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.