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Heart Of Glass: Jared Smith’s sweet 1966 XLCH Sportster

Heart Of Glass: Jared Smith’s sweet 1966 XLCH Sportster

This sweet custom 1966 XLCH Sportster has see-through pushrod covers made from Pyrex
Jared Smith has a pretty diverse skill set. He has one foot in the digital world as a user experience and software designer, and the other in the analog realm as a custom bike builder. And he does it all under one banner: Blue Jack Studio.

“What gets me up in the morning is designing and creating anything,” he says, “whether physical or digital.” From his converted single garage in Vallejo, California, Jared builds a bike or two a year. This mid-60s Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster is his fifth build, and it’s a real peach.

This sweet custom 1966 XLCH Sportster has see-through pushrod covers made from Pyrex
Jared first got interested in building motorcycles about six years ago. Since then, he’s collected an array of vintage metalworking tools—and taught himself to use them too.…

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