2001 Harley Davidson Sporty
by Kirk Rodman
(Breaux Bridge Louisiana)
harley davidson sporty
It all started on a cold stormy night in March of the year 2001. "I want a Harley Davidson" I said to myself. So I went to the local Harley shop and ordered a 2001 Sportster 883 Custom. I have never owned a bike before, or even rode one before, so what a perfect starter bike.
I waited 3 months for the bike to arrive, in the mean time ordered a set of Bassani Bad Ass Pipes and a stretched tank. I rode the bike from the Harley shop to my work and installed the pipes and tank that I had previuosly painted. It was cool looking, but not enough. after about a year, I bought a set of Buell heads, cylinders bored +.020" and a set of N-6 cams.
It runs like a scalded dog. 93hp at the rear wheels and 95ft lbs of torque. I have installed a 180" mm rear tire , 2" stretched swingarm and a set of 38 degree wide glide triple trees. I have also cut the frame and lowered to seat height 3" and installed an aftermarket oil tank. I work in a machine shop and see all these guys on TV making or buying cutom wheels, so I said "I can do that". So that is what I did.
A couple of months ago I started my own custom wheel and powder coating business on the side. "Side Money Choppers" is the name and custom one off wheels and powder coating is the game. Here is a picture of my sporty!