Cretins Yamaha XS-2
This classic Yamaha XS-2 Café Racer was sent to us by Smokey Cretin #9. If you haven’t heard of the Cretins MC, they’re a motorcycle club that are “dedicated to the preservation and glorification of the Café Racer motorcycle and its roots”. They have chapters in Seattle, Los Angeles and of course Portland, where Smokey resides. He has done some work to his 1972 XS-2, like adding a ’72 Suzuki GT 750 four shoe drum brake front end which “stops better than the stock, first year disc did” he remarks. It also has period BUB headers with shorty reverse cone mufflers, Boyer Brandsen ignition, NOS Redwing shocks from Omar’s DTR, seat from Glass from the Past and rear-sets were made by fellow club member ‘Cretin Torch’. If you’re interested in joining the Cretins or just want to find out more about them, visit the clubs site.