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Barnyard Baggers Road Glide

Exorcising Bad Juju from a Harley-Davidson

You know your Harley-Davidson Road Glide has a colorful history when it’s covered in the remains of its enemies (the same also holds true for people you meet in a holding tank, just FYI). Brad Konar is the owner/founder of Barnyard Baggers Lowell, Indiana, and when he came across this motorcycle online, it was practically bathed in “colorful history.”

The poor thing was a wreck. No only had it suffered front end and side damage, its finish consisted of paint, blood, fur, and antler all over the thing. It had a bad encounter with a deer, but luckily the frame wasn’t tweaked.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide

All those circles cut into the heel-toe shifter, coupled with the open primary, bring a steampunk touch to Bad Juju.

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A few years ago, Brad decided to take his hobby and passion for motorcycles and turned it into a business and full-time career. This bike, Bad Juju, has been around for a while now, but not in the exact form it’s in here. It has had multiple transformations which got it to where it is today.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Barnyard Baggers brought a 26-inch RC Components Holeshot wheel with 13-inch rotor to the mix.

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Bad JuJu is a good moniker not just because of the whole encounter with a deer thing. It’s had some other nastiness around it. The original painter on this project had an accident and cut off his thumb in the process and unfortunately passed on one week later. On Brad’s way to the World of Wheels in Chicago one year, the bike was found on its side in the trailer during a routine traffic stop. Fortunately, there was no harm to the motorcycle and the shop ended up bringing some awards home as well. After an “exorcism” (i.e., more tweaking to the bike), it doesn’t seem to be doing too bad these days though.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Customs By Vos gave Bad JuJu a seat reminiscent of some old vans and hot rods I’ve met.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide

That 2-into-1 exhaust was made in-house using Summit parts.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide

It’s named Bad JuJu but Jody Clark’s pinstriping is all good.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide

If you’re guessing these are Battistinis foot controls and footboards, you’d be right.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide

You have to love how the pinstriping hugs the lines and curves throughout the bike, like it does here in the inner fairing and along the gas tank.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Between the paint, the Battistinis parts sprinkled throughout, and the striping, Bad JuJu is more bad guy than bad luck these days.

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Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Brad Konar coupled Arlen Ness legs with Native Air Ride suspension over that big ol’ front wheel.

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