All's Well That Ends Well...
Back Street Heroes|October 2020
I first built this bile twelve year ago... Well, I ask this bike - it didn't look quite like this. It was, at first, ared-oxide rear strutted, brat looking thing with no real direction, then I started with ncc staffordshire, and it was clear that it wasn't of the expected standard...
Joe, NCC Staffs

I’d always wanted a simple, 130 tyre front-and-rear bobber, and as club bikes have to be capable of being ridden hard and far, it had to be a fully functional hardtail with the right attitude and stance. I started research into frame builders and, after a discussion with a few trusted heads, I contacted John Parry at Cobra Motorcycle Engineering about constructing a one-off bobber frame that meant I could keep the Dyna soft mounts, but run the motor and ’box in a hardtail. He did so, and it is, I must say, an extremely well-made frame, as the last 12 years are testament.

The build was an opportunity to work with my dad, who’s a great engineer and doesn’t pull his punches – what’s right is right. In his own words, he has “no time for an agricultural piece of shit like a Harley” (he loves his Jap bikes), but I thought he’d be the perfect person to help as he’d make sure I wouldn’t go wrong, and all parts, and construction, would be to the highest standard so, and I quote, “it doesn’t pull itself apart like the rest of them Harleys”.

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