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We ran into John Batchelor and his mini bagger this past year while staying at the Broken Spoke County Line during Sturgis. The bike originally started out as a 2010 Sportster Iron but John quickly turned it into what he has dubbed the IronGlide by swapping the stock front fender with narrowed Street Glide fender and adding a Hoppe XLS Fairing with two 6-inch speakers so he could listen to his iPod. You can’t truly call a bike a bagger without saddlebags, so a set of Corbin Fleetliner hard bags were installed. To help his wife Kristi ride in comfort on long trips a gel insert was added to the passenger pillion. To cap off the blacked-out look of his IronGlide, John ditched the stock pipes for a set of black Staggered Shortshots from Vance & Hines.
Maintaining 100 years
Daman Choy lives across the pond in Singapore and was proud to send us this pic of his 2003 100th Anniversary Night Train. Daman says since Singapore is a small country much of his riding is done up north in Malaysia and Thailand. When it came to customizing his ride Daman wanted the look of a custom bike but preferred to keep it as genuine H-D as possible. He added some aftermarket parts like fenders, seat, and triple trees, but the majority of the parts are from Harley, such as the 200 rearend from a later model, the fork is standard length with double discs from a CVO Deuce, and the bike rides on H-D Chrome Revolver wheels. Performance upgrades included Screamin’ Eagle cams, ignition module, coil, and a Mikuni carb.
Loves the Shiny Stuff
Willie B. emailed us this photo of his sweet 2000 Dyna Super Glide that’s practically dripping in chrome. Some of the shiny stuff he’s added includes pullback T-bars, staggered slash-cut exhaust pipes, and forward controls. What really caught our attention, though, was the smooth, stretched tank and beautiful purple and blue paintjob. Willie says he gets great looks from people all the time and that he absolutely loves this bike. He also said this is his first Harley but it won’t be his last. We say keep the shiny side up and let’s see your next bike Willie. Ride on!
Long and Low fo Show
Roger Lessman from Truckee, California, owns a shop called Lessman Racing where he put together this slick long and low ride. Roger took his time to get the bike just how he wanted it, and after five year of work he’s now out and about showing off his handy work. At the heart of the bike is a monster of a motor, a one-off Gates Performance Engineering 154ci EFI engine. Cradling the beast inside is a stretched and raked frame built by Kustom’s Inc. Up front Roger went with a Goldammer billet frontend, and a custom set of bars and controls from Custom Cycle Controls. Nice work Roger, now it’s time to use that beefed-up motor to smoke that massive rear tire.