Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

El Duderino

Building bikes for a living is a pretty sweet gig. It’s made all the more sweeter when we get given the opportunity to create something as fun as this. So when this 1981 XS650 came through our doors with a clear vision – a 70s styled tribute to “The Dude” form the cult film, The Big Lebowski – we were excited to say the least.

It was far from an easy build, but the reward has paid off big time, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

F*#% it, Dude. Let’s go bowling.

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

It’s been 20 years since the movie’s release, arguably one of the most quotable films of all time. And we think we’ve put together a pretty damn good tribute to help mark the occasion.

It really does tie the room together.

Special Thanks to:

SINCROW – photography
ASPLEY 10 PIN BOWLS – location

 

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

 

“I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. That, or His Dudeness… Duder… or el Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

– The Dude (The Big Lebowski,1998)

 

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

 

Mods

1981 Yamaha XS650

Hardtail Frame Conversion performed by Smoked Garage
Spoked Wheels
Springer front end
Sportster Tank, Modified to Fit
Custom Painted Tank/Fenders/SideCover/Bowling Ball – by Kustom Corner
Forward Controls
Handmade Seat
Custom Brake Caliper Mount
Custom fenders
TC Bros Headlight
Peace Sign Tail Light
Custom Exhaust, Fishtail Muffler, Heat Wrapped
Custom Made Sissy Bar
Modified Military Ammo Electrics Box
Fake Oil/Bowling Ball
Coke Bottle Grips
Custom Levers
Z Bars

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
Hardtail Harley Davidson Street 500 by Smoked Garage

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