JD Bailey – This was a “winter project” turned two year build. The bike was bought as a runner. Well running with a bad tick turned out to have very low compression and had been run low on oil for a long time. After a full rebuild, and a couple of parts set backs. She runs great and puts a smile on my face every time I kick it over.

Chassis / Suspension/ Brakes /Electronics
•       De- tabbed frame
•       Tx500 tank with relocated petcocks and flush gas cap
•       Omars rear tail section
•       Sportster headlamp
•       Drz400sm footpegs
•       Forks have new springs and gold valves – Fender mounts shaved by Hugh’s handbuilt
•       Powder coated stock triples with Pro taper fat bars
•       K & S switch gear from Dime city cycles
•       Zx10r radial master cylinder and clutch perch
•       Dual drilled disc’s and powder coated calipers
•       Omars 19” rear conversion and 520 sprockets
•       Knock off Ohiln’s shocks
•       Custom battery box holds all of the electronics
•       Motolana turn signal brackets and signals from dime city
•       Acewell 2853 speedo / tach from dime city


Engine
•       2nd over rings and pistons
•       New cam chain
•       Wrinkle black powder coat
•       Boyer micro power ignition from MMM @ 650CENTRAL.COM
•       VM34 carbs from MMM @ 650CENTRAL.COM
•       Wired from scratch using weather pack connectors
•       Custom pipes from Gordon Scott Engineering @ xs650exhuast.com


Sidecar
•       Velorex sidecar
•       Custom subframe made by Gordon Scott Engineering
•       Beefed up / Braced frame added the step and custom fender mount
•       Custom fender and sparto tail lamp
•       Extended swingarm and progressive shock
•       16” xs650 wheel / axle conversion
•       Re-upholstered seat
•       Spit the tub in two and raptor lined the bottom and interior


Paint /Powdercoat
•       Roth flake – Warm Beer Metal flake Over black with black graphics by Chris Gott of Sterling Hotrods.
•       Hours and hours of sanding
•       More sanding
•       Everything that is not painted flake has been powder coated by myself


The tub was pulled out of a barn in WV with lots of damage with the help of Scott from xs650exhaust.com we got it mounted up proper with a killer subframe and suspension mods to make it all work as one. My brother Chris Gott from Sterling Hot Rods handled the paint and laid down the slick flake job. And all the powdercoat work was done by myself. Thanks again to Scott @ www.xs650exhaust.com , MMM @650central.com and Hugh @ hughshandbuilt.com and Dan Sugrue “Nubbs” for the photos.

JD Bailey

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