Paughco Rigid S&S 117"
by Dan T. Arendt
(Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. U.S.A.)
Here is my story. I recently got obsessed with harleys and choppers, so I bought an 84 virago to bob out and resell to afford a Harley project. Well that project took too long and I traded my 89 bronco for a 2000 triumph speed triple. A guy I met in the navy really wanted my speed triple so he traded me this rolling paughco rigid frame with a coffin gas tank, sissy bar, and a la para seat.
I said screw it and traded.Then he turned to me and said he was in a hard spot and needed money. He offered his S&S 117" motor and a Delkron trans. plus the primary off his current bike for 2500. I took up the deal. He then let me search through his storage for parts and promised to keep everything under $500. I got a lot of parts that include forward controls, handle bars with controls, headlights, old school fender, carburetor and manifold. Too many parts to list.
I then traded him a tuna fishing rod for a triple tree, forks, and three spoked rims and tires, and a tank that needs some fabricating to fit the bike. He also gave me a baker 6 speed trans that has some messed up gears just to mess with. I have big plans for this bike and a lot of custom work I want to do, right now I'm trying to figure out the ignition I want to run and piece out the parts I need to get.