XS and obsession equals “XSIV”


Found this ride out in the Alaskan woods. Dropped 750 bones for a runner with title and started cutting it up. The neck, forks, wheels and engine cases are original – polished painted and otherwise restored.





I custom made damn near everything else. I know I didn’t want to copy anybody else…it was time for my own recipe, so I branched out modifying the TCBros tail kit and making my own controls, seat pan, bat box and handlebars.

Big Thank to hawyn9dezyns for the leather work and Vallee Customs for the paint. 2 of my riding brothers who have some sick chops of another brand.

Travis Fahlsing


  1. Ron says:

    nice man, good fab work… how do you like that mono shock?

  2. Freedombiker says:

    What you did with the rear fender struts looks good. Did you make the fake oil tank?

  3. Travis says:

    The oil tank was a kit from bungking…then I modified it to make removeable endcaps and mounting brackets for the tank and seat shock. Made a slide out tray holding all the electrics.
    The shock I stole off of my mountainbike and dialed it up a lil. works like a charm.

  4. vettracer85 says:

    hey where did you get the handle bars

  5. Travis says:

    I made the bars from some old 7/8 apes I had. Trex Z bars I call them. Kick pedal from Joewiseguy…some parts from Mikes and 650central…I made everything else from scratch.

  6. Eric S. says:

    In Feb ’10 I spotted an XS engine in the back of a Subie near Girdwood– was that you?

  7. Dennis says:

    Those bars and shifter shaft….. very cool.