Archive | April, 2011

The Illegal Immigrant

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I didn’t want to put this up until it was finished and after the second version, I think it’s done now other than a few minor details.  Your site was so helpful for ideas and techniques that it wouldn’t be right to not give back a little.

I’ll put all the details I can because those details from everyone else are what helped me so much.  It was my first ever bike build, but I have a fair amount of experience with classic cars and hot rods and I had access to a MIG welder. My bike started as a 100% stock ’79 special that I picked up for $600.

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Mike Gelernter – YamChop Too

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I’ve had this idea for about 5-6 years now: To build a bitchin’-ass XS650. About 4 years ago, an acquaintance of mine (Todd, rest in peace, man) sold me the donor bike for $100.00. A pretty ugly ’72, that had some parts missin’, but I was assured that she ran right up untll she was mothballed about 10 yrs ago.

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franken daddys first build update

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This is my first bobber build. watched craiglist for a while and finally found a bike I didnt care to chop up. It start life as a 81 xs 650. Continue Reading →

Aussie Chop

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G’day everyone, scored this bike free about 8 months ago in BAD condition…standard, but many parts missing, rusty, siezed engine etc. But i always wanted to dick around with one of these and the price was right. So i eventually got it to run first, then with a little inspiration from this sensational web site…started chopping. Continue Reading →

JIM-BOB LIVES (Update)

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I’ve been building this junk XS650 Yamaha that I rescued from my local sprap hauler. After tinkering all Winter and scrounging through my spare parts, I took it for a ride today for the first time. It runs great on the old Chevy ignition and rides OK for a hardtail and bicycle seat. Continue Reading →

AZ Cafe By Cannonball Custom Cycles

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This Bike was built for Travis in Scottsdale AZ. He told me he wanted lots of black, with raw metal tank and rear section and for the bike to have a Mad Max look.

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