1976 Sportster. Lets get down to the build of this beauty, the only thing left of the rusted pile of 1976 XL parts is the engine and rear drum. Jesse used the original neck section of the frame and made a completely new custom rear section. The gas tank on Jesse’s custom 1976 Sportster is a narrowed 2004 Triumph America tank from a salvage yard. The oil tank was hand fabricated from a sheet of steel; it was fitted with a filler cap from a vintage British cycle. The fender is a GasBox original with custom struts. The handlebars were fabricated to accent the reproduction H-D VL Springer. The 19” front wheel is laced to a vintage BSA drum which has been customized to fit into the springer application. The rear wheel is 18” and laced to a standard XL drum. The brake has been modified to the location of the shifter, which has been switched to the left side by using a later case half.