Archive | April, 2011

lincoln hot rod



Just something i threw together.


Walter – Bullet One xs650



Complete rebuild, handmade. Complete polished engine, new wheels with inox spokes, brassed niples and the finishing touch with bullets. Continue Reading →

81 XS650 custom



Most of this bike was built as a high school shop project. I made a few modes after I got it. I put a lot of miles on it last summer and looking forward to the same this year. Continue Reading →

I’m a minimalist?



The parts on this build are temporarily being held in place by clamps, pieces of wood, a towel, bubble gum and just the right balancing point. Needed to get an overall visual before finalizing with welds. I’m a big fan of minimalistic details in bikes, art … well, most things in life. Can’t say this bike is turning out that way. A fenderless, brakeless front end is almost a religious requirement on a bobber build. Continue Reading →

Candy Tangerine Minnestoa Style



I picked up a 79 xs650 from a buddy of mines father, had been in his barn since the late 80’s…less than 4000 miles on it.

  • XS650 original frame/motor
  • Tc Bros Hardtail
  • Bars are 1″ with Harley Throttle/Master cylinder/Clutch Perch/Speedo
  • Most of the custom parts are hand made…
  • Foward Contorls
  • Custom rear fender
  • Got rid of the ugly brake linkage and went with a cable rear
  • Hand made seat pan- Professionally covered in ostrich leather
  • Oil tank- hand made by Tessin Customs
  • Paint- PPG Candy Tangerine by Miller Auto

Special Thanks
Donnie and the gang at Donnie Smith Custom Cycle
Neil Ryan of American Thunder

77 Rat bike Update



Finally got her off the lift and going again. Continue Reading →