Midnight Cycle is honored to receive the Best Sportster Trophy this past Sunday at the 2nd annual Belmar Bike Show. There was a load of really nice motorcycles there. Fun definitely had by all & 10th ave Burritos = Yum!
1977 Sportster, Custom Modified
Owner: One "F" Jef,.. Jef Cass
Built by: ~ Midnight Mike @ Midnight Cycle ~ Boonton, NJ ~ USA
I'd like to thank my Excellent friends for their support, Especially: Les, Nick, Gary, & Kurt.
You Guys Rock!
Here we came across a broken boss on the kicker cover side of the case that had been drilled out and tapped previously to accommodate a foot peg that had seen some trauma. The hole breaking its way into the transmission cavity needed to be restored and strengthened for use.
You can see the deep plug machined to fit the offending area in (pic 3). It also keeps the proper deck height which then was welded inside the transmission cavity and out for sufficient strength and durability.
The timing plug hole was also repaired by milling the existing stripped out plug hole oversize, then machining a piece to be lightly pressed in to the case and welded on the inside, drilled and tapped to accept the stock timing plug. good as new,...maybe even better. :)
Sliding into Miami.. literary, rear tire blow out on 95 south .
Thanks to cycle rescue for the pick up & heaven cycle for the fresh tire.
Armed with some light tooling, some creative methods were utilized..