To finish this bike that someone started back in the 70’s. I was able to track down the original owner of the bike who had started the bike back 30 years ago when he was in his 20’s. He got married and never got to finish or ride the bike. I intended to finish the bike and bring it back to a show bike quality.
I originally was looking for a Harman spirder front end. I found this project that had a Harman frame and front end that was started in the 70’s and never finished. I got it in pieces with a frame, front end and motor and thats about it.
Making the exhaust for sure. It is very unique and took a lot of time to weld it all together and make it work. Also the front brake setup. The master cylinder is mounted down by the axle of the front wheel and is activated by a cable on the handle bars. I also did all of the paint work and upholstery work. I’m happy with the paint work as it was the first time using candy and flakes.
My wife and I just had a baby so being able to finish the bike was a big achievement for me. Lots of late nights in the garage working on the bike.
Most people get a kick out of some of the little details like the chain link shifter or the hand kickstand. Really has a 70’s digger vibe.