This is a 1980 xs that I got for free off of craigslist. At first I was going to keep it simple and build a cafe out of it but inspiration struck and I built this little bobber.


I didn’t have a pipe bender so I packed the tubes with sand,heated them with a rosebud and bent them around forms. The electrical box was fabbed from an oil filter housing from a 49 merc.


Tank, fender and seat were all ebay items. Made a frame jig from scrap steel. It just goes to show that some simple garage equipment is all it takes.

Brian Sulla

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