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Smokin Sam from Smithers, BC
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Author:  Smokin Sam [ Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Smokin Sam from Smithers, BC

Hello from Smokin Sam from Smithers, BC, Canada. I have been a motorcycle tech for lots of years. I work on all kinds of bikes from MXers and dual sports to Wings and other big cruisers. It has been said that you could take every nut and bolt out of your Harley, throw them in a barrel and roll it into my shop, dump it out on the floor and come back to a running motorcycle before very long. Building reliable performance V-Twins is my thing. I have serviced, modified and assembled lots of factory bikes but this year I became a bike builder and built my first ground up bike. I call it the Panhandler and just had to post a pic.
Motor is a 93 cu in S&S Panhead 10:1
Trans is a 5 speed Rev Tech with an Auto Clutch and a hand banger
Drve is a 3" BDL with an electric leg
Frame is a 34* Kraft tech
Front end is a2" over, +3* Big Un
Exhaust is hand made by Sam at Eyecandy Custom Cycles
Dual foot brake control designed in house
Braided steel fender strut was hand made in house.
Paint by JB's Custom Colors
Seat is snakeskin by Leather by Shannon

For an introduction; my wife and I run a small motorcycle shop called Eyecandy Custom Cycles. We are the last shop on the way to Alaska and the first one you hit on the way south. I promise I won't spam anyone here but please know that there is always help on the road north or call me for a little free advice. ;)

Author:  Rob [ Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Smokin Sam from Smithers, BC

That is fkn awesome... Love the rear fender support, the detail on the exhaust, the beefy front end, the sprotor on the rear, the "naked" bars, and the list goes on and on.

Author:  Smokin Sam [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Smokin Sam from Smithers, BC

Thanks for noticing. :oops: We braided about 30 feet of steel to get an acceptable 3 foot section for the strut. This bike is supposed to represent a straight leg panhead on steroids. It IS a 90 hp pan. The front end ressembles the original FL style and I think the flex pipe looks era correct. It took some extra effort to make all the sheet metal appear to have no mounts. The black spokes "appear to dissappear" once rolling making it look like you are riding on a cushion of air. It is a hoot to ride. The foot brake and auto clutch makes it easy at a stop on a hill. You can roll away smooth or pin it and leave some rubber. :lol:

Author:  Rob [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Smokin Sam from Smithers, BC

Very well done... Love it.

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