Build Status – Ady and Austin Andrella

About the Build

The bike Austin and Ady started from was a 1981 Yamaha XS650. They started by cutting it in half. “When we brought it home, we completely tore it apart! In one night we threw it on the frame jig and made a custom hardtail from scratch.  It is all TIG welded now and it is back off The Jig with a mock-up motor in it and rear tire back on,” said Austin.

Austin and Ady have had sponsors that have donated parts to make this bike one-of-a-kind.  138 Cycle Fabrication donated a Springer front end that the Austin and Ady welded together.  Lowbrow Customs donated multiple parts and pieces from the gas tank to wiring to the front rim. Iron Heart Cycles donated mid controls. Barebones Leather did the seat hand tooling and supplied the seat pan that was made by Paper Street Customs. Paper Street also be donated a set of his acrylic grips.

Special thank you to the sponsors who have donated parts.  We are excited to see the bike unveiled at the Rally in the Russ Brown Builders’ Tent!

Austin and Ady Andrella

Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals (@austinmartinoriginals) began building at age 23. “I had no idea what exactly went into building a bike from scratch that’s why it took five years to build my bike. Which is named “Patience” fitting considering I kept my passion and didn’t just give up and sell it like most beginners.”

​Following in his footsteps, Austin will be teaming up with his daughter, a talented young builder named Ady. How’s that for homework?