Farmuell — Custom Buell Blast

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Farmuell — Custom Blast

Farmuell — Buell Blast

By: Paul

The Farmuell as named by my friend “Spanky” Boettcher was a project over the winter of 2006/2007. The is a salvaged 2001 Buell , purchased by my boss, Brett After sitting for a while I I needed to confiscate it for a winter

The whole tractor theme from a few conversations over the and rationale of putting a tractor on a bike. I had a vision in my head of a little chopper with a seat. Then the conversations to a theme for the bike, and I said: not build a tractor bike?” I those “guys” on TV are always theme bikes, so why not?

Thus, the Interblastional was born.

Why an A few reasons. 1. There is too much in the world.

2. Red is my least favorite and I’d told the guys that I end up with red vehicles and 3. If you are going to a scene, be seen. Plus, I had the key chain for the tool box!

The step naturally was to put the bike on a We proceeded to cut off the rear sub-frame, all of the electrical equipment and wiring, and all non- essential items. choppers, tractors operate on a minimum of equipment.

Just the stuff here; headlight, ignition, and a battery.

Here are two photos of the hardtail

We basically used some flat stock to weld the swingarm to the backbone of the stock This not only allowed us to the stock frame, (and VIN #), is also used as the oil reservoir, but was an way to maintain the stock geometry of the as well. This allowed us the use of the belt and pulleys.

In this you can also see the battery box / kickstand as well.

Another photo of the assembly that also the seat mount tabs, mounting, and initial rear fitment. Here we are about a into the build. We have the status of “roller,” the first to see a vision of the final product.

We added the oil puddle for effect of The tank was donated by Scot, and it is an early 70’s Harley tank. It had some pretty vintage pin striping on it that we to paint over.

The pipe is the head pipe from a set of aftermarket Sportster drag the muffler is an original I-H Cub muffler.

we are ready for disassembly and paint. is the phase when the Vise-Grip up on the shift shaft. We had been a hard time coming up a shifting / clutch mechanism.

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is when I made the executive that any well used should have a Vise-Grip on it and thus the shifter came to be.

This is the start of the final Most of the parts were coated, I painted the seat, rear fender, wheels and myself. That’s a lot of red!

is a close up of the I-H oil pressure gauge and the control mounts that we You can also see that we converted motor to have chrome tubes instead of the stock plastic cover. The tubes are a more tractorish.

This is the Vise-Grip shifter and clutch You can see the original International Harvester bowl as well. We have added a little chrome to the shock.

During the build I had the transferred and wanted to get an appropriate plate. I was trying to get HRVSTR, but had to for I-H.

Here is the finished product. build cost including the but not including many hours of was about $2800. Not bad for a pretty custom bike.

The yellow in the back is what we started six months earlier, a stock Blast.

This is a picture of the in its intended atmosphere. One of my favorite in the fall is at the Albany Pioneer It is a steam, tractor and show held every in Albany, MN.

Its three days of old old tractors, and stuff like that people have The bike was a big hit; I had a lot of people me: “I never knew International a bike. ” I would then to tell them the story the bike.

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