What was your intended objective when you started the build?
Originally to black it all out but husbands health and medical bills took all the money I had saved.
What motivated you to start your project?
Rear brakes went out and I was not happy so I said WTH and started tearing it down. My late husband Jimbo and I started this project together.
What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?
Deciding to transform it into a POW-MIA Remembrance Bike in honor of my cousin Tooter who never came back from Vietnam.
What are you most proud of?
The fact that I undertook this project pretty much on my own after my husband passed away with no resources except some friends who actually knew little or nothing about working on bikes but took the time to work and learn next to me
What do other people say about your motorcycle?
How sweet she is and how proud they are of what I have accomplished.
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Submitted by: Tammy B
Make, Model & Year: 1991 Harley Davidson Sportster
Fondly known as: Ruby
Time spent: Way too many to count
Motorcycle cost: 5000
Money spent: less then 1000
Engine: Harley Davidson. Original. I rebuilt the top end after having some leaks.
Intake: Original CV Carb. Been rebuilt a few times but she keeps on doing what she was built for. At one point I replaced the airbreather with a bullet style but I just didn't care for the look as much as the original.
Exhaust: Upsweeps, cant remember the brand but they are loud!
Transmission: 5 speed
Frame: Harley Davidson frame with wide glide front end.
Suspension: Rides like a hard tail
Wheels, tires and brakes: Origanal rims, Harley Davidson brakes
Finish - Paint: Ruby was originally Red but is now Steel Gunner Grey with Red, White, and Blue Pin striping and All Gave Some Some Gave All graphics in Blue and Grey. I did all the sanding of metal and a friend of a friend did the paint job.
Accessories: 16 Inch Chubby Apes (gift from my folks) Side Mounted POW-MIA license/tail light Bracket Numerous POEW-MIA widgets, The fenders are off an old wide glide with modifications to fit the frame. Tank is a 5 gallon aftermarket.