When your self employed everyday is friday. Beers bikes and pitbulls. Stoked to be able to have work and happy that its something i enjoy. Feel free to hit me up for any work you need mechanical and cosmetically, even advice that includes anything new and old. Free pick up and deliveries as well ;) #justd#compascustoms#atlastmotors#harleydavidson#howdoesitgobacktogether
Timken Roller Bearings Name Badge Sign. Super original sign that was probably a retirement gift and she sure looks like a cousin to Rosie the Riveter! Link in profile with more photos and details. 💪 #Timken#rollerbearings ⠀
My grandpop Anthony Pasella on his '39 (I believe) EL in about 1939-early 40s. If anyone collects old titles let me know if you ever find a Pennsylvania title with his name on it.. I'll buy it! Apparently he had a lot of bikes back then. #nofilter#knucklehead#familyhistory
Builder Name: Christian Newman @ctnewman
Location: Buffalo, NY
Custom Motorcycle Name: “Stainless Steel Knucklehead”
BRAND/MODEL: Mostly Scratch Built
FRAME: Stainless Steel Live Axle Oil Thru Frame
STYLE: Classic Chopper
TRANSMISSION: Harley Gears in Cal Custom Case with Scratch Built Kicker Side
ENGINE: 1940 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead
FRONT END: Stainless Steel Girder with Damping
ABOUT THE ARTIST AND BUILD
It was a childhood obsession with all things mechanical that got Chritian Newman tinkering in the garage. Though he’s built a few custom motorcycles including a turbocharged shovelhead, this “Old Iron - Young Blood” bike is his most ambitious project to date.
The “Stainless Steel Knucklehead” is mostly hand built, using no CNC milling or lathing. Almost all parts are hand shaped, welded, ground and polished. Most of the “shine” on this motorcycle is simply polished stainless steel rather than chrome. The frame utilizes a live axle with the bearings in the frame, allowing the sprocket and rotor to sit outside of the frame, making for an exceptionally narrow frame. The oil passes through the frame to eliminate oil line clutter and also act as a coolant.
The transmission uses a stock-style, extensively modified Harley case that incorporates a new narrower kicker design with exposed gearing. This design shaved several inches of width off the bike. The engine is mostly original 1940 HD external parts, but the inside features modern components and 84” displacement.
Some oil circuit changes allowed for the use of open rockers. The stainless steel girder fork has adjustable damping and a unique design where the risers pierce the top tree and the inside-out lower links. Headlight and taillight glass is from vintage autos and resides in custom housings. Wheels are custom design, with the front utilizing asymmetrical lacing. BA Enterprises in Lockport NY is responsible for the engine work. Andy Zion in Lockport NY applied the paint. New Church Moto in Bandon, OR covered the seat. #motorcyclesasart#oldironyoungblood#maa17#sturgisbuffalochip#michaellichterphotography