Loaf's Ironhead Green Hell


Loaf's ironhead chopper was one of several really clean and cool-looking Sportsters at last month's Dixie Roundup. Everyone who's ever answered a Craigslist ad can relate to Loaf's story about the day he took title on the donor bike for his dream machine.

I drove four hours to Thomaston, Alabama, with only a phone number to go by. No cell service—I had to use pay phones to meet up with the guy. Finally at a shady BP gas station just after dark I heard the familiar sound of an American V-twin coming down the hill. The bike was covered in barn filth; the air cleaner had a mouse nest in it, and it was leaking oil everywhere. I took it around the block and it shifted through all four gears no problem, so I gave him some cash and took my new pile home.



Owner/builder: Loaf

Bike name: Green Hell

Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Motor specs: 1982 XLH1000 Sportster; S&S Super E shorty carb; Paughco upswept gooseneck exhaust; Wiseco 10:1 pistons; Andrews Y cams; Manley high-lift valve springs; NOS stainless valves; Dyna S dual fire ignition; Cycle Electric generator; Barnett Scorpion billet clutch; stock flywheels and transmission. All engine work done by owner except head setup by Durbin’s in Prattville, AL

Frame Specs: Stock frame with a Road 6 Customs weld-on hardtail installed by MT Customs in Montgomery, AL;  stock rake/2" stretch in the rear

Fork Specs: 35mm Showa forks, 4" over stock

Home built and custom bits: Chopped cam and sprocket covers, Fusc QCB hand-made footpegs and shifter; Old Sporty tank painted by Jordan Graham;  Joker Machine hand controls, Miller 6V headlight converted to 12V, Death Science taillight, reworked Fab Kevin taillight/license bracket; Church of Choppers air cleaner; Paughco Buckhorn handlebars, ChopCult points cover; King and Queen seat of unknown origin from my Dad’s stash

Thanks: My brothers and sisters at Quad Cam Bastards for their inspiration and help. My wife for not kicking me out for being "obsessed.” My Dad for giving me the love of two wheels (RIP)

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Commented on 6-25-2012 At 05:05 am

Hell yeah Loaf, congrats man! Bike looks killer. Wished I could have met up with you and Kustom Jeff this weekend, maybe next time

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 05:35 am

Great Ironhead!!

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 05:55 am

Looking good Loafy! Sorry I missed you as time for sure! Scoot looks great!!!

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 07:40 am

Right on Loaf!! looking forward to meeting you and your ride at BB5!!!

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 08:56 am

Right on man you got alot of blood sweat and beers in it!

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 08:58 am

Sorry I missed you was hot as hell out anyway, next time. These pics are a few months old now..I have a new tank Painted by Steve(QCB):
See more about my bike and my adventures at:
Thanks for the write up McGoo!

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 01:01 pm

Baron Von Queef strikes again! Glad to see that your bike is getting the attention it deserves. I had a great time Saturday even after the craziness. It was nice to just hang out and spend time together in the AC instead of melting outside in the blazing sun!

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 01:02 pm

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. NICE SHIRT!!! ;-)

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 01:30 pm

Sweet mang

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 01:42 pm

congrats loaf

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 02:30 pm

That's killer Loaf great work

Commented on 6-25-2012 At 06:09 pm

Very cool!

Commented on 6-26-2012 At 07:54 pm

great chopper man.

Commented on 6-26-2012 At 08:15 pm

that trimmed cam cover is sexy....

Commented on 6-27-2012 At 10:14 am

Damm, nice job Loaf. That bike looks fun as hell

Commented on 6-27-2012 At 10:01 pm

looks great man! love the old iron. i found one beat up in SE Louisana and we built it up nice too. cant kill those things

Commented on 6-28-2012 At 04:18 am

Very cool.

Commented on 10-9-2014 At 08:45 am

what front wheel is that from? awesome stance.

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