Have you ever seen six dead alligators going 75 miles per hour down the highway? If not, go hang around with David Moreshead of Boca Raton, FL. He rides his “Gator” motorcycle regularly at 75 miles per hour, and sometimes faster. The entire bike has been covered using six black alligator hides. Animal rights people please take note that the meat from the six big reptiles was cooked and eaten during a barbeque hosted by Mr. Moreshead. I wish he had invited me.
Southern Motorcycle Works manufactured the Godfather Softail style frame with five full inches of backbone stretch, and two inch shorter downtubes. It is powder coated black and has a neck rake of 40 degrees. It is 100% made in the USA.
Powering the Gator bike is a 127” Ultima V-Twin which has been thoroughly rebuilt by Southern Motorcycle Works. Big motors need lots of mix, and that is where the S&S Super “G” carburetor comes in handy. Martin Bros. Daisycutters exhaust pipes expel the hot gases. A deep breathing .640” lift cam of unspecified origin opens and closes the valves with the help of Crane adjustable pushrods. The ignition is a Crane single-fire component. Forged 10.2:1 compression pistons significantly contribute to the dyno proven 140 rear wheel horsepower and 135 ft.-lbs. of torque.
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