Internet Famous Custom Dyna

How a community of riders fostered a bike build

Ripper 2006 Dyna FXDB

This 2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna is every bit the road ripper that it looks.

Josh James

Australia is a country full of V-Rods and apehangered Dynas, so I built this bike to change a few mindsets. I planned on building this bike myself, and that’s the way I kept it. I am the only person to lay a spanner on this bike, and I can happily say I trust it on one wheel doing hooligan shit.

From the day I got this bike, I had in my mind that I wanted it to handle a good thrashing, so I sourced only the best parts to build the bike you see today. What started as a simple bar/riser setup quickly blew out to an extensive build thanks to a set of gold ProTaper bars. Before talking with my buddy Justin Case from Hard Case Performance, I had my mind set on black bars and risers. A few ideas were thrown around, and a set of Hard Case risers and gold ProTapers were on their way to Australia.

Ripper 2006 Dyna FXDB

The paint is about the only extra you'll find on this Dyna and even that's extra of the cool variety.

Josh James

The day I fitted the bars and risers, I sat back to have a beer, looked at the bike, and thought to myself it needed something else. A few more beers and two hours later the bike was stripped down to a bare frame and engine. The next day I dropped the tins and a Simpson Ghost Bandit down to Smith Concepts in Sydney, Australia. I knew from the first time I saw Kyle’s “Smith Concepts” work that he was the man for the job. That being said, I gave Kyle the okay to let loose with only two things in mind: timeless and gold.

Ripper 2006 Dyna FXDB

Smith Concepts' killer stripes.

Josh James

I’ve built a lot of strong friendships through @hd_hooligans on Instagram, and I am super thankful for that. I thought starting the account would be a cool thing for myself and other riders to post their videos, pictures, and get the up-and-comers some exposure along the way with no bullshit ads. I’ve kept it that way and have made a lot of mates along the way. The Bassani crew have been strong friends and supporters of the build, and I can’t say enough about the legends and the quality of their work.

Ripper 2006 Dyna FXDB

Look at the shine in that flake.

Josh James

Memphis Shades, Progressive Suspension, Hard Case Performance, Saddlemen, Speed-Kings Cycle, Simpson Helmets, Big Bear Choppers, Topline Tubes, and Rebel Supply Company all have been strong supporters and have contributed to the build and helped take it to the next level.

Ripper 2006 Dyna FXDB

We wonder what Josh has planned for his next bike.

Josh James

Specifications
General
Owner Josh James
Shop Josh James
Shop Phone N/A
Website Instagram @hd_hooligans
Year/Make/Model 2006/Harley-Davidson/Dyna FXDB
Fabrication Josh James
Build Time 3 months
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2006/H-D/96 in.
Builder H-D
Cases H-D
Cylinders H-D
Heads H-D
Rocker Boxes Roland Sands Design
Cam(s) H-D
Throttle Body H-D
Air Cleaner Roland Sands Design
EFI Controller Dyno Jet Power Commander 3
Exhaust Bassani Road Rage 3, Stainless
Transmission
Year/Type 2006/H-D
Gears 6-speed
Clutch H-D
Primary Drive H-D
Frame
Year/Type 2006/H-D
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension
Front End Progressive Suspension Heavy Duty springs, Speed Merchant adjustors, 49mm Gold Topline Tubes, 25 weight oil
Length Stock
Triple Trees H-D powdercoated black
Swingarm H-D
Rear Shocks 12.5 Progressive Suspension Bronze 970 Piggyback series
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size H-D Dyna Lowrider 13 spoke/16 in.
Tire/Size Shinko 777/100/90/16
Calipers H-D powdercoated
Rotors H-D
Rear
Builder/Size Dyna Lowrider 13 spoke/16 in.
Tire/Size Shinko 777/150/80/16
Caliper H-D powdercoated
Rotor H-D
Pulley Hard Case Performance Lock-r kit
Sprocket PBI 51/24
Finish/Paint
Manufacturer Painthuffer Metalflake, DNA candies, PPG Deltron clear coat
Colors Sahara Yellow/gold to orange fade
Paint/Graphics Smith Concepts custom design
Powdercoating Gloss Black
Accessories
Front Fender H-D
Rear Fender H-D
Gas Tank H-D
Dash H-D
Gauges H-D
Handlebars Hard Case Performance 9.5 risers with ProTaper Mini Highs
Grips ProTaper Pillow Tops
Mirrors H-D
Hand Controls H-D
Foot Controls Stroker billet shift peg, modified H-D brake pedal
Pegs Biltwell Rocker
Headlight Speed-Kings Cycle Sunlight Creator, Speed-Kings 6 in. LED lightbar
Taillight Speed-Kings Cycle
Turn Signals H-D
License Mount Kuryakyn
Seat Saddlemen step-up tuck and roll