Thursday, August 27, 2009

Did you ever know that you're my heeeeerooooo...

So I was trolling the forums a few weeks back (something I've been doing a lot lately), and I came across what I've decided will be the inspiration for my build.

I love the clean look of this bike. It happens to also be a 1979 FXS, just like mine, though there have been lots of great changes. The best part? I've been in contact with drahciR (the owner) and he's willing to answer all the reasonable questions I have!

I love the ducktail rear fender, the wrap-around oil tank and I especially love the two-tone paint scheme. And of course, you can't go wrong with a big ass 21'' spoked front wheel.

Time, money, blood, sweat, tears and the geniuses at is about all it should take.

And we have a winner...

After weeks of browsing craigslist, fleabay and the 'for sale' forums, I finally settled on this old girl. She's a 1979 FXS (Low Rider) with a stock 80'' (1340cc) engine and 4-speed transmission with kick and electric start, electronic ignition and dual-disc front brakes. She's had two previous owners, the most recent of which had owned her since 1988 and seems to have taken great care of the engine.

She's from Gaston, Indiana which is just north of Muncie. After a couple of trips down there (thanks Leeta) and lots of hemming and hawing, she finally came home with me on August 15th.

As for that journey home... well that's a story for another post, lmao.