2006 Sick Customs Softail - Good To Be Sick For Life

Sick Customs Bad-Bones Bobber

With its hand-tooled seat, leather never looked so good. Having this sultry pinup girl near your backside makes it even sweeter.

One hard stare at a cool custom bike might make you think you have it figured out until you look more closely, and discover otherwise. What you may have missed are the fine details or trick parts that will jump out the longer you stare. It was all in this bike's details that George Mirzoian, owner of Sick Customs, set out to do when he and his crew built this bobber dubbed "Sick For Life."

A cross between retro and old school looks, George had a picture in his mind of what the bike would look like. "I wanted a retro-style custom bobber that would be low and short, with good handling so I could take it on long trips at reasonable cruising speeds without getting beat down," George said. "So with that in mind, I started thinking, what if I build a bike that looks like a retro/old school bobber but at the same time it's not simply old school-it's just a sick bobber? As a classic custom car builder, I knew that my bike would have to have a lot of detail, and the longer you stare at it, the more things you will fi nd that you didn't see at first."

Working from the picture in George's mind, he and the Sick Customs crew got started building this bobber. "I wanted a bike that I could ride everywhere on and be comfortable and look cool doing it, so I went with a Softail. I knew it had to be low-but not too low-so a Hi-Lo Air Ride was installed; that way I could pick up the bike when I'm riding and lower it when I park. I knew my bobber had to have some cool wheels, so I put on some retro-style 50-spoke Fat Daddys, with a 21-inch in the front and a 16-inch in the rear with whitewall tires. I wanted a clean look for the rear wheel, so I went with an Exile rear brake and sprocket two-in-one combo."

To add some old school style, George had cool pinstripes laid on the metal along with pinup girls. "I had Clint Case at BCC hand-roll a seat pan for me, and then he hand-tooled a pinup girl in full color. He also made a custom p-pad seat so I could take some fi ne ladies for a ride. I knew my bike had to have pinup girls, so I had Fonzy at Fonzy Air Shot airbrush a full-color pinup girl on each side of my gas tank. Then I had Bob Coslett from Bob's Pin Striping lay down some old-school pinstripes all over the bike. I installed a Harley-Davidson 80ci Evo motor with a RevTech five-speed kicker transmission and a 3-inch open belt drive primary. The bike has no turn signals, horn, or speedo-the wind lets me know how fast I'm going. This bobber is my daily rider, and the smooth ride makes me want to stay on the road forever. I named this bike Sick For Life because every time I take it out, people walk up to me and tell me it's a sick ride. I'd like to thank my brother and the crew of Sick Customs for helping and supporting me with this bike. It was two months of blood, sweat, and grease."

Spec Sheet

GENERAL
BIKE OWNER George Mirzoian
SHOP NAME Sick Customs
SHOP PHONE (818) 679-5763
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL '06/Sick Customs Softail
FABRICATION George Mirzoian at
Sick Customs
ASSEMBLY George Mirzoian
BUILD TIME Two months
ENGINE
YEAR/MANUFACTURER '99/Harley-Davidson
TYPE/SIZE Evo/80ci
BUILDER H-D
CASES H-D
CYLINDERS H-D
HEADS H-D
ROCKER BOXES H-D
CARBURETOR/EFI S&S; Super E
AIR CLEANER Sick Customs
EXHAUST Drag pipes with wrap
TRANSMISSION
YEAR/MANUFACTURER/TYPE '06/RevTech
five-speed kicker
CASE RevTech
CLUTCH Dry
PRIMARY DRIVE Roadmax 3-inch open-belt
drive
FRAME
YEAR/MANUFACTURER '06/Sick Customs
Softail/DNA
RAKE 36 degrees
STRETCH 1-1/2-inch on backbone
SUSPENSION
MANUFACTURER FRONT Paughco Springer
LENGTH 2 inches under
TRIPLE TREES N/A
MANUFACTURER REAR Hi-Lo Air Ride
WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
MANUFACTURER FRONT/TYPE Ride Wright
Wheels/Fat Daddy's
SIZE-WIDTH/HEIGHT 21-inch 50-spoke
TIRE/SIZE Avon Venom/MH90H-
21-inch whitewall
CALIPER GMA
ROTOR Klassic
MANUFACTURER REAR/TYPE Ride Wright
Wheels/Fat Daddy's
SIZE-WIDTH/HEIGHT 16-inch 50-spoke
TIRE/SIZE Avon 150/{{{80}}}-16-inch whitewall
CALIPER Exile
ROTOR Exile
FINISH/PAINT
COLOR PPG matte black
PAINTER Lalo Alonso at Oldies Studio
AIRBRUSH: Fonzy at Fonzy Air Shot
GRAPHICS Pinstriping by Bob Coslett at
Bob's Pin Striping
PLATING/POLISHING G&J; Plating
POWDERCOAT N/A
ACCESSORIES
FRONT FENDER None
REAR FENDER Sick Customs Strut Less
FENDER STRUTS Strut Less
GAS TANK & CAP 3.5 gallon {{{Mustang}}} Peanut
OIL TANK Horseshoe
DASH None
GAUGES None
HANDLEBARS Choppers Inc
RISERS 6-inch chrome
MIRRORS Chrome with red
HAND CONTROLS H-D with lady levers
FOOT CONTROLS Billet aluminum
FOOTPEGS Billet aluminum
HEADLIGHT Chopper
TAILLIGHT LED side-mount taillight
TURN SIGNALS None
LICENSE MOUNT Swingarm
SEAT Clint Case at BCC Leather
ELECTRICAL George Mirzoian at Sick Customs