I thought I posted on this thread months ago, but I don't see anything on my bike. So here it is.
This picture and the one following were taken by Rodent of Barnett's Motorcycle showcase at Hollister this year and published on their webpage under the Events section.
These I took the first day I had it back on the road after a major overhaul and redesign.
OK, now for the specs:
Year and Model: 1962 XLCH
Engine: 900cc V-Twin HD
Transmission: V-Twin 4 speed
Clutch: Barnett 9 plate Kevlar.
Frame: Paughco Model 120B Rigid Sportster 40* 1 1/2" stretch
Controls: Custom Forwards built by me. Includes footboards, not pegs. (did I mention that I hate footpegs?)
Carb: Keihan non-CV, vintage 1976-1978
Aircleaner: Vintage - of unknown origin.
Front End: Harmon Collins Girder - Vintage unknown (late 60's?)
Front Wheel: 21" 40 spoke with Avon Speedmaster
Rear Wheel: 16" 40 spoke with Dunlop Touring Elite
Exhaust: Paughco Model 719B2F upswept fishtails
Tank: Custom Coffin hand built by me. Custom duel fuel outlets with a remote fuel valve mounted on the left side between the jugs. The tank was just too close to the rockers to install a petcock.
Tank: Custom Wrap-Around modified from vintage.
Brakes: Rear Drum - Stock, Front - None
Electrical: Converted to 12V system ala 1965 Sportster. All new wiring routed through 3/8" metal brake line that was welded to the frame during construction. Custom Voltage Regulator mount between the down tubes up front.
Turn signals: Are You Joking?! This is a '62! NONE!
Paint: Custom by Taz email@example.com
Base coat is a modified 2004 Chevy Dark Green Metallic. When I had the paint mixed, I had the grey metal flake removed and added dark green pearl. After the base coat was laid down, the flames were masked off and the gold flake shot. Then multiple layers of clear were applied. The whole thing was then wet sanded and remasked for the green candy which was applied to the flames and then the whole thing was cleared again.
She's kick start only and runs off a Fairbanks-Morse magneto mounted in an aftermarket housing - Vintage unknown. I wanted the keylock on the magneto. Remote Oil
Filter welded to the back of the frame (left side). Easy to get to - Out of the way and away from the pipes and engine heat. Custom seat bracket. I needed those 5" springs under my butt. I'm too old to ride a full rigid, but too grumpy to ride a softtail.
I have since changed the rear tire to a 5x16 Avon SM MKII. It fills the rear fenderwell much better and makes for a slightly better ride height.