BLACK­OUT

Kelly Vaughn’s ’66 H-D Cus­tom

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Back in the early 1980s a ser­vice man­ager at Monty’s Har­leyDavid­son in Bridge­wa­ter, Mas­sachusetts, by the name of Bobby Vaughn built this here 1966 H- D for his then-17-yearold daugh­ter Kelly. Bobby kept the swingarm on the bike for com­fort’s sake but grafted on a GMA front sec­tion, which added 6 de­grees of rake and a lit­tle bit of stretch to the frame legs. Dave and Dino of Cy­cle Fab­ri­ca­tion in Brock­ton, Mas­sachusetts, aided in the fab­ri­ca­tion and the frame mold­ing as well.

Once the bike was a roller, the slightly bobbed and mod­i­fied Su­per Glide rear fen­der and 3.5- gal­lon tank were sent off to none other than the liv­ing leg­end Dave Pere­witz. Dave ap­plied nu­mer­ous coats of black lac­quer be­fore get­ting down with some gold leaf work, which was then pin­striped by Roy Ma­son.

The boys at Cy­cle Fab also upped the bike’s cus­tom quo­tient with some se­ri­ous amount of en­grav­ing for the day. The en­gine re­ceived some port­ing, pol­ish­ing, and a bit of bal­anc­ing, and the bar­rels were hexed as well. The bike rolled on a set of 16- and 19-inch pol­ished, an­odized, and en­graved Bor­rani and Akront high- shoul­der wheels wrapped in some now- ob­so­lete rub­ber. All in all, this is one killer ma­chine from our archives that we are very proud to re­share with you.

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