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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
|Shop Phone||(626) 963-5021|
|Build Time||1.5 years|
|Year/Type/Size||2011/H-D Twin Cam/107 in.|
|Heads||Diamond Bar Choppers|
|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|
|Clutch||Barnett extra disc clutch w/ billet spring plate|
|Front End||Black DLC-coated tube w/ Race Tech springs and gold emulators, Speed Merchant adjusters|
|Triple Trees||Alloy Art|
|Rear Shocks||Legend Revo 13.5-in. w/ Candy Red springs|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Builder/Size||Alloy Art 7 Spoke/21 x 3.5 in.|
|Calipers||Tokico Dual Calipers|
|Builder/Size||Alloy Art 7-spoke/18 x 5.5 in.|
|Pulley||Alloy Art 7-spoke|
|Colors||Ember Red Sunglow/Flat Denim Black/Vanilla Shake pinstripe|
|Paint/Graphics||Paint by Bondo|
|Powdercoating||The Powder Pro|
|Gauges||RSD fuel caps w/ LED and Dakota Digital speedo|
|Handlebars||14-in. West Coast T-Bars|
|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|
|Skid Plate||Speed Merchant w/ Alloy Art LED Light Kit|
|Fairing||Memphis Shades Gauntlet|
|Light Bar||Lazer Star LED|
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