Dennis Galloup builds Sporty for wife Kim

galloup-sxr2Kimberly Galloup from White Cloud, Michigan is a lucky lady. Husband Dennis built her this Sportster with an ‘old school’ bent. The tank treatment and tail suggest a 70s theme.

The bike is a 1990 4 speed chain drive with 30,000 miles and it’s still running strong. Dennis used my one piece fiberglass battery/electrics cover which hides a battery that normally hangs ‘out there’ looking ugly on the left side. Dennis said, “It works great on this bike”.

Dennis did all fab/paint/etc for a total cost of $550. He did get some great deals on the used seat set and exhaust etc. (That exhaust is rather interesting looking, particularly that tuning bulge before the megaphone!) Denny also says

Anyone thinking of building one of these should--the bike is a blast in every way and sounds great [growls].

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Some of the features of this build

  • One piece glass battery cover painted satin black to match oil tank (see photos below)
  • Vintage California custom glass cb750 Honda 2 up tail (Phil says it’s a Tracy)
  • Old Kerker stainless race exhaust
  • Front fly screen/number plate off of older European bike
  • Rubber knee pads and rubber fork gaiters
  • Anderson-style grips on low sporty bars
  • Chrysler bright silver pearl paint with vinyl rally stripe
  • Tracker taillight and mini turns
  • Blacked-out engine
  • Front fork brace is the stock fender mount with stainless paint

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  • [Site updated July 19]

The best flat-track t-shirt ever!

XR750TshirtPerfect shirt for flat trackers to wear at motorcycle gatherings. It’s all about the first 1970 XR750--a proper right side view with all the basic specs in text box. The orange sleeves are so right for the two-color XR imprint design and set the shirt apart from all the other white ones in the world (or badassed black ones with skulls!).

xr750-shirt-photoThe design is orange and black on an Augusta 50% cotton/50% polyester shirt with orange raglan sleeves and orange collar. I'm stocking these in only Large and XL because, well, we're gettin' older aren't we? I'm making other sizes in small batches.