Rico Fodrey is a down to earth dude who is the mecahincal master behind a lot of old iron bombing around the streets of So Cal. From superstars to shitbirds, he treats them all the same and always entertains with his self-deprecating humor and analysis of today's chopper enthusiast. At his small, but tidy shop in Pamona, CA he builds complete bikes and does just about every sort of tune and service a customer needs. He's usally seen riding his ratty ass Honda chop survivor, even though he works on Harleys all day. Maybe that's why? I think it's because it's such a trustworthy old machine and because it freaks out all the period correct choppersnobs who are killing themselves to have the coolest machine this side of Yokohama. When Rico feels like riding the Milwaukee iron, he's usually seen on one of his customers bikes "shaking it down" but he also rides this sweet shovelhead that won first place at the Grand National Roadster Show back in 2005. Years later, the bike still stands up with classic style and subtle touches that never fall out of favor.
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1973 FLH shovel. 80ci. red shift cam, hot rod'd heads
Frame: Stock 1952 HD
Fork: HD 1952 2 under
Chassis mods: Basically stock 1952 chassis except for rear wheel & disc
Tire/wheel size and style: Ft-18 Dunlop rim - star hub & drum brake. RR-16 dual flange- 49t sprocket & 10" PM disc
Favorite thing about this bike: Runs/rides smooth & reliable anywear & everywear = been through 26 states wth only oil & gas
Next modification will be: Just switched to Biltwell's Risor, and my bars - thinking of selling it so I can build another rider ?
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: 1952 tranny wth close ratio gears, BDL belt/Barnett Scorpion clutch- reverse shifting (1 up 3 down) for hot rodding. Foot pegs moved back 11" and about a hundred more subtlle mods
Thanks: to me me me me me me me me & the swazi crew. Funny thing, this is the other bike from Choppertown, seen alot in From the Vault. Kutty's went away but Ive ridden and loved the shit outa this one... its the real thing.
You can go here and buy a t-shirt or something and support a good guy: Hi-Bond Modified