Part two of this month's Gasbox trilogy gives CC readers a peek at this stunning Harley XL. A paradigm of detailed understatement, the ironhead young Jesse Bassett built for a man named Andy is a stunner from every angle.
Jesse was sick when I bombarded the one-man master crafter with questions about his business and the bikes he builds there, so no litany of tech details was forthcoming. That being said, Jesse is a friendly character who's quick with a laugh and a smile, and I think he prefers to let the machinery do the talking. We're cool with that, brother. Thanks for letting us stick our nose in your buisiness.
Bike owner: Andy
Builder: Jesse Bassett
Frame model and mods, if any: H-D XL front section with Gasbox rigid rear
Fork: Reproduction VL style springer
Motor mods and details: 1976 Harley Sportster rebuilt by Gasbox with PB+ cams, 9:1 compression pistons, balanced flywheels, Andrews tranny gears and S&S carburetor
Custom-fabbed bits: Gasbox handlebars, gas tank, rear fender, oil tank, exhaust, foot controls, license plate bracket and battery box
Front wheel specs: 19” Avon Speedmaster tire with stainless spokes and modified BSA front drum brake
Rear wheel specs: 18” Avon MKII tire with stainless spokes and stock Sportster hub and drum brake
Paint by Jerry Koenigsmark
Seat by Jason’s Custom Upholstery
Thanks to my girlfriend Kris
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