Pat McCormack is a machinist in Carlsbad, CA. This is what he's got to say about his tight little sporty:
When I found this bike on CL it was a finished build, completly gone trough and ready to run. I was finished with projects and just wanted a bike to ride. I covinced the wife this was the bike for me and that it didn't need a thing. Within a week it was torn apart in my shop getting the lower stance, new tank, seat, and rear fender mods.
Everyday my wife would walk by and shake her head, seeing the perfect bike in pieces. I got it back together for the Biltwell Bash, then took it apart again for more mods before the Smokeout. After Smokeout the bike was apart again for the third time this time just for repairs, but my good freind Kim Boyle (BCM) came to the shop with prototype bars from Biltwell. Well one thing lead to another and with the new bars came new modifications. With the help of my family and friends, I have a daily rider that I can say is the perfect bike for me.
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1000 cc, 1976 HD, Sportster XLCH
Frame: Stock HD, Santee weld on hardtail
Fork: Stock Sportster, tubes cut 2", springs cut 3-1/2"
Tire/wheel size and style: Front 21" HD black powdercoat stainless spokes Avon speedmaster 3.00 X 21 / Rear 16" HD black powdercoat stainless spokes Avon MK II 5.00 X 16
Favorite thing about this bike: Low and fast
Next modification will be: Neverending, currently working on some machined pegs and kicker pedal
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Biltwell low drag bars, Biltwell pipe kit, custom oil tank, battery box, tailight bracket and housing, machined fender bracket, stainless fender strut
Thanks to: Everyone at Biltwell for their support, Kim Boyle for all the help and inspiration, Rouser Rob, Tim Conroy, and my wife, Nancy, for the love and support.
Pat's Daily Dose:
www.biltwellinc.com / www.boylecomm.blogspot.com / www.rouserworks.blogspot.com / www.bluecollarmoto.blogspot.com
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