Chad Zaemisch - 1957 XL

I had just gotten the idea again for a ’57 when I happen to stumble upon one right in my own back yard. A local long time Harley mechanic had one on his lift for about 10 years! In January 2016 I hauled it home. It had powder coating on the frame so I knew I would take it down completely.

At nearly every turn I had something to learn about the amount of one year, or early v. late parts, or what works and what doesn’t. Some parts were so hard to find and not reproduced that I decided to reproduce them myself. It would have been darn near impossible to get this close to original (and running) without the help of all of the members of this forum and beyond.