I started looking for a Harley just before I found out my wife was pregnant, just for something different than what I was used to and something I can fit on better. I am six-and-a-half-feet tall and I am just too big for British bikes without stretching them way out. But I digress.. fast forward about a year and a half, and I was on the lookout again for a cheap project. I saw this bastard on craigslist for several weeks and kept skipping over it because it was a mish-mash, which is what led me back to it. I picked up this titled '59 pan in a later frame with a bunch of taiwanese crap all over it. So, with both happiness and reluctance I can now say I own a Harley.
I just pulled the motor and trans this afternoon, the rolling chassis, tins and a bunch of extra parts are going to a friend of mine. I got it running the weekend after I brought it home, some gas and quick wiring and screwing with the timing and I got it going as a 1 kicker. It has a bunch of typical problems, busted front motor mount because it wasn't shimmed, some big weld repairs on the tranny, red loctite everywhere, and a bunch of crappy hardware. I have my work cut out for me. Oh yeah, and a whole lot of black paint to strip.
So on to the fun stuff, figuring out the build. Hey, who's that peeping out from behind boxes of shirts and the garbage can? A nice wishbone repop frame from Taiwan Ted.
I have some good parts stashed around the shop, there are some good bits in the attic that may make their way onto this bike
Or not, only time will tell...
My Triumph race bike takes precedence with only 2 months (actually 1 day under 2 months!) until I head west for Bonneville, so this is 2nd in line, but I hope to be riding it yet this year..