Rick Nelson – So it all started a little over a year ago when I came across a dirt cheap xs650 on craigslist. The bike was completely dissassembled and in boxes but the price was right and I had no intention of using most of the stock parts anyway. The bike spent the next year under my workbench collecting dust as I struggled to choose a direction for the build.Somewhere during this time I stumbled across the TCU biker build off threads and I decided that the bike was going to be my donor for just such an event.
The 2013 Biker build off was the perfect motivation to get this project rolling. In early December I started to put some serious thought into what I really wanted to build. I knew the bike had to be different and it had to have an extremely badass hot rod attitude. I also knew that I would not be happy with a traditional hardtail frame, I wanted something ratically different, something with a hand fabricated look………..Here I am almost two months into the three month build………enjoy.