Jap scratch fever


The build all around took about 5 months from the first cut of the frame to the last bit of paint. The bike started out as a cafe style xs I found on craigslist. I rode it like that the for a summer before I decided to chop and hardtail it. I went with a 0 stretch Kansas Customs weld on because the pipe was a bit thicker than most and… I liked it haahaa.


A buddy of mine showed me how to line up the weld on to make sure the bike runs straight and straight it is! You can take your hands of at any speed and it will run straight as an arrow.


All of the paint work was done by my buddy P-Slinky minus the lettering and faces on the sides of the tank , those were done by me. Originally I was going to run a 21 front wheel but decided to run the same fat firestone front and back. The front is a 4.0/19 and the rear is a 4.5/18.



The motor has been pretty much untouched since I bought the bike. It runs good but does need to be dialed in but I’m to lazy to deal with it at the moment hahaha.



The bike is actually up for sale right now so if anyone is interested they can e-mail me


  1. Pickles says:

    Diggin the bike, love the paint.

  2. kermel says:

    Your bike just put a smile on my face. It shows off this kind of
    —- I don’t care what I look like, The world can kiss my ass.
    Just trying to have some fun—-attitude.

    Keep on rollin’

  3. Guy says:


  4. fanoboss says:

    Funky cool build. Love the Green too. It’s so odd, I have an independent on my gas cap , LOL.

  5. fish says:

    i like the seat and short sissy bar

  6. tadd442 says:

    wow dude….wow.

  7. Fabbastard says:

    Cool, love the “Rat Fink” style image on the tank!

  8. Hans from Holland says:

    Never seen such a mean green machine ! Stylish !!!!

  9. rexxis says:

    My favorite part of this community is the way all of the knowledge gained can be shared. Care to let us in on how to line up the weld to make sure the bike runs straight? I plan on using a motor jig plus I’m a welder so I deal everyday w how metal likes to not sit still when it gets hot. Think steel is bad? Try dealing w stainless, it likes to pulls like a sonofabitch!

    Man, I just love your bike, like Kermel said:

    “Your bike just put a smile on my face. It shows off this kind of
    —- I don’t care what I look like, The world can kiss my ass.
    Just trying to have some fun—-attitude” ~very well said. Super sweet scoot.

    Anyway, any info or links would be greatly appreciated!

  10. fanoboss says:

    ^^^ he cool ! LOL

  11. Nick says:

    seat is badass as is the whole bike…never liked bikes that had short hardtails on them but this one’s killing it

  12. Awesome bike. Love the stance, the wheel choice, the wildly inappropriate tank art, and the rear brake switch set-up hahaha. Tough and stocky ballz out bad ass. nice work.

  13. Shotgunlarry says:

    Thanks for the great comments guys much appreciated! @rexxis I didn’t have much hands on when he lined it up. I will try and get more info for ya..

  14. mike lytle says:

    have always wanted to see what a 0 stretch on the xs would look like thanks for sharing, nice job

  15. Billybob Wombat says:

    Nice simple build mate, well done.

  16. norm younger says:

    How big is the tank and where is it from?

  17. Ted says:

    @ Fabbastard – The color and graphics really look dope- It’s amazing how much of a difference a nice set of tires make.

  18. Shotgunlarry says:

    @ norm The tank is a wassel tank a friend of mine gave me. I think it holds like 1.8 gl

  19. Shotgunlarry says:

    Oh by the way the has a new owner hope he enjoys it!

  20. Shane Ryans says:

    Like the bike not so much the paint

  21. sean from boston says:

    really great looking ride man! I’m sure the new owner will love it and the attention he gets riding it

  22. Enrico says:

    nice lines very cool build one of my xs-favorits

  23. admirer of fine bikes says:


  24. reynoldburton says:

    One of the nicer machines for sure. Stance is perfect – congrats!

  25. paul says:

    Just curious if its still for sale and for how much…..

  26. paul says:

    sorry…..respond to this comment so I get an email back please….thanks!

  27. Shotgunlarry says:

    Paul the bike has been sold sorry