the sr500 posted below was built by a guy named kim. he is a true craftsman with an eye for aesthetic and function combined to make one killer scoot. i checked out his blog, and it's got some rad content within as well. see for yourself....
within his blog was found another kickass website.
Blacksmith Cycles showed this little gem over at the TCU, and i just couldn't resist passing on a pile of gold for your viewing pleasure.
" Here's the pedigree:
77 RD400, Suzuki T500 tank, Evo Sporty front end, PM 6 piston front caliper, early 70's Sporty hoops, cut down Softail rear hub. The heads are cut for compression and this winter it gets a full port job. Loud as fuck and fast as hell!!!"
here are some words about the bike from the owners blog:
"I promised to show my motorcycle build, so here it is. It took me a long time to build, because when I started this project I was WAY under qualified. That didn't stop me from learning to weld and fabricate enough to do the job though. So far it has stayed in one piece - even at highway speeds (+).
This bike was my reaction to wanting an antique bike but not being able to afford one. I figured I'd make my own version. It started life as a 1977 Yamaha 650xs and I quickly cut the frame up and began making it into what is is now. Most of the parts were originally on another machine - be it a motorcycle, tractor, truck etc...
Some would call it a "chopper" and technically I did chop it, but others would call it a "bobber" style. I just call it the most fun I've ever had on a motorcycle. You dig?"