Mike “Dawg” Bradley is a junk man by pedigree as his father was before him. He describes the project that he had been envisioning in his sleep was going to be a personal challenge for him to complete in 30 days. Building bikes and cars has been a passion for him his entire life, but given the timeframe and the fact he was starting with zero, this was a daunting task. Mike traded an ’01 Chevy truck bed for the custom wheels and tires, a jet ski for the frame, a ’93 mustang for the motor/trans and tins, and finally sold a rigid bike frame to complete the build. What Mike created in his backyard garage was this incredible ’05 Softail. He personally designed, built, and painted this beauty himself. Mike has $1,100 invested in this bike and it’s conservatively valued at $30k.
Joshua B Smith from Hope Mills, North Carolina, has owned this Big Dog K9 since 2007. Josh bought the bike from Low Country Customs in Savannah, Georgia, via telephone and internet while he was stationed in Afghanistan. Once received, Josh added a few other tribal/spike features that have left both his girlfriend, Rose, and himself with scars for life. When this active Army freedom fighter is home, he loves to throw a leg over the Big Dog and blast down the I-95. If you see him with his knees in the breeze, thank him for your freedom!
Dwayne Barth by way of Billings, Montana, sent in a photo of his ’74 Harley Sportster with a ’76 Ironhead stroker motor with an S&S shorty E carb. The bike has a coffin tank with custom skull gas cap and mounted coffin flask. The frame is raked 38 degrees and has a 6-inch-over springer frontend. Dual 16-inch wheels give the bike a classic look. Dwayne sits his butt on a custom skull seat pan covered in leather with red stitching to match the red powdercoating done locally. The bike was completed with help from Dwayne’s brother-in-law, Dan Doll, and from what he tells us, it was a true a family affair.