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This bike belongs to Michele and I. It started life as a 1976 bicentennial FLH. We've had her for 22 years. 18 of those years the bike was a two wheeler. Then we stumbled on the sidecar which had original matching paint from 1980 & 81,(The sheet metal on the bike is 80/81 OEM painted parts)we couldn't pass up the sidecar. Since we've had the bike for 22 years and our own kids are now college age, we figured there may come a day when grandkids will be in the picture.

When/if we're blessed with grandkids, I want them to grow up remembering going for rides in gran'ma and gran'pa's sidecar. Gotta get 'em started as young as possible y'know!! I'm sure I can rig up a seatbelt in the sidecar to fasten in a baby seat!!

When I got this bike, it was a burn victim. All the original fiber glass bags/fairing, rubber and anything else flammable was gone. The bike was a rusty, sooty and gooey mess. The rust was from the water used to put the fire out. It is part of our estate and about the only thing of any real value that we own.

I ride it daily during the riding season and I ride well into the cold weather months up until they put salt on the roads around here. The ol'
girl has taken us on many journeys and will take us on many more.

The engine now has 4 3/4 wheels under the stock bore using T&O torque monster flywheels. The compression is a true 10.2:1 using single spark plug heads, 560 S&S cam and power arc ignition which I've programmed myself to suit this engine's unique needs. The programming took me over a month's worth of trips from shop to home and vice versa. The bike runs very smooth for such a long stroke and can run down the interstate all day long. There are many other things I've done to the drivetrain to make this bike suit my needs. But since it is my bike, it is never truly "completed". I'm always tinkering with something in an effort to make it a little bit better. Next year's plans are heated grips so my fingers quit going numb when the cold weather arrives again!

I hope you like our old bike. But don't let old bikes fool you, I can take care of that late model machine you have too!

 

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This (very) custom bike belongs to Ryan at Paragon Customs. The engine is a modified S&S 113. I won’t bore you with the engines details.

I’ve known this engine for 8 years now. Every time it ran, it has been run very HARD. The engine used to live in another bike. That bike was owned by a customer named Chad prior to Ryan purchasing that bike. Chad had me modify the engine back in 2000. It has made a dyno run of 134 horsepower and 135 ft lbs torque. In the twenty years of being in the motorcycle industry, I’ve only had 3 customers total that will use a modified engine to its full potential. Chad is one of them. When Ryan purchased the bike, he didn’t give it a rest either. This engine has even managed to stomp on a Screamin’ Eagle 113 twin cam running with a solo rider on it while this 113 was carrying a passenger to boot!

After 8 years of being in service, Ryan had me disassemble the engine to look it over and give him the parts he needed for cosmetic upgrades. This 113 is a testament to S&S Cycle’s engineering. I was very surprised at the condition of the engine after such a long life of abuse without any failure of the engine during that time. Everything was within spec and could’ve simply been reassembled and put back into service but as long as it was apart, I refreshed the engine from top to bottom.

It now enjoys life in a very custom bike. This bike DOES get ridden a lot. It is not just to look at.

Thanks Ryan, I’m sure we’ll do more business down the road.

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Troy brought his bike to me a number of years ago. Intially it was a stock pearl white fatboy. He had me take it down to the bare frame in order to get more "white" onto the bike. I must say it worked out well. Since then, he has had work done every winter (maintenance season here in Wisconsin!). First he had the displacement upped to 95" and I installed some Headquarters tornado cams along with 10.25 pistons to be run as-is during the riding season. The following "maintenance season" he had finish the engine work with flowed heads by Tom at Mountain Performance (Have I mentioned how awesome Tom's work is?), ignition system upgrade and a 45mm Mikuni carb. Troy and Christan are a couple of our very best friends. If there bike is on the road, it is highly likely that ours is on the road right along with them. Thanks for letting us take care of your bike guys!

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Carl started bringing me this 67 for routine work about 4 years ago. During that time he's had me rebuild the engine and countless other repairs to whip this bike into the awesome condition it is in today. It has fresh paint, new rims, spokes, brakes, complete wire harness (original style) and many other small details. This bike has REALLY been restored to be a very dependable machine. Plus it looks awesome. A guy doesn't see many old machines like this in such good condition. Carl takes care of this bike as if it were his child. Nothing is left to go w/out attention if it is needed. Thanks for allowing me to keep this old beauty running for you Carl.

