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.
“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)
1981 Yamaha XS650
Hardtail Frame Conversion performed by Smoked Garage
Springer front end
Sportster Tank, Modified to Fit
Custom Painted Tank/Fenders/SideCover/Bowling Ball – by Kustom Corner
Custom Brake Caliper Mount
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
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