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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Things...

I know it's been a while since I've updated this blog.  Mostly because Blogger has become almost dysfunctional with all other forms of Social Media (for instance, Facebook won't allow any posts from this blog, etc...) so it's had to get excited to do a bunch of updates on a poor platform...

So what does that mean?  Well, we are building an entirely NEW website, hoping to have it launched soon.  With that new site, will be a new Blog as well (don't worry, I'm also going to repost ALL of the posts from this blog to the new blog, so no content will be lost in the transition) - and with that comes a better ability to  market things on other forms of Social Media.

For instance - did you know that we now have NEW 74-UP XS650 Motor Mounts available

Thats right!  We've been working on a few things that most folks don't have much information about.  It's been a HUGE time struggle between Emails, Doing new R&D on products, keeping up with the forums, etc...  But we are going full steam ahead...  

What else is new?  Hrmmm, we have launched the XS650 Top Motor Mounts as well - not available on our website yet, but you can find them on Facebook or Instagram 

So what else is new?  Well, we did discontinue our popular HHB Hydro Clutch swap kits...  Why?  Well it's as simple as this...  The parts we were selling allowed the use of a Hydro Clutch you could buy off of ebay, and swap onto your XS650 using our components.  Unfortunately, the quality control of the Chinese made Ebay Hydro Clutch components was soo hit or miss that we couldn't justify sending folks to buy components that may or may not work properly.  Combine that with all the tech support, emails, etc.. that the swap kit was requiring - it simply took to much of our time to keep it on the shelf. 



Don't Fret though!  In true HHB Style, we are going to give you all you need to know to do the swap yourself, we just won't be offering the components for sale in our store any longer.   So if you find yourself a complete "Pit Bike Hydraulic Clutch" on Ebay, with roughly 50" of hose (1270mm) or so, you should be good to go - saving money and getting all of your Hydro Clutch Needs in one stop.  There are several folks selling them on Ebay with a 1200mm hose which should work fine in a stock application.  Shorter or taller bars?  Just find a hose length that works for you.  But by all means, feel free to do some digging on Ebay and I'm sure you'll find a set that works for you.  And since we are discontinuing this item, make sure you get yourself an M8 Jam Nut, a Plastic Washer and a other hardware pictured above to make the swap.   Just because this component has been discontinued by HHB, doesn't mean that you folks should go without.  Just do us a favor, and do your googlefu before emailing us for any tech support and such - so we can focus on bringing new and cool products to you folks.

What else is new?  How about our Speedster Bars! 

Inspired by my very first build, these have been a HIT!  Allowing for a better fit than clubmans, clip-ons, or drag bars - the HHB Speedster Bars just work a charm for making the bike look AND feel proper, without cramping riding position.  Check out the store for more details on those!

Oh yeah, we've kicked out some KILLER Fork Braces for the XS650 while we were in the mood for making cool new stuff - they fit both 34 and 35mm forks (34mm needing some very minor clearancing of the mounting bosses on the fork) and area available in Black Powdercoat, Raw Unfinished Steel, and Nickle Plated finishes.  These came out of necessity - Tevan's Resto-Mod XS2 handled pretty badly, even after a 35mm fork swap, so we built these and magically he's now dragging a knee in the curves. This fork brace doesn't come with those kinds of skills, but it sure helps instill some confidence in the front of these old bikes again...

There are a few other things I haven't listed here, like our Neck Gusset Kits, Slimline Master Cylinder, Headlight Mount, Stainless Triple Tree Hardware, and more available on the website -

So yeah, we aren't going anywhere...  In Fact - we just picked up another XS650 for an HHB Test Mule - check out our 1975 XS650 as we beat on it like a red-headed step child.  Because it doesn't leave the shop unless it is "Hugh Approved" - and that involves lots of miles, wheelies, and the occasional mishap in the twisties - all in the name of Quality.  You deserve the best, and we do our best to make that happen. 

Thanks for your continued support folks!  Stay tuned to the website, Facebook, and Instagram for other happenings with HHB. 


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

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