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Friday, 9 September 2011

Friday bike

I've never really been into the Harley 'scene', but sometimes a bike comes along that makes you stop and go 'Oh, Yes!'

The  'Sportster Custom XLST3' by Shaw Speed & Custom a Harley Davidson dealer and custom shop in Brighton. Loads of very well customised Harleys on their website.

If I was ever going to build a 'custom' bike, (unlikely due to my lack of skill!), I think it would have to be a Flattracker, but probably not a Harley powered one.

3 comments:

  1. I've always liked British bikes, but coming out of High school during the "Then came Bronson" era...had sort of an infatuation with Sportsters. A few years later the allure kind of wore off, when I was patching together beat up old Ironhead Sportsters and Sprints as a mechanic. To be fair most of these bikes had been badly mistreated, and it was hard to compare them with the modern bikes that were starting to appear.
    The "new" modern Sportsters seem pretty rugged. My brother has one with all the high performance upgrades (including a Nitrous Oxide system). He hasn't been able to blow it up yet...
    Then there still is the "Image" thing...I plan on building a Flattracker from a Triumph 650. To me they have a lighter look, and besides I can't afford an XR!

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  2. "Then there still is the "Image" thing...I plan on building a Flattracker from a Triumph 650. To me they have a lighter look"

    And I think that's the key point - stripped down, ready to go.

    Hey Norman - you already have built a custom bike, your - ahem - light blue* MZ was rather tasty!

    *'Periwinkle' and 'Creme de la Creme' - ahem!

    ng:)

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  3. Glad you liked the 'custom' MZ, but it wasn't really a 'custom', all I did was a small amount of frame welding, painting things, and bolting them together. A 'proper' custom requires a lot more than that.

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