Hard work in the workshop again.....bondo was the way
to go these days. The bike got 12 inches + forks. Homemade handlebars ,sissy
and a sportytank. Finally Jensen gave the bike a real nice paintjob. The bike
got trough several changes during the following years. I started to do the
paintjobs myself. And the workshop was updated with a nice paintbox, real
dangerous offcourse, with old electrical setups, but it worked well as long
as we got it. We picked up influences from american chopper magazines and
blended it with swedish craftmanship. A lot of coffee and cigarettes was going
down during these days in the workshop.
first Harley, 1942 45'', as I bought it in 1976.
Another Knuckle, this time a -46. The bike got a new paint, lots of flames
an original rear fender and another handlebar. I rode it for some months and
new changes again, short fender, sporty gastank, apehangers, sissy and...
a new paintjob, yellow again, kinda like yellow....
The 45'' was sold in 1977. To make place for THE......
pounds of bondo was put on during endless days & nights in the workshop
listening to the night radio. Later on it got some paint too, by Ingemar Becker.
-47 KNUCKLEHEAD 1977-1992
ad from Colorod magazine # 8 1977
1st of August 2005, I WAS BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!!
This time an Evo bike, and I must say that I like it
very much. The bike was pretty much as I wanted it when I bought it, I did
changed the 19'' frontwheel for a 21'' and I got rid of some chromed covers
and stuff , another handlebar and I glassbeaded some stuff....The future will
tell if there's some more changes coming.
Skr and the Knuckle was mine, the beast was transported from Borlänge down
south to Laholm and there it started a new life...
THE -52 PANHEAD
The summer -90 I got hold of a -52 Panhead 74'' real
cheap, kept it a few month and then sold it.
summer of -92 the Knuckle story ended and I bought a brand new Heritage. It
sure was soft and nice to ride but somehow I missed my Knuckle. After 6000 km
I finally sold the Evo.
I needed a place for the bike, where I could have it warm in the winter and
a place to wrench. The old outhouse has a good roof and walls, it just need
some isolation, a new concrete floor, a nice door and some new electrics........nothing
more than that! So I started the work in august and a month later it was ready,
almost ready I mean.
garage is emtied, just to pick up the 1500 old bricks and roll them out.......
for the concrete.....
concrete truck is here and my good friend Svingen helps me out with the floor.
the plasterboards gives you a nice pale look.