The Quest For Perfection 1984 Harley Davidson Custom XR1000 Hot Bike

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Koji Aiyama is an He’s married to the job. He almost every day alone in his running his car and bike modification from morning to late at

While for many people might be overkill, it’s kind of dedication that amazing things. So what has he created? Only one of the wildest and unexpected Harleys we have come out of the East for a very time.

Koji’s specialty is work. This helps why everything outside of the engine is a mix of custom and awesome. As a business he concentrates his activities on exhausts, and just about anything you can turn, weld, or polish. this is your bread and it helps if you can show prospective just what you’re of.

The decision was made to go old-school, and Koji soon got his leathery on a bone-stock ’84 Harley XR1000. It came complete leaky carburetors and a mountain of but as both would ultimately a bin somewhere it wasn’t much

Koji got to work stripping off the frame and dropped the engine out to be on. Internally the engine is completely but almost everything hanging off it Much of this is all about the aesthetics, so the heads were up and titanium pushrods replaced the ones. More titanium was for the lobster-back intakes which to the two beautiful Edelbrook carburetors.

carbies are one of the stand-out features, off with matching inlet that are a definite focal Oil lines have seen the treatment, with new lines been bent in a series of while other lines been bent to navigate the frame and components. He did all of this a simple hand-held pipe-bending

He also admitted that actually rather difficult to get the bends completely perfect, and a fair amount of tubing it just right.

The amazing system Koji whipped up was a intricate and lengthy process. It four days of solid to perfectly weld together 113 of metal. It’s hard to with the uniqueness of its final and the quality of the welds is very for someone who isn’t a machine.

the engine attached to the frame are custom solid mounts are undoubtedly some of the many features that are easy to when confronted by the bike as a Also falling in this are the foot controls, the sidestand, and the badge, all of which were from scratch. The seat, looking quite smart, was very simply made some foam being with leather and screwed place.

Despite its apparent thinness, says it’s comfortable

Naturally on any serious custom the fuel tank has to be special, so the item was never going to its place here. Koji to his best friend, aluminum, and a sleek, smooth tank is so understated it’s almost by the other custom parts surrounds it. The fuel cap was tastefully in and the whole thing was painted by a shop called Towa

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Towa Body wasn’t the partner on this bike. enlisted a friend who specializes in to make the lighting on the bike. The and rear LED indicators are quite LEDs and they are mounted on rods and frame work.

The was actually created by Koji billet aluminum on the lathe, and many parts of the bike, for the necessary shine.

On a bike pretty there will be compromises, and in this one’s it’s the turning radius. will be plenty of three-point (or turns in this bike’s and doing this turning is a set of that deserves a closer Koji tells us, I was trying to be unique on this bike and features you just don’t see on machines.

I’ve never seen like this, so I decided to them myself. It took a bit of but the final position feels good and it should be comfortable to

Riding is one thing, stopping is and Koji might well gone a little overboard in department. As if an Alcon six-pot caliper wasn’t enough, he has it up with a grippy one-off brake disk. The suspension has updated from the 1984 and the swingarm is yet another impressive creation.

For a neat touch, the passes through it and the pivot on the frame is another billet Koji made.

Koji’s is one-of-a-kind, and has already caught a amount of attention at the few shows attended. It appears to be a constant in process, with Koji admitting that it still has a few to be sorted before he carefully it out on the road. We guess for some perfection is a destination they can quite reach.

Harley-Davidson XR-1000
Harley-Davidson XR-1000
Harley-Davidson XR-1000
Harley-Davidson XR-1000

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