’58 harley davidson | the mids

 

I never really liked forward controls. So I set out to build some mid-controls. After letting it stew for about a week, I had a rough idea of how I wanted to attack “THE MIDS”.

I have to say, I am more than pleased with the result!! The foot controls feel so good!

(check out the photos for a full write up)

’58 Harley Davidson | rear fender

This is the fender I came up with for the ’58 Pan-Head. Reworking the struts was a good decision! I like how it still has a nostalgic Harley Davison feel, with a custom twist.

’58 Harley Davidson | hinge seat pan

Well, every bike needs a seat! This is how I make mine. I made a hinge seat that way I’ll have easy access to the oil tank at all times.

’78 KZ650 | engine case repair

swerve-customs-engine-case-repair

I bought the KZ650 years ago. I knew I would eventually have to fix or replace the engine cases, and of course the cracks were right on the threads which made the repair a little tricky. Well the time had finally come. I was in the middle of rebuilding the motor so I figured, why not now. I bolted the cases together, and removed the JB weld that was previously there. I then preheated the weld area with a propane torch. This was my first real test when it came to welding aluminum, so I was a bit nervous. The beads went in smooth with no real issues. I then ground down the welds and re-tapped the threads for the points cover bolts. I was more than pleased with the results!!

 

 

cracked points cover | repair

Well shit happens and bikes end up on their side. Luckily it was an easy fix, and you wouldn’t even know it was cracked.