We met Bill at last spring's Dixie Roundup and his nickname (to us, anyway) became Moonshine Bill as soon as we learned what he was serving: 72 quarts of the sweetest-tasting white lightning in the dirty South. After his buddy Ross cooks up the potent elixir, Bill adds the fruit and spices that give this moonshine its tasty kick. Speaking of tasty, Bill's Yamaha is a sweet treat, too. Bill cooked up his rice burner with help from his friends at GarCo Customs, and like his moonshine this high-octane treat has a tasty return.
Owner: Moonshine Bill
Home: Alabaster, AL
Engine make, model: 81' XS650, ported heads, Pamco ignition
Frame: Chopped XS
Fork: Stock XS with shaved trees and lowered 2"
Wheels/Tires: 19" front wheel, stock XS powder coated black; rear wheel stock 18" powder coated black; Dunlop K70's front and rear
Backstory: The only plan I have currently is to change over to points ignition—simplicity is the only way. I did as much of the build as I could, but the frame modifications and exhaust work were done by Larry and Stewy at Garage Company Customs. The exhaust Stewy built sounds amazing. I broke her last year at this time. Couple weeks after finishing up, the crew left for BMR. We did roughly 700 miles round-trip without a single problem
Thanks: Garage Company Customs, Nate Spainhower for the killer paint and of course all my friends