Scott Albright believes that his craftsmanship should speak for itself, and this bike is no exception. This is no bolt-together wonder bike, either. Scott took a lot of time making sure this bike had a bunch of his ideas hidden in the details. Scott knew from the beginning that he was going to do a brushed finish, which to the average person seems like no big deal. Actually, he spent hours hand brushing the wheels, hubs, spokes, Springer frontend, engine, trans, primary, handlebars, and oil tank.
There were no corners cut because Scott believes that bikes, although they should be ridden, also serve as a medium for his artistic ability. If he had left some parts unbrushed or chromed the bike, it would have been flawed in his eyes-that is why he took the time to brush all the spokes.
After he began building, he decided this bike would not have hand controls on the handlebars to give it that ultra-clean look. The throttle wasn't going to be a big deal because internal throttle assemblies have become very popular, but getting the front and rear brake to run off the foot control was going to be a challenge. He turned to the folks at Wilwood and ordered up a proportioning valve to apply the brakes evenly to the front and rear when he depressed the brake pedal. The controls were a one-off effort that Scott took on because he couldn't find anything in the aftermarket world that he really liked. He drilled hot rod holes in them and carried those to several other parts on this sleek bike. He knew he liked Performance Machine's master cylinders, so he designed the controls around them. The shift side was set up to accept a hydraulic clutch that was mated to a hand shift knob that was made for him by LaBriola Machine.
The next challenge was that he wanted to keep with the sleek character of the bike, and a 3-inch belt drive hanging off the side wasn't going to do. He set to work modifying a Primo 3-inch belt drive down to a 2-inch. He finished it off with a hand-machined backing plate and cover that are Albright originals. When it came down to the powertrain he chose a powerful 93-inch S&S Shovelhead. He opted to use a Santee gooseneck frame with 38 degrees of rake and 3 inches of stretch in the backbone. To get a tank to fit the contours of the frame, he took a West Coast Choppers tank, cut it up, and narrowed it down to make a deeper tunnel and a slight arc to the bottom. It fit the narrow profile of the bike perfectly. After everything was mocked up, there were just a few details that needed to be taken care of, including the top motor mount, exhaust, and battery mounting tray. Scott fabricated all of these by hand and decided that he was going to make a spark plug wire guide out of aero tubing, incorporating some hot rod holes.
The bike went off to paint and was originally pure black. It's hard to go wrong with the combination of gloss black and brushed components. Later on it was sold, and the new owner, Isaac, decided it needed some bling, so he had the sheetmetal flamed with green and pinstriped with silver. It adds a certain flare to the bike and makes it jump out at passersby. The people that really appreciate this bike are the ones that pay attention to detail and notice all the craftsmanship that was involved in putting it together.