Many two-strokes, a very im­pres­sive TRX850 and a fan­tas­tic Fazer XR69 looka­like

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Owner: Ryan Alexan­der, Glas­gow Owned for: two years So far: bought a cheap Fazer, con­verted into a tasty pe­riod Suzuki race rep What’s next? do­ing some fine de­tail on it now; might build another one for my dad to run about on

Ev­ery­thing has been done to a strict bud­get and prob­a­bly cost less than a grand. I don’t even have a garage or shed to build in, my back gar­den was my work­shop and the ground/back step was my work bench. I also painted it my­self with rat­tle cans like a GS1000R but with candy metal­lic red for a bit of a twist.

The only bit I didn’t do was the fair­ing, which is from Airtech Stream­lin­ing in the USA. I showed them pics of the tank and seat and they said they were im­pressed with how con­vinc­ing it looked.

Snide XR69 built in Ryan’s back gar­den. Top job

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