For a young guy, hell, for any guy, Ryan has an amazing collection of old motorcycles. Most are stylish and understated, but this one is outlandish wrapped in pure awesome. The bike bounced around the east coast swap meet circuit as a roller for a while with no interest until Ryan got wind of it and brought the old beast back to life.
1948 fl with 1966 Shovel heads, stroker motor 4.5 "stroke 3 5/8 bore with head work. It screams
Original 1953 wishbone frame
70's chopper twisted springer
Full mold job skull tank folk art goodness
18" star hub rear with crackled Avon drag tire. Front is a 17" spool with a crusty tire.
Next mods planned are working to seal the paint up better.
First of all thanks to the late Ethan Allen Roberts, my good friend who passed away during the building of this bike. The '48 motor and trans were given to me by him while he was on his death bed battling cancer. This bike is dedicated to you AR! Thanks to Bacon with the help of the final assembly of the motor. Thanks to the chopper gods for laying this one on me. And also thanks to the Candyman who is Devilinas husband and lover.
The bike is a real 1% er bike from one of the big four clubs nuff said. Devilina is the sister of Satan and was put on this earth to raise hell. I have a old Atlas comic book with the tank graphic on the cover from 1974. It had a Panhead motor in it when it was built in new York in the early 70's. It was sold to a brother in Mass a few years after. Then eventually he was tired of it and pulled the motor and the chassis sat for a long while until I got it from my friend Johnny's uncle Mike in New Hampshire. Many people frowned on the frame and told me how ugly and stupid it was, well to all those people all I can say is ha-ha-ha. Thank you!