If you can’t score a 61 cubic inch, 4-speed transmission original Harley Knucklehead and/or want the style of the past but in a powerful trouble-free 93 cubic powerplant, chances are you going to order a modern Knuckle engine from S&S Cycle that you can still couple to an original Harley tranny from those times. It’s what did Johann at Bike Farm Germany.
Not to build a Knuckle replica, but a classic today’s style chopper where the builder shows a lot of talent, and patience, at bending and twisting sheet metal. Just above 1000 hours of labor were involved. Just look at the one-off Springer front end and sissy bar, at the pipes nicely tucked on the front left of the bike. There is much more custom fabrication in “to Die For” that it looks at first glance. Gas and oil tanks, rear fender, handlebars, hand and foot controls with their grips and pegs, seat base, air cleaner, oil lines and many more parts were in-house formed or CNC machined. Tech sheet below. Bike Farm Germany (photos copyright Frank Sander courtesy AMD Championship)
Builder: Bike Farm, Melle. Germany. Bike Name: To Die For. Builder Name: Johann. Owner: Gerd Remmert. Frame: HD Wishbone 1949. Rake: OEM Stretch OEM. Engine Make / Size: S&S 93″ Knuckle Style. Front End: Bike Farm Twisted Springer. Drivetrain: HD/BDL. BDL 2″ primary drive. Wheels: Front 80 Twisted Spokes 2.1 5x 21″, Rear 80 Twisted Spokes 4.50 x 16″. Tires: Front, Metzeler Whitewall MH90, Rear Classic Whitewall 5.10. Brakes: Front. W&W Disc, Rear. Kustom Tech Drum. Painter: Alex Henkemeier – Germany. Chroming / Plating: Andreas Lange – Germany.