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Specifications


Background Info: Owner: Dale Weaks Bike Name: Gitchy Gotchy Brand Name: Harley-Davidson Model: Sportster Year: 1973 Fab/Assembly: Teters Hawg Shop Chrome: Precision Plating Bodywork: Lewis Body Shop Paint/Graphics: Lewis Body Shop


Engine Specs: Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Model: Ironhead Displacement: 1000 c.c. Ignition: Harley-Davidson Heads: Harley-Davidson Pistons: Harley-Davidson Cylinders: Harley-Davidson Fuel System: S&S Super E carburetor Exhaust: Teter’s Hawg Shop Cam(s): Andrews Pushrods: Harley-Davidson


Transmission: Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Shifting: Hand Drive Side: Right Primary Drive: Harley-Davidson Case: Harley-Davidson Gears: Harley-Davidson Clutch: Barnett Scorpion


Frame: Manufacturer: Paughco Model: Hardtail Stretch: 6” Neck Rake: 40 degrees Motor Mount Type: solid


Sheet Metal: Front Fender: None Rear Fender: Custom Fuel Tank: Custom Oil Tank: Custom


Front End: Manufacturer: Unknown Model: Inverted Springer Special Features: + 6 inches


Wheels, Tires, & Brakes: Front/Size: 21” Wheel: 80 Spoke Billet Tire: Avon Speedmaster Brake Caliper/Rotor: Accutronix Rear/Size: 16” Wheel: 80 Spoke Billet Tire: Avon Speedmaster Brake Caliper/Rotor: Accutronix


Accessories: Handlebars: Z Bars Risers: Harley-Davidson Grips: Accutronix License Plate Mount: Custom Mirrors: None Headlamp: Harley-Davidson Turn Signals:None Brake Lamp: Custom Seat: Teters Hawg Shop Forward Controls: Accutronix Foot pegs: Accutronix Hand Controls: Accutronix


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3rd Place Best of Show Kansas City


Story and Photos by Loney Wilcoxson How many times have you heard a story


of a rider losing their prized scooter due to a change in their personal life? Whether it is due to marriage, divorce, job loss, the birth of a child, or even a death in the family, the loss of a bike generally sucks. Divorce is one of the worst reasons to lose a bike. I’d venture to bet everyone who reads this knows of someone who lost a bike in a divorce. In the case of this fine Ironhead chopper, divorce was not the cause of its loss, but instead its creation. While going through a divorce, the bike’s


owner Dale Weaks needed something to, in his own words, “help to keep me sane.” Like


many people, the idea and visions that would become this sweet scooter had been dancing around in his head. Unlike many of us, he had the means to make the vision a reality. The cre- ation of the bike Dale named “Gitchy Gotchy” required almost four years to the day, with the scooter reaching completion the Thursday night before our Kansas City bike show. The starting point for the bike was a 1973 Harley-Davidson Sportster. The Sporty’s


Paughco frame features six inches of stretch, and the rake has been kicked out to 40 degrees. A custom gusset was added at the back bone, neck, down tube junction, and all wiring and lines route through the frame. A six inch over inverted springer front end was mated to the frame, and, as you can see, the bike geometry looks great with the lower tubes par- allel to the ground. Custom z-bar handlebars with Accutronix hand controls look great perched atop the springer. Front and rear, the wheels are 80 spoke billet pieces wear- ing Avon Speedmaster tires, a 21 incher in the front and a 16 incher in the rear. The Ironhead engine still displaces 1000 cubic centimeters and while internally it remains


basically stock, save a set of Andrews camshafts; externally it is feast for the eyes. The split and polished rocker boxes plumbed with brass external oil lines are a real eye catcher and speak to a time before the phrases “old-school” and “back in the day” had become the overused clichés they are now. The cases on the mill have been molded to perfection as well, something the younger generation wouldn’t even notice. The custom


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