Checkout the online shop for new parts and service for you ride!

Click Here for more info on parts! Thanks - Hughs.

Monday, July 22, 2013

MountainFest - July 24-28th, Be There (we will be)

Well folks, we are on the road again. This Wednesday we take off for Cycle Source Magazines - MountainFest Motorcycle Rally.  We'll be there, with our bikes and HHB Goodies - so come see us, hang out, bring us a cold brew (or two) and lets have a good time. 

We've never been to Morgantown West Virginia, so it will be a new experience for us, and it's a region we haven't stopped at for an event, so if you are semi-local to the area, come see us...  Plus, I have a surprise for you folks:

I just finished rebuilding the XS650 that started it all!

Thats right, my very first build is back in action, so come out and check it out, she's been in hiding for about 3 years now.  

We'll have Slight Hell with us and Tevan's Resto-Mod Cafe' also...  

And being that we are out of town for a few days, any orders placed after we leave will not be able to ship out until we get back.  We will be diligent in shipping out orders between now and then of course.  

Thanks so much, and see you there!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Free Shipping! (well kinda)

Ever since I started this business over 3 years ago, we've offered free shipping on all of our products.  Shipping rates have continued to climb and climb, but we've stayed the course.  Unfortunately the time has come, the time to get with the times so to speak

We do our best to offer only the finest products, tech and services here at HHB - and shipping needs to be on par with that as well.  We are now working with UPS as much as possible (can vary depending on rates and location), as USPS has been very lackluster in performance these past few months.

From now on - Anything ordered from HHB with a total of $250 or more will be Shipped FREE (in the continental US) - this mean that PMA's and other items will still be the same old price as always.  Some of the smaller items and smaller orders will now be charged a nominal shipping fee based on your location.

Hugh Says - "Buy lots, and save!"

We've started tossing in Free Stickers with each item ordered, and have revamped out packaging completely (I know you folks really liked the oily rags, last weeks newpaper, zip lock baggies and random stuff we mailed ya) to keep your products from HHB safe and sound on their journey to you.  Plus, we'll be tossing in a New Super Secret freebie with all future orders!    You are still getting more for your dollar... 

As we are still working out the bugs on the shipping calculator, if something seems off - email us and we'll handle the order personally.  Overseas, Canada and Hawaii/Alaska orders will need to email us for a proper shipping quote and invoice.

The new shipping methods will also allow us to properly price and bring new products to our website's store.  Go check out the store and see for yourself.  Bringing new products to the market it very important to us - and bringing the best to you fine folks is equally as important.

Check out the store, feel free to give us feedback via email at -we are working hard to bring you the best.

As always, thanks so much for your support.

On a personal note:  The shop flooding, rebuilding, it flooding again, and then finally moving has really been a TON of work.  We are getting back into action at the new shop.  I can't thank you folks enough.  You have encouraged us, sent your thoughts, prayers, funds, bought us a brew (or two) and really warmed my heart during all of this stress...  I hope that it comes back to you fine folks with all of our continued efforts here at HHB.  We simply couldn't do it without ya - Hugh

Monday, July 8, 2013

"Slight Hell" - For Sale

Well folks, it pains me to do it, but my obligations to my home and family life are forcing the sale of Slight Hell.   The relocation into the New Shop has really drained all of our "Rainy Day" funds - pun intended - haha...

Build Details here:  Slight Hell Build

Instead of waiting a year (or sometimes more) for one of our amazing 277 Engines - you can now purchase an entire bike from HHB with all the goodies already done.  This bike is a BLAST - it begs to be ridden like a dirtbike, yet can still handle 400-500 mile days in the twisties.

My friends call it the "Swiss Army XS" - because it does it all...

Flat Track?  Yeah, we got this - haha

This bike has been featured in The Horse Backstreet Choppers, Cycle Source Magazine, Covered in Wrench Magazine from the Bama Swap and Drags, and had a great piece in the last issue of Lowside Syndicate Magazine.

Wrench Magazine

Cycle Source Magazine

Lowside Syndicate Magazine

The Horse Backstreet Choppers

Is it fast you ask?  Well, only the modern sportbikes were beating it at the Bama Swap and Drags this year - so yeah, it's a quick little bugger...

