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Started with a ’79 engine and frame. Did my usual underbraced swingarm to allow for the type of drop seat I like (think modern Kong). No stretch on either swingarm or frame- I like the bike small and tight.


Picked up a random 70’s springer and cut it to fit, lopping off about 10″ of length in the process. It is of course kick only, and running Mr. Rigg’s batteryless system.


Handles surprisingly well, and although I’m sure it’s far from the fastest XS, it feels super fast because of your proximity to the pavement.



Moth design painted by Charles Bogus (

Keith Baskett

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