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justin666
02-06-2010, 10:27 PM
Owner name, location: Justin Hallenbeck, Littleton, Colorado

Bike name: Death Machine

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1981 kawi 650 stock

Frame: kz stock

Fork: stock, legs shaved clean

Chassis mods: chopped rear end and 4inch extended swing arm. 10 inch HD sporty shocks

Tire/wheel size and style: 19 front/ shinko dirt tire. 16 rear/ duro

Favorite thing about this bike: its my first and the metal flake paint

Next modification will be: rear fender/sissy bar for the ride out to TBR

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: garage sale find headlight, right side jockey shift with antique glass knob. odyssey j-pegs for mids. rock chops z-bars. bmx chain for brake pull. rear drum brake only.

Thanks to: Everyone at True Kustom; josh, rich and shawn. My lady. CC. and everyone who chops their own stuff!

not my bike, but real close to what mine looked like when i brought it home.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/kaw_kz650_1981.jpg
how it looked this summer....
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/bike1-2.jpg
heim joint and linkage for right side jockey
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/IMG_2393.jpg
found this headlight at a garage sale, custom mount bracket
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/IMG_2482.jpg
close up of odyssey peg mid
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/rechop4.jpg
before paint
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/IMG_2516.jpg
flaked out bars and animal edwin bmx grips
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/IMG_2542.jpg
glass shift knob. ignition tumbler mounted on my side panel
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/IMG_2541.jpg
decided the rear fender looked stupid
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c207/thedoors1337/rechop2.jpg

wllgmr
02-07-2010, 7:35 AM
I like this. What kinda tires are you running?

justin666
02-07-2010, 6:05 PM
I like this. What kinda tires are you running?

thanks! duro rear, shinko front

MiNightster85
02-07-2010, 6:14 PM
the BMX pegs are a nice touch.

brianblack
02-08-2010, 6:12 PM
Perfect color for a Kawi. Rims and tires look sick! Very nice!

justin666
02-08-2010, 6:30 PM
Perfect color for a Kawi. Rims and tires look sick! Very nice!

damn, quite an honor to have the winner of the jump contest comment on my bike!
thanks dude!

brianblack
02-08-2010, 8:24 PM
damn, quite an honor to have the winner of the jump contest comment on my bike!
thanks dude!
HaHa! By the looks of your bike and the pics of you rippin' it on a bmx I'm suprised you weren't in that contest.

justin666
02-08-2010, 9:13 PM
HaHa! By the looks of your bike and the pics of you rippin' it on a bmx I'm suprised you weren't in that contest.

you have no idea how bad i wanted to be, but the bike just got finished at the end of january, so if there is a round two im in. as soon as the snow clears up here i'll go jump it!

brianblack
02-08-2010, 9:19 PM
SWEET! Now it makes sense, HaHa. Don't know bout the "contest" aspect of it but we're all down to keep it goin.

justin666
02-08-2010, 9:23 PM
SWEET! Now it makes sense, HaHa. Don't know bout the "contest" aspect of it but we're all down to keep it goin.

haha yeahhh theres some train tracks up in the mountains i like jumping but id really like to find a gap of some kind