View Full Version : MY BIKE:The WiZaRd Sleeze

02-09-2010, 7:48 PM


Owner/Builder: Nate Spainhower.Indianapolis,Indiana

Bike Name:The Wizard sleeze

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1981, XS650, ALOT.

Frame: Ardcore Choppers Standard Xs rigid frame

Fork: +2000 sportie drop 4 inches

Tire/wheel size and style:21" spool,16" stock Xs HS

Favorite thing about this bike: It's mine.

Other mods:Hand bent stainless Fu Bars,Custom mids,top fool exhaust

The story:
I horse traded with my Pops for the donor bike.I had a 29 sedan body and he wanted it,I figured I wouldn't be able to do anything with the body for a while so I was game.
At the time I had just started doing all the paint work for Jon at Ardcore and figured We could work together on the project. The look of the bike was already set in my head before we started.I quickly gathered the parts,mostly from swap meets or the randomn characters that came through my paint shop.

The bike was the first to feature some of the products we now sell such as the mid control set up and FU bars.

The Sleeze started its journey with a rear fender but after about 1000 miles it was shot.The shit metal it was made from ripped in half on a cross town ride to the chop about catapulting me off at around 80mph.

It looks pretty in the pics but I use this bike as a daily rider logging around 20k on it in the short time its been on the road.

Thanks to: Jon,Carl and my Wife for putting up with all my shit.

02-09-2010, 7:58 PM
Damn you guys with your XS650s..........I want one

02-09-2010, 8:01 PM
nate, i love this bike. everytime i see it on the web, i check it out. i think that makes me a wizard sleeze stalker. i'm about 50 miles north of you guys, and i'm dying to get down to your shop and check it out. i've got some work for you to do as soon as i save up the coin. thanks for posting this.

02-09-2010, 8:03 PM
i love fenderless bikes!!!!!

02-09-2010, 8:09 PM
I'm not in to jap bikes. but this is on the money. nice job

02-09-2010, 8:35 PM
i love that video man you fuckin romp on that thing dont you

02-09-2010, 8:39 PM
Ha! That first pic is how to get these started! The Sleeze is the shiz.

02-09-2010, 8:51 PM

02-09-2010, 9:56 PM
At first I didn't appreciate this bike but as time went on I realised this has to be one of the better XS's out there Good work

02-09-2010, 10:42 PM
this is just simply an incredabley beautiful bike. paint, frame, bars, plus you got an amazing eye with that camera.

02-09-2010, 10:59 PM
The only thing i dont love about this bike is that long ass throttle cable.

02-10-2010, 12:32 PM
Damn you guys with your XS650s..........I want one

i know man, so many sweet XS's around here.

03-02-2010, 10:46 AM
you got my vote...e

09-10-2011, 10:42 PM
this bike is what made me think twise about what my next project is going to be. i was pretty stuck on a sporty but the look this bike has is starting to change my mind.

09-11-2011, 2:27 AM
cant wait to see the facelift.

09-11-2011, 5:32 AM
this bike is killer, can' believe I haven't seen it yet

11-14-2011, 11:39 PM
everything about this bike is perfect. wheels, paint, bars,....everything.

11-15-2011, 12:01 AM
Love this bike!

11-15-2011, 11:02 AM
beautiful bike man. makes me wanna hurry and finish my xs :)

11-15-2011, 12:44 PM
Looks real good, I like your front suspension!!!!!!

11-15-2011, 1:36 PM
Fuckn amazing! What's the scoop on the forks? Inch of travel? Bottom out? They look tough as nails!!!! Great job!!!!