Time to start chopping
Justin’s road to chopper glory all started out within the package of a bone stock 1979 xs650. For about a year or so, he rode the beast in stock configuration whilst planning its demise/rebirth. With a pile of parts and a good idea of what he wanted to build, it was time to start chopping.
The bike was completely disassembled, to begin trimming the fat. Extra tabs and bracketry fell victim to a variety of cutting tools. A hardtail from G&L choppers had been welded on, along with the newly fabbed neck gussets, battery box, and assorted mounts. A multitude of parts began to find their place within his vision. Aaron at Vanguard Cycle whipped up a set of 2” under forks, some nicely shaved legs, and his signature 21” mini drum.
Any ordinary bars just wouldn’t do the front end justice, so a set was commissioned from Craig at Front Street Cycle. Rounding out the parts rodeo was a shallow tunneled Wassell, cheapo seat snatched from E-bay, stock front fender repurposed to the rear, and a mag wheel for some extra class.
With the fab work done, it was time to move on to some color. Justin’s father played a huge role in this bike’s completion. Armed with some rattle cans, and a crap ton of talent, he sprayed every part on this build including the far out lace job you see on the frisco tank. How rad is that?
Just like most builds, the bike is never truly finished. Plans are already in the works for some new pipes and a possible jockey shift setup. With that said, THANKS go out to all that have helped in the process, especially Justin’s Dad.
- Captain awesome
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