Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper

Written by  September 30, 2011

Cole Sheriff’s 1980 Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper was selected as the winning bike at our Cover Bike Search at The Bar in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and will be photographed for an upcoming cover.

Cole is from Kansas City, Missouri, and we had the opportunity to gather more information about him and his bike for this month's issue. We also took a few photos of cover model search winner Sarah, on his bike.

Owner: Cole Sheriff
City: Kansas City, Missouri


General
- Year/Make/Model: 1980 Harley-Davidson
- Fabrication by: Mikes 71 Cycle in Harrisonville, Missouri & Cole Sheriff
- Assembled by: Mikes 71 Cycle in Harrisonville, Missouri & Cole Sheriff
- Assembly Time: 8 months


Engine
- Size (ci)/Make: 1980 Harley shovelhead By Dave Adams
- Carburetor: S&S
- Air Cleaner: S&S
- Pipes: Custom

Transmission
- Make/Model: 1954 Harley Ratchet Top
- Shifting: Foot clutch w/hand shift 4-speed

Frame/Suspension
- Make/Model: Kraft Tech
- Rake: 38 degrees
- Stretch: 2 inches
- Rear Suspension: Hardtail
- Forks: Stock Harley-Davidson
- Triple-Trees: Stock Harley-Davidson

Wheels, Tires & Brakes
Front
- Type: Harley-Davidson
- Size: 21 inch
- Tire: Metzler
- Brake: Harley-Davidson

Rear:
- Type: DNA
- Size: 18 inch
- Tire: Metzler
- Brake: Harley-Davidson

Finish
- Molding: Cunningham Auto Body in Independence, Missouri
- Painter: Cunningham Auto Body & pin striping by Eric Campbell

Accessories
- Bars: Choppers Inc.
- Risers: Cut Stock Harley-Davidson
- Hand Controls: Stock Harley-Davidson
- Headlight: Stock Harley-Davidson
- Taillight: Cat’s Eye
- Fuel Tank: Harley-Davidson Sportster
- Oil Tank: eBay
- Rear Fender: Flat blank cut to fit
- Fender Struts: Custom by Mikes 71 Cycle
- Pegs: eBay
- Foot Controls: eBay
- Seat: Custom cut Eagle West

Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum