Mounted between the 12-inch Illusion risers is a Yankee Enginuity dual-gauge mount with Drag Specialties tach and speedo gauges. The risers sit in 3-degree raked triple trees, which help provide smooth handling.
Mounted between the 12-inch Illusion risers is a Yankee Enginuity dual-gauge mount with Dr
HB: What kind of feedback have you gotten from the clubs about the show?
For the most part it’s been pretty good. I’ve become good friends with a lot of these guys; Sonny Barger is a good friend of mine now. There are guys out there I’m sure that think it’s bullshit, but for the most part I think these guys know it is what it is, that it’s a TV show, and that it’s heightened drama. Sonny’s guys always give me shit because it is heightened drama, and in their mind it’s a soap opera, but it’s a soap opera that’s about them. So I think there’s a sense of them embracing it. It’s a show that’s written with a pulp quality, which means it’s bigger than life, it’s extreme. But I think it’s that pulp quality that allows the biker community to take a step back and say, “OK it’s about us but it’s not really about us.” It’s not so close to where people are going, “F#@k, that makes us look bad.” That bigness gives it some distance so that people can take a step back and go, “Wow this is really fun, let’s watch this.” And for me, that’s what I want the show to always have, I want the show to have a pulp quality so that there’s a sense of that iconic bigger-than-life subculture component that makes it fun, not just compelling and interesting. I just really want people to get a rise out of it, to get a rush, to laugh, and say, “Holy f#@k, I can’t wait for next week.” And to me that’s my job as a writer, entertainer, and storyteller: to entertain you, to impact you, and to keep you wanting more week after week.
Illusion dressed up the lower legs by adding some milled accents and then they had the legs covered in Diamond-Like Carbon coating (DLC). DLC is a very hard and durable finish, that also looks cool.
Illusion dressed up the lower legs by adding some milled accents and then they had the leg
Through their associate, Billy at Spyke, Illusion procured 10 special order de-stroked 124ci S&S engines with Illusion’s cam and stroke specifications. According to Illusion its 4.125-inch bore x 4.250-inch stroke, 114ci configuration provides longevity of the engine, less vibration, and the engine comes on strong at low rpm without having to downshift. The 114s are Illusion’s largest engines that are EPA/CARB certified.
Through their associate, Billy at Spyke, Illusion procured 10 special order de-stroked 124
HB: You’re pretty active on social media with your blog, YouTube, and Twitter. Does it blow you away how strong the SOA fan base is on Twitter?
Yeah I’m very impressed with the fan base, and I feel like my interaction is actually helping. Ultimately I don’t know if it ever makes the sort of impact where it impacts them (the fans) much less the show, but I definitely feel like the fan base is strong enough that it serves a purpose for me to stay plugged into them. And yeah, I am very impressed with the level of intensity, commitment, and how aware people are of the nuances. It was really impressive for me the first time I went down to Illusion Motorsports to meet T-Rod, Rusty, and their crew. All those guys, their wives, their families, no nuance was lost on them. No character nuance, no story turn, they were just plugged into everything. I think that for people that are fans of the show, none of that is wasted. So I really try to deliver that. I don’t alter anything, my vision never changes because of the feedback I get from fans, but sometimes what it does alter is the execution of that vision. Meaning if fans respond specifically to one type of thing or a quality of the show they enjoy, it doesn’t change what I want to do with the show or the stories I want to tell. But it will perhaps alter my execution in terms of if I see people really like the character nuances or they really like the scenes when the guys are sitting down talking heart-to-heart and talking about the club. So as I write, I stay aware of the things people respond to so I can continue to layer that stuff into scripts. So that’s sort of the give and take of it for me.