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    It's made its rounds.

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    Saw it at Barber a few years back. It's a fun custom, but I made the comment then, that he must be a master of self-promotion considering the quality of bikes there at the Vintage fest.

    I look forward to him making something else!

    This was fresh at the time and super cool. He has another one done by now, still cool but one-trick pony style. Makoto Endo was there himself, painting it with his chopsticks. Now thats a neat story

    Heres a couple cool Buell customs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    Saw it at Barber a few years back. It's a fun custom, but I made the comment then, that he must be a master of self-promotion considering the quality of bikes there at the Vintage fest.

    I look forward to him making something else!

    This was fresh at the time and super cool. He has another one done by now, still cool but one-trick pony style. Makoto Endo was there himself, painting it with his chopsticks. Now thats a neat story

    Heres a couple cool Buell customs
    Which brick is under that? K75 or K100?

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    His first Blast:


    His next Blast (still in progress as of these March 2019 photos):


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    Cool bikes jetlee.

    Does an XB rear swingarm bolt up to Blast? I've been kicking around the idea of building up a Blast/XB.... but I'd probably have to own it forever.

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    Cruza: “I had a wrecked BMW K75 and hauled it to work,”
    https://www.bikeexif.com/bmw-alpha-r...rcycle-concept

    Wow! A Blast can look really good with XB suspension! (Looks at Bubbles Blast in the garage with XB wheels on the shelf behind it....)

    I assume the XB swing arm would be a straight bolt on (cases being so similar), but I would like to know if the triples are too?
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    The blast neck degree is different then a xb so your trail would be off
    Blast being 25deg and xb’s being 21deg

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    That's good info Squidbuellie, but the mod wouldn't be for performance.

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    The swingarm does bolt-on, I can confirm.

    Blast neck is also longer so the XB stem is too short. When I put my Blast triples on my XB frame, I had to use spacers; not ideal, but works fine while I finish everything else.



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