In 1969 in the movie Easy Rider, the two freewheeling hippies – Wyatt, nicknamed “Captain America” (Peter Fonda), and Billy (Dennis Hopper) – told the world about their quest with the aim of achieving freedom.
Wyatt rides a chopper with an American flag painted gas tank and dresses in flag-adorned leather. The bike became a legend and probably is still today the most recognized motorcycle in the world.
Replicas are everywhere, including several museums. At the time the movie was done Paughco was one of the providers parts used on the original “Captain America” bike. And now the company is offering a select number of beautifully reproduced pieces that provide the basis for building an exact reproduction of the historical chopper.
All the parts featured here will help you recreate its unmistakable look. A Fully chromed, Wishbone frame features 3” stretch in the down tubes, 0 in the backbone and 37 degrees of rake. Retails for $3,179.95. A ready to install Paughco’s Captain America Mustang tank, retailing for $849.95. A Captain America style button tuffed seat bolting directly to the frame and retailing for $820.95. A chrome Cross Tube for the risers retailing for just $57.95. Paughco also offers a 5-speed version for updating to a Softail driveline with electric start and a collection of reproduction Captain America accessories to complete your project. For additional information call 775-246-5738 or visit Paughco.