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Lock Baker's Steel Butterfly

 

Lock Baker is well known for his wildly original eye-catching motorcycles. This machine may be the least over the top in comparison to Lock's other creations, but it's still miles from boring. Lock has owned the bike for quite a while and it's been through several incarnations until it evolved into what you see here. Peruse the details and note the vast amount of cast items: tailight, foot controls, front hub, etc. These bits, each one a small work of art, really put E-Fab's motorcycles ahead of the pack.

 

"Steel Butterfly"
motor: 79 shovel cases, STD panheads, s and s flywheels, carillo rods, kb pistons. displacement is 84". cylinders and heads have re-shaped fins. ignition is a hunt mag, carb is a super B. static ballanced at 55%.
     Frame: HD wishbone rigid
Trans: HD rotary top jockey shift, '78. primary is a indian larry chain.
Sheetmetal: 3 gallon HD tanks, e-fab fender and oil tank.
     fork is ceriani road race.
other efab parts: pipes, seat, bars, foor controls, taillight, grips, front hub,plumbing and linkages, shifter.
 
       This bike has been through many incarnations. It was originally a 1978 superglide. Next it became the "rusty buzzard" (old efab bike), then a rat bike in japanese style, and now this. This is my personal bike. I know everything about it and have perfected it to the point where im not sure if it can be improved on without completely starting over again. I runs great, has the right amount of power for its application, and is comfortable for me. It is 100% predictable after owning it for so long. The paint was done by Robert Pradke, who did an outstanding job.

Engine: '79 shovel cases, STD panheads, S&S flywheels, Carillo rods, KB pistons. 84" CID. Cylinders and heads have reshaped fins, Hunt mag, Super E carb   

Frame: H-D wishbone rigid

Trans: H-D rotary top jockey shift, '78 primary is an Indian Larry chain design

Sheetmetal: 3-gallon H-D tanks, E-Fab fender and oil tank 

Fork: Ceriani road race

Other E-Fab parts: Pipes, seat, bars, foot controls, taillight, grips, front hub, plumbing and linkage, shifter      

in Lock's own words: This bike has been through many incarnations. It was originally a 1978 Superglide. Next it became the "Rusty Buzzard" (old E-Fab bike), then a rat bike in Japanese style and now this. This is my personal bike. I know everything about it and have perfected it to the point where I'm not sure if it can be improved upon without completely starting over again. It runs great, has the right amount of power for its application, and is comfortable for me. It is 100% predictable after owning it for so long. The paint was done by Robert Pradke, who did an outstanding job.

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Commented on 4-11-2011 At 01:05 pm
 

awesome machine. the details are top notch

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 01:16 pm
 

this bike makes me smile, feel warm inside, thanks.

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 01:57 pm
 

Very sick bike love allthe cast items that kicker pedal is a step up!! very nice keep up tthe great work!!

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 02:23 pm
 

Had the privilege of seeing this in person. A lot of awesome one-off parts and a keen eye to details that make this bike super clean and unique. One of my favorites from the Lot.

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 03:09 pm
 

very clean looking. that is just a beautiful bike to say the very least.

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 04:29 pm
 

straight forward, sick ass chopper

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 04:47 pm
 

holy shit man that's a bad ass pan. love that seat!

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 04:56 pm
 

THe Exhaust brackets are awesome

Commented on 4-11-2011 At 06:58 pm
 

Incredible.

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 01:03 am
 

That manual Retard/advance lever on the mag is the Shit!I can appreciate all of the Eastern Fabrication bikes and Locks attention to detail, but most of the bikes are a little too over the top for my personal tastes, but this bike is an awesome example of cool shit, done to the limit, without going over......love the foot pegs too....details, it's in the details

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 02:02 am
 

my favorite part is the leaf spring kickstand. very cool!

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 02:07 am
 

fancy schmancy

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 05:07 am
 

Amazing. Those tires are groovy!

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 03:20 pm
 

I tried to think of something really deep to say but, I am sticking with "wow".

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 08:44 pm
 

Kickstand and pipes- cmon!

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 09:56 pm
 

I would sport one of those kick stands...

Commented on 4-12-2011 At 10:29 pm
 

Sickest kickstand I've ever seen.
RTW.

Commented on 4-13-2011 At 01:55 am
 

That kickstand is O.K. His new ones are way sicker, it won't break and it's milled from billet stainless. The price isn't bad either considering it's half that of a Matt Hotch (or is it Hot Match)and it actually does something.

Commented on 4-13-2011 At 02:38 am
 

This was by far one of the coolest bikes I saw in Daytona. My buddies and I spent a long time poring over the details of it after he pulled into Willie's parking lot late one night. So much hand made radness.Lock and Heyltje are hella nice folks too!

Commented on 4-13-2011 At 02:45 am
 

Oh yeah, Lock sells those kickstands.

Commented on 4-13-2011 At 11:49 am
 

lock i love your face

Commented on 4-16-2011 At 04:02 pm
 

hey, bike is for sale on ebay right now.....

Commented on 4-16-2011 At 04:33 pm
 

^ For Sale on EBay!

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