Bare Knuckle Beast
HEAVY DUTY Magazine|March/April 2019
Bare Knuckle Beast

Iron used for ridin’ not fightin’ …

David Cohen

Knuckle Duster is the third immaculate Al Magarry build to feature in HEAVY DUTY. It follows his superb Military WLA and the memorable ‘Model U’ US Navy Shore Patrol restoration and this classic bobber has received the same fastidious attention to detail. We sat down with Al and talked about the bike.

“I’ve always wanted a hotrod and this was the chance to build it” Al began. “It’s a 93-cube S&S Knuckle in a Kraft Tech Inc hardtail with a genuine 1945 Knucklehead springer. I added a big Keihin flat slide carburettor to get more fuel and air into it, make it go a bit harder. I also found an original WWII Knucklehead oil bath air filter that I modified again to get enough air into the engine and to make it look old school. I also fitted an original 1915 Harley seat that suits the character of the build nicely.

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March/April 2019