Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This is a bike I was building for a guy who just wanted to flip it, unfortunately he didnt have the money to finish it and took the bike as it was. I would have really loved to finish this bike, I may try to buy it back and do it.
This is a bike I built for my girlfriend, it started as a 79 FLH. We did a fresh rebuild on the 80" shovel and added S&S heads, I made a set of pipes that were nice and sucked up tight to the frame and used some cocktail shakers on the back. I used another set of trees that we made up to be a half inch narrower than stock wide glide and some 41mm tubes, it got 2000 and up brakes front and rear and all the paint was done by Ryzart and the seat by Xian ofcourse!
Once I was able to walk again the bike was torn down and cleaned up, I had Xian do the seat, my brother's friend did some wild style lettering for the tank (Gorgeous Killer) which was leafed by Gary The Local Brush all over brown base. I also moved the battery under the transmission, the biggest thing was a neighbor of mine left a set of 51 cases on my back steps! So I used the heads off my old motor and had my buddy Doug in Brooklyn do his thing, the first ride was in the snow, never mind the faggot in the picture trying to tell me how to ride my own bike,
This is the build of my second personal bike, it started as a 93" shovel in a paughco frame, friscoed wassel tank, Front Street Cycles fender, I made the foward controls in the garage and the trees were made at my father's shop using 35mm tubes and we machined down the front wheel to get it nice and tight. I rode the bike for a season like that, it was featured in Iron Horse Magazine, i was lucky enough to have my friend Kelly agree to model! I think it was October of that year I blew the motor up, and 2 month later I was partially crippled due to a few herniated disks so I had a lot of time to think about the make over!