SX 1250 Dirtster
Jeremy was drawn to a different period of Harley Davidson history and had a desire to create one of those cool little dirt bikes. The donor bike came at a bittersweet price: the estate sale of a deceased old friend of LC Fab. Jeremy had straightforward plans for this bike, but as always, straightforward is just not good enough. For three years, the project was delayed as it just kept getting pushed aside. Finally, the day came and it was time to get to work. Being a dirt bike, a bodywork dilemma appeared. Metal would get bent and battered through the riding this bike was born to endure. Carbon fiber molding and shaping became a new adventure for a new adventure bike. Jeremy was at it again, perfecting something new. For the framework, Jeremy cut out the heavy Sportster subframe and carefully modified the rear-end with a billet swingarm that accepts rising rate suspension linkage. To make the front a perfect match, he fitted fork tubes and made new triple trees to fix the geometry. Power for his machine comes from an Evo Sportster kickstart engine in which Jeremy made a billet primary cover and a hydraulic clutch actuator. The rest came from his stash upstairs: Buell flywheels and cylinder heads, and a pair of S&S 1250 cylinders. The paintjob gives attention to the carbon fiber accents, and leaves no room for errors. The livery pays tribute to 1970's Harley Davidson. The finished product is a functional machine that turned out pleasing to the eye, just because that's the way Jeremy rolls. The Dirtster will be spending its final days at the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Photos courtesy of: Adam Scott