It has been a great January here at Hugh’s HandBuilt. There are another 5 XS650’s that will be enjoying Re-Phased power and reliability using our services. Thanks again for all your support, and as the business grows, keep an eye out for new products and services… These parts in particular are headed out to our […]
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Well gang, I spent the last 5 days working on the Survivor XS. You see, I decided that my new Father in Law and I should have a bonding project. We gave him a set of Re-Pop Anderson Pegs for Christmas 2 years ago, and told him that was his fist part on his new […]
Sometimes I look at this picture of my first bike build, and think that I should have just left it as is… Something about the rawness of all the materials coming together flows just right… Now that I have several thousand miles on the finished bike, the powdercoat on the frame needs a good […]
Ok, these have been long awaited by many of you XS650 Builders and Riders. So you got your bike built, and noticed way to much flex in the bushings on your newly built bike. Be it a cafe racer, street tracker, restoration, chopper or bobber, no one wants to wait on the front wheel to […]
I’m building a bike using a “Stock” Mustang tank. An Ebay special that seemed to fit the build just fine. People ask me all the time about how to make their bike stand out, or how to make something just that much cleaner. Well, its the smallest of details that make the […]
Ok, so this post is gonna be a little misleading. I’m not gonna teach you how to make a weld-in bung from a chunk of soap, or how to carve one out of an old fencepost. Most of us have bought bungs at some point or another. They are cheap, easy to use, and […]
Trailer Fenders – What more can you say? They work great, they are cheap, and they are tough. They do lack a little bit in style though, and sometimes sacrifices have to be made right? Wrong!! I was watching a kickass video a while back from Special 79′ about how to split a tank and put […]
Somebody in CA is getting some shiny new forks for their motorsickle… Shaved, polished, and beautiful. Hope you enjoy them Mark!
This is the kind of thing I live for! Hot Rod Motorcycles of all sorts just make my bits tingle. Some of the gang from ProhibitedGarageCo have decided to tear down an XS650, look into its soul, and squeeze some power out of her. I stole this picture from their blog, hop you guys don’t […]
It’s been a while, but the first thing ever published about my Motorcycle work was on XS650Chopper.com. Ted runs a kickass website for anyone interested in building XS650’s I had to start with a really nice machine, well out of my budget at $400 (at least it had papers). Remember, I was doing this all […]
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