How many of us TCB fans imagined ourselves swinging a leg over the saddle of a Bronson Bike, pushing the electric start button as we kicked it over, then kind of hanging our head after it starts, pulling in the clutch and with our right foot, clicking it into first gear, not looking up until we are ready to let out the clutch... Read more here

My 1st brand new Harley. Mom centered me in the picture instead of the bike!

My brand new 1975 Sportster in its original condition. To me, it was ALWAYS a Bronson Bike.

For a while, I rode it to work and everywhere in all seasons so it had to become a full-dresser. Note the Bronson Sissy Bar. My mom upholstered the little pad on the sissy bar and it has been on every bike I owned.

All packed with a tent, sleeping bag and cloths for my first Bronson trip on a Sportster.

The “Old Fashioned” look.

This was its configuration in 2009 the day I disassembled it for the re-build.

The speedo & tach quit years ago. I never did like those Buckhorn handle bars because they were not like Bronson’s.

Some think TCB was from the song “Takin' Care of Business” , but we all know it spells out “Then Came Bronson” 1970 was the year I started riding.

The easy part, taking everything off. It must have been the dirtiest Harley around. I was not big on cleaning it, but I regularly sprayed it off at the coin-op carwash that I owned and rode it to everyday.

Here is the “Before” photo of the engine.

Here are the only tools I needed to disassemble the bike, which only took a little over an hour.

It sure is easy to push around now!

Cleaning and painting the frame. I filed off a lot of weld splatter.

I set up a small air-conditioned shop area for the rebuild. To get all the parts out of the way, I hung them on what has become the “Memorial Wall” for my original bike. Note the helmet that Evel Knievel signed for me. I wore it on my first Bronson trip in 1974.

That is Jim at M & M Cycle setting up the engine for the first start-up after the rebuild

Here is the “After” photo of the engine.

The guy in the White Station Wagon at the start of each episode finally has a good use his car, towing his prized Bronson Bike to motorcycle shows!

Setting up the Bronson display at the Harley Davidson Museum Exhibit room in Milwaukee in July 2009

Photographed for the book “101 Motorcycles” Collection of Vintage Motorcycles at Mountain Fest in Morgantown, West Virginia.

On display in one of the six diorama scenes from the movie set.

Birney Jarvis, the “Real Jim Bronson” sitting on my Bronson Bike

On display at Sturgis in 2009 for the week in Michael Lichter’s Motorcycle Icon Exhibit.

One of the many photos taken in Lichter’s photo booth at Sturgis.

Winning the “Best In Show” plaque. There were other bikes more deserving of this award, but I think all the judges were fans of the show!

On display at the Antique Motorcycle Club of America show in Davenport, Iowa where it won 2nd in the Period Modified Class.

Parked along the Long Lonesome Highway used in the TV episodes with Wyoming’s Teton Mountains in the background.

Racing at a local 1/8 mile drag strip. 80 MPH in 9 Seconds making it the unofficial fastest Bronson Bike. Bronson raced his bike on TV so I had to race mine. Next…the Bonneville Salt Flats!

My Tribute Bike. The headlight, switches on the handgrips, fork and the disc brake remind me of my old Harley and are the only items that keep it from being a complete replica of the original Bronson Bike.

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