George continued with the sano look by choosing a set of Saber Series digital mirrors with all the indicator lights built into the mirrors.
George continued with the sano look by choosing a set of Saber Series digital mirrors with
I have to say that I qualify in having the most thoughtful and best wife any man could have. A couple of months after my newfound obsession with Harley, on the day of my 35th birthday, my beautiful wife got in on the action and took me to Frasers Motorcycles and said to me in the same emotion as a man asking his girlfriend to marry him, "Sweetheart, take a look at your new bike." Behind me was a brand-new '09 Softail custom. What a surprise. I was so shocked that after half an hour, and while the sales lady was completing the paperwork, my wife asked me how I felt. All I could say was, "I'm hungry." That very night I had already pictured what modifications I was going to make on this brand-new bike.
Soon enough Jay had happily told his loved ones and mates about my new project, and more importantly, how insane I was for thinking of spending that amount of money. Not long after this we experienced tragedy, Jay was killed in a work accident. He was young and healthy and left behind a beautiful wife who was seven months pregnant with their first child. From that day forward, the H-D meant absolutely nothing to me, but as time went on and I realized how many people Jay had told about my bike-to-be and how excited he was, I decided to create the bike he would have been proud of. I continued on with my journey to customize my H-D. $40k later, my ugly duckling Softtail custom was transformed into a piece of art and now sits proud with more superficial work done to it that Joan Rivers' face.
"There are so many customizing pieces one can add to his/her bike without making the redesign look like Liberace on a bad day."
"There are so many customizing pieces one can add to his/her bike without making the redes
There are so many customizing pieces one can add to his/her bike without making the redesign look like Liberace on a bad day. I wanted a perfect smooth contour, and the most challenging part was intergrading different products to fit the puzzle. I changed the color three times which really upset my painter, Mark Walker of Queensland Motorcycle Paint and Panel. I eventually settled with pitch black with a subtle 25-karat white gold leaf running though. Each customized part was changed at least twice, which I'm sure pissed off Nathan who works for Geoff Richardson at Chopperworks.
I wanted a fast but classic looking Harley, so I went with a set of Mammoth 52-spoke wheels from DNA. The Legend Air Ride system allows me to raise the suspension for riding and drop to the mounts when parked. The clean look of the custom tank is influenced by the absence of the speedometer and dash. I had the Custom Cycle Control Systems mirrors installed with the digital blinker, tachometer, speedometer, and high beam readings in the mirrors. I changed the Vance & Hines pipes twice. I originally had the Side Shots and later installed the Staggered Short Shots. The meanest looking part is the Avalon frontend from Mean Street Products. The frontend was probably the most expensive part, but in my opinion, it's also the part that finishes the clean and smooth look of the bike.
I love everything about this bike and will conclude with this: "Jay, my time building and riding this H-D is and always will be in your memory."