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A Harley street tracker built to rip up Vermont mountains

A Harley street tracker built to rip up Vermont mountains

High performance Harley street tracker by Tin Shack Restoration
In the lakeside town of Shelburne, VT, there’s an old aircraft hanger stuffed with vintage Land Rovers awaiting restoration. It’s the home of Colby Morris, owner of Tin Shack Restoration and a lifestyle that turns us green with envy.

When he’s not sprucing up old Landies, Colby likes to wrench on motorcycles. This is his latest ‘in between’ project—a Harley Sportster XL1200 given the street tracker treatment.

High performance Harley street tracker by Tin Shack Restoration
“I’d been looking for an old Triumph to turn into a bobber,” Colby tells us. “Similar to what Atom Bomb or The Factory Metal Works might build.

“But I kept running into basket cases: Early 70s Triumphs, literally apart and in boxes, which owners thought were worth five to ten thousand dollars. Very frustrating.”

High performance Harley street tracker by Tin Shack Restoration
Then Colby started to notice good condition Sportsters for sale, for what he calls “really short money.” When 1998 model was traded in to Colby’s local Ducati dealer, he pounced.…

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