For His Service To Our Country – 1975 Harley-Davidson Super Glide
Building One From The Ground Up, Part II
After several months of collaboration, panhandling, and promises of grandeur, my brother’s bike build was underway. Thanks to the help of Sucker Punch Sallys, I was definitely making progress building a kickass motorcycle for my brother, a U.S. soldier (see the background intro in last month’s issue).
After getting the original parts from SPS in Phoenix, I started to get parts from several different companies. SPS in Ohio sent a 1975 Super Glide frontend. Greg Westbury of Westbury Cycles sent a gas cap. Belt Drives Limited sent a 3-inch belt drive. We contacted Fab Kevin, who gave us a smoking deal on a brake light/license bracket. J&P; Cycles offered up a transmission, and Custom Chrome kicked down a bunch of parts as well. Kirk Taylor from Custom Design Studios offered to do the paint. As the parts rolled in, I took the build as far as I could before heading to Lucky Devil Custom Cycles to have Kent Weeks give me a hand with welding and final mock-up before shipping the parts out for paint. The adventure continues.