Welcome to the rides section, this should give you an idea of what the Busch Bros are all about.
We have always got a few irons in the fire, and this is just a quick glance at some of our favorite
current and past projects:
SOLD: This was our "Beer Budget" bucket (not really budget). We've come to the conclusion that
people who build super budget rods either a) lie about the cost, or b) have half the car "just sitting
around" before they begin. Anyhow, it was quite an experience! Starting with nothing, in 7 months we
came up with what you see here. It's a Speedway frame and body (consisting of an unbraced body, a
frame and a box of bolts with no instructions- definitely not a "kit car"), junkyard rearend and tranny,
new 350 crate motor, fat fender headers, model A grill, homemade windshield frame, unique dual tank
setup on the back on homemade mounts, homemade exhaust, Wheel Vintiques smoothies,
spraypainted whitewalls and hand made all aluminum interior.
The '29 Ford Model A coupe. Man, I really miss this one. Powered by a flathead four, stripped fenders,
partially restored, and thoroughly enjoyed, I sold this to fund other projects. Big mistake. This was
really a fun little car!
This one was no doubt our most in-depth project to that point (2007). Starting as a whipped '29 A
sedan we cut the roof off, cut about 40" out of the length, built a bed and slapped a 460, C6, 9" and
four wheel discs in it. We call it the A-bucket, basically a T-bucket with more leg room and width!
Unfortunately had to sell this to fund our move.
This is only a small sampling of our best work- we've had our hands on way too many projects
to go into detail here, but here's some pics at the "B.C." project page (Before Chopping).
These are projects we didn't really go full bore on.
SOLD: "THE PIT BOSS" 1980 Honda ATC 110
pit trike chopper- an old three wheeler that we
chopped in half, stretched the neck 14", raked it
to 45 degrees, had a combination of
Yamaha/Suzuki forks and triples mated to
Honda bearings, an XS1100 wheel, Harley tank,
fender and seat, custom full fiberglass rear
section, custom headlight and exhaust, and
SOLD: 1971 Kawasaki F7 175 Enduros converted to "Attack Style" lanesplitters. They were lowered
about 4", the exhaust and oil tanks were shortened about 4" and tucked in 2" to make the bikes ultra
narrow. The seats were of course redone narrow and short, new bars, aluminum fenders, flyscreens,
brake struts, levers, pegs, etc. The rear frame rail hoop was sectioned about 6" and the rear fender
rolled up about 8". They hovered around 200lbs each, and were a BLAST to bomb around town on!
As seen in "The Horse Backstreet Chopper" Magazine #121!
Finished this one up in Fall '11. Started life as a beat down late 60's Bultaco matador Mark 3 250, and we
turned it into sort of a hybrid short track narrow speedway bomber. Scratch built tank, fenders,
bracketry, number and headlight panels, tail light housing, seat, etc. Custom paint and striping set it off,
and it goes like a bat out of hell! Lots of polishing contrasts with the sandblasted pieces very nicely. As
seen on Bike EXIF and in Dice issue #43 and Biker Zone magazine out of Spain, issue #229
'72 XLCH in a '75 frame Ironhead, 19" wheels front and rear, super high mids, gear grinder shifter, bolt
on tail, Morris magneto, all hand fabbed tanks, mufflers, air cleaner, seat, bars, risers, head and tail
light, skid plate / air dam / front fender combo, etc. All machining, fabrication, paint and leatherwork by
Busch and Busch. Featured in Dice Magazine issue #48 and Wild Motorcycles #136!
SOLD: '71 Yamaha XS650 done up in hardtail fashion. It was completed and ridden in December '09. All
paint and fabrication done by Busch and Busch- lots of twisted iron, and the risers are solid 1 1/2" bar
twisted, 5" tall, topped with 11" Z bars, "Tokyo Thug Style" A total blast to bomb around on! As seen in
"The Horse Backstreet Chopper" Magazine #110 and Biker Zone #235!
SOLD: '71 Suzuki Titan 500 Cafe. We didn't go for a Bonneville run, but Danny did a massive amount
of custom aluminum bodywork for it, added rearsets, and got rid of the oil tank and moved it inboard
for a more narrow look.
As seen in "The Horse Backstreet Chopper" Magazine #116, and Dice issue 41!
SOLD: The pig- '87 Sporty 1200. I've seen some pretty sweet Blockheads and this one was the right
price and had a gaggle of aftermarket crap, but also some cool performance pieces. After a complete
teardown to the flywheels, and three different prior versions, it was back on the road and looked QUITE
proper. Featured in the Horse Backstreet Choppers #132, Cycle Source January '13 and Biker Zone #232!
Now here is a project we have been working on for years, and it is finally almost done. '79 Yamaha
XS650, rebuilt engine, hand fabbed gooseneck frame with loop tail, 0" stretch, 41 degrees rake. Hand
fabbed tank and rear fender, exhaust, seat, DNA springer adapted to Yamaha neck, 5.00-16 Firestones
on Harley wheels.
This is a '74 Yamaha MX100, converted to more of a tracker style- the rear frame hoop was cut off and
moved 6" forward, the rear support tubes were angled up to meet the new shorter rear, the shocks are
longer Progressive units, angled slightly more than stock and the shock mounts relocated to also lower
the ride height at the same time as moving them forward. The front fork tubes were cut and sectioned 4"
and welded back together, we added a flat bar, made a solo seat tail section and new front number plate,
and made aluminum side covers that retain the stock Yamaha quick release fasteners. The exhaust was
also cut and moved around to make it an underseat unit.
This has been the only real bike
project we have been working
on this year: an Ironhead racer.
Started life as a 70's frame with
Ness front half, 40 degrees rake
6" backbone stretch. 1980
Ironhead engine fitted, with
YZ490 swingarm. Showa 39mm
shaved frontend. All custom
hand made aluminum
bodywork. Engine will be
swapped out to a built '78 and
Garrett GT15 turbo hooked up.
Swingarm will probably change
to a custom steel tube arm,
other visual changes to come,
but this is the basic layout. To
race in the APSPBG1000 class
at Bonneville Speed Week '14
and maybe El Mirage in the
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