ChopCult member Mark Kirkland is living the dream we all want a small taste of. You know the one, sell most of your possessions, buy a small RV, and hit the road with all things that matter to you: your significant loved one, the family dog, and the bike. Taking on the roads less traveled and embracing the world in front of you. Since I reached out to Mark to feature his sweet 1990 EVO, he has experienced a few bumps in the road which causes him to sell the bike you see here. Nevertheless, it’s a well-built machine that deserves some lovin. Enjoy!
Photos by Mark Kirkland
Owner name, location: Mark Kirkland, Tacoma, WA.
Chop Cult Member profile: markfkirkland
Bike name: Lafawnduh
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1990 HD 80” Evolution engine with an Andrews EV27 cam, and early Sportster rocker boxes. 1978 HD 4 speed ratchet-top transmission, 1.5” BDL belt drive with three-finger clutch assembly. CV carb with Super Flea Garage bread box style air cleaner.
Frame: One-off single downtime frame built by the best, Andrew Brown out of Mount Vernon, WA.
Fork: HD 39mm dual disk, 6”-over tubes, preload adjusters, and fender tabs shaved/polished.
Chassis mods: $5.00 garage find sissybar. Opie Brothers from SilverBack Moto built the 12” pullback stainless T-bars. Main Drive Cycles high mid controls. Prism Supply seat and taillight. All the powdercoated goodies by Powder Vision in Issaquah, WA.
Tire/wheel size and style: 19”F/16”R wheel combo powder coated satin black. Wheels are mated to Continental Tires.
Favorite thing about this bike: It’s fast, stops fast and can be ridden as aggressive as you can handle — also the louvered headlight eyebrow.
Next modification will be: Relocating it to its new home in San Francisco with a good friend.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc.: Gold balls hanging from the front motor mount. One-off mounts, jockey shift, and other little parts.
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: The build started with just the frame. Andrew built it for another buddy of ours but he decided to go another route with his build. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to scoop it up. The idea was to build a bike that could handle the 2-3 hour round trip commute to and from work. Its fast, stops quick, and can keep up with all the leather daddies on the highway. Wheelies, too! Since it has been completed, it has been flat track-raced multiple times, seen amazing hillsides, and drug around on the back of our RV in the southwest chasing warmer weather.
Thanks to my lady Amy for all the late, lonely nights. Thanks to all my friends who have drank beer in my garage while this thing was going together. Andrew Brown for the fantastic frame. ChopCult for reaching out to feature this bike.
Website: markfkirkland.com / Facebook / Instagram