Monday, March 30, 2009

Da Devil Made Him Do It

Krazy Kevin sent over some pictures of his very wicked '41 chop. You might say it's a 41-41, cause he's owned it for 41 years. I had already admired this cool chop on his blog, and was only too happy to oblige in sharing it with those that may not have burned their retinas on it.

Old School Cool,... aaa.... make that, HOT. This scoot looks like it leaped right off of a early David Mann painting. Note the rare anti-vibe brace in the sidecar loops

Showing Class 101: Although it's chopped, Kevin maintained RESPECT for the old frame by fabricating a tunnel on the axed Harley tanks that does not disturb the stock frame brackets beneath it.

Have you ever seen one of these? Out of sight basket weave oil tank.

Is this full floating seat cool, I mean HOT, or what?

Need I say more?

Features and Credits: 21/16 rims-Avon Speedmasters. Stock drum brakes. XA springer. Sportster mag. One piece/one off exhaust system with Superior megaphones. Basket weave oil tank and pitchfork sissy rail with nickel plating. Free floating seat. 4 speed trans w/suicide shifter. Calif "stomper" brake pedal. Much thanks to Bob McQueen (motor&trans), "Sparkie"(welding&fab), Wendy(pinstriping), His loving wife Sue-Z-Q for all the hours in those cold & damp garages!

The Devil may have made Kevin build it but, I'm glad he sent it over, no matter what the motivation was.

For some East Coast Chopper History and Perspective, go check out Kevin and crew's blog.
White Knights in the House of Colors


drsprocket said...

Chris, I talked to Kevin for a couple of hours last June at the Rhinebeck, NY. meet. He had just put this machine on the road. He's really interesting with tons of history. The m/c's even better in person. Two of those oilbags were built. I wish I had the other one.

krazy kevin said...

Actully 3 were built by Spainish Louie from the Bronx N.Y.. One was in Tommy Nelson 80 who is one of the owners of Rolling Thunder Cycles in Hempstead N.Y.. Tom sold the 80 to Fat Ralph who moved by Greenwood Lake in Northern N.J.. The second was in Bobby's bike. The third is the mystery tank which I looked for for years before we built the one in my 80. I'll have to ask Bobby what ever happen to the one he owned.