I work as an R.V. mechanic, not in a bike shop, so stop cryin’! I build old school bob jobs, choppers and trikes in my one car garage in the back yard. This picture I’m sending ya is my latest build; it’s a ‘77 Yamaha XS650. The bars are off a Sportster. I cut each side in half, added 10 1/2 inches and welded them back together. I stole some 1 _ inch pipe from a muffler shop and bent ‘em in the vise for the exhaust. I masked the wheels off and painted them with a spray bomb and hand painted every spokeSpoke A rod that connects the hub and rim on a wheel. with a model paintbrush while I was watching “Cops” in the living room. The gas tank is off a “Sportster” (stole that from my brother).
After I sold all the “stock” parts off the bike, that left me with about $300 in this thing! I would have never done a project like this if I hadn’t picked up a copy of “The Horse Backstreet Choppers” while I was at 7-11 buying some beer a couple of months ago. I’m hooked. I will build more and more. Thanks for the inspiration and keep it coming as I am now a subscriber. Oh, and I don’t steal anymore!
Glad you found the mag at 7-11, the Star Bucks of The Horse Magazine. Nice job on the bike!
The Horse BC Issue #69$7.99