I don’t post many but I do like the look of this one. And the oil stains don’t really hurt!
Kurt adds to the collection!
Steve, your site is one of the great things about having a computer. As per your request, here’s a couple pics. The first is my dad in about 1940 on a ‘34 Harley VL and the second is me in 1979 on a ‘78 Yamaha XS1100. I hope you enjoy them even if you don’t use them. Thanks, Kurt
Wow! Your old man had it going on! And wheeling an XS1100 is no small feat!
Steve, Here’s a few from the vintage bike show last weekend
1) Nicest build there IMHO
2) Look close ! A tracker for the street
3) Cushman scooter as promised
Of course lots of vintage stuff. 1st year for this show at the LEmay Museum. Next year should be better.
An XS650 hybrid dirtbike. I absolutely LOVE this build. I’ve mapped out a similar build a few times over the years. Glad to see it could have worked.
Gotta love street legal trackers!
Wow… just wow.. I can’t figure out what that engine is. Any guesses?
I don’t post many of these but I do like them generally. In this case the description was so honest I couldn’t resist.
Attached is a pic of my identity-challenged naked, flat track, super moto, cafe chaser. Lot of fun to ride.
Love your site, keep up the great work.
I might go for different colored wheels but different strokes and all that. Would definitely be a fun back roads scoot.
Around here it’s just known as “The Skateboard Bike”. He’s not a big guy so he’ll actually stand on the board and come down on the kickstarter. I also posted it a few years back from a local bike night.
It’s still not really my “thing” but I do appreciate the craftsmanship.
There’s already a whole universe of blogs that cover modded Harleys so I generally don’t get in to them too often. But I’m making an exception in this case. This bike at a glance looks like a typically breathed on softtail but taking a closer look you can see that a lot of very high quality one-off custom work went into it. You start to notice that there really isn’t much that’s original on the bike.
Ted Brecheisen writes in with the details:
I’m presenting a couple of pics of bike that a friend of mine built. He had just backed it out of the shop to give it a ride to the Super Bowl party in downtown Indy.
This is a hand-made world class custom by award winning Jim Guy (J.B. Custom Parts) Indianapolis, IN. The frame was made by him. The tank, fenders and oil tank were hammered and rolled out from sheet stock by Jim. This thing looks like it is a slightly modified stocker…not. Here are a few of the unique features:
- 21″ x 3.25 wheels on both ends. This in it’s self is a tough thing to do on a full fender soft tail.
- 124 cu. in. S&S puts out some big h.p. Has Twin Tech electronic fuel injection.
- S&S 6-speed.
- custom made headers and exhaust.
- Performance Machine floating front disc brake.
- Danny Gray custom made seat.
This bike is brimming with custom details that are hard to notice, even from a trained judges eye.
Thanks for your site!!