The Art of Function | Custom 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDC

Alloy Art’s crossover Dyna

2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDC

2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDC

Photo: John Zamora

For some custom-bike builders, it used to be considered blasphemy to run any non-OEM products on a build. If it wasn’t in the P&A, the answer was no way. Then there were a few agreed acceptable aftermarket companies that have catered exclusively to the V-twin crowd that made up the majority of the aftermarket parts. But today, especially within the performance Dyna crowd, it seems like the aftermarket is wide open and has even become socially acceptable to run metric parts! Wait, what?
Alloy Art has been in the parts game since 1996 starting with its Gooden-Tite handlebar bushings. Since then, it has concerted on making parts that are not only good but have inherent function built in. Once the walls of segregation were taken down, a few companies like Alloy Art saw the opportunity to adapt some great-performing products, at a fraction of the cost, as well as create its own line of high-quality products to improve the performance of any V-twin.

2011 Twin Cam 107 in with Bassani 2-into-1 Road Rage 2 Exhaust

2011 Twin Cam 107 in with Bassani 2-into-1 Road Rage 2 Exhaust

Photo: John Zamora

HB: What was the purpose of building the bike?
AA: The purpose of the bike was all about performance and to create a “slight” crossover between Harleys and the metric world, I guess.

Alloy Art 7-spoke/18 x 5.5 in wheel, Lyndall Rotor, Tokico Caliper

Alloy Art 7-spoke/18 x 5.5 in wheel, Lyndall Rotor, Tokico Caliper

Photo: John Zamora

HB: What are some of the most innovative products you run?
AA: Some of the latest and greatest products would be the Alloy Art stabilizer combination front and rear kit. The Speed Merchant skid plate with integrated Alloy Art shooter taillights converted to driving lights and the Lazer Star 6 LED bar are also pretty new.

H-D Hand Controls with Oberon Levers and MX Grips

H-D Hand Controls with Oberon Levers and MX Grips

Photo: John Zamora

HB: One of the most striking features of this bike is the gold/red/black color combination. How did you come up with such a dynamic combo that works so well?
AA: Basically the color combo was a result of the paint, which was done by my boy Andrew at Paint by Bondo. I gave him free range on the colors to use, and I designed the rest of my bike around that.

Speed Merchant Skid Plate with Alloy Art LED Light Kit

Speed Merchant Skid Plate with Alloy Art LED Light Kit

Photo: John Zamora

HB: Is it all beauty and no brawn? How does the bike perform?
AA: Performance-wise, the bike tracks and handled like a performance sportbike thanks to a lot of help from the custom Race Tech front springs and gold valve emulators accompanied by the Street Merchant fork adjusters. In the rear, the Legends Revo 13-inch shocks complement the built 107-inch motor. Overall it makes about 116 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. Basically the bike rips!

Alloy Art 7 Spoke 21 x 3.5 in Wheel, Lyndall Racing Rotors, Tokico Dual Calipers

Alloy Art 7 Spoke 21 x 3.5 in Wheel, Lyndall Racing Rotors, Tokico Dual Calipers

Photo: John Zamora

HB: One of the examples where we see the crossover is the braking. What did you do differently there?
AA: The stopping power is nothing short of incredible thanks in large part to Lyndall Racing rotors combined with Tokico calipers front and rear.

Paint/Graphics Paint by Bondo

Paint/Graphics Paint by Bondo

Photo: John Zamora

Harley-Davidson Dash

Harley-Davidson Dash

Photo: John Zamora

Seat H-D w/ down and stitched by @TheSeatGuy

Seat H-D w/ down and stitched by @TheSeatGuy

Photo: John Zamora

2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDC

2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDC

Photo: John Zamora

Justin McGinnis - Alloy Art

Justin McGinnis - Alloy Art

Photo: John Zamora

Specifications
General
Owner Justin McGinnis
Shop Alloy Art
Shop Phone (626) 963-5021
Website alloyart.com
Year/Make/Model 2011/Harley-Davidson/FXDC
Build Time 1.5 years
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2011/H-D Twin Cam/107 in.
Builder Alloy Art
Cases H-D
Cylinders H-D
Heads Diamond Bar Choppers
Rocker Boxes H-D
Cams Dave Mackie 575L
Throttle Body 50mm Head Hoggers
Air Cleaner Alloy Art
EFI Controller Screamin’ Eagle Super Tuner
Exhaust Bassani 2-into-1 Road Rage 2
Transmission
Year/Type 2011/H-D
Gears 6-speed
Clutch Barnett extra disc clutch w/ billet spring plate
Primary Drive H-D
Frame
Year/Type 2011/H-D
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension
Front End Black DLC-coated tube w/ Race Tech springs and gold emulators, Speed Merchant adjusters
Length Stock
Triple Trees Alloy Art
Swingarm H-D
Rear Shocks Legend Revo 13.5-in. w/ Candy Red springs
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size Alloy Art 7 Spoke/21 x 3.5 in.
Tire/Size Pirelli/120/70-21
Calipers Tokico Dual Calipers
Rotors Lyndall Racing
Rear
Builder/Size Alloy Art 7-spoke/18 x 5.5 in.
Tire/Size Pirelli/180/55-18
Caliper Tokico
Rotor Lyndall Racing
Pulley Alloy Art 7-spoke
Finish/Paint
Colors Ember Red Sunglow/Flat Denim Black/Vanilla Shake pinstripe
Paint/Graphics Paint by Bondo
Plating/Polishing Anodizing Industries
Powdercoating The Powder Pro
Accessories
Front Fender H-D
Rear Fender H-D
Gas Tank H-D
Dash H-D
Gauges RSD fuel caps w/ LED and Dakota Digital speedo
Handlebars 14-in. West Coast T-Bars
Grips MX
Mirrors H-D
Hand Controls H-D w/ Oberon Levers
Floorboards Speed Merchant Pegs/Alloy Art MX Toe Peg and Shift Rod
Headlight River Engineering LED
Taillight LED low-profile light
Turn Signals Alloy Art Strut Lights w/ MBW front wraparounds
License Mount Hot Top Laydown
Seat H-D w/ down and stitched by @TheSeatGuy
Stabilizer Alloy Art
Skid Plate Speed Merchant w/ Alloy Art LED Light Kit
Fairing Memphis Shades Gauntlet
Light Bar Lazer Star LED

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