February 9, 2019

Land Speed Racer Harley Knucklehead Motorcycle

Here is a crazy mix and match Harley Land Speed Racer. Harley Knucklehead engine in a single down tube VL frame. Split Sportster gas tanks, total loss battery in the tool box.

Modern Harley Springer front end, rigid rear frame and wide car wheel. And check out that creative handlebar set up!  This bike has made a number of passes on the Maxton Mile race course.

Filed under Classic Harley History, Competition Motorcycles, Random Ideas by Buzz Kanter

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November 10, 2018

Burt Munro’s World’s Fastest Indian Bonneville Racer

Here is the real thing – after an extensive restoration to better than new condition. Check it out to hear it run at the Greenwich Concours 2018 in Greenwich, CT

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Competition Motorcycles by Buzz Kanter

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November 3, 2018

Shovelhead frame repair in the top neck bearing area

The bearing race was way too loose on the top of the 1980 frame for an unknown reason, and it need to be repair, so my friend ask me to take care of it for him, he heard that I have done something similar in the past,here is some pics of the steps I have taken .

So I pull out a special tool I did years ago to correct a similar problem on a Evo frame, did a few modification to adapt to the shovelhead frame, the goal here was to machine the top portion in perfect line to bottom bearing axis with a guide in the bottom bore and add a bushing flush to bottom of top bearing area ,the boring bar will have a better stability and the bore would be possible

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Filed under Other, Random Ideas, Resources, Saddlebagrail's blog, Tech by saddlebagrail

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