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James Luce is the shit.
We pulled the motor from my XS today. Frame will be off to blast and clear powdercoat. The top end is going to be re-built to deal with a clicking valve guide.
An-Bu bratstyle XS650 that makes me wish I hadn’t rushed so hard with my XS build
On my way to get an iced coffee this morning, I spotted these two whacked out crazy Triumph chops in this truck a few blocks from my house. The truck and bikes had BC plates, and I’d assume this guy is in the midst of a trek back to BC after Born Free 4, where pretty much the whole west coast custom moto community was last week.
High concept bike, from the leaf-sprung front suspension and front fork, to the smoke stack-esque carb and pod filter mount, to the rad drive system mounted rear disc brake setup. Some solid building skills here.
While my ‘78 XS650 bobber project is still well under way, and has no end soon (though it is rideable and fun to do at that), I still took the opportunity to grab another bike and throw it in my garage for the winter. This is it: a 1969 Honda CB350 scrambler twin that is pretty mint right now, but needs some love and adoration to come back to life. It hasn’t run in about 5 years (best guess), but I think that with some carb and battery maintenance, it should come right back to life. It’s going to be fun. This one will stay stock, too— no hacking, chopping, cutting, grinding, or retrofitting for this little guy.
I’ll keep you posted.
On the agenda:
1). Put the bike on a dyno and get the carbs finely tuned.
2). Sandblast and powdercoat flat black the spoked wheelset and wrap them in vintage Firestone replicas.