When it came to rejuvenating the skin, a simple Botox procedure wasn’t going to suffice, so a few transplants and some heavy reconstructive surgery was in order. Up front she got a major facelift with the headlight section completely cut out then remolded to house two small staggered (cross-eyed girls can be sexy too) HID headlights. On the backside the inner fairing was completely reshaped with the convexed ears cut out then reshaped into slight concaves. To dress up the ears and let the little lady sing like a songbird a pair of Polk tweeters and mids were punched through. The center of the inner fairing was crafted to accept a double-din Clarion touch screen head unit. And while most women wax their uni-brow, the molded edge running over the top of the inner fairing really adds to the beauty and uniqueness of this gal. Over the backbone, a Russ Wernimont stretched tank and dash were secured, while at the rear a custom SMC rear fender provides a nice shapely ass. Accentuating her backside would be the smooth rolling hips of the fully custom saddlebags. We all know women love exotic bags and these bags built by SMC’s painter/fiberglass man, Curt, a.k.a. Dirty, take the cake. With hours spent under the knife in fiberglass surgery, Dirty created these incredible bags that provide the long sleek look with a unique hidden hinge/latch and pneumatic side-opening system that opens with the push of the button.
Once all the major slicing, dicing, and stitching was done the once beat and battered girl was taking shape into a fresh young beauty, all she needed was a little heart surgery and a nice glittery glow on her skin. So once again she was stripped down to the bare frame where all the unsightly tabs and bumps were nicked off and she was given a nice smooth, molded finish. Bronson then gave the orders for Curt to shower her in a custom mix blue with lots of extra flake; like 1 1/2 pounds worth of metallic flake. To add some extra highlights to the girl’s fresh skin and frame, Dirty artistically applied some light brushwork. While the frame and bodywork were being showered in blue and flake, some bypass surgery was underway on the heart. The meek and haggard pumper was beefed up to 96ci with some fresh cylinders and new pistons. To help expel all those nasty fumes, SMC crafted a set of short but sweet pipes that slip down between the front of a new H-D five-speed trans and cam cover. Once the heart was back in order, the rocker boxes, cam cover, and trans side cover were sent to the tanning bed over at Sport Chrome for a deep black chrome finish.
With everything was back in the SMC shop, reassembly began with some major surgery to the wiring harness, resulting in about a 2/3 reduction in the amount wires being used. Some custom 1-1/4-inch handlebars were made, with internal throttle and a clutch perch welded to the front left side for a really clean and smooth look. The switches for the bags and air ride were hidden under either side of the side panels. To help give her a more slimmed appearance and accentuate the long stretched look, a set of Accutronix forward controls with Avon pegs were added instead of the more traditional fat and bulky floorboards.
After some major reconstructive surgery, a makeover, and rehab, Michael got exactly what he wanted, a hot, fresh-looking girl to ride around on that turns heads everywhere they go. And according to Bronson, even with the massive wheel up front, with the additional rake and stretch, she rides and handles like a dream.
This ol’ girl just proves that not only can you salvage an ugly duckling and turn her into a beautiful swan, but she can make a great cover model too. HB