Re: Harley big twins? WTF is a "little twin'? (novel)
I'm seeing excellent proportions here. I'd go 18" rear wheel and if I can help you with parts I will gladly supply you with what you need near my cost to help offset mother nature's wrath.
Regarding Ratso's Norton/Harley 45 debate. I love Nortons. I had a Commando. It was a great motorcycle. Easy starting smooth ride. I have short legs. I hated that she was so tall. It was uncomfortable. If they were lower I'd own a commando scrambler in blue factory metalflake with the high pipes.
Now while a 45 with less than than half the horsepower of a Norton is no screamer they do reward the rider with that low RPM torquey grunt Harley feel. I'm sure you will love it Flynn.
Pics are of Jeff Leighton's blue 45. A wonderful machine. Dan Weston's panel painted flattie from 1958 and Germany's Bernard Elflein's magnificent 45 chopper. Class all the way.
Your friendly neighborhood W&W Cycle Germany, Paughco and V-Twin dealer