The Birth of The Saturday Sportster Video Series
We thought, "What if we had Todd show the world how easy it is to turn an ugly, neglected Sportster into something really cool? It could be done with basic tools and almost no fabrication, using a bunch of parts we make and carry."
With the knowledge we could share, and all of the custom Sportster parts we carry, we knew many people could build the bike of their dreams over a series of weekends, and on a budget. Right at that moment the idea for the Saturday Sportster series was born.
Buying a Used Harley Sportster
We picked up a 2003 Harley-Davidson Anniversary Edition 883 Sportster for relatively cheap (here is our Guide for Buying a Used Harley Sportster!) and started to film Lowbrow Customs' newest series, Saturday Sportster.
With some Saturdays, general hand tools, and the helpful guidance of Todd, you too can build a cool, high-performance custom Sportster! We made this series an in-depth, easy-to-follow tutorial. We didn't gloss over the details. Our goal is to give everyone the confidence to get started on that bike project that they've been thinking about.
Whether you are an experienced mechanic, or it's your first time using a wrench, this series is for you. It will give you the confidence and knowledge to build a custom bike all on your own... with a little help from your friends here at Lowbrow Customs!
Want to learn how to increase the horsepower of your 883 engine? No problem! Follow along with us in this 4-part S&S 1200 Hooligan Conversion Kit Install Video series.
Playing Games With Todd Muller From Lowbrow
What's almost as fun as working on a bike with Todd in your garage on a Saturday? Playing a fun game and learning from Todd at the same time!
Every time you hear Todd let loose with one of his trademark "Whooooo!", and you see Todd's face sticker pop on the bottom right part of your screen, take a drink (adult beverage, seltzer water, chai tea, hey, you do you)! Play along with friends for added fun.
WATCH SATURDAY SPORTSTER EPISODE 1
In this episode, Todd shows you the neglected 2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster we picked up and gives you a run down of the ideas we have for the build. Follow along during the disassembly and removal of a lot of the stock and aftermarket parts that we discovered were on this motorcycle.
Full of surprises like crud, dirt, and corrosion, the bike was far from in perfect condition. But hey, that's half the fun of working on and building motorcycles!
Todd also gives you a sneak preview at some of the parts we will be using on the build and walks you through the plan of attack. So grab an adult beverage or a seltzer water, some tools, a couple shop rags and let's get cracking!
WATCH SATURDAY SPORTSTER EPISODE 2
In this episode follow along with Todd as he takes off some more crusty, rusty and corroded parts from the 2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster project in preparation to get them powder coated black. Todd also finds some disintegrated parts desperately in need of replacing that weren't visible to the naked eye.
From handlebars and the speedometer, to the front wheel and taking apart the fork tubes, Todd walks you through it all. Who knows what kind of messes lurk ahead? One thing is for certain, this front end really needed some love, upgrades and care. Let's go!
WATCH SATURDAY SPORTSTER EPISODE 3
In this episode Todd continues on the the journey of the messy front end disassembly with a new shirt and a new smile. Watch as he walks you through the removal of the triple tress, the crustiest of bearings and races. Find out one way to get a race out easily and find out the other how hard it can be with just a punch. Todd shows you how easy to install new races into the frame when you have the right tool for the job.
Todd gets tired of all that wiring hanging on the front of the bike, so he shows you how easy it is to relocate the ignition switch and coil housing using a Gasbox Top Motor Mount bracket. Lastly he removes the rear wheel, rear rotor, and rear pulley in preparation for the wheels to get powder coated.
There's more corrosion, more fun, more Toddisms, and even a small field trip to Colony Machine. So, let's get them tools out, crack a cold one, and get to work. It's Saturday Sportster baby...
Saturday Sportster Episode 4 - Releasing 02.12.22
Saturday Sportster Episode 5 - Releasing 02.26.22
Saturday Sportster Episode 6 - Releasing 03.12.22
Saturday Sportster Episode 7 - Releasing 03.26.22
Saturday Sportster Episode 8 - Releasing 04.09.22
Saturday Sportster Episode 9 - Releasing 04.23.22
Saturday Sportster Episode 10 - Releasing 05.07.22