1982 Yamaha Virago XV750 known as Bender. I hand made as many parts as I could. I am a machinist by trade and was learning Solidworks and Surfcam while making parts for this bike. l’ll start from the front of the bike. Front forks came from a 2003 Yamaha R1 with all new bearings to fit onto the virago frame. Front wheel and brakes are also from the R1. wrapped with a new shinko tire. Headlight is a super bright LED. I designed, cut and machined the headlight brackets out of aluminum with a copper trim piece in the center of the brackets. Handlebars, risers and grips are from Dime City Cycles. Aluminum hand controls came from ebay. Tank is from a Benelii with Benelii pet cocks. I really wanted to make a unique subframe so I started with pipe and some cafe racer seat hoops and ended up with what you see in the pictures. I integrated the taillight into the seat/subframe. I machined the light housing to fit into the subframe with a LED cluster from Custom Dynamics. The motor was painted with the ends of the fins polished. Both side engine covers were polished to a mirror finish. I cut a new cover for the fuse block that reads the name of the bike (Bender). I wanted to design my own rearsets which was a big undertaking. Had to draw up the whole frame in solidworks in order to design them to be placed in the same spot on both sides. Then I had to design a pivot point for the rear brake. Cut and machined the rearset then machined the pegs foot levers and pegs for the foot levers and everything was polished to a mirror finish. Also machined a new brake stay. Everything orange on the bike was powder coated with Prismatic candy powder coat. Frame was powder coated with prismatics flat black. I hated the driveshaft so I wanted to do something cool with it. So I cut into the housing of the driveshaft which exposes the powder coated driveshaft. I designed and cut out the air intake out of aluminum with a mesh screen that acts as the filter. The exhaust was completely custom made by a local guy here in Milwaukee. It does have a small baffle in each pipe which gives it a really good sound. Tank paint came out perfect by a local painter in Milwaukee as well and same goes with the seat upholstery. If you have any questions about anything please don’t hesitate to ask.