TC Bros. Featured Customer Ride - Nic McKinney

TC Bros. Customer Rides – a series dedicated to the fabrication ingenuity and creativity of our customers and featuring their rides they've shared with us.

Sent to us from Nic McKinney of Youngsville, Pennsylvania.

In his own words:

"This is my second xs build. It's a 1980 XS.  I used the TC Bros. weld-on hardtail. I re-phased the engine. Installed a PMA charging system with Pamco ignition. Batteryless-Capacitor set up. Hand-built front and rear 21 inch wheels.

Cast my own Indian Larry tail light with led panel. Lowered the forks three inches and just added the mikes xs two-into-one performance header and ceramic coated the insides of the pipes. I also tooled a leather saddle for it. Installed a streamline internal throttle with stacked leather grips I made.

Just finished tuning the carbs. I built my tanks and laid out some custom paint.

She runs like a beast!"

~ Nic


On behalf of TC Bros. Nation… Thank you, Nic!!!

~ Tyler and Tim

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Send us an email to with some GREAT pics of your masterpiece. [NOTE: >>> the higher quality of the image resolution, the better your bike will look!] Thx.

Please include:

1. Your name, hometown and email address.

2. Make, model, year - technical details and specs.

3. What TC Bros. parts you used.

4. Any and all personal notes about yourself and the build that you feel will add to the enjoyment and experience. Where you grew up, who introduced you to and how you got into motos, your first bike, your inspirations, your favorite ride in your neck of the woods and why… interesting personal thoughts and feelings you experienced during the build, etc., etc. - Essentially a slice of your world. You get the idea… have fun with it!!!


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