Lowbrow Customs met with John Moorehead to talk about his custom 1977 Harley-Davidson XLT Ironhead Sportster Chopper.
The entire length of the Ironhead Sportster rebuild project took about a year of daily work. And, when I say daily work, I mean waking up at 3 a.m. and working about 3 hours before going to his full time job.
John explains that the biggest change he made was raking the neck to accommodate the 25 over front end. The bike was hardtailed when he bought it, but he had his hands on every square inch of the frame, as far as removing old tabs and adding new ones.
Adding metal for molding and just shaping the overall profile is what he wanted. John said, “Adding metal for molding and just shaping the overall profile that I wanted. The entire bike is ‘changed,’ so it’s hard to really point out the biggest change. The only parts that are still in use from when I got it is the frame and engine.”