(Click on the "Building anutha Bike why oh why do i do this"for the link to the other nightmare)
Over the course of the last 7 Months i've been Collecting ,buying and hunting down parts for my Last Bike . Last as in I don't plan to build anutha one , yeah i said that last time though .
I Cast my mind back to last year when i sold my little black Bandit Chop , me an it had some great times together a very basic Hardtail Bike no frills or extra crap on it just a 400lb 125 BHP + bike that would rip the arms out of my sockets and to make life intresting it had fuck all ground clearence .built that in 2003 there 's a link to the first version hearabouts. Loved that bike so much i put 17,000 miles on it in 6 months , beileve you me the UK ain't very big but when you ride a bike you love that much its suprising how quickly the miles rack up.
So onto the "Harley" Up until April Last year i had never owned or ridden one , actually as a kid with no brains (older now still no brains though) i hated Harleys "overpriced old age piles of slow overweight crap" seemed to be in my mind often , my bruvver was a Harley lover then and still is now but due to other circumstances he won't ever be able to ride a bike so we would allways argue . he'd defend the Motor Company to the point of blood being spilled between us i never could understand his conviction of a bike he would never own .
So April last year i rang him up "Barrie i've bought anutha bike" him "wot is it?" me "its a Harley FXR" him "........................................." silence i shit myself why well he swore if i ever bought one he would break both of my legs as he thought i'd buy one to abuse it (me never) so after a sharp intake of and realisizing he hand't slammed the phone down to get in his car and drive 100 miles to bust me legs he simply said "send me some photographs" then he slammed the fucking phone down .
I rode the bike a lot last year did a few Rallies then in July that evil little bastid inside my head painted a picture of a Custom harley ...........uh oh...........!!!! .
Well that fucker has been sitting there inside my head that bike since 1976 yeah i saw easyrider and i remember thinking how fucking wicked it would be to one day build my own custom harley Hardtail ..............
so here we are it's feburary i've been living on £32 a week buying value food from the supermarket and value beer (tastes awfull but it's cheaper than bottled water go figure that huh) and of course my rolling bacci , all the rest of my wages pay the bills which thankfully are cheap here the rest goes on that goddam evil little bastid dream in my head so the parts are piling up in the bedroom ., i've even thrown my bed away to make more room in there for the build . its ok it was a crap bed and i've got a sofa to sleep on.
The collection is almost complete bar a few small parts in 2 months or so i'll be filling up a friends car with everything then its a short road trip to the other side of the UK to the poor sod i have elected to build the frame .
whilst i can wrench an spanner stuff quite well i can't weld so not being that stupid (honest i'm not) Joe will do the sticking the metal parts together part . Once thats done i'll drag the lot home chuck everything into a local Powdercoaters to have everything possible coated in a flat black colour i don't do fancy paint i use my bike to ride rally and party so it ends up looking like a pack mule most of the time when i'm travelling
with luck and obviosulsy with a bit more money they'll be a part 2 on here to this nightmare showing the dry build minus the engine coz i still need the FXR on the road till the last minite as its my only means of transport when i'm not working and i will put the FXR Engine back in the fxr in a few years as i'm only borrowing it coz even when the first version is built and being used i have this other urge to get a rather Special Motor for my Last Bike Build
but that'll have to wait a while