Custom Rat Bike 2

This project started with a bone stock 1982 XJ550. The only original parts we used were the front half of the frame, front and rear wheels, and the engine and gas tank. The frame was lengthened 20 inches and powder coated semi flat black. New neck was fabricated to hold the 2001 R1 front end. Axle shaft was made to use the original wheels with the 2001 R1 front end. New wiring harness was made and installed. A normal sized battery was made to fit inside a full size red top Optima battery shell along with using the case as the housing for shut off switches, relays and fuses.

Special thanks to Brooks Thompson for the airbrush art, Dawn White for the photography, and Tucker Tharpe for letting us use the Garage for the photo shoot.

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC

Photo Custom Rat Bike Reaper Custom Fabrication Matt Greene Winston-Salem NC