Well, the dry hump is done. This project is getting blown apart tomorrow and next time we show an update it'll be a wrap. The seat is at Duane Ballard's palace of pleats, Matt Ross gets the tins tomorrow and me and Rouser will finish up a few little fab details on the frame while Christian takes a load of parts to Tijuana for chrome. We've got a bunch of riding to do in April, so the timing is perfect to get some of this stuff into other people's hands.
This has been a pretty seamless project and definitely lots of fun. Using quality parts makes a big difference, and having a relaxed time line to work with kept it from feeling stressful. Having smart, talented friends to pitch in when needed has of course been a huge help.
When we show the finished machine, we'll also publish a full parts list. Huge thanks to Lowbrow Customs and Drag Specialties for pitching in so many neat bits to go along with the incredible S&S Cycle SH93 engine. I can't wait to ride this beast to Sturgis and then on to the 10th annual Gypsy Run.
This guy is the real American. The original. The hunter, the warrior, the rider, the traveler. Most of these politicians would have never made it livin' in their neighborhood. They were the Kiowa, Lakota, Sioux . . . about 200+ different factions. For thousands of years they lived off the land from Oklahoma, Texas, the Dakotas, Wyoming and all the way westward . . and looks like we'll have it fucked up in a mere 300 years?? I'm pretty sure they'll have the last laugh as the world will all be fighting with sticks and stones again . . . then we'll know what it's like to live the good life. Everything else is just "stuff."
It's just the way I see it.
Sitting Bull saw the future - and it happened as he said.
and I've had somewhat the same visions.
Here's to saving something worth saving for future generations.
650 miles home - riding your chopper with your dad following on his FLHTCU (a lot of letters, if I got all of 'em?) Pretty classic times over the last 20 some years. One last kick before pulling in my driveway.... I look pretty dapper, but I was glad to be home !