After building a CB350 café racer (build thread in the depths of the forgotten Some Assembly Required pages) and getting invited to a few local shows with it, I started thinking about my next build. I’ve normally been a “metric guy,” but definitely didn’t want to do more of the same café, brat, or scrambler stuff that floods Instagram. Then, I came across this 1988 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. Which vaguely reminded me of this Sportster that Duane Allman crashed before his untimely death. Essentially, both are stock Sportsters with extended forks and a couple cosmetic changes. As a Georgia boy and a big fan of The Allman Brother's Band, I have thought for some time that it would be cool to remake this bike or build some kind of tribute to the band, especially given the love for motorcycles that was reflected in their lives and their music. So, I bought the 883 and began thinking. The idea here is to make a cosmetically 70's style "chopper" that, like Duane's bike, retains its rear swingarm. The paint (matching tank and frame of course) will be based on the "Eat a Peach" Album cover and the bike will have a few ABB "Easter eggs". Although I'm not going full purist on parts or build methods, I want it to look as authentic to that era of motorcycling as possible (even though its an Evo, but I have plans for that). Two photos for inspiration.