One of the greatest aspects of owning a Harley-Davidson is the ability to customize it and make it truly your own. It makes no difference whether you decide to check out the aftermarket or stick with nothing but genuine Harley-Davidson parts-the sky's the limit. Most guys have a vision in their minds of just what it is their bike should look like, letting functionality take a back seat to form on many occasions. But that just doesn't have to be the case. Here we have a perfect example of how to take a bike and, by using different components, change not only its look but drastically alter its role as well. Case in point, we took our '02 Road King that was outfitted with a stock seat and changed it into a bike that is right at home loaded down for a cross-country trip, and then within a few moments had it ready to cruise the boulevard in all its stripped-down glory.
After thumbing through the parts and accessories catalog, we found just what we were looking for. We ordered a Sundowner Touring Bucket Seat (part No. 52447-96; MSRP: $325), a matching Adjustable Rider Backrest (part No. 52475-01A; MSRP: $350), and a Sidekick Custom seat (part No. 51444-04; MSRP: $339) and went to work.