Hooligan Tactics // Custom Harley-Davidson 48 by Rough Crafts

Winston Yeh works his magic again

Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts was our " Builder of the Year" for 2014 and this build is another example of why. The fit and finish of Winston's bikes are nothing short of world class resulting in a machine that looks like a ultra high end production bike rather than a one-off custom. The word "artist" is often overly used to talk about motorcycles, but in this case it describes the builder perfectly. Handcrafted parts are used extensively from steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber, taking the builds to a different level of class meets function.

Here's Winston's own words about this particular build, Hooligan Tactics:

"After the Urban Cavalry build, the idea of a Sportster/Street Fighter version of it has always been in my mind, when an owner brought us a slightly modified 48 and told me to do whatever I want with it, it's the perfect chance, just so happened I have a XR1200 turned vintage tracker build on the way, so it's perfect I have a XR swing arm laying around for this build, the rest of it like inverted forks, Progressive piggyback shocks... etc kinda just falls into place naturally, then developed a prototype seat/tail section that's going to production soon, you'll see it works out well with Street fighter, tracker, or cafe racer, which also will be demonstrated on our XR tracker build coming next, for the paint I want to push the "tactics" feel more so went with a blue-ish grey digital camo which was rarely used in the custom Harley scene and it worked out perfectly".

Builder Winston Yeh
Shop Name Rough Crafts
Shop Website roughcrafts.com
Year/Make/Model 2012 Sportster 48
Year/Type/Size H-D/1200
Swing Arm XR1200
Rear Shocks Progressive Suspension 970 Series
Front End Rough Crafts / GSR-R600 inverted forks
Exhaust Rough Crafts Guerilla Exhausts
Rough Crafts Groove Clutch Cover
Type HD/stock with slight modification
Rake/Stretch Stock
Wheels and Tires
Builder/Size Arlen Ness Motorcycles - 10 Gauge Wheel / 18 x 3.50"
Tire/Size Dunlop £-13Z 150/70ZR18
Builder/Size Arlen Ness Motorcycles - 10 Gauge Wheel / 17 x 6.25"
Tire/Size Dunlop £-13Z 190/55ZR17
Brakes Front Performance Machine Radial Caliper / Lyndall Racing Brake composite rotors
Brakes Rear Performance Machine Radial Caliper / Lyndall Racing Brake composite rotors / Kraus Moto Co. Radial Caliper Mount
Paint Air Runner Custom Paint
Assembly CT-Garage
Foot controls Stock Mids/Rough Crafts
Handlebars Rough Crafts Drag Bars
Hand controls Performance Machine/Rough Crafts
Headlight Rough Crafts Grill Type headlight
Turnsignals/Taillight Rough Crafts Grill Type
Seat/Tail Section Rough Crafts
Gas caps/Rough Crafts
Risers Rough Crafts
Grips Rough Crafts
RockerArm Cover Rough Crafts Bomber XL Rocker Cover
Intake Rough Crafts Fin Air Filter