A Custom Motorcycle With Nothing More Than Its Vital Organs.

eel1eel2eel3eel4eel5Professional 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.

eel7eel8Engine 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)

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23 Responses to “A Custom Motorcycle With Nothing More Than Its Vital Organs.”


  1. 1 Marc Mazerolle Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    What more to your need? Wicked bike.

  2. 2 Sluggo Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Copper tubing looks cool but has anyone tried it? It breaks!

  3. 3 oldude Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Looks like a Whizzer with a big motor!

  4. 4 hk Dec 16th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    stunning build .perfect excecution .Very much dig it

  5. 5 Shifter Dec 16th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Pure. Love it!

  6. 6 Mike Keiser Dec 16th, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Great sled

  7. 7 Rodent Dec 16th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Great looking bike, but riding it?

  8. 8 motojefro Dec 16th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Added patina, like crafts?

  9. 9 James just another Crazy Kiwi Dec 16th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Now that barn finds are getting harder to find people are building them……
    Bikes not barns…lol
    Patina was a word I had never heard of a few years ago

    Nice bike ! not to my taste, but cool

    Dual carbies always seem hard to get to run perfectly on a Shovel Stroker. It always seems like you have to permanently tinker and tune.

  10. 10 highrpm Dec 16th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    roger goldammer lines.

  11. 11 Terence Tory Dec 16th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    highrpm,yup very Goldammery flavored.,o

  12. 12 Hasse D Dec 16th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Sweden at it’s best moments, built by Hönö-Pontus

  13. 13 Terence Tory Dec 16th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The “o” was a typo,not a rating.

  14. 14 Blackmax Dec 16th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    But it is VERY nice !!!!

  15. 15 Sam Mladineo Stooges Choppers Dec 16th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    NOW THAT’S A MOTOR CYCLE .

  16. 16 Dale Dec 17th, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Great looking bike. I really like the oil bag and oil filter setup

  17. 17 Bill Kniegge Dec 17th, 2013 at 8:33 am

    The lugs used on the frame construction are really cool…wonder where he had those made!? Brakes… this bike has plenty of brake… can’t weigh more than 425 lbs…. those calipers have way more stopping power than most OEM brakes coming out of Milwaukee IMHO.

  18. 18 thomas Dec 17th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Neeto ,,,,

  19. 19 Terence Tory Dec 17th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Bill Kniegge,Small ISR calipers on small discs would not have more braking power than OEM H-D ones.A rigid rear end and un-dampened forks would reduce braking efficiency even further.

  20. 20 Sam Mladineo Stooges choppers Dec 18th, 2013 at 7:02 am

    THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME TOOL WITH A STUPID PRACTICLE COMMENT TO MAKE . LIKE THE BRAKES WILL NOT BE GREAT OR THE SEAT MUST BE HARD . AGAIN NOW THAT’S A MOTOR CYCLE !

  21. 21 Robert Dec 20th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Looks very similar to what Rick Krost built back in 2005
    http://www.amdchampionship.com/bikes/1018-us-choppers-no-1.html

  22. 22 Terence Tory Dec 20th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Sam Mladineo,Hard seats are just a pain in the ass,but feeble brakes kill.

  23. 23 nicker Dec 20th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    RE:
    “…Copper tubing looks cool but has anyone tried it? It breaks! …”

    Made copper oil & gas lines for my 42Fl….. So far so good.
    Some 25+ years ago, made copper front fender stays for my Royal Enfield … haven’t broken yet.

    Don’t know what else i can tell ya.

    -nicker-

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