Welp, until yesterday ive never owned a Harley. Dad never owned a Harley. Grandpa never owned a Harley. We have always had jap bikes, even some of the newer retro styled cruisers. I have always kinda wanted a hardtail and when this CL ad came up, it was to good of a deal to pass up. Swapped the guy some cash for the bike and the title. I don't know how important it is, but the engine and frame are matching numbers. I don't know if that even means anything being as the frame has been cut and hardtailed.
1.) Its a Harley with a title
2.)The engine was supposedly rebuilt with:
Sifton cams and bearings
.020" over with weisco 10:1 pistons
valves ground and reseated and all new gaskets, besides the primary cover, which leaks (imagine that)
3.) It was Cheap
4.) I live in Mid Ohio, the roads are straight. The only turns to be made are from one straight road to another.
1.) Its a Harley
2.) It needs odds and ends like the right size chain, brake light, seat, ect
3.) I am running out of room to turn around in my garage.
Plan for it is to fix it enough to "own a Harley" for a minute and hopefully sell mid spring/early summer for a profit, or trade it for the next thing. I am going to search out a stock length disc brake front end to get rid of that "lean back" look and get the frame a bit more level. Also, juice brakes are good. Losing the 5 foot tall sissy bar too.
If I had to label a look im going for, it will be closer to a bobber than this which I consider a chopper.
Disclamer: I know that hard tails work less well than stock bike. I know that form follows function, but this is a bobber to be, so your point is invalid here. This is not nor will it be a well handling machine as compared to other bikes, but a round town, stop and talk about it bike. I will take constructive criticism, but any remarks about your opinion on hardtails in general being sub-par or non café bikes will be met with this "disclaimer" copy and pasted as a reply.