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A Son's Love
The story of Gabriel Roy from Bentonville, Arkansas, begins with a passion his dad had for Harley's and motorcycles. He remembers from the time he was about six or seven years old his father saying, "I'm going to get me a Harley." Twenty-five years later, he finally bought an '06 Softail Heritage. Gabe's dad rode that bike in the rain, wind, and extreme cold. He truly loved it. He passed away March 2007 and the bike sat in storage at the local Harley dealership for a year. Finally, after twisting his mother's arm, she gave Gabe his father's motorcycle. He's had it for nearly two years and Sunday, May 16, was the first ride he took on it. He had been customizing it to celebrate his father's life and his passion for motorcycles. The bike is now a beautiful pearl white with dark-purple ghost flames, it has a 21 front and 18-inch rear wheel from Covington Customs, and a raked frontend. Other custom touches are a chrome swingarm, engine tin, and frame covers made to look as if the bike has a completely plated frame. The paint is done by none other than Brian Loker, featuring a custom mural on the tank and front fender that says "Dad's Harley." What a fitting tribute.