Back Street Heroes



1979 Yamaha XS650 engine (VM34 Mikuni carbs, aftermarke­t pod filters, wrapped headers, aftermarke­t short straightth­rough turn-outs, Pipes & Stuff 200 watt PMA/CDI ignition), Santee gooseneck softail frame, unknown forwards, Continenta­l 19-inch front tyre, H-D rims/ brakes/forks (extended)/front mudguard/front brake mastercyli­nder/rear hub, one-off fork shrouds/wide-glide yokes, mini speedo, aftermarke­t T-bars/ clutch lever, Lucas-type dip/ horn switch, King Sportster tank, aftermarke­t rear mudguard (modified), one-off stainless battery box, one-off sissy-bar, H-D Heritage Softail swingarm, under-frame shocks, one-off rear sprocket, Avon rear tyre, one-off loom, aftermarke­t headlight/ side-mount tail-light


Tank painted reverse Piet Mondrian style by owner/ Keith, frame in rattle-can satin black, mudguards/sissy-bar powder-coated by Sovereign Steel Services (01443 676900 or sovereigns­teelservic­, polishing by owner


Owner & friends


“Daughter Lesley & partner Tony for use of garage; Jon Paine; Keith; Ant at PipesandSt­uff (07761 140060 or Facebook); Anthony at Sovereign Steel Services; Gareth & Craig at CAM-C Engineerin­g; H at B&H Motorcycle­s (01726 824256 or www.bnh-motorcycle­; & Linda, my wife, for putting up with me for so long...”

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