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This sweet old '62 belongs to Matt. He got it from his dad. Back in 05 he was having a good day riding when the engine suddenly locked up. It sat in a shed for 3 years before he brought it to me. Luckily, the failure was not super catastrophic. All the original internal engine parts were reuseable. Matt had me go through the tranmission also AND he had me give the rest of the bike a good ol' once over. The rear juice brake needed a complete rebuilding, swingarm bearings, neck bearings, front hub work, fork work and much more. Matt sold his '06 bagger and rides this 62 daily during Wisconsin's riding season generally with an ear to ear grin. Everywhere he goes with this bike attracts a crowd. Thanks for letting me get the old girl up, running and dependable for you Matt.

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This old sweetheard belongs to Mike. Mike is an OTR driver but when he is home, this is one of his favorite rides out of his stable of 5 bikes. This is a 1950. He found it in a barn somewhere out in Iowa. I've rebuilt the engine and trans and Mike has had other work done to the forks and wheels before he started bringing the bike to our shop. The ol' girl runs like a swiss watch. Foot clutch, tank shift. It's a fun ride to say the least.
Thanks for letting me take care of your "herd" Mike.

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This 68 belongs to Mike J. He brought this to me in more or less a bunch of boxes. I went through the engine and trans then proceeded to reassemble the rest of the bike taking care of any issues that came up along the way. The bike is a real gem and it runs great. It was a fun restoration. Thanks Mike!

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Geoff's bike was brought to me as an odd situation. Originally the bike was constructed around a very worn out ironhead engine with the intention of using that engine in the completed build. After the initial construction was done, the bike was brought to me to finish. This included removing the ironhead breaking it down and evaluating the engine. Suffice it to say, that engine was shot beyond repair or should I say, repair would've been very very expensive. Literaly everything in the engine was very worn out and the crankcases were cracked back by the transmission.
Geoff opt to get the evo 1200 engine you see in the bike now. Because the evo was being installed, more work had to be done to the frame in order to make the engine work. This led to an entire host of other issues that involved rear wheel alignment and issues with chain clearance. All in all, once we got over these hurdles, the bike turned out awesome! Thanks for work Geoff!

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This is another fine restoration brought to me by Thom. The bike is a '71 FLH. When it came in to the shop, it was rough, really rough. Thom had me tear the bike down to bare frame and rebuild absolutely everything including engine, trans, every single bearing, nut, bolt and anything else you can think of on the bike. This bike is literally a brand new 1971 FLH. Powder coating, chrome and paint applied where needed really makes this old bike look good. Thanks Thom! I love restoring these older bikes!

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This bike belongs to Boots. I built only the engine for him. He did everything else. Boots supplied me with the crankcases. From there, everything else is Flathead Power parts (pre S&S ownership) and S&S parts. The engine is 89" and was fun to build. You have to love the look of a knuckle. I think they're be best looking engine HD ever produced. Boots, you did an awesome job building this bike and I'm glad to hear you ride it often.
Thanks Shane

 

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Craig’s bike came to me after it failed the engine severely for the 2nd time. Craig is admittedly hard on his bike. It had always been built by an HD dealer using HD’s screamin eagle parts exclusively. The parts couldn’t hold up to Craig’s use (not abuse!). The latest failure was an inboard cam bearing that unleashed the rollers to wreak havoc within the engine. I also found that his flywheels had shifted on the crankpin. After discussing the options with him, I suggested that he get away from using a few of HD’s parts that cannot hold up to sustained high rpm. He turned me loose to get the job done.

I converted the engine into a 106”. To address the flywheel shift issue I used S&S 4 ½ stroke wheels modified by the Hoban Brothers at Darkhorse Crankworks.

I used full compliment Torrington bearings for the inboard cam bearings. HD uses INA bearings which are not nearly as robust. Then I Installed Screamin Eagle 257 cams and Screamin Eagle 50mm throttle body using Kuryakyn intake flanges so the T-body would fit 05-earlier heads. I also made the necessary modifications to the wire harness to use the 50mm T-body. Tom at Mountain performance did the head work. Did I mention that Tom does fantastic flow work?

The paint is done by none other than Ryan at Paragon Customs This bike will get your attention both by it’s looks and power.

