Out of curiosity Rik visited the open days in the shop in Rijen. Once inside, while enjoying a cup of coffee, he saw the Boardtrackers.
The thing is Rik had still a little project laying around, a Triumph and after weeks of bad sleep he wanted to do something with it. He decided that he wanted to build a Boardtracker with his Triumph.
When delivering the engine, Rik indicated that he would like to be surprised, this is obviously very risky, because then the bucket of inspiration and creativity at L&L flows over! A must is the 23 inch narrow rims and tires with line profile, the 30’s tank and a special springer.
Dimitri comes from Belgium and is an entrepreneur in the cleaning business. He has just become a father 08-09-2014, but in addition there will be yet another new member in the family! See here the Sportster Boardtracker project, were the two 23-inch wheels form the basis.
Are you inspired by the Discovery series Harley and the Davidsons? We sure are! It’s nice to see the competition between Harley Davidson and Indian (now topical again).
In our hearts the founders were real men, how they started is really awesome and very recognizable. In the series, it’s also great to see that a group of men (and a women!) were tinkering with each other, the basis for a real motorcycle club.
Racing with motorcycles is not really our thing, but it sure feels good. That’s why we don’t want you to miss this; the KH Boardtracker version.
The front and rear wheels are both 21 inch with original drums. Home made tank from that era, a few rough looking exhausts, round oil tank with a see-through glass and brass cap, steering wheel with reverse handles and wooden handles on an I Beam springer.
We are still working to bring the shift side a bit more from the right to the left. because this shifts somewhat more pleasant.
Hans and Annemieke already had the KH for several years at home to restore, but maybe you know the program; My husband is a handyman … !?
The KH 1956 sportster sits between the Liberator and the Ironhead Sportster. It is an engine that we have not used before. For the design we chose a hardtail with a single downtube. The front and rear wheel are both 21 inches. Both back and front with the original drum brakes and special tires.
The springer is in an I Beam version and many details will follow!
Dimitri comes from Belgium and is an entrepreneur in the cleaning business. Recently he became a dad, but in addition there will be another new member in the family! See here the Sportster boardtracker project, where the two 23-inch wheels are the starting point. The inspiration comes of course from the boardtrack racers of the past.
The hardtail Sportster is slender and slim, thanks to the home-made thirties style tank. The posture is sporty: a low boardtrack steering wheel ensures that the bike looks quick while being stationary. To emphasize the vintage styling, the belt drive is replaced by a chain.
Dimitri gives L&L Choppers the freedom to build something really cool, but obviously he as owner is included at every step.