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Jim Testerman’s 2001 Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster

March 31, 2007
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Owner: Jim Testerman
City/State: Kansas City, MO

General Information:
Year/Make: 2001 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster
Fabrication by: Jim and Brian Testerman (father and son)
Assembled by: Jim and Brian Testerman with help from Bear's Highway Classics
Chrome: AA Plating, Independence, MO
Assembly Time: Too many hours to count

Size (ci)/Make: Harley Davidson 1200 CC
Carburetor: Stock (minor modifications)
Air Cleaner: Custom Chrome
Pipes: Pipedreamz, Stanton, CA (Ben Faiella)

Year/Model: 2001 Stock
Shifting: Stock

Swingarm: Pro Street
Rear Suspension: Progressive shocks
Triple-Trees: 3 degree rake
Special features: modification for wide rear tire

Wheels, Tires & Brakes
Front Wheel: 21" custom
Rear Wheel: 11" Pro Street
Front Tire: Avon 21"
Rear Tire: 250-40-18 Avon
Front Brakes: Stock with minor modifications
Rear Brakes: Stock with minor modifications

Bars: Harley Davidson drag bars
Risers: Stock
Hand Controls: Arlen Ness
Headlight: Custom Chrome
Taillight: Custom Chrome
Gauges: Stock with custom chrome covers
Fuel Tank: Stock
Oil Tank: Stock with Harley Davidson cover
Front Fender: Stock
Rear Fender: 11" Pro Street
Rear Pulley: 4" open
Fender Struts: Progressive
Pegs: Arlen Ness
Foot Controls: Arlen Ness
Seat: Northland Auto Trim (Ray)

Q & A
CC: When did you start customizing your Sportster?
Jim: I bought it new in 2001 and started on it right away.
CC: Is it finished?
Jim: I haven't done much to it since the wide rear end about a year agao, but you never want to say you're done.
CC: What do you have in mind for your next project?
Jim: Probably an older Sportster with old school styling. I have a gold plating machine, and I'd like to use a lot of gold on the next one. I have the plan. I just need the money.

CC: I heard that. If the next one turns out as cool as this one, you'll have to build a bigger trophy room onto your house!

Note: Jim already has a trophy room that is bursting at the seams. His most recent Best in Show was at the All American Motorcycle Show at Kansas City's 2007 World of Wheels.

Photos by Stripe

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