Mike T's Member Page
Member: mthorny555
Name: Mike T
From: Southern Maine, United States
Gender: Male
Riding For: 14 years
Member Info: Hey. Im Mike. I also drive a 99 Honda Prelude Type-SH (members.cardomains.com/thorny99sh), a 72 Boston Whaler Montauk 17-ft for places that a car and bike would get wet, and of course, my first bike, my 1981 Yamaha XS650 Special II - the "Japanese Bonneville". I´ve got another xs in the works. A rat rod tribute. I´ll get pics up at some point. It´ll be sick. That I promise.
1981 Yamaha XS 650

Photos: 35
Purchased: Jun 2003
Info: The before and during. New rear suspension - 11 1/2" MDI (inch and a half shorter), new cooler looking mirrors and grips, fenders off, bars off, pipes off, brakelight assembly off, new centerstand on temporarily and then off again to make room for new pipes. Got the clubman bars on, mirrors on, levers polished, mac pipes on, new mufflers, chainguard, header heat wrap, shorter cables, manx
1981 Yamaha XS 650

Photos: 16
Purchased: Aug 2003
Info: Here she is. She runs and starts on the first kick every time, much nicer than before, and with zero backfire. super smooth. Ive since mounted the lisense plate under the brake lights at a pretty nice angle, likely not legal but looks great.
1982 Yamaha XS 650

Photos: 17
Purchased: Sep 2006
Info: The rat project. XS650 with a ''59 ducati tank. The plan is a lengthened swingarm with an FZR600 monoshock setup under a springer seat, relocated batery/electrics, and a cherrybomb glasspack on the left side, scrambler style. I''m also going to try to make some custom velocity stacks.

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