April 03 2020 Friday at 08:02 AM
Growing up we all had that friend, or knew someone that had that friend….you know…the kid who lived in the middle woods or grew up on a farm or something similar. Whenever you visited, it usually meant taking the old 2 stoke farm bike out the shed and doing things you really shouldn't be. The foot pegs had always been re-welded on 3 or 4 times and the handle bars had so many kinks it was impossible to ride the thing in a straight line….but it never died, it took all the adolescent abuse you could throw at it and it provided hours of semi to pretty dangerous enjoyment and memories. Well that's the kinda nostalgia we were going for when we built the Farm Scrambler you see here. Except we have paddy fields not farms.
The GL200 has received quite the strip-down…we removed everything that was unnecessary and replaced what we needed tom make a stronger bike. It has upgraded shocks in the front and rear to give you that leeway when blasting through different terrains. Along with the shocks it has an 18 inch rim on the back and 19 inch on front, Ventura flat tracker handlebars and a classic Daytona speedo…just for nostalgia's sake. The tank, fenders, side covers, seat and exhaust pipe were all hand made and custom for this bike. Quite the work over, but Damn worth it.I took this thing out earlier today and had the most fun I've had in a while…so easy to chuck around and get sideways...and if you want to, it tackles jumps like that old 2 stroke beater from back in the day!