This bike was a nagged-out test mule kicking around Biltwell HQ for several years. It was loaned to out-of-towners on a regular basis. While it served its purpose, its ugly "Classic" tank and riser combo was hard to look at. After taking all that abuse with nary a complaint, the old girl finally earned some love. Mike D's Sex Panther was high and tight, so he was looking for a simple project, something more suited for daily commuting than his rigid XL. Enter the Legal Eagle, or "The Legal Beagle" as spectators of Mike's unorthodox refurb sometimes called it.
Owner/Location: Mike D. Ellis - Murrieta, Calif.
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 2007 XL883. Joker Machine Air Cleaner, Biltwell Exhaust Pipe Kit, Power Commander
Fork: Stock, shaved and powdercoated
Chassis mods: Cut off the rear fender stays and created a loop out of 5/8" rod. Epic pain in the ass.
Tire/wheel size and style: Stock 19" sportster front wheel, stock 16" rear wheel, 100/90-19 Dunlop front, 150/80-16 Dunlop rear
Favorite thing about this bike: Shocks!
Next modification will be: Redo the license plate mount.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Duane Ballard seat, narrowed and flat bottomed tank by Special 79, nacelle, paint by SpaGetty
Thanks to: John Ellis, Billdozer, McGoo, Spencer Getty, Wompy, Jay Roche, Progressive Suspension and Duane Ballard