Can it haul a trailer???  Uh - yeah...  *trailer not included, but negotiable

So thats the gist of it.  I love this bike, and won't part with it easily.  It has ALL NEW everything.  Bearings, seals, framework, suspension, etc... Nothing on this bike has been left untouched.

Seeing as how this engine would be a $6800 build without the carbs and pipes - this isnt your typical lowbuck XS build... 

Email questions/offers to Hugh's HandBuilt

We will sell to overseas customers - although shipping arrangements, customs, etc.. will have to be handled by the purchaser.

277 Degree Rephased Engine By HHB
Ported Head
Web 59 Camshaft
Pamcopete 277 Ignition
Wiseco 750cc Pistons
5th Gear Overdrive
Shell Racing type Intakes
Modified HHB Speedster Pipes
16" 1981 XS650 Rear Wheel
Duro Rear Tire
23" Honda Front Wheel
Chen Shin Front Tire
Shaved and Polished XS650 35mm Forks
Custom HHB Stainless Lane Splitter Bars
HHB Solid Riser Bushings
Custom HHB framework - 2" up, 1.5" out, 1.5" Swingarm Stretch
HHB PMA Charging System
Custom Seat Pan - HHB
Seat Cover - Unknown
Headlight - Side Mount Bates Style
Tail Light - HD style LED
Batteryless Setup with a Sparx Capacitor
Mikuni VM34 Carbs
Tapered Steering Bearings
Bronze Swingarm Bushings
Custom HHB Stretched Swingarm
KZ Rear Fender
HHB Brass Foot Pegs
Kick Only

Lots of other mods of course, but that gets you close..


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

HHB Fork Braces - Now Available *Limited Time Only

Well folks, I've been breaking bad on the tubing bender this week.  I'll tell ya, manually bending tube is NOT the best way to get into shape, but it won't hurt thats for sure... 

So lets get to the meat and potatoes here...  We love XS's, we love em all...  Bobbers, Choppers, Cafe's, Brats, Resto-Mods, you name it...  We do our best to find the weak points in these old bikes, and make them better.  When we built Tevan's Resto-Mod XS2 - we found out the hard way that the front forks needed some beefing up...  It was just a bit squirelly in the corners are speed, and that to us is unacceptable. 

The OEM fender acts as a "brace" of sorts, but it's flimsy and you can flex it with your hands - so that wasn't the answer either.

We looked around the forums, talked to some of our racing customers, and found a serious lack for a proper fork brace.  So off to the shop we went, after about 7 different designs and tests , the final HHB Fork Brace was born out of steel, sweat and even a little blood (careful folks, those metal 'burrs' are sharper than you think!  haha)

Behold, the HHB Fork Brace!  Made from 100% USA Made Steel, fabricated entirely in house and fully TIG welded - it doesn't get much better than this!  

 This limited run is designed to work on the 19" front wheel and tire combo that is OEM on 1975ish and up XS650's with 35mm Forks.  Not sure what forks you have?  Well, now is the time to invest in a cheap set of calipers so you'll have all of the answers to the worlds problems in the future - or something like that.

Tried and true on several race, these have been a LONG time in the making, but we are proud to announce these for sale (*limited quanity available, so act fast).


****Available only in RAW finish currently.  For custom sizes, (18" or 21" wheels) contact us and we'll make one custom just for ya! Current pricing is based on shipping in the US Only - all other countries contact us for a shipping quote. 


1.  Secure Bike and Remove Front Wheel, Axle, Spacers, Etc

2.  Remove Front Fender (if you haven't ditched that bulky sucker already!)

3.   Slide Fork Brace into place, bolting with supplied hardware to the OEM fender mounts on the forks.  You may have to twist the fork to clear the brake master (removal not required) when sliding the HHB Fork Brace into place.  I prefer the slotted mount holes on the HHB Fork Brace to be towards the back of the bike. 

4.  The fit is TIGHT for a reason - we designed these to be functional and great looking.  An ill fitting fork brace would be a cosmetic item, but we expect more from our products.  Loosely install ALL hardware with Anti-Sieze before tightening down any of the bolts.  *If you paint or finish the HHB Fork Brace, you may have to remove the paint from the ID of the bolt holes

5.  Once all hardware is loosely installed, finish the install by torquing the hardware to OEM spec, and reinstall your wheel and brakes components.  Ride on

Checkout the online shop for new parts and service for you ride!

Click Here for more info on parts! Thanks - Hughs.