The Basket Case

I am an irrational kind of guy. I surf on my hunches and see where they take me. Sometimes that's something cool, sometimes it's disastrous, but it's always an adventure. So, late last summer, when the voices in my head announced their latest plan I naturally agreed: "You're right! I do need a motorcycle!" I have seen some pretty cool builds based on the XS 650 so I started trolling Craig's List to find a project bike. I figured I could scrounge up about $500 to start the project. These bikes have become¬†pretty popular again, so $500 wasn't much of a budget, especially for something that wasn't a total pile of junk. Long story short (and corner me in a bar if you'd like to hear the long story) I…
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