The Daily: Pat's '76 XLCH


Pat McCormack is a machinist in Carlsbad, CA. This is what he's got to say about his tight little sporty:

When I found this bike on CL it was a finished build, completly gone trough and ready to run. I was finished with projects and just wanted a bike to ride. I covinced the wife this was the bike for me and that it didn't need a thing. Within a week it was torn apart in my shop getting the lower stance, new tank, seat, and rear fender mods.

Everyday my wife would walk by and shake her head, seeing the perfect bike in pieces. I got it back together for the Biltwell Bash, then took it apart again for more mods before the Smokeout. After Smokeout the bike was apart again for the third time this time just for repairs, but my good freind Kim Boyle (BCM) came to the shop with prototype bars from Biltwell. Well one thing lead to another and with the new bars came new modifications. With the help of my family and friends, I have a daily rider that I can say is the perfect bike for me.

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1000 cc, 1976 HD, Sportster XLCH

Stock HD, Santee weld on hardtail

Stock Sportster, tubes cut 2", springs cut 3-1/2"

Tire/wheel size and style:
Front 21" HD black powdercoat stainless spokes Avon speedmaster 3.00 X 21  /  Rear 16" HD black powdercoat stainless spokes Avon MK II 5.00 X 16

Favorite thing about this bike:
Low and fast

Next modification will be:
Neverending, currently working on some machined pegs and kicker pedal

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc:
Biltwell low drag bars, Biltwell pipe kit, custom oil tank, battery box, tailight bracket and housing, machined fender bracket, stainless fender strut




Thanks to: Everyone at Biltwell for their support, Kim Boyle for all the help and inspiration, Rouser Rob, Tim Conroy, and my wife, Nancy, for the love and support.

Pat's Daily Dose:  /  /  /


You can download a desktop background of Pat's bike, shot by Wes Drelleshak by clicking the photo above.

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Commented on 8-1-2009 At 09:41 am

Very tight

Commented on 8-1-2009 At 02:09 pm

Very simple and beautiful

Commented on 8-1-2009 At 03:57 pm

looks good man, nice work.

Commented on 8-2-2009 At 12:56 am

I'm curious to see how that taillight looks lit up. fucking killer bike!

Commented on 8-2-2009 At 08:19 am

nice! it's nice to see a slick IH done right.

Commented on 8-2-2009 At 09:31 pm

Very nice, diggin those pipes. Wes, Nice job on the photography too.

Commented on 8-3-2009 At 12:56 pm

Can the rest of us get those low drags sooner than later... Shit i like em.

Commented on 8-3-2009 At 09:09 pm

oh so clean

Commented on 8-3-2009 At 09:50 pm

Looks Great. Must be a blast to ride

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 08:02 am

Bike is fuckin sick!

Commented on 8-4-2009 At 05:41 pm

Logi thanks,I did the two in the shop.

Commented on 8-5-2009 At 05:01 am

that's bad ass.

Commented on 8-5-2009 At 10:23 am

That's the way to do it! Looks like it's a blast to ride!

Commented on 8-5-2009 At 11:14 am

Thanks for all the positive comments, and yes this bike is a blast to ride.

Commented on 8-7-2009 At 01:34 pm

nice ride, I dig the tailight and battery box

Commented on 8-7-2009 At 10:01 pm

that last photo...with the the balls!

Commented on 10-25-2009 At 04:03 am

IHs make the best chops. well done, sir.

Commented on 5-5-2012 At 05:52 am

5 Stars!!!!

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