Originally Posted by hschisler
Hans, that looks like an auto tire on that thing?!
Wouldn't surprise me if it is, I'll ask next time I see him.
20+ years ago I remember he was "experimenting" running tubeless auto tires on spoked wheel rims rubber washers on each spoke inside the rim
and lotsa silicone sealer etc.
The story he told me about the XA was,
he found it at a yard sale in California, showed the guy a picture of a Panhead he had in Florida and arranged a trade, rode home, put the Panhead in a truck drove it to California, loaded the XA and drove home.
he's the "real" thing when it comes to being a rider,
a "stand up" guy that has ridden his rigid frame Panhead to Sturgis
every year for at least 35 years that I know of.