After a successful maiden voyage on this freshly built unit, Eli is ready to tear this beast down and give it the proper paint, polish and chrome it deserves. Bikes in the shakedown phase of development are popular around here, so we thought it would be cool to feature Alice in all her crusty glory.
Owner: Eli Wolf
Bike name: Alice
Engine year, make, model and modifications: 1980 OG cone shovel with dual-plug S&S heads for maximum drag racing capability. I put in a Daytona Twin Tec ignition that's firing a 4-post Dyna single-fire DC6-4 coil
Frame: 1980 FXWG, half black/half raw
Fork: Early '70's narrow Ness springer. It was a really random amazing CL find; the guy had it posted as a girder, no clue what he had. I just had to build a bike around that springer. It was in absolute perfect condition, never-been-run type deal. I couldn't leave a good enough thing alone however, so I hacked an 8-inch section out of it, which ruined that perfect 40-year-old chrome. Mr. Slim custom fabbed a steer tube that worked perfectly
Chassis mods: Hardtail section, 0" stretch, 1" lift. My great buddy Slim did the rear section for me
Rear wheel/tire size and style: 18" x 3.5" 40-spoke rear rim by Paughco with a 4.5" Firestone
Front wheel/tire size and style: 21" x 2.25" hoop laced to a 3-inch spool with SS spokes; 3.00" Speedmaster
Favorite thing about this bike: Building it, riding wheelies, and the six inches of clearance that keeps me from getting hung up on logs and stumps and what-not when I'm boondockin'
Next modifications: A few little things, OEM forward controls, some lathe work, shifter knobs, rear spacers etc. It's basically getting all torn down for days of sanding and polishing, then off for paint, powder and chrome
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: A bit-too-tall sissy bar, Lock Ness pipes, wild seat with a cell phone stash/charge spot, silky smooth foot clutch, tank mounts, XRP plumbing, Wilwood 4-piston calipers, polished stainless rotors, 7 Metal West fender, Biltwell Whiskey throttle, one mini posh switch for all the electrics, Old Pioneer headlight, oil tank by Slim, asymmetrical Bars by Steffan over at Zombie, the best Sporty tank ever from Jay at SPCL '79, Tiny Tit taillight from Gabe at AHC and a cute little Pinner air cleaner from Kim Boyle at BCM
Thanks: I have to thank all the derelictos that comes around and hang out in the cheapskate garage, my rad wife, and Pops for instilling in me a love for the H-D, and for kicking it to life the first time