This is a cool bike that just went through our shop. It is a late thirty six el that was the last bike my friend Ken Presson restored before he passed away last year. It belonged to a fellow named Claude who owned the bike for 40 years. He bought it at a junkyard for 25 dollars
Ken always did really good work. When I was sixteen I took a bus to davenport during christmas break and hung out and worked with him. He was a really sharp guy
I really like how this bike has black rims. They were available in the parts catolog, and this bike had black paint on the rims before restoration.
The bike had a 39 transmission and rear brake, so ken had to find the right parts.
I touched up a bit of the wiring, put an original dash and the correct headlight on the bike.
We had a skip piper muffler, that we put on it too, but the new owner doesnt like it and wants one of ours installed