Voracious creative hustler in Portland, OR

XS 650

1978 Yamaha XS650 custom bike, inspired by Japanese bratsyle builds
2011 fabrication project

Design details:

Hugh's Handbuilt PMA charging system, electric ignition, and battery-less kick only electrics

Hand made 308 stainless 2-into-2 straight pipe exhaust

Hand laced 21 inch front wheel

Lowered front forks with hand made fork brace

Modified rear suspension geometry

Hidden front master cylinder mounted below gas tank, with cable actuator

PWK flatslide carbs

70s-era sportster tank

Paint by Zach Yarrington, custom CNC'd levers by James Crowe, seat by Ginger at New Church Moto.

 

June 1st, 2014 I placed first overall in the chopper class at Sideburn Magazine's Dirt Quake USA race in Castle Rock, WA, on this bike. 

June 21st, 2015 I placed first overall in the chopper class at Sideburn Magazine's Dirt Quake USA II in Castle Rock, WA, on this bike.

 

Neil Dacosta photo