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Richard- I built this 650 in about six months from an 81 i had sitting in the garage.

I was going for an old indian feel for the bike. I wanted to build a leaf spring for a while and this seemed like the perfect project to do that. I used an old mustang leaf spring and did most of the fab work in my garage. I also ran some floor boards and made the pedals out of some old lake pipe covers i had laying around.

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The tank shifter was made out of a turn of the century brass school door knob that just looks cool, i had a guy help me to get the oil filter from internal to external to keep the bike looking very mechanical.

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My buddy Christian at XIAN leather did the seat for me, as always the best work around.

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I have to say thanks to the guys at Garage Company Customs that helped out with some motor problems when i was in a pinch to get to the smokeout.  All of the pics were taken by Jack Criswell at adpix, he does such a great job.

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Its just a fun bike to ride especially with the rear drum only as stopping power and of course the bottoms of your boots.

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I’ve been building bikes for fun for about 10 years. My website is highspeedcustoms.com.

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Photo credit to jack Criswell @ adpix.biz

Thanks Richard Coon

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