Once you start looking around a little you come across more and more amazing work being done by individual builders. One good example is Mike Hanlon of El Paso, Texas who has a company called Mean Street Products building and selling parts and accessories for custom bikes. But Mike also has this fascination for old motorcycles and he just happens to be a master machinist and mold maker. Looking at old motorcycles he had an appreciation for the parts that went into their construction and thought he would like to reproduce some of them, perhaps helping owners restore their old machines. One specific bike that caught his eye was the 1910 Harley Davidson, and after looking things over, began working on the cylinder head creating the mold, getting the casting just right and finally producing brand new heads for the old engines.
Well, once he had the head finished the rest of the engine seemed like a logical extension to the project and Mike began thinking he could reproduce that, too. Once things got rolling he kept thinking why stop with the engine? Well, you know the answer to that is, don’t stop, just keep going until you reproduce the whole bike.
Mike got in contact with Fred Lange, a restorer of these vintage machines and Fred loaned Mike the original parts one by one so he could begin the process of recreating the pieces. The end result is what you see here, completely accurate recreations of the original motorcycles that run exactly like the motorcycle you would have purchased back in 1910. If you have always wanted one of these early bikes but there was no way you could afford one of the very rare originals, Mike has just what you need.
Timeless Motor Company will sell you one of these reproductions in either street bike or board track form. Mike says the street bike is $10,995 and the board tracker is $9995, prices which I think are pretty darn good considering what went into the tooling and construction. These are like the Vincent I wrote about a little while ago, keep making parts until you make the whole motorcycle. I have a hunch it won’t be long before almost all of the early desirable bikes can be bought again, brand new.
Check out Timeless Motor Company for details on these vintage reproductions. If you like what you see, give Mike a call.
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Link: Timeless Motor Company