Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet n' Skinny

This is a repost from our Backtalk boards, but I thought it was cool enough to warrant a double dip. Nick is a good ol American boy living in the land of the rising son. He most recently wrote a piece for our up coming issue (#114) about getting a stock American Harley Dyna "legal" in Japan. You think it sucks standing in line at the DMV waiting to transfer titles on your new bike? HA! the stuff he had to go through makes our DMVs look like a hoppin' night club party. Really, they don't fuck around over there when it comes to emissions, noise, stopping power, even making sure the direction of your headlamp is dead center! Yipes! Anyways, here's a really neat little sled he found over there. Enjoy!


"Dan W will remember this one from the Psycho rally. The dude who built it had lived in Chicago and spoke english really well, also a really nice guy. Here are a few of the things he pointed out on it that were very impressive that you just can't really get by glancing at it: 

- While it is a swing arm frame, the rear was actually narrowed something like 1 inch on either side
- Not a single lever on the bars, yet there is still a hydraulic front brake that works really well by twisting forward on the left grip.
- L Carb/magneto/mid peg combination.....which is just chopper cool-ness no matter how you slice it
- The stock oil tank had been modified so the lines run through the middle...which blew me away that someone could take such a bland, what I consider ugly part, and make it awesome.
- Finned tranny cover
- The seat was rock fucking hard but anyone who sat on the bike was smiling....because its just cool as hell

I bet the guy himself could point out 800 more things that make it cooler than just about anything else rolling but that is what I can remember off hand. Enjoy."


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Nick

http://freenosgarage.blogspot.com/


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