Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide | Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing

Show-winning looks. Street-thumping power.

Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Photo: Steven Spoon

Recently, there has been a backlash toward all the all-show-and-no-go bikes that have become popular over the past few years. But don’t judge a book bike by its cover just because it might be covered with tons of chrome and fancy paint. Look past the super-sexy model Lana draped over the neon paint job, stereo system, and extended bags because quietly dressed in all black sits the heart of beast. That’s no parking lot powerplant sitting between those frame rails. No, sir.

2012 S&S 106 in. with Trask Turbo

2012 S&S 106 in. with Trask Turbo

Photo: Steven Spoon

Larry Vaughn’s 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide isn’t your typical bagger custom. We asked Larry how this wolf in wolf’s clothing came to be and what the goal was when building it. “I started a bike shop in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, called LV’s House of Boost where I install turbo chargers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles,” Larry said. “I have a certified Harley-Davidson technician on staff, and we specialize in servicing and installing upgrades, such as handlebars, fender kits, wide tire kits, turbo chargers, and diesel repair. We are dealers for some of the best builders and manufacturers in the United States, and I am the Northeast connection to the motorcycle industry’s West Coast performance and trends.”

Spike’s Custom Paint

Spike’s Custom Paint

Photo: Steven Spoon

With an eye on the prize and ear to the ground, Larry got to work with a mean muscle motorcycle. “I built my 2012 Road Glide, that I call Bandit, from my passion for speed and performance,” Larry explained. But this bike has much more than a pipe and a tune. “It has a Trask Performance turbo system with an S&S 106 that produces 207 horsepower with 16 pounds of boost,” he said. That equals a ton of ponies available at the simple twist of a right wrist. Nothing says Hummer sitting on 30s like a big motor with no way of putting it to the pavement. When it comes to Larry’s Road Glide, there is no oversize front wheel limiting how fast he can go. Instead, keeping it classy is a set of stock chrome CVO wheels that give it the custom look without compromising performance and handling.

Model: Lana Paige

Model: Lana Paige

Photo: Steven Spoon

When it comes to looks, Larry could have easily painted the bike flat black and been accepted with the class of performance-based cool kids. But instead he chose to go the polar opposite way. “The paint scheme started out as an idea and with the help from Butch, from VonButch Creative, and eventually became a reality,” Larry said. “I wanted to make it look as fast as it is standing still, which I feel has been achieved by my painter Larry Pelletier who owns Spike’s Custom Paint out of Southwick, Massachusetts.”

CVO 19-inch Wheel

CVO 19-inch Wheel

Photo: Steven Spoon

Larry’s Road Glide is a testament that just because you can take first in a bike show doesn’t mean you’ll be at the back of the pack when leaving the lot. It’s this combination of style and performance that keeps everyone loving (or hating) at the same damn time.

Model: Lana Paige

Model: Lana Paige

Photo: Steven Spoon

Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Photo: Steven Spoon

Model: Lana Paige

Model: Lana Paige

Photo: Steven Spoon

2012 S&S 106 in. with Trask Turbo

2012 S&S 106 in. with Trask Turbo

Photo: Steven Spoon

Trask Performance Bars

Trask Performance Bars

Photo: Steven Spoon

Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

Photo: Steven Spoon

Trask Performance Rear Fender

Trask Performance Rear Fender

Photo: Steven Spoon

General
Specifications
Owner Larry Vaughn
Shop LV’s House of Boost
Shop Phone (860) 851-8855
Website lvshouseofboost.com|
Year/Make/Model 2012/Harley-Davidson/Road Glide|
Fabrication LV’s House of Boost
Build Time 8 months
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2012/S&S/106 in.
Builder Trask Performance
Cases H-D 103
Cylinders S&S 106
Heads S&S
Rocker Boxes H-D
Cams S&S
Throttle Body H-D |
Air Cleaner K&N
EFI Controller ThunderMax Programmer|
Exhaust Trask Performance|
Transmission |
Year/Type 2012/6-speed H-D
Gears Stock
Clutch A.I.M.
Primary Drive H-D |
Frame
Year/Type 2012/Road Glide |
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension
Front End
Length Stock
Triple Trees Stock
Swingarm Stock
Rear Shocks Air Ride Legend
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size CVO/19 in.
Tire/Size CVO/19 in.|
Calipers CVO
Rotors CVO
Rear
Builder/Size CVO/19 in.
Tire/Size CVO/19 in.|
Caliper CVO
Rotor CVO
Pulley Stock
Finish/Paint
Manufacturer House of Kolor
Colors Fluorescent Multi-Color
Paint/Graphics Spike’s Custom Paint|
Plating/Polishing Trask Performance|
Accessories
Front Fender Klock Werks
Rear Fender Trask Performance
Gas Tank Dirty Bird Concepts|
Dash Dirty Bird Concepts
Gauges Medallion Gauges
Handlebars Trask Performance|
Grips Trask Performance|
Mirrors Drag Specialties Shooter Mirror
Hand Controls Stock|
Foot Controls Accutronics|
Headlight Dirty Bird Concepts LED
Taillight LED strips
Turn Signals H-D
License Mount Dirty Bird Concepts|
Seat Dirty Bird Concepts
Stereo Jensen
Speakers Jensen

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