I got this email out of the blue in January, 2021. Keith said this with no prompting from me whatsoever.
A customer bought this bike (an '81 XS 650 Special) and your Storm 650 kit about 6 years ago. He couldn't find anyone in the area to install it until he found me at my shop, Rigid Performance. I took on the task being that I've been a professional tech in the field for over 45 yrs.I just finished this project last week, and wanted to thank you for an outstanding kit you provide!
I took this project to a higher level per customer request. The customer and I are extremely pleased with the outcome! Again, thank you for such a fantastic way to reincarnate and outdated bike to a whole new spectrum!
In this project we stripped the bike to the frame, trimmed/cut all unneeded tabs, brackets, etc. Then we smoothed out all cut areas, stripped the frame and powder coated it. We were after a blacked-out model, so we proceeded to strip and paint all the chrome...and here it is!
If you are on the east coast and are in a similar situation for help building a custom project you may want to contact Keith at Rigid Performance in Chazy, NY. (518) 846-3399. email@example.com