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Building a Cheap Metric Bobber for Fun and — Eventually — for Profit

A few years ago I was doing design work on some clothing with the guys at Icon. They have a facility in Portland, Ore., where they work on clothing designs. When they start to feel a little burned out, they head out to the attached garage and work on their bikes. This, of course, gets their “creative juices” flowing again and they march back inside, ready to, well, create. I’ve got several good memories from that trip, but one of the things that stuck in my head was the 1976 XS650 bobber that one of those guys built.

He had taken a bike that he’d only paid a few … Continue Reading

By |2014-04-01T10:28:33+00:00January 9th, 2011|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

How to Customize a Yamaha RoadStar Motorcycle

How To Customize Your StarWe often hear from Yamaha RoadStar or other metric cruiser owners who would like to customize their bikes but aren’t quite sure where to start. With this in mind, J&P Cycles has teamed up with how-to author Doug Mitchel and our own Kody Wisner (J&P’s in-house bike builder) to create an awesome new book and instructional DVD detailing the many options available to customize your RoadStar or metric cruiser.

Published by Wolfgang Publications, How to Customize Your Star is a must read for anyone thinking about customizing their Yamaha RoadStar or metric cruiser. From lowering the front and rear suspension and changing fenders and wheels, to internally wiring ape hangers … Continue Reading