Thanks for bringing your bike to us to fix what was ailing it Craig!

 

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Rich brought this bike to me to give ‘er the ol’ once over. I removed all painted parts and turned them over to my friend Ryan at Paragon Customs. He did all the nice flat black work. Take a look at his site if you’ve time, he does awesome painting.

Besides the paint, Rich had me tweak the engine to 95” with ported heads by Tom at Mountain Performance, Daytona Twin Tec closed loop EFI, 50 mm Screamin Eagle throttle body and Tornado cams from Headquarters. I also installed a Fullsac exhaust conversion that uses the stock header system to switch over to a true dual exhaust system. This baby is a 95” torque monster that works excellent for those long hauls with plenty of passing power. After break-in Rich brought the bike to me for some fine tuning. I nailed it for all its worth going across a bridge near here. The bridge is significantly less than a ¼ mile in length and this big ol’ bagger hit 105 mph at the end of the bridge. Not bad for a touring machine!

Thanks for bringing the bike to us Rich

 

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Steve’s bike came to me with “aggravated blower syndrome”. The bearings within the blower had failed. When I disassembled it, I found some incorrect installations that didn’t provide the blower’s gears and bearings with the necessary oiling. I also found incorrect cams, pistons and carburetion installed for use with a blower. The blower I had to send out to Bill at Magna charger. I simply don’t have the facility needed to address its issues.

After some discussion with Bill, I ordered the correct pistons and cams and he advised that I send the carb to one of his partners to have a special Mikuni needle installed and tweaked by that same person.

That did it. This bike runs like a scalded dog!

I must say it is also thee loudest bike I’ve ever ridden on the street. People around here are accustomed to drag pipes but this bike was causing folks walking on the side walk to put their fingers in their ears! My own ears were ringing after riding it.

Thanks for bringing my your bike Steve! From what you’ve told me, it has never run this well since you’ve owned it!

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This 05 Deuce belongs to DJ and has a 95” kit installed. Heads are ported by Tom at Mountain performance. Cams are Tornado cams from Headquarters, 50mm Screamin’ Eagle throttle body using Kuryakyn’s adapter flanges to install the throttle body on 05-earlier heads, Hooker pipes and Daytona Twin tec closed loop fuel injection. I had to change a number of connectors on the wire harness to make the throttle body work. This is a very spirited 95 inch that will surprise many big inch riders. Thanks for letting build your engine for you DJ!

 

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This ’97 Road King belongs to Greg. He is a good customer that brings all of his work (when needed) to us. Roughly 2 years ago Greg approached us with a dilemma. He wasn’t sure if he should purchase a new bike or make his old bike the way he’d like it to be. He opted for the latter. Greg had us give his bike a full face lift. The bike originally was Magnetti Mirelli fuel injected. We changed that over to a Delphi style injection system using a Daytona Twin Tec TCFI II ECM. These are some very good performance ECM’s. The more we use them, the better they seem to work. Greg also had us drop in a crate S&S 124, 6 speed transmission and a Rivera clutch to hold the ponies in place. Greg took the painted pieces to have the color of his choice applied. He also had us install new spoked wheels rather then keep the cast wheels that were in place. There are a lot of other details on this bike but to many to cover here. Now, 2 years later he had us remove the painted parts to have a nice flame job applied.

The artwork is done by Ryan at Paragon Customs. www.paragoncustoms.com

The bike looks great and has the “go” that fits well with the “show”. - Nice bike Greg!

