Name: Matt Harris
Shop Name: 40Cal Customs
Handles: #40calcustoms @40calcustoms
Hometown: Alcoa, TN
First Bike: 1969 XLCH
Years Building: 10
Favorite Food: Steak rare enough a good vet could still save it
Favorite Beverage: Sweet tea
Favorite Spot on Earth: Anywhere I can be with my wife and my family by my side
Your Speed and Style bike build consists of: An old soul with a one-off chassis and suspension setup rolling on 25-inch and 24-inch clincher rims front and rear, respectively
What engine is powering your creation? The Harley 120R Twin Cam race engine
Other outstanding attributes and modifications of your build?
We began with an engine, trans, and some raw material. The frame is mainly constructed of 1937 Ford radius rods, mild steel tube, and a handmade, stainless slip joint neck. The springer front end was made in-house. Rear suspension comes via leaf springs in a quarter ellipse configuration. The Harley-Davidson 120R power plant is backed by a H-D six-speed trans and is heavily modified. Based off early Harley XR 750s, the engine is now fit to run two “front” heads as opposed to front rear. We are also running a mechanical Hilborn injection setup. The engine has been show polished and is set to run on alcohol! A handmade, all-aluminum fuel tank and tailsection round out the machine.