Ry Seidler is classic do-it-yourself-Detroit. From tattoos to automotive engineering, Ry is one of those rare people who can both sides of his brain. The guy even designed his own CNC machine. Some of the feedback we’ve received for “Café Racer” TV is ‘What about the regular guys building in garages?’ Ry is way too talented to be classified as ‘regular’ but he’s definitely in a home garage. When asked to describe Ry’s best skills, the segment producer of this story called Ry “The most complete dude we’ve ever had on the show.”
The CRTV crew met Ry back in season 2 when we worked with the Café Racer Ypsi shop in Ypsilanti, MI. Ry was the tank and seat fabricator for the gift bike for CRY’s Melissa.
For season 4 of CRTV Ry took on a beaten and forgotten Harley Davidson 350cc Sprint that looked like it was a chopper/dirt bike in a previous life.
Bike: (Make/Model/Year) 1972 Harley-Davidson Aermacchi Sprint

Specifications: 350cc 4 stroke 4-speed

Frame:  Modified 1969 & 72  Harley-Davidson Sprint

Subrame: NA

Engine: 350cc

Carburetion or FI System: Carbureted

Rear Swing Arm:  modified stock

Rear Wheel (Size): 18”

Front Wheel (Size): 18”

Clip-Ons or Bars: Hand made bars

Seat: Modified vintage Bates flat track seat

Tank:  ‘69 Aermacchi

Rear Sets: Handmade, modified stock

Tires (Sizes): 2.75 X 18 front 3.5X18 rear

Exhaust : Handmade pipe with 70s Sportster muffler

Paint: By Ry Seidler. Orange candy with gold pearl over cream

Headlight: Sportster lamp bucket grafted onto a Aermacchi SS body

Front Brake: Drum

Rear Brake: Drum

Top Steering Clamp/Triple Tree:  Original, smoothed and polished

Ry Seidler

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