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HOG KILLERS’ CLEAN AND COR­RECT PAN­HEAD

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Hog Killers’ Clean And Cor­rect Pan­head .............................................................

Bike builders are a spe­cial breed. Whether it’s the back­woods of a re­mote town buried deep in mid­dle Amer­ica or all the way from a for­eign coun­try like Japan, each builder has its own unique style and way of build­ing cus­tom bikes. Orig­i­nally from Fukuoka, Japan, Aki has had a pas­sion specif­i­cally for Har­ley-david­son mo­tor­cy­cles since he was a young man. His de­sire to work on mo­tor­cy­cles brought him to the US in 1995. Hog Killers was opened in Jan­uary of 2009 af­ter years of ap­pren­tice­ship and work­ing un­der the di­rec­tion of Jesse James. To­day Aki is one of the sta­ples of the cus­tom chop­per scene, and his work is eas­ily rec­og­niz­able and well re­spected.

This 1961 Har­ley-david­son FLH is the per­fect ex­am­ple of one of his clean and cor­rect cus­tom builds. When asked why he built this bike like he did, Aki re­sponded, “I was shoot­ing for a sim­ple and clean chop­per. This is my fa­vorite setup: jockey shift and sui­cide clutch with no front brake.”

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