Josh Rundlett’s 2018 Hot Bike Tour Entry Rocks The Green

Rundlett Performance & Machine’s big, shiny Street Glide

Josh Rundlett and Rundlett Performance & Machine are veterans of the Geico Hot Bike Tour, so 2018 wasn’t his first rodeo. He’s always loved the tour and we’ve always loved seeing what he brings to the show. For our Arizona event, that meant a bagger the Incredible Hulk would’ve proudly raced Captain America with at the end of The Avengers. The 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide is a mean, green riding machine with some extra grunt and crowned with a 26-inch front wheel.

Custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

Even though it’s a custom job now, the bagger kept enough of its Harley-Davidson genetics to where its Street Glide pedigree is soundly intact.

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We’ve all seen our share of large-wheeled baggery over the last decade; this one doesn’t go full Big Wheel though. That’s what sets it apart. There isn’t a two-wheeled surround sound system on it, the bags and back fender are custom but not extended, and you won’t be dragging said bags over every bump in the road because they’re not slammed down. All of these things are fine in a bagger made for style but Josh’s goal was a blend of performance where it mattered, style where it mattered, and targeting the budget where it mattered.

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Green custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

Rundlett Performance & Machine (a.k.a. RPM) goes green, in style.

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Yes, I know, “where it matters” is a subjective term. Some of us want gobs of power from an S&S mill punched out to 143ci but don’t give a damn about the paint, while others are all about the looks, but most of us are somewhere off-center of that spectrum. At least, that’s the case here.

Mr. Rundlett kept the Twin Cam engine at 103ci and most of its guts are pure H-D. He did, however, give this bike some upgrades in the form of reworking the heads, a Ness air cleaner, stainless steel Fab28 2-into-1 exhaust, and S&S 585 cams to squeeze more ponies and torque out of it.

Paul Yaffe bars from top of the fairing of custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

Yes, those would be Paul Yaffe bars peeking out over the top of the fairing.

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The Street Glide’s skeleton didn’t go under the knife but the suspension mounted to it isn’t the original article. Hawg Halters triple trees allowed fitment of the 26-inch Colorado Custom front wheel and a Legend Air suspension out back smooths out rough spots on the road.

What Josh likes most about this motorcycle is that green metalflake. Laid down by Hot Dog Finlan, it follows the lines of every part it graces, from the Misfit front fender to the Bad Dad gas tank and rear fender. It’s where the bagger truly shines, in every sense of the word. All of the color plus the mixture of powdercoating and chrome are among Rundlett’s favorite aspects of the finished Street Glide, which is prowling the asphalt somewhere as we speak. It’s owned by a guy named Wade, who we can only assume has a last name (he didn’t care to share it with the group). We were just happy the bike showed up to the Hot Bike Tour for the world to see.

Josh Rundlett with his custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

As you can see, Josh Rundlett couldn’t stop smiling during the photo shoot…

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Spec Sheet

Owner Wade. Just Wade.
Shop Rundlett Performance & Machine (RPM)
Shop Phone (909) 486-0879
Website Instagram: @rpmmoto
Year/Make/Model 2014/Harley-Davidson/Street Glide
Fabrication RPM
Build Time 6 months
2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide stainless pipe.

The stainless pipe brings an industrial look to the table to balance out some of that shine from the paint, as does the powdercoating.

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Year/Type/Size 2014/H-D Twin Cam/103ci
Builder RPM
Cases H-D
Cylinders H-D
Heads RPM/H-D
Rocker Boxes H-D
Cams S&S Cycle 