Professional work or improvised job? Pro or backyard builder? Stop to ask yourself these questions. The only answer to be made is, you have to know much more than the average “tinkering on bikes” guy to build a contraption like that. At least, the builder will please those who hates over chromed, highly polished theme bikes… Without excess of anything and with the modest ambition to be able to take short spins around the block or a long spin around the city limits, “Slippery Eel” (yes, it’s the name of the bike) by PGA Customs is a Harley rebuilt on a custom frame bended and welded at the shop.
Engine was saved and size increased using Delkron parts to make it a 1520 cc motor, more than enough for a solo seat rigid ride. Harley 4-speed tranny got new gears. The Spring Leaf front end is a mix of labor of love at the shop to which was added suspension parts from a 1929 Pontiac. To roll, a pair of 21 x 2.15 spoke wheels wrapped in 90 x 90 21” M/C Bridgestone tires was more than an evident choice. Although it can make the bike long on the braking distance, it was decided to go for only one front and one rear 2-piston ISR brakes. A bike with nothing more than its vital organs…(photography @ Frank Sander)