‘Sons of Anarchy’: The Story Behind John Teller’s Bike, Jax’s Final Ride

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(L-R) Cast Members Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal And Kim Coates Of Drama The Series 'Sons Of Anarchy' Participate In A Panel Discussion During FX Networks' Portion Of The 2014 Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour In Beverly Hills
IN PHOTO: (L-R) Cast members Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, and Kim Coates of drama the series "Sons of Anarchy" participate in a panel discussion during FX Networks' portion of the 2014 Television Critics Association Cable Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

The FX biker drama show “Sons of Anarchy” wrapped up its final season in December. However, fans are still clinging on for a little piece of information about SAMCRO and the rumoured prequel of the show. For now, a new video had emerged about the restoration of John Teller’s bike, the same bike that Jax (Charlie Hunnam) used when he made his final ride in “Sons of Anarchy” Season 7’s “Papa’s Goods.”

USA Today’s “The Journey of an Iconic “Sons of Anarchy” Bike” features John Teller’s 1946 Harley Knucklehead getting blown up in Season 6 along with SAMCRO’s club. After the explosion in the clubhouse, Jax salvaged the bike as his way of keeping his father’s memory and painted the Knucklehead blue to match the club’s colours.

The vintage ’46 Harley Knucklehead’s last appearance was in the show’s Season 7 when Jax rides off into the sunset together with his father’s bike. But the show can’t afford to lose the vintage bike since the scene requires Hunnam to crash it into a raging truck. So the crew’s solution is to make a double of that vehicle by using a 2013 Harley Softail.

By stripping all its modern accoutrements, the crew made a close match to the vintage vehicle by using a new bike. The replica is what the “Crimson Peak” star was riding on his last scene where he made his final “Jesus-like” pose before crashing into the truck.

“You know to be able to build something that’s gonna be in the last episode is pretty cool,” according to the video posted on USA Today. “That could be that most iconic bike of “Sons of Anarchy.”

JT’s Knucklehead is “a blend of the builder’s favourite features from ’45-’51 model years,” just the way the SAMCRO’s founder would like it. Based in the report, the gathering of the parts of SOA’s iconic bike started more than thirty years ago as it features an original knucklehead motor with original stock HD Knucklehead cylinders.

The bike’s wishbone frame is an original ’48 Panhead frame and the gas tanks are from a ’51 Panhead. The SOA bike was customized according to John Teller’s personal riding and styling preferences just like any hardcore rider in 1970’s.

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