Another decent turnout for this month, thanks to all who entered and here we go...
1994 FLSTN Heritage Softail Special
Jim's 89" Kit
Crane cam, lifters, rods
Ness Big Sucker
Kerker 2-into-2 Head Pipes
HD Mufflers w/Shark Fin Caps
6 Speed Rev-Tech gear set
Progressive front springs and adjustable shocks
HD Chrome Spokes
Beefy Bars, hidden wires w/'96 up HD chrome controls
Iron Braid Levers
Custom Chrome Mirrors
Front Fender stripped of lights, HS logo and rivets
Rear fender is a HD Fat Boy Fender w/Doss Fat Tombstone Taillight and Billet Boys layed back frame w/Turn Signals
Billet foot Controls
HD Engine Guard and Pegs w/Ness Mounts
HD Nostalgia Foot Pads
Upgraded Head and Passing Lamps
LED Turn Signals
Harley Sundowner Seat w/pad and memory foam for go
La Pera seat for show.
Besides the regular stuff, RIDDEN to Sturgis from Northern California 5 years in a row, Street Vibes in Reno every year (she's not just a pretty face!)
1992 FXDC. One of 3000. 7700 miles. Absolutely pristine, I replaced the original tires this year. 100% original "As Delivered", right down to the original saddlebags & fork bag (the original windshield is in the garage). The only thing on this bike that ain't original is the bicycle horn I put on the handlebars. The photo shows a three hundred dollar set of "Willie G" front, rear & highway pegs that immediately went in the nearest dumpster and were replaced with the correct OEM pegs.
That's it. A twenty year old 100% unmolested original.
Motor: 80" Evo
Trans: 5 speed
Wheels: Stock H-D Mags
Sissybar & backrest: OEM
Paint: Original Silver & Vivid Black
I had always wanted a Roadster and finally ran across this one with 7000 miles on the odometer and in excellent condition. Drove 17 hours straight to pick it up myself to ensure nothing happened to it.
Not wanting to deviate too much from the stylish Roadster look I made a limited amount of changes. Yes, I will keep up with all the stock items removed should I ever decide to restore it to it's original state. Personal changes include:
Mustang Tripper Solo seat
D&D Bobcat exhaust
12" CE shocks
Avon Venom tires
Motherwell cargo rack
H-D forward controls
S&S air cleaner
Layback license plate mount
This Sportster is without a doubt the finest version H-D ever produced. I can find no faults in it...handles and corners like it's on rails plus plenty of power on tap with brakes to match. The 1200R has quickly become my daily go-to rider.
50s style strip down
I am old fashioned, some would say old school, but I never liked school.
I enjoy bike art as much as the next guy, but I was trained to remember modifications should be improvements. Some modifications might be for appearance only, and when the the trade offs are considered, if that modification has made the machine less road worthy, or less safe.. the beauty of your rake or stretch, with a seat off a italian bicycle and handlebar grips above your head might not seem worth it to you in the long run.
I was slow to feel the need for an Evo, but when an almost new engine was offered to me at a price I couldn't refuse, I took the shovel out of my 1983 FLHT and built this bike around it. I wanted to recreate the strip downs that ruled the streets before the word chopper, which appied only to altered frames, came into vogue and misuse.
When my brothers became aware I was building again, they all asked what they could give. I am no mooch and paid for some of the larger components rebuilt tranny and forks, but it wasn't easy, most would not take anything and I have to force some to take something, guns or such in trade.. The spare parts were showered on me by the best men walking.
I put things together the way I wanted, the way I remembered the big guys strip downs looking when I was a 14 year old kid hanging around and keeping up the best I could on my 250 Ducati.
I wanted no battery and the look of the horse shoe style oil bag. One of my brothers welded that oil tank up from steel stock .Such craftsmanship and quality is not available from parts stores at any price. The magneto operates the ignition independently of all other electrical components
The lights are bright and steady as I have retained the stator- regulator- retifier system, it now feeds a capacitor, the size of a D cell under the tank instead of a storage battery.
I don't weld and had help with some brackets but other than that this little bike was made by me, piece by piece, from lacing the spokes, to the paint. The engine is stock except for a Andrews BH cam , Jims lifters and push rods, the S&S two throat, and the Morris M-5 magneto. If I do my drill, this bike will start cold on the first kick everytime.
The generousity of my brothers and the process of doing it all myself , exactly as I wanted it, makes this bike something very special and makes me feel I have the right to feel proud of it in a way someone with a purchased motorcycle can never have.
ps Had I gone totally insane, I would have gone with the the entire strip down formula, using only the left tank half, and no fenders what so ever.
15,000 miles. Maybe. Who knows if the speedo has been replaced before?
14" wild1inc springer outlawz
Updated to 96+ hand controls
S&S super E
Screaming Eagle Module
I've been building Yamaha choppers for about 8 years now and got tired of the shitty resale value. I decided I wanted to try my hand at Harley's so I put my Roadstar chop up for sale. I decided on a softail and when I saw this springer, I had to have it. I drove 2 hours to look at the bike and didn't even sit on it. I gave the guy the cash and rode it home. I love this bike more than any other chop I've put together.
Some future mods include. V&H 2-1 pipe(should be here this week), High compression pistons, Woods cam, aftermarket ignition, new rims, new tins, forward controls, paint, turn signals. You know, the usual "make it your own" type ****.
Anyway, here's my 94 Softail Springer. The first picture is the night I brought it home. The rest are the way it looks now.
93 FXLR 96" S&S 600 cam Zippers G2 carb LSR 2" Prostock Pipe Works rear shocks Arlen Ness 2" dampners Progressive springs Hidden front axle Vulcan swingarm pivot blocks Extended swingarm Ball Bearing pivot upgrade New Rev Tech 5 sp tranny Jims Pawel Dyna shift arm BDL clutch Dyna ign and coils 2010 StreetBob rear wheel 17X4.25 with 150 tire need new Corbin seat and Procycle Speedo
There we have it, a nice variety of rides this month. Let's see how this turns out.