Finally finished! This bike is for my girl Angi.

It started out as a stock ’79. It was suppose to be a budget build, I could throw together quickly so she could ride with me last year. If you like this site as much as I do… I don’t need to explain how one thing led to another, and soon the whole budget idea got thrown out the window. So here she is, 11 months later. After I pulled the motor we dropped it off at our buddy’s shop, Thomas Racing Service, and ordered up a frame at Ardcore. I threw it together with a bunch of Harley parts I had laying around.

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I knew I wanted something clean with fat tires, and a fat tank. But after dozens of pictures of the bike, with all these bolt on Harley parts…I had to agree with John at Ardcore. It looked F@#K’N goofy. So the fab work begun. I started by raising the tunnel on the tank almost 4”, and getting a rear fender on it. After that everything started falling into place, and the new ideas started to flow. I liked the simplicity of exile’s bikes.

So I put an internal throttle and twist clutch on. Take my advise. That clutch set up don’t work. It was a big waste of time, so I used a stock lever filed out to 1”. Then I did the same thing for the front brake, and flipped it upside down, to operate the BMW master cylinder under the tank. The seat is from Redtailleather.com with a Biltwell hinge. All of the electronics are inside the oiltank.  The box under the oil tank is a saddle bag to put her purse in. I could write all day about this, but I’m running out of space. So, thanks for looking.

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2010/03/angis-xs-mocked-up-finally/

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Let me know what you think.

I have more videos posted on my youtube page bstacy55.

Thanks Ben

xs650 Bandana
xs650 long sleeve
xs650 mug
xs650 tanktop

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