1937 Harley-Davidson ULH/VL “The Cedar Shaker”
Street bike / Beach racer
Built : 2017
Engine : 1937 HD ULH 80”
Frame : 1936 HD VL
Paint : Gen, Love Ear Art
PHOTO: MaSAKAZU ”PAN” SUMI
The owner of this bike, he named it “ The Cedar Shaker”, as homage to Nantucket Island’s cedar shake house which would be rattled by the engine’s rumble. And he tied in elements like hand-knotted, sailors rope craft grips, and of course, the whale on the tank. For the longest time, He saw the classic Harley tank panel abstracted as a whale form. This idea was conveyed by Gen Love Ear Art, which he accomplished so well that many admirers don’t see the white whale that is expertly integrated into the design.
It is a personality-rich finish that was linked to his beloved island and nautical culture.