1977 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

To create a bike that not only reflected the styles I like, but to push my skill set in fabrication. I had this vision for a long time and was grateful to be in a position to execute it.

What motivated you to start your project?

My wife and I stumbled upon the Handbuilt motorcycle show in Austin, TX while on vacation and it inspired me to start this build, my first ever.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I designed and hand made the frame and girder frontend, which are polished 316 stainless steel.

 

What are you most proud of?

The finished product. I put my heart and soul into this build with many late nights asking myself what I had gotten myself in to. The overall lines and ride ability of the bike are what I am  proud of.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

The reception of my build has been overwhelming…I never imagined that something I built in my garage behind the house would be received so well. Many people assume that the bike it all chrome.  Countless hours of hand polishing the stainless gives this effect.

 

3 Comments

  • Jack C. says:

    All I can say is WOW! Man o’man, THAT’s a real Harley. The Shovel was the last of the classic all American Harley Davidson’s. This ain’t no weekend, Hollywood Poser motorcycle. This is a true bikers bike. Bad to the bone, brother! And the suicide clutch…..1%er big time! Nothin’ says real biker like watchin a brother footin that clutch and stirring the box with his lefty.

    Love the vintage rubber too. Anything else would look out of place on this sweet old gal,

     
  • Brian Buttera says:

    Thank you Jack!!!

     
  • Mark Duer says:

    Outstanding attention to every detail

     

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3 Comments

  • Jack C. says:

    All I can say is WOW! Man o’man, THAT’s a real Harley. The Shovel was the last of the classic all American Harley Davidson’s. This ain’t no weekend, Hollywood Poser motorcycle. This is a true bikers bike. Bad to the bone, brother! And the suicide clutch…..1%er big time! Nothin’ says real biker like watchin a brother footin that clutch and stirring the box with his lefty.

    Love the vintage rubber too. Anything else would look out of place on this sweet old gal,

     
  • Brian Buttera says:

    Thank you Jack!!!

     
  • Mark Duer says:

    Outstanding attention to every detail

     

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