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This hill climber belongs to my good friend Chris. He likes using Harleys in a different environment. Chris competes in AMA district 16 (Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula). Chris and this bike do quite well. He competes in the open class. In ’05 he placed 2nd for the season. In ’06 he was 5th and in ’07 he was 3rd. Not bad Chris!!!
Chris is an owner of CMJ raceway in Hixton, WI. One of the best MX tracks in the state. The track has some of the best dirt, best terrain and awesome challenges for even the most experienced MX racer. It also has a hill climb and numerous trails throughout the property. Go to www.cmjraceway.com to check it out.
It's a 89” Sporty engine, all S&S including cases. I haven’t tuned it “hands on” but Chris has contacted me for advice. Frame is a Suzuki RM-250 with a KTM subframe. Suspension is Race Tech by Mike’s Motorsports.
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This nice old ’41 Indian belongs to Bob. This bike is a daily runner. I don’t typically work on Indians but Bob did bring the cylinders to us for some machine work. I farmed out the work to a machinist that I use regularly. He does outstanding work. The cylinders had to be resleeved as they were at their max oversize. Now it is back to a 74” engine with a new start on life. I sourced the parts necessary to repair the cylinders - That’s it. I think it’s cool to see an old machine like this still being ridden daily. - Nice ’41 Indian Bob!
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This is an ’84 FLH rear belt drive, complete to bare frame restoration. Alex did almost all of the wrenching on this bike, I just built the engine and gave him a few pointers. The engine is a 96” using stock cases and all S&S parts. It is 10:1 with the 560 cam. I did some special balancing on the flywheels rather than just installing an assembled set from S&S. I did some other trade secrets as well toaddress stroker vibration issues. Alex tells me the bike is very powerful and smoooooooooth!! Hat’s off to Alex, he did a very good job customizing this bike.
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Rick bought this bike in 06 and it was in very rough condition. The engine was still a 74” that was stock except for the carb. This is Rick’s first attempt at customizing. He did one hell of a job. Very creative. Thank you Rick!

UPDATE ON RICK'S BIKE: Back in 07 Rick brought me the engine and transmission. This is one heck of a sleeper shovelhead. It is now an 89" using S&S dual plugged heads flowed by Tom at Mountain Performance running a true 10:1 compression, S&S 560 cam and S&S 1.50:1 rocker arms for a full .590 valve lift. Let me tell ya, this bike will STOMP on most big inch machines. The power to weight ratio makes this bike incredibly quick. It is a handful with a foot clutch and jockey shift but once you get your left hand back up to the bars you can really twist the wick. Thanks for letting me build your sleeper Rick!

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This fuel injected 2005 Wide Glide photo was sent to us by Jason from Graham, North Carolina.

Thank you Jason!

 

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This wolf in sheep’s clothing is a fire breathing 116” with very nice table manners. You can putt all day if you wish but when you grab a handful of throttle, you damn well better be ready.

I originally built this engine for Allen from the Reedsburg, WI area. It features an S&S 116" motor with modified heads/compression and ignition system. This engine runs just a shade under a 12:1 compressin ratio. It has had a dyno run of 134 hp and 142 ft/lbs of torque and at the time of the build (back around 2001) I considered this bike to be my best "poster child" machine. It has posted a 10.95 ET at the dragstrip in Earlsville, IA.

To the best of my knowledge, this bike now resides in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. It generally lives at an average elevation of about 6000 feet.

The new owner has contacted me a time or two with some questions. Our conversations have usually ended with "NOTHING runs with this bike around here!" I consider his comments as a compliment to both S&S's engineering and my work to get even more out the engine than the S&S production parts already do on their own.

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This nice looking custom was built by Midwest Choppers of Galesburg, IL. The owner Dr. Ted Parins resides in the Sauk City area and brings the bike to Shanedrive's LLC for routine service.
Thanks Dr. Parins

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This custom Softail features a high performance 95" motor, electronic fuel injection and screaming eagle race tuner. Another nice bike built by Shanedrives! Thanks Tim

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This photo comes to us from Prairie du Sac, WI. This 1981 Milwaukee Edition XL photo was  sent in by "Charlie with the orange Harley" a member of ABATE, MRF and AMA. His scoot features a customized rear fender and 79 XL Siamese pipes. A few years back Charlie brought the Orange sporty to us for a rebuild. The engine is still stock except he had EVERYTHING powder coated matte black. It looks awesome and runs just as well as it looks. Charlie has had this bike for a long time and he takes very good care of it.

From Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
"More Midnight Thunder"...Charlie"

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This photo comes to us from Jeff in Racine, Wisconsin. This 1981 Low Rider has several custom features, including an actual WWII e-tool air cleaner cover, custom rear fender and custom painted Premo belt drive. Great looking ride!
Thanks Jeff!

From Racine, Wisconsin
"Jeff says...deze nuts, want some?"

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This photo was emailed to us from Green Bay, Wisconsin by Ken Wolfe at "Full Throttle Cycles"

From Green Bay, Wisconsin
"Ride Full Throttle...Wolfe"


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