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Harley-Davidson : Other Hand Built 1917 Tribute Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson : Other Hand Built 1917 Tribute Harley Davidson "CopperHead" IronHead! Rigid Frame!


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Year 1917

Make Harley-Davidson

Model -

Category Custom Motorcycles

Engine 1000

Posted Over 1 Month

You are looking at a "One of A Kind" Hand Built Thunder Road Motorcycles' Custom 1917 Harley Davidson replica rightfully dubbed "CopperHead"! This Motorcycle has been featured in Magazines, Calenders, and Taken "Best Hand Built Motorcycle" awards at various shows! This bike is NOT a kit. It started its life as a 1979 Harley Davidson Sportster and is currently registered as such today. But that is about the only info that will resemble its start as a 1979 Harley Davidson! The Ironhead 1000cc Sportster engine was chosen as the starting point of this project, the top end of this motor does not have through studs and allowed for heavy cosmetic modifications to produce the "One off" hand built "Copperhead" tribute you see today! This project was produced to portray the stylings and simple elegance of an early 1900's Harley Davidson but offer the owner features like electric start , disc brakes and modern controls! Finished in "Indian Burgundy" acrylic enamel paint, along with all hand painted lettering and striping, it is true to the vintage character it represents. This build took over 6 months to complete and most parts were completely fabricated from scratch using Hand Tools and a welder! The 21" Custom 80 Spoke Front & Rear wheels from "American Wire Wheel" with Radial Rotors are extraordinary! The disc brake set up looks like fine art accenting the wheels! Tires are 90-90-21 up front and 120-70-21 on rear. The unique "Jockey Shift" or Hand Shift with Rocker foot clutch smoothly shifts the 4 speed transmission and is a Fabricated marvel that must be seen in person! Antique accents like Gas primer cups, Gas Tank syringe, and Glass reader gauges exemplify an early century motorcycle but are not required for operation. This bike runs a standard 12 volt system and offers working headlight, tailight, signals and horn! The front forks were fabricated with the help of Factory H.D. Rockers & Springs and also feature one of a kind built-in dampener knobs with Latigo leather discs, all accenting the gold plated headlight bezel! The rear end including rear fender, tailight, and License plate bracket are all hinged and open to the side to allow for rear tire replacement when necessary! It has the standard points and Dyna coil, stock pistons, cams and lifters, the fuel is fed via a M88 Linkert Carburetor and has a dry sump oil system. The bike has been wired with all Mil-Spec wiring, and Euro Components Hand Controls operate the electronics. The riders seat was finished out by Persons Genuine Leather and offers a 3 stage built in cushion suspension. This bike is the nicest riding rigid frame you may ever experience! It is an absolute dream to ride and will draw crowds at every stop. If you have dreamed of owning a vintage Harley Davidson, but want some of the newer technology that makes your ride an enjoyable one, this is your one chance. This bike has about 175 miles on it since it was built and was last ridden in 2011. Since then it has been on display in a climate controlled facility until today. I will include links to video of it running today. FYI the exhaust is not smoking in the video, it has already dropped to 4 degrees celcius here.....brrrrrr! I know I have proabably missed on much of the info, but there is just too much to write about. Hopefully the links and videos will help to better describe this incredible build. Here is the link to Kneeslider, there's a short article and then a link to a youtube video: http://thekneeslider.com/copperhead-1917-harley-davidson-replica-from-a-1979-sportster/ Another short mention in the paper: http://autos.winnipegfreepress.com/news-article/willys-garage/World-of-WOW/id-4562/Video of it on the road and the hand built process:http://youtu.be/UQppNS9SyNo Magazine Spread: http://www.revolutionmotorcyclemag.com/en-featured-bike-No18.htm Start Up on a Cold Sunday November 9th afternoon! http://youtu.be/9CKEdttuLTo?list=UU8jT3L9ylnkMwKy89g_uLrg This bike is for sale locally and we reserve the right to remove the listing at anytime during this auction. The reserve is extremely reasonable and $Tens of thousands below build price! Please have all of your $$Funds in place along with your permission slips prior to bidding! We will report non-paying bidders and pursue costs incurred! Again please feel free to ask any questions, message me your phone number if you would like to chat about the bike! Please Remember: Bike is in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Shipping is Buyers responsibility, but we will do our best to work with your shipping company. Bike is sold 'as is' with no warranties stated or implied. Please check your local emissions and inspection requirements for registering motorcycles as all sales are final. We are not responsible for any shipping related issues once motorcycle leaves our possession. Deposit of $1000.00 via paypal due within 24 hours of Auction end, balance by certified funds within 7 days of Auction end. Thanks for looking!

Trim Sportster Ironhead