DIY dirt track con­ver­sion...

Paul An­der­son 1992 Har­ley XLD1200 Dirt­ster

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Paul An­der­son is proof that you don’t need to throw a moun­tain of money at a bike to build some­thing spe­cial.

Paul, from North Dakota, started with the XLH 883 Sport­ster that he al­ready owned. He re­placed the rear wheel with a 19in hoop shod with dirt track tyres, short­en­ing and re­shap­ing the stock rear mud­guard and a front mud­guard from a Honda minibike. The en­gine was fit­ted with a 1200 kit with the carbs re-jet­ted to suit. He al­ready owned the two-in­totwo stain­less pipes and han­dle­bars, the speedo comes from a bi­cy­cle and the skid­plate is from an old fridge shelf. He did nearly ev­ery­thing him­self, in­clud­ing paint­ing and em­boss­ing the H-D em­blem on the tank. Phil Lit­tle, a flat track racer from Min­neapo­lis made the adapters for the 19in wheel and a lo­cal shop did the seat up­hol­stery. Paul only spent £1000 on parts, say­ing: “I couldn’t spend the money, so I spent the time.” Q Send in de­tails and pictures of your shed-built project to james.archibald@ mo­tor­cy­cle­

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