As far as power, the engine is an Ultima 113ci that he got with a six-speed transmission and BDL open primary. It was a package from Choppers-R-Us in Oklahoma.
So far Eric has not had any problems. This past year in Rockingham, North Carolina, he ran it on the 1/8-mile strip coming up with 7.25 seconds in hot conditions. He hopes to run low 7s in better conditions. “Man I abuse the heck out of it, pop wheelies, drag race it, whatever,” Eric says. The carb is an S&S Super G but was sent off to Triple X Carburetor in Texas to make it bigger (48 mm) and polish it.
When it came time for paint, Eric covered his garage in plastic sheeting and sprayed the tins…twice. “Man it was hell. It was late December so I had to keep the garage warmed because it isn’t heated. I didn’t get it right the first time but I did the second.” It took Eric a week of returning home from work and running straight to the garage to finish the Charcoal standard size flake with black outlines.
With all of the different style changes this bike has seen, Eric’s wife again lent some encouragement. She told him he needed to find a new bike or he would eventually keep changing this one until it turned into a mess. So he scored a pretty cheap ’80 FLH shovelhead as a new project. He plans on doing a simple chop. “At least this one will be better to ride with my wife, she rides on that thing,” Eric states as he points at the hardtail. “She bounces all over the place.” Eric wants to make it a resto-mod. “I want to keep some of the old flare but modernize it a bit. Keep it tasteful but modern.” And as is true of his current bike, he finished by saying, “Less is more, ya know?” HB
|Bike Owner||Eric Stein|
|Fabrication||Eric Stein/Randy Smith (Welder)|
|Build Time||Under 60 days|
|Air Cleaner||So-Cal Speed Shop/Owner|
|Clutch||BDL w/Lock Up Pressure Plate|
|Front Manufacturer ||H-D 41mm, shaved and polished|
|Length||2 inches under|
|Triple Trees||GMA Sporty Trees bored to 41mm|
|Rear Manufacturer||N/A |
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Manufacturer Front/Type||H-D/Sporty, Spoke|
|Tire/size||Pirelli Scorpion 90/90-21|
|Color||Black w/Charcoal standard-size flake|
|Rear Fender||Front Street Cycle|
|Gas Tank & Cap||Sporty/Owner, Bare Knuckle Choppers|
|Oil Tank||Mooneyes w/Fab Kevin Mount|
|Handlebars||Bare Knuckle Choppers|
|Footpegs||Heavy Knurled Aluminum|
|License||Mount Fab Kevin|