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On or about the 4th of October of this year I acquired this 1998 FLSTS.
It had some transmission trouble, and I had a hanker en to build something.
I knew I wanted to chop it into some kind of old school bobber type thing, but didn't have any inspiration. After looking thru some books, I found this white, and green Flathead that the Harley Davidson Museum did has a tribute to the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club, and there famous Hollister incident, which also inspired the Marlon Brando movie The Wild Ones.
I didn't like the idea of green though, and so my search for inspiration continued. I've always had a love for airplanes as well, and I was inspired by a famous airplane called a GeeBee. A racing plane from the early 30's made famous by its notorious danger, and a famous pilot, Jimmy Doolittle.
I had a plan, and if you have been following my blog, or read my previous posts you'll see the progression to what you see here:
....after spending 11 + years at a Harley Davidson dealer, one month before my departure I finally bought one. Now that I'm not in the business, it feels kind of weird to wear a HD shirt, and have someone ask me "Do you have a Harley", because I can answer yes.