Below is the construction┬álog of my 1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. I call it the “Death Star” because, as a father with limited time, the thing will take me a lifetime to build. And even though the bike is not yet fully operational, I threaten people with it.

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Ready to break down and start finishing work

(And yes, that’s my dollhouse)

 

 

 

 

 

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Beavis and Butthead watch over my engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stock 8″ apes, cut, bent, & welded

to fit an OEM top clamp.

 

 

 

 

 

A wee bit more done

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant and JD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixing the bent frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop classes paying off

 

 

 

 

 

 

JD’s shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 inches added, front and rear

140/90-18 wheels

A knuckle fit for a gorilla

 

 

 

 

46 engine

45 transmission

and new neck

 

 

 

 

Loose screws

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gilby welding…and dancing

…and singing