Sportster Monday

Last Monday I told you about my younger brother Blut and his ‘South-African’ Sportster, which he bought from Cancer. The damn engine had ‘issues’ every third corner. Maybe a bit exaggerated, but still.
Anyway, Blut decided to change the looks of his Sportster and turn it into a hardtail-chopper.
After having done that the engine underwent an overhaul. Most of the leaking problems where gone and starting the Sportster, compared with before that is, became more easy. But somehow it never preformed flawless. But it was manageable.

The first photo is from just before changing the ‘looks’ in April of 1985. The second picture was made on October 19th 1986 and the 3rd I took while we were on holiday to Jugoslavia in July 1986. That was is Germany, when his bike had some alternator problems and had to be replaced by a new one.

While showing his both hands filthy with dirt and oil, he still managed to present me a big smile on his face. Now, that’s the spirit. That was the last holiday together with my two brothers Blut and Toon. On June 14th1987 I broke my neck (C5) and January 15th 1988 my younger brother Blut died. It never was the same afterwards.

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