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Old 15th February 2017
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I'm still pretty new here. My name is Ryan, and I'm a tattoo apprentice from Maine. Since there is 3 feet of snow on the ground right now and I'm missing warm weather and riding, i figured id share some photos with you guys here at XLF

My bike started life as a 1986 883, and was pretty ugly in my opinion. I love the look of the post war knucklehead/pan bobbers, but that just wasn't in my budget... so i ended up with a sporty. I in listed the skills of my buddy Prent to do the work as I currently don't have a garage or the time to put into a build like this. He was able to do everything i wanted, I would bring him a pile of parts and he made em fit. My little Sporty turned out exactly how i envisioned.

ok, enough with the gab and on with the pictures!















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Paint inspiration... All 3 of these are "1941 cruiser green" I tried to get close















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Very nice. I like it.
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Looks like a old hard tail Knuck/Pan setup to me. Nice location on Battery and Oil tank.
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Nice work man! You captured the old knuck/pan style on a Sporty. Beautiful.
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Thanks guys!

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Nice work man! You captured the old knuck/pan style on a Sporty. Beautiful.
1950 Plymouth business coupe on your flickr? My dad built a 50 convertible years ago

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Yes it is. Still a work in progress.
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I built a 1951 opera window Dodge Pickup with a 3 speed back when I was in the USMC.

Back then, I found they still used those flathead 6 cylinder .motors in forklifts.
So new Engine parts were available still.
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I built a 1951 opera window Dodge Pickup with a 3 speed back when I was in the USMC.

Back then, I found they still used those flathead 6 cylinder .motors in forklifts.
So new Engine parts were available still.
Old forklifts were a source for those motor parts for years. My coupe still has the original 218 which needs rebuilt. Not sure if I will or go with a Mopar v8. That 218 just won't cut it on an interstate these days.
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I was over my lust for a rigid. Was. Absolutely stunning bike, man.
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Wow. Stunning
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