Project 61

1961 FLH Chopper

This bike was resurrected from a shed in the Arizona desert. The idea was to make it road-worthy again, sell it and make a few bucks. The idea turned out to be very successful in that I made just a very few bucks when all was said and done. Most of the damage to the bike was cosmetic, the bottom end actually was still very tight, however new pistons and valves were required. A new oil pump was also required. The whole bike was disassembled, the frame sandblasted and repainted (with rattle cans). The front fork tubes were shortened three inches, electronic ignition and new electronic regulator generator were fitted. New tires, new wheel rims and stainless spokes were added. The rear fender, as well as all the other small parts were powder coated.The bike started easy and ran great.