I met AJ on the Gypsy Run back in 2012 before he created the panhead you see in its current form. We hadn’t previously met, but we rode the entire weekend with a small group of guys from neighboring towns. He was riding a shovel back then, and would soon commence spending a lot more of his nights and weekends finishing up work on the panhead. He put a lot into getting everything just right, which is not always an easy task. It was completed and entered into the world not long before The Race of Gentlemen 2015 - It made it’s debut and won the Night of TROGlodytes PICK for best bike. It’s always a good time riding with AJ, and I thank him for taking the time to let me do my thing. I hope my photographs give you a glimpse into just how badass this bike is - seeing is believing!!
Owner: AJ Milmoe Oakhurst, NJ
ChopCult member: SouthBendShovelSlayer
Engine, year and make, model, mods: 1949 Harley Davidson (EL), 1953 wishbone frame
Frame: 1953 harley wishbone
Fork: Replica I-Beam (V-Twin)
Chassis mods: Stock
Tire/wheel size and style: 21” front Star hub / 18” rear wheel Star hub
Favorite thing about the bike: Paint by Buddy Milz
Next modification will be: New bars / risers, maybe?
Others mods, accessories and cool parts: Wassell tank, Lee clutch pedal, cool z-bars, and seat
Building or riding story: The bike fought me to the end and I couldn’t be happier with it
Thanks to all my buddies that lent a hand! -AJ
Editor's note - I would like to welcome Mike Leslie to the contributing team and I'm looking forward to working with him. You can follow Mike's world via @formerlyasburymike.