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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.

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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.

xs650 mug
xs650 Bandana
xs650 tanktop
xs650 long sleeve