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Bad Penny

Details and Technical

BAD PENNY was built with simplicity in mind & the love of old school bobbers.  Something that needed to be taken from the Harley culture & bought into the Japanese parallel twin market.  The first thing to go was the stock XS frame & a clean flowing rigid frame was built.  A classic looking set of springer forks were built to compliment the frame & keep that traditional look.  To house what minimal wiring & electrics there was, a dummy oil tank was made to take care of this.  Bad Penny rides extremely comfortable & although looks simple, it turns heads wherever it goes.

Take a closer look

  • Make / Model : Yamaha XS650 1982
  • Fabrication / Assembly : RB Kustoms
  • Frame :  RB Kustoms rigid, 35 degree’s rake, 2” up & 4” out
  • Engine : Rebuilt stock XS650
  • Tank : Modified Sportster
  • Exhaust : RB Kustoms
  • Seat : Tooled Leather by Leather Mark
  • Forks : RB Kustoms springers
  • Foot controls : RB Kustoms
  • Wheels : Harley Davidson stainless 40 spoke 21” front, 16” Rear
  • Tyres : Avon Road Rider
  • Paint : Burnt orange by Classic Cycle Works
  • Photos : Merry Michau

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