16 Apr 2013

Beautifull XT500 from Holland -The Quarter Mile

Bubble mail:

"Hi Lennard,

Thanks for the blog, I check it every day for my daily dose of cool bikes. Hope to find my own bike there one of these days ;-)

Over the past two years I have rebuilt my XT500, and last week I was finally at the point where I could make the first test run. It is still very uncomfortable, but a lot of fun to ride.

Not a lot is standard anymore: I swapped the front end (SR forks, TZ750 wheel, FZR disk, LTD440 calliper), made a new wiring loom and voltage regulator (no battery needed anymore), homebrewed exhaust, peg mounting plates, new rear brake mechanism, headlight frame, K180 loops, modified and delugged frame, have rebuilt the engine and probably more that I can't remember at the moment. This winter I finished the bike and had the tank and seat painted by Custom Painting Holland in Amerongen. They did a great job!

Inspired by the famous XR750, this is my little flat tracker. As a reference to the flat track scene, I named it the Quarter Mile. Hope you like it.

Cheers,
Erik"


A stock XT500 is already a very good looking bike 
Now look at this sweet thing
This is probably the best looking XT500 In the Netherlands right now, what a cool build.
It screams LETS RIDE
Great looking exhaust
Like the paint job very much 
The handle bar, tachometer, headlight combination is PERFECT!
I have to see this bike with my own eyes

There is a very, very small chance we will see this bike at Rusty Gold this year but Erik has other plans on the 5th of May.

Thanks Erik, stunning transformation, I love this bike.









6 comments:

Dave said...

Chain must be wearing a hole through the swingarm at the pivot.

Erik Van De Schaft said...

nhh

Sander Benjamins said...

very nice bike!

i know were the shoot is done, i drive that road almost daily, to work

zeisterspoor in soesterberg

Erik Van De Schaft said...

Thats right, Zeisterspoor. Nice ride for a sunny Sunday afternoon...

Erik Van De Schaft said...

The shocks and mounting points are standard, no problem with the chain wearing through the pivot.

Eric Freidenreich said...

This is now a key inspiration for my rebuild!
Any chance you'll tell me where to find those cool handlebars?