curtis maynard – 1975 650b bob


Not to bad for my first chopp

Curtis – This bike started at a basket case i picked up at an auction for $125.00 I first riped into the motor and did a complete rebuild, then got out the grinder and started cutting. I threw on a tc bros hard tail oil bag for the electronics and some forward controls.



Nabed a sporty tank and drag bars from eBay (gotta love ebay). i split the front fender and added 1 1/2” to the center and reused the front fender mount for the rear.



I snatched a 21” front wheel from a junk yard with drum break stock rear wheel and some knobby tires it was ready to ride. Not to bad for my first chopp at 23 years old let me know what you think. Gonna tear it down for winter and fix a few bugs.

Curtis maynard


  1. davethewrench says:

    Nice….I love laced wheels…good job kiddo !!!

  2. tadd442 says:

    I’ve seen worse!

  3. J-C says:

    Great Job for a first time. Sure dig the rat look, like it better than most of the typical flat black typical chops on here. Don’t touch a thing, its got a bit of soul!

  4. Dennis says:

    Nice job, good story. Are those dual petcocks? where do those header pipes end up?

  5. Marco says:

    Hey, are those TcBros air filters you have? Did you have to jet the carbs after installing those? I have an 81 in the works and want to get rid of the stock box. GREAT build man..

  6. iocwa says:

    Well Done CM…

  7. Bob w @ says:

    Looks great . Good job it is a build to be proud of.

  8. Boobies! says:

    Now you’ve done it, you’ve taken a stock bike and ruined it. I like it!

  9. Piute says:

    Did great there,you sure this is your 1st.cause you have some good taste,looking forward to the look after the winter freeze.
    Piute N Judose

  10. 14 KustoMotorcycles says:

    Nice I like it. . .good job. . .

  11. mike lytle says:

    if this is really your first build, your way ahead of the curve!! i started out building mini bikes out of old irrigation pipe back in the early 60’s! way to go, nice job thanks for sharing

  12. curtis maynard says:

    thanks all for the feedback. to answer some questions yeah they are dual petcocksn had the guys at courthouse customs turn out some bungs and grabed the valves from a hardwhare store. the head pipes come out a little low on the right side just infront of the battery box thats one thing im changing this winter drags a bit on hard rights. air filters come from mikes xs and i did go one size up on the jets. thanks again more pics to come keep me up

  13. K'Lee says: