“This bike was built in memory of my dad,” Brent Buenger tells us. “My dad had a subscription to Easyriderswhen I was a kid and we always talked about building a Panhead chopper together. This was back the 1980’s and he was riding FXRs at the time. Time passed, as it seems to do, and unfortunately so did he. We never got around to building that chopper together, but the idea of it always stayed with me.” So, as money and time permitted, Brent set out to begin the process.
Over the last few years, I cannot even begin to count the number of people who have told me to check out the Georgia Grundle Run. They always go on and on about how the Grundle Run is a real old school chopper event that looks like something straight out of a 1970’s issue of Easyriders.
In 1977 Kim Peterson went along for a ride with the Los Angeles MMA. The Modified Motorcycle Association is still around today helping the motorcycle community and fighting for the rights of all bikers.
I have been building custom bikes starting with BMX bikes as a kid, then getting dirt bikes and quads and changing parts out, then moved on to motorcycles. This was my first full custom big twin. I always loved the Shovelhead motor. The look, the style, the curves, everything just screams vintage Harley.
One day I was scrolling Instagram and a super clean, freshly built early EVO Sportster popped up on my feed and I thought, ‘Holy shit, that’s a nice Sportster motor.’ Then I noticed it was on the Indian Larry Page, and then I noticed it was for sale.