DIY dirt track con­ver­sion...

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Retro Special 2017 -

Paul An­der­son is proof that you don’t need to throw a moun­tain of money at a build. Paul be­gan with the XLH 883 Sport­ster that he al­ready owned. He re­placed the rear wheel with a 19in hoop shod with dirt track tyres, be­fore short­en­ing and re­shap­ing the stock rear mud­guard and adding 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-into-two stain­less pipes and han­dle­bars, the speedo comes from a bi­cy­cle and the skid-plate is from an old fridge shelf. He did nearly every­thing him­self, in­clud­ing em­boss­ing the H-D em­blem on the tank. Paul only spent £1000 on parts, say­ing: “I couldn’t spend the money, so I spent the time.”

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