This build has to be one of my favorites to date because I don't often get called upon to build bobbers let alone 2 for the same customer and a customer that pretty much left it all up to me once the style was decided upon.
It's kind of strange working on 2 bikes at once and juggling two completely different styles but I love it. There is nothing quite like putting your stamp on a build and seeing the final results. This 500 started out as what looked like a pretty decent bike but looks can be deceiving... very deceiving.
I completed this bike in 2014 but never did a blog post on it so here it is. The donor bike was a bone stock 2002 Sport 750 and the owner wanted to make it a blend of old and new which meant getting rid of the stock fairing and trying to make a new(er) bike look retro. This bike has a ton of sharp angles and the hardest thing to work around was definitely the tank.
Hard to believe it's been 4 months since I wrote in the blog but a website with no updates is a sign of a busy guy and that's an understatement. At the moment there are 3 builds in the works and 1 daily driver but lets keep this post about the 350 for the moment...
This was one of those bikes that just had trouble getting time devoted to it. Originally it was purchased to be a driver, just clean it up and ride it. Unfortunately it found itself relegated to the shed while other builds took precedence.
Thanks to all of you for voting for our #StarBolt build. We managed to land a respectable 5th place out of 10 builders but beyond all that the experience from beginning to end was a ton of fun.