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Shovelheaded Kill Machine has a ’30s Ford straight axle for the shortened single downtube of the Twisted Speedster frame. It was drilled through the cross section with matching holes drilled in the rear fender. An S&S 93-inch Shovelhead powers the rig, breathing out of a Twisted Choppers 2-into-1 pipe. Making a triumphant return from ’70s exile, the motor is tattooed with Jerry Potts’ masterful freehand engraving-the paisley designs of yesterday replaced by more modern looking artwork. Prior to going under the needle, the rockers were split by Twisted’s Kai Morrison. To lead the eye in different directions than a standard custom would, the transmission was relocated 2 inches up and 2 inches back. A svelte I-beam-shaped billet motor plate connects the Baker Torque Box tranny to the shovel, which is reinforced by a tie rod between the hub centers. The oil bag is an oval unit slung under the tranny. It’s connected up with brass hard lines to the engine.

Built In: U.S.A. Bike Style: Samuri

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Shovelheaded Kill Machine Bike Specifications – Twisted Choppers

Class Styling Samuri
Engraving Engraving
Featured Parts Open PrimaryJockey / Suicide ShiftFrisco Mount GastankSight Gauge / Glass
Gastank Custom One Off Gastank
Handlebars / Risers Pullbacks / V-Bars
Intake Cover Goodson
Motor Brand S & S
Motor Config Shovelhead
Motor Size (ci) 093ci
Oil tank Barrel / Keg
Paint Color(s) OrangeGoldYellow
Paint Theme Metallic Flake
Seat Leather / Handtooled
Suspension Front Springer
Suspension Rear Rigid / Hardtail
Tires Tire Wide 180-260mm
Wheels 5 Spoke