Literally donated, the initial plan was to flip this bike. After researching values and tearing the bike down to clean injectors, replace fluids and cables, the decision was made to build it out.
Challenging to conceptualize, but it began taking shape. Weeks of foam carving, cardboard cutting and hanging various parts around the shop to come up with a loose plan. First decision was chopping the frame and installing a vintage Yamaha rear fender. The tourer-enduro theme was decided upon based on the considerable spacing between the steering stem and the front wheel. Spare fender was fitted high off the front tire for aesthetics and subsequent decisions followed the theme.
Modifications include: low rise dirt bars, 7″ headlight w/ aluminum brackets and rock guard, Kenda dual sport tires, Works performance shock, stripped tank, fork gaiters, painted wheels, fenders from the XS650, tailight from Low Brow and turn signals from British customs. Creating the seat was a challenge to balance the bulk of the bike. Considerable foam carving took place before finalizing the shape and handing it off to the upholsterer. Final touches included dissecting the stock exhaust and creating some aluminum mesh side panels.