This bike started life as a 1982 Harley-Davidson FLT but in 2007 the engine started knocking; the camshaft was out of alignment with the pushrod lifters. That led to a teardown and rebuild, of course. But it also led to an inverted front end because owner Steve Lundquist thought that would look pretty cool: “I am a boiler and electrical inspector who knows something about welding, but in practicality a novice at the start of this project. I needed to get into this, so MIG and TIG welders were purchased and welding skills were perfected to make it happen.”
While he was at it, Steve totally transformed this machine. The only stockery left on it are the two pieces that technically define it as a Shovelhead: the chassis and the engine. Everything else lost its job during the renovation. Turning an old FLT into a sleek café racer with late-model sportbike parts on your own like this is a pretty ambitious undertaking, but with his upgraded skill set, Steve did a terrific job.