I would like to introduce a good friend of mine… Brent Dwyer, he is an up and coming bike builder… Keep your eyes on him, he is learning from some REAL old school men…
So I kinda like motorcycles .I’m guessing you do also or you wouldn’t be reading this..I won’t take up a bunch of your time so I’ll get straight to the point… BUILDING MOTORCYCLES! Really is there anything else ? Shhhhh don’t say a big ass cause that’s a given….
One of my very best friends Valgal gave me an opportunity to Introduce you to my long bike build so that’s what you’re gonna get to read about right here in Old School Biker mag… each month from now till the bikes finished. ..
I had built a 1970 ironhead years ago that was stretched 4″ with 40 deg rake and 15 over front end…I always dug the way it looked and wanted another long bike in my stable so when RoadSide marty told me he had a title ,frame ,trans and motor 1976 .That needed a good home.I said the time is now…..
I quickly flipped a motor I had stashed away and me n Gus were off to Pensacola to get the pile marty had for me..I had been stashing parts for just such a build for years..A 21″ round spoke spool invader along with a 25″ over springer ..I was off to a good start..I got an old OEM star hub and laced it to a 18″ NOS Dixie rim..Wrapped in a 400 Champion tire … We’re gonna use a Knucklehead oil tank and the reason why will be revealed in the next few months. Internal throttle and riser less bars , foot clutch and foot breaks because in my worthless opinion no chopper should have clutter on the handlebars. We have already started divorcing the rockers and hand shaping the heads..This will be a complete motor build from the crank pin up and were going to be doing all the machine work right here in the garage..Matter of fact other than paint and chrome were going to be doing all the work ourselves.. Custom controls, frenched in seat, tank and tail light..
We’re going to be hardtailing the OEM frame then stretching and raking it..We will be showing you how to rebuild a motor from the pin up and a complete 4 speed tear down and rebuild. Maybe we will even get into making a glass pan for your ass and some pipe building 101..Short story, stay tuned each month to see the progress and share in learning some cool shit along with me from the grandmaster himself Gus Karnes.
Thank u you Val and everyone else at OSB for all the love ..
Till next month beat pavement and remind your friends how much you value them..