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Bryan Simpson from San Luis Obispo, California, wanted to show us his daily rider, and we were very impressed with what the guy accomplished. The bike started off as an ’02 FXDX, but Bryan had other plans for it. After searching for a T-Sport fairing and bags, he ripped the bike apart and rather quickly gave it a horsepower increase with the help of a Screamin’ Eagle 103ci kit and, some lightening/balancing as well as ported/polished heads from Revolution Performance.
While the bike was getting a plethora of performance parts, the tank, fairing, fender, chin spoiler, hand controls, and H-D 13-spoke mag wheels were all treated to a pearl white basecoat. The sheetmetal was also covered with double-vision flames in Cali-Flake Orange and Greasy Black, which are pinstriped and drop-shadowed. The rest of the bike’s shiny bits got shoved off to the powdercoater for the blackout treatment.
When the bike was being put back together, Ryan slapped on a set of 12-inch West Coast T-bars with Autometer gauges and a Thunderheader exhaust, cementing the Club look of this bike. Ryan built this bike to be ridden hard and fast, and by the looks of his wheelie photo, he sure as hell does.