Andy's Gasbox Ironhead


Part two of this month's Gasbox trilogy gives CC readers a peek at this stunning Harley XL. A paradigm of detailed understatement, the ironhead young Jesse Bassett built for a man named Andy is a stunner from every angle.

Jesse was sick when I bombarded the one-man master crafter with questions about his business and the bikes he builds there, so no litany of tech details was forthcoming. That being said, Jesse is a friendly character who's quick with a laugh and a smile, and I think he prefers to let the machinery do the talking. We're cool with that, brother. Thanks for letting us stick our nose in your buisiness.



Bike owner: Andy

Builder: Jesse Bassett

Frame model and mods, if any: H-D XL front section with Gasbox rigid rear

Fork: Reproduction VL style springer

Motor mods and details: 1976 Harley Sportster rebuilt by Gasbox with PB+ cams, 9:1 compression pistons, balanced flywheels, Andrews tranny gears and S&S carburetor

Custom-fabbed bits: Gasbox handlebars, gas tank, rear fender, oil tank, exhaust, foot controls, license plate bracket and battery box

Front wheel specs: 19” Avon Speedmaster tire with stainless spokes and modified BSA front drum brake

Rear wheel specs: 18” Avon MKII tire with stainless spokes and stock Sportster hub and drum brake

Paint by Jerry Koenigsmark

Seat by Jason’s Custom Upholstery

Thanks to my girlfriend Kris

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Commented on 10-17-2011 At 04:36 am

very nice and clean. colors look great

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 04:51 am

Really digging this bike, awesome job. The simplicity of the build is what makes it so awesome cause it's not busy and distracting. Beautiful!

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 05:29 am

I am really liking everything about this one.

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 10:40 am

Really, really, good looking motorbike.

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 10:50 am

i saw this bike in person saturday. pretty slick bike.

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 11:16 am

Very clean and simple. Understated and it flows so nicely. I'm digging the shade of blue too. I was thinking of that same color for my shovel project.

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 11:17 am

real clean/put together well. go Gasbox and all!

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 11:51 am

Nice ride, I like the aluminum finishes

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 12:20 pm

Clean and simple. Love it.

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 04:58 pm

super nice, really like that seat

Commented on 10-17-2011 At 07:02 pm

Love the "no chrome" even took the chrome off the ibeam springs. Alum and cad looks great on black.

Commented on 10-18-2011 At 06:12 am

Gorgeous, one of the cleanest IH's I've seen. Well done.

Commented on 10-18-2011 At 07:00 am

real clean and slick looking

Commented on 10-18-2011 At 01:11 pm

good to see someone representing the midwest with style

Commented on 10-20-2011 At 12:01 pm

The finish work on everything is crazy...beautiful work. Wish my work looked like that. Nice.

Commented on 10-23-2011 At 07:20 pm

Clean ass bike man!!

Commented on 2-8-2012 At 12:10 pm

slick, clean and mean. I love the blue paint good lookin bike!

Commented on 11-29-2012 At 09:06 am

niiiice bike

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