Dan Midwest, from Triple Six Crew Death Company, calls this rattle can red beast "Robert Redford," and I have to say I get the pun. This bike hardly has sex symbol status and really is nothing special to look at. But, that's where I see the beauty in it. Heck, it might even draw some hate from folks saying it’s not worthy of a feature, but I beg to differ. If you go below the surface of what a work-horse like this is about, you realize that there is more than meets the eye. There is beauty in the functionality and quirky little details, like a big-titted gremlin bell.
I’m intentionally going to wax on a little about what "chopper reality" is for many of us. When running a biz and/or working a couple of jobs it’s not always easy to deal with the demands of a show quality bike. I myself wrench way less than I like to admit, while trying to balance the demands of work and events. Sometimes, you just need a bike that fills in as the mistress getting the job done reliably and without all the high maintenance that a show quality bike entails. I see Dan wrenching on this little number regularly. In a few short conversations I could see and appreciate his utilitarian and comical approach to this rabbit-eared rider. Being that Dan runs a fairly well-known chopper clothing line, I think it’s fitting that he’s not so pretentious that he only rides the finest of Panhead long bikes. Riding motorcycles and having fun is what it’s all about, after all.
This mistress/workhorse relationship many dudes have with their "daily" is not one we talk about much but it’s an important one that separates riders from posers. Frankly, the relationship you have with a bike you can ride hard and slap around in the corners while not worrying about consequences is a good one. Show quality chrome queens have their place, but most guys that are serious about riding and living in the culture have a dirty little secret just like Dan's red slut pictured here. I see no shame in it. Plus, now that I have penned this feature in this way, I can say that Dan's mistress is Robert Redford. How about a t-shirt Dan? "My Mistress is Robert Redford" LMAO.
So, this one is for the workhorses of the chopper world that are under-appreciated, well priced, and eagerly take our asses from a to b without too many complaints. I just started a thread dedicated to these workhorse machines that are all guts and little glory. Let’s see your mistress, daily rider or between-builds ride. Duct tape, bad welds and hose clamps score style points in this case.
Keep it between the ditches and the shiny side up.
Owner name, location: Dan Midwest
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: A Harley Davidson Sportster from the year my favorite movie, Ghost came out.
Frame: Needs repainted.
Chassis mods: No shock things
Tire/wheel size and style: Rubber. Always needing air.
Favorite thing about this bike: That it runs when it's not broken.
Next modification will be: Maybe some new dice.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Sketchy bars and an old king / queen seat
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: I love bad bitches that's my fucking problem.
Thanks to: PMD. Kile. The Brothers Guidry. Nick the Greek. The Gents Wrench. Diabetes Devin. Zack Dontinstagram. Any girl who's ever shown me her boobs. And drugs.
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