Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

Deep Purple

 

Smoke On The Water? More like Smoke On The Tarmac! Ben brought his pride and joy Yamaha XVS650 in for a good old bobber make-over. There’s a reason these bikes are so popular to customise – once you remove all the unnecessary plastics, fender, oversized lighting and seat… they become a pretty damn great looking bike.

A rich, deep, dark purple was the colour scheme of choice, accented with a few white highlights. A white springer seat was sourced to add a bit more flair. The HUUUGE highway drag bars were ditched, replaced with a set of mini-apes. We swapped out the big, bulbous tank and modified a King Sportster tank to sit over the frame, which took a bit of work but nothing our boys can’t handle.

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

The rear was bobbed out with a new fender, the lighting all replaced with smaller, discreet LEDs – including a wicked, bright AF headlight from HogLights. We also mounted an aftermarket LED speedo to the side of the new Sporty tank.

Ben already had a Vance & Hines exhaust fitted, so we gave that a good clean up and brought it back to looking like new. The sidemounted numberplate/tail light set up helped keep the rear nice and clean & tidy, like a bobber should be.

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

 

“I love it and I need it – I bleed it
Yeah it’s a wild hurricane
Alright hold tight,
I’m a highway star”

– Highway Star (Deep Purple, 1972)

 

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

Mods

Yamaha XVS650

King Sportster fuel tank, modified to fit
Rear bobber conversion – custom fender, brackets, seat pan
Springer Seat in White
Whitewall Tyres
Side Mounted Numberplate
LED Indicators
Retro Tail light
LED Headlight
Vance & Hines Exhaust
Mini Ape Handlebars
Custom Purple Paint with White pinstripe

 

Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

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