Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Harley ST165

Flathead Rob & I took on a motorcycle restoration project for a family member. It's a 1958 Harley Davidson ST165. The bike was purchased new in late 1957 by Rob's wife's uncle. It was disassembled several years ago and stayed that way.  It's been kind of fun to work on it together. Even Vaughn has chipped in a little.

 I have to be honest, I suspect it's gonna be tough to see it go when it's done. There are aspects of it that are really clever from a Quality vs Low Cost perspective. It would a great bike for teacher new riders too. It actually reminds a lot of a mini Triumph in some ways. There aren't too many bikes that make Olivia look big.

At any rate if you see a few more Harley Lightweight posts don't think I've lost my mind.

One of the few modifications the owner is hoping for is a passenger seat of some kind, it apparently had one most of it's life and the "kids" in the family have fond memories of riding on the back. There aren't a lot of pillion pad option that won't dwarf this little guy. I'm thinking a mini Bates style might be the way to go. 

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