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Feel free to add this page to your favorites and tell others. With all hope, someone actually learns something
from this site. This site originally started out as a basics type blog, covering every aspect of taking a non-running Yamaha
XS1100 and converting it to a lean mean bobbing machine (hardtail). Well, due to my own procrastination and failure to take
all the required pictures for one to understand everything from a basics standpoint, I've decided to make the site more about
my progress rather than a tutorial and if anyone has any questions, feel free to e-mail me from there at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this site you will find:
You're going to see pictures of my progress, some small modifications along the way both hillbilly and custom,
and anything else cool I find. I'm going to try and post EVERY link I have used to learn or shop from.
I am a 23 yr. old gearhead from north eastern Indiana. I've been turning my own wrenches for about 10 years.
A few of those including the previous 7-10 years were spent being a gofer for my dad and learning everything possible
from him. Never worked on a motorcycle before this one, but have plenty of personal auto experience mostly consisting of V8s
and In-line fours in cars. I'm not much of an electrical or a carberator man, but I believe I excel in most other categories.
I am currently unemployed, but would call myself both a welder and carpenter. The job I'm currently laid off from I injection
molded radiator fans for GM and Ford. The job I had prior to that I welded(MIG) exhaust pipe for Ford, Honda, Chrysler, and
Toyota. I am also proficient with arc and Oxy/Acetl welding as well due to learning on them in high school. To the right
you'll see my workbench. It's a table on our porch since we don't have a garage. I'll be using plenty of the green stuff on
the right as well as the left, the device in the top left quiet a bit, and hopefully those carbs end up looking pretty
good in the end too.