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I picked the bike up from a garage sale for $200 in really rough shape about 8 months ago. It had been stored outside for untold years but it was all there.  From there I decided this would great chance to make the hardtail that I was dreaming of.   From there I started the frame fab work 100% done in my garage.  
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The rear fender is handmade steel and the tank is a heavily modified sportster tank .  I tore the engine down to find it in excellent shape so I just freshened it up with parts from mikes xs and did a few case mods as well as the hand cut faux diamond cutting on the jugs and head. The exhaust is all stainless hand fabricated and metal finished.
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All the paint, fab, mechanical, cnc milling and electrical was done right in my garage shop. The only thing that I did not do was mount and balance the tires.  Total build cost is under $1200 and maybe about 250 hours.
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I haven’t had much chance to ride it other than a few icy rips through the neighborhood but this not being my first xs I was pleasantly surprised when I had to hold on( was much quicker than I expected )
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The bicycle shock on the seat is awesome so far , it feels smoother than my swing arm bikes but still has the hardtail feel on the road. I have the build on my blog rasmoto.blogspot.com listed as eltigre because of the tiger stripes it came with.
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I’m not a huge photo collector but there is enough there to get the picture.
Thanks again Ry

Everything done 100% in my garage shop.

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