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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ironman´s 650

Cause lot of you encouraged me to introduce my bike for the vote, here it is:

Year: 1997

Make/Model: Yamaha XVS 650 Drag Star (European Model of the V Star)

Modifications:
- 210/50R17 rear wheel mounted in a modified swing
- side mounted license plate
- self built rear fender with taillight integrated in a selfmade fibreglass housing
- self built solo seat
- rear turn signals "spear" bolted to the original fenderstrut attachement point
- stretched and cleaned fuel tank with flush pop up filler cap made by www.stretchtank.com
- Hypercharger with custimized "iron cross" cover
- Silvertail k02 exhaust with racing baffles and shortened upper exhaust manifold
- forward controls made by "burchard"
- 4" Pullback risers
- 92 cm Dragbar with inside wiring
- custom grips and mirrors
- front turn signals "snake eye"
- airdam with selfmade air scoops
- polished stock fork crowns
- polished lower fork tube
- custom made upper fork covers made of polished aluminium
- headlight "snake" with blue lens
- shortened stock front fender
- steel braided cables and brake hose
- mini speedometer with self built holding bracket
- reinforced fork springs
- custom paintjob in candy blue and black, splitted by silver tribals with highlights and shades

Length of time to build: can´t say exactly, about seven months - but some smaller mods were done within the years before

And the story/inspiration/additional comments: I bought the bike in 2005, without any mods. I was always fascinated by the drag bikes, which is a very popular special style in europe. At 1st I started with some smaller and cheaper stuff like license plate relocation and handlebars until i got the time and money to get into the heavy work. Almost everything was made by myself in my garage except the complex metal works like the fuel tank or the painting. Finally (it may be hard to believe for you guys) I had to show the bike to a state engineer to get the approval you need to drive on public roads with a vehicle in our country. Although we´ve got some strong regulations here, I got al the mods approved and incorporated in my documents now.













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I was thinking they called them Drag Stars because of the drag you have to get from having that HUGE freaking license plate!!!

Sweet bike!

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That is a gooood looking bike

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I'll say it a again SWEET.

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Great work on the bike. Man that plate is utterly f**king ridiculous. It would almost make me not want to own a bike.
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Great bike Ironman but that number plate is a little small!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Great work on the bike. Man that plate is utterly f**king ridiculous. It would almost make me not want to own a bike.
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My favorite pic of the bunch. Great looking bike!

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Thanks,
that pic was taken in South Tirol at the Penser Joch, the landscape ist awesome there.
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