Lowbrow Spotlight: Tim Fiorucci's 1973 Harley-Davidson XLCH Ironhead


Owner: Tim Fiorucci

Year/Make/Model: 1973 Harley-Davidson XLCH.

Fabrication: Tim Fiorucci

Build Time: About 6 months.


Year/Type/Size: 73 Sportster 1000
Carburetor: S&S Super E
Exhaust: Gasbox Sportster Dual Exhaust with 1958-61 mufflers
Air Cleaner: Gasbox Dogdish


Year/Type: Stock 1973 XL frame.
Rear is the Lowbrow Customs KR Style Bolt-on Hardtail frame.
Rake/Stretch: Stock Rake, 4in stretch.

Front End:

Type / Brand: Kyaba 35mm


Front Size: 21in
Rear Size: 18in


Paint by: Joe Koenigsmark at Jerry’s House of Kolors
Plating/Polishing: Akron Plating
Powdercoating: A&I


Front Fender: N/A
Rear Fender: Lowbrow Customs Manta Ray Fender
Gas Tank: Custom Aluminum Sporty style
Handlebars: Lowbrow Customs Stainless T-bars
Grips: Jackhammer
Mirrors: N/A Hand
Controls: Drag Specialties Clutch lever
Foot Controls: Customs Stainless Pegs
Headlight: Stock Seal beam
Taillight: Box taillight
Turn Signals: N/A
License Mount: Custom
Seat: Solo

Many of the parts used on this build can be found linked below:

Lowbrow Customs - KR style Bolt-on Hardtail
Lowbrow Customs - Solo Seat Pivot
Lowbrow Customs - 2" Barrel Springs
Gasbox - XL Top Motor Mount
Gasbox - Brake Rod
Cycle Standard - Heat wrap
Gasbox - XL front motor mount plates
Gasbox - Bolt-on Sporty Horse Shoe oil tank
Gasbox - stainless points cover
Lowbrow Customs - Weatherproof starter Ignition Key switch
Cycle Standard - Box Tail Light
Lowbrow Customs - T-Bars
Lowbrow Customs - 4-3/4 Manta Ray Fender
Gasbox - Dog Dish Air Cleaner
Cycle Standard - Choke Knob Enrichner
Gasbox - Dual Exhaust Header pipes
Gasbox - 1958-61 Mufflers
Gasbox - Universal Battery Box
Cycle Electric - Regulator CE-540L
Cycle Standard - 22mm Petcock Round Body
Cycle Standard - Universal Motorcycle Brake Light Switch

This beautiful bike is also up for sale! If you are interested please email Tim directly at

Photos by Mikey Revolt

10 thoughts on “Lowbrow Spotlight: Tim Fiorucci's 1973 Harley-Davidson XLCH Ironhead”

  • Nice job, Well done. Only mistake (my opinion)is the taillight. Cheers!

  • I'd ridde the tires off of it, stop buy me tires and repeat!

  • Looks like a Pure bone winner to me. I have always loved going from the dumpster to the living room wall and that's what Tim did. Gratz Tim, Well done.

  • Amazing custom pal
    Love the raw honesty of the build.

  • Anthony Greco May 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Super nice build with class !! Not overdone, just enough to get the job and blast down the road. Really like your choice of wheels and tires! It has that old school look that never goes out of style. Enjoy your fine machine!!

  • Clean, simple, and light. I like it.

  • I owned a 66 XLCH back in the day, brings back some memories for sure, nice job! I've never ridden a bike without a front brake but I think it would be terrifying in traffic. The original front brake was bad enough but no brake......OMG! Ride Well!!!!!!

  • Real old school great job bring it back. It appears you are a true customizer.

  • Nice bike . Looks like a machine that someones Dad built in the '70s ,parked , pulled out dusted off & ride the shit out of!

  • Beautiful !! really dig the clean bare bones look ,gives me some ideas for my '73 project

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