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calicruiser
02-08-2010, 11:28 PM
Owner name, location: Josh Scott, Colorado

Bike name if it has one: none

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: Yamaha 1978 XS650, aftermarket carbs & pipes

Frame: Stock motor hoop, custom 4" stretch hardtail, custom neck gussets.

Fork: 2" under DNA Springer

Chassis mods: na

Tire/wheel size and style: 21" front 16" rear HD wheels

Favorite thing about this bike: color, HOK lime gold kandy

Next modification will be: I wanna try my hand at some bars and pipes

I work at G&L Choppers in Colorado Springs, CO. I built this bike in my spare time over the course of 2 years. The entire process was a learning experience for me. I would fabricate a part and then do it over and sometimes do it a third time. Some of the hand made parts I am proud of are the round electric box and caps which are nickel plated, the custom mid controls, linkeages, and pegs, and the right hand jockey shift. I also painted the bike and wired it from scratch. Both were firsts for me. I finished the bike in April 2009 and have since put roughly 4000 trouble free miles on it. This is my sweetheart. I dig the hell out of her!!! Oh, and the model is my wife, Sarah;) thanks doll!!!

Some final mockup pics:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/FINALmockup010.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/FINALmockup012.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/FINALmockup001.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/2.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/1.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/FINALmockup020.jpg

calicruiser
02-08-2010, 11:32 PM
some FINISHED pics:

my bro
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/IMG_3068.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/jscottAresize.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/jscottEresize.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/jscottGresize.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/jscottIresize.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/jscottLresize.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l175/the_dude76/XS650%20BUILD/jscottOresize.jpg

Punkskalar
02-08-2010, 11:33 PM
that green is sweet! Pics with your wife don't seem to hurt either! :)

justin666
02-08-2010, 11:54 PM
youre bike is the best josh! and built by one of the raddest dudes in colorado...

H34TH3N
02-08-2010, 11:54 PM
Aint nothin like a right side kick stand....dig it.

jamesgs4
02-09-2010, 2:39 PM
sweet bike josh!

ridemore16
02-09-2010, 3:07 PM
I like the green as well...great job, one of the best 650's I've seen!

wllgmr
02-09-2010, 4:21 PM
nice bike. i saw it in the horse ( i think it was the horse ) a while back. lookn good.

SMChewy
02-09-2010, 4:34 PM
Looking good as usual my man!

Homebrew
02-09-2010, 6:05 PM
Sweet looking scoot.

SDJose
02-09-2010, 6:15 PM
Another great Jap chop! Excellent work!

jonnyrtn
02-09-2010, 7:37 PM
Nice job... one question.... calicruiser.... in Colorado?

calicruiser
02-09-2010, 8:31 PM
Nice job... one question.... calicruiser.... in Colorado?

ah, I lived in socal for 5yrs and used it as my handle from the beginning so I stuck with it;)

Twinkies
02-10-2010, 12:25 AM
you havent named this thing yet? I think it screams "snot rocket!"
Seriously nice ride.. who DOESNT absolutely love this bike???

duerdie1
02-10-2010, 10:00 AM
Bikes dope man. NIce job.

calicruiser
02-10-2010, 10:36 AM
well, I did name it the "Shop Rat" which is carved into the seat but then I was getting shitbirds telling this that this bike is not a rat bike. . . . NO SHIT! I named it that because it lived in the corner of the shop for 2 yrs!! Plus, I am a shop rat in my own right.

josh

SportChop25
02-10-2010, 10:49 AM
I hate when people correct you on obvious shit.

motoguru
02-10-2010, 11:02 AM
things got great lines. nice work!