The Loose Screw, started with a swing arm shovel that was sort of an FL style. Kevin got right to work hard tailing the frame and tearing into the motor and trans. Although the bike was running and riding, he just wanted to go through it, and the more he did, the more “loose screws” he found. About a year later and a few aesthetic changes to the build he claims it’s finished for now. He had a lot of help from friends(you know who you are), and a special shout out to Ed Pearson for all the help with the machining. Kevins goal was to build a simple, fairly reliable and cool chopper. Check, done. Nothing over the top, but plenty of cool with some nifty fab and style. Good to see this bike out and about. Nice job Kev!!
Owner-Kevin Olmstead/Hometown-Sierra Vista, AZ/Occupation-Uhhhhh thats a good one/Bike Name-The Loose Screw/Engine-S&S 93″/Tranny-’82, cowpie/Frame-’79 Shovel/Ignition-Joe Hunt Mag/Air Cleaner-Mooneyes/Primary-1.5″ open:Barnett scorpion clutch/Sprockets-24;47/Forks-35mm NG, 6over/Wheels-16;21 spool/Tires-Avon;Shinko/Brakes-not sure of make, 10″ rotor/Tins-Frisco Wassell, small fender/Paint-Mike Fox(SV) and Freedom Fab N Powder(powder coat)/Oil Bag-Hex Horseshoe/Bars and Grips-Throttle Addiction/Risers-Throwback Cycle parts/Push Rod Covers-Old Stuff/Seat-Old Gold/Home Made Stuff-Sissybar, Shifter Nob, Controls, Kicker Pedal, Tail Light and Misc. Tabs N Such