Cheap and Easy, Just as i Like e’m…………………………

Owner/Location: Dan Collins, Old Gold Garage, Ventura Ca.

Bike name: The Scarab

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1976 Yamaha XT 500 rebuilt by Dan, bead blasted covers, handmade exhaust, otherwise stock

Frame: 1976 Yamaha XT500 with XS650 swingarm, cut and modified rear frame section and monoshock from Buell Blast(Showa). Frame and swingarm are Ceramic Coated bright silver

Fork: 1979 Honda XR500 (lowered) with modified triple trees and neck stem. Hand made headlight nacelle with speedo from 1960s Honda Benley

Tire/wheel size and style: Front 23″ Honda aluminum with Buchannan stainless spokes, magnesium brakes, rare Czechoslovakian speedway tire(2.75×23) Rear is 21″ Yamaha aluminum rim with Buchanan stainless spokes and stock brakes. 21″knobby tire

Favorite thing about this bike: built on a small budget and short time frame. And getting to ride it in Japan


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