Common Tread

Don't let his lack of gray beard and ponytail fool you. When it comes to classic motorcycles, there is no one more passionate than our vintage guy at-large Panhead Jim. He's spent the last 20 years riding and wrenching on everything from Moto Guzzis to mini bikes, but it's that old American brand from Milwaukee that keeps him awake at night. Always looking for ways to prove that old iron can still be a viable form of transportation, Panhead Jim has undertaken a nuts-and-bolts build of a 1933 Harley, which he plans to ride cross country, just for the heck of it. Some may question his sanity, but it does make for interesting stories...