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Here is the latest pictures of Stella. Just got her all ready for emissions last week then Arizona passes a new law that motorcycles no longer need emissions... FINALLY! So waited all this time for nothing. Took her out for a 5 mile ride to check things out. I will continue a few mile road tests for the next few days and weeks and start building up distance. Why you ask? The XS650 is a twin, and since I have dropped a good 100lbs from the bike it is light and vibrates just short of a bull running down the streets of vegas in a parade. Because of the vibrating engine, bolts loosen and parts become roadkill. 

I debated for a long time whether to even register it, instead make my own license plate or leave the entire bracket off. Many people don't realize that driving is a regulable activity requiring registration and the driver to have a driver's license. In the United States we have a constitutionally protected right to travel unencumbered. Because this is a basic right there is no permission required, i.e. I do not need a driver's licens or registration, etc. For more information on these FACTS check out my other website www.begNOpardon.com which deals with rights that have been stolen without permission by those we have elected to protect those very rights, or click HERE to go directly to the page on 'driving vs. traveling'.

 
I finally got my wireless RFID Ignition setup bench tested and working, now it is ready to throw into Stella. It took a long time to figure out the wiring with about 60 different configurations with auto relays. Basically it is a RFID wireless system that is wired to a relay that latches open to allow the bike to be started. Once the bike is turned off with the kill switch it must be reengaged with the fob again. The fobs can be like in the video or as a card that goes in your wallet and even implanted into your hand... I'll share how that goes in the coming weeks ;).
 
So I am a big fan of the Fong. Bros bikes. One thing they do often is remove the front support gussets and slean up the frame by removing any tabs and mounts that are no longer needed. 

Below is a before and after shot to see what I mean.

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