS7Wqkg

    It took me forever to find it again. Looks like the guy swapped up the seat and tank…everything else looks like your work. I think she’s still terrorizing the streets somewhere! I miss that damn bike !!