I realized lately that I haven't ever put much info up about my bike. It is always passed by at most major events because it is stock framed and nothing special to anyone but me. Several people have touched this bike over the years that are significant in the motorcycle world.
It started life as a black 1995 Super Glide. Dad bought it from Ray Worth back when Ray was selling bikes to his old friends at cost. I bought a green 1996 Super Glide at Zylstra Harley-Davidson for $15,000. Dad bought this bike from Ray for less than $10,000. It pays to have friends in high places!
In 1998 I sold my green bike and bought this one from Dad when he bought a new Wide Glide. It has been worked over a lot through the years. It is now a 88 inch hot rod with just about all the modifications (except stroking) that can be done and still run well as a daily driver. It dynos at 90 horsepower. The late Rex Adams "Crazy Paint" painted the flames. He went to high school with Dad. Jack Larson built the latest version of the motor. He really did a good job. It runs great.
Rex died on December 7, 2002. Dad went to his funeral. It was a small service, but done well. I will always remember his muraled panel truck and all of his red hair from when I was a kid.
If you are looking for Jack Larson for some motor work he runs an advertisement in Wide Open and has a website here.
Yes it is fast...no you can't ride it!
87,000 miles can wear the finish off your start button and on/off switch!
I decided to take some photos and put some info up about my Super Glide. I haven't ever done much on it before so I wheeled it out and took some photos on Sunday. Wesley followed me around with his camera and took some photos of his own. I promised I would post them so here they are. Not bad for a 4 year old!
Yesterday Wesley and I went to the open house at Bloodline Tattoo and Cuts in Independence. I saw on facebook that it was going on in the afternoon and I was done with my weekend chores so it worked out great.
We packed up on the Super Glide and stopped at the bank to get some cash. My bike doesn't run very good at an idle. This due to the high lift cam and other speed work that has been done. While we were in the ATM lane I was getting our money, receipt and card to put back in my wallet. My hands were full and the engine was starting to run rough and getting ready to die. Just as this was happening Wesley reached over and twisted the throttle to keep it running. The then turned around to see my reaction (little ones do this to see if they are in trouble). I told him he did good.
It almost brought a little tear to my eye! I think he is catching on to being a motorcycle bum.
Here are some photos of the Brookelyn's Bombshell girls washing our bike. The girl in the blue green bikini went to high school with me. Yeah if you do the math that makes her almost 40. She still looks good! Must be all her clean living. Can't say so much for myself...
I went to Ralph Wayne's show again this year. I have been going for over 10 years now. It is one of the coolest shows I have ever been to.
Followed Dad on his 1979 Shovelhead. We decided to go to Gail's and see what was happening then go to Ralph's. The Shovel didn't make it to Gail's...tail light fell off, mirrors were flopping around and it started running on one cylinder. We had to turn around and follow Dad to limp it home so he could get his Heritage and then arrive in full old man style!
Ralph's was busy, but not the biggest crowd I have ever seen there. Probably less "newbies" and more of a seasoned crowd. It was a good time. Here are a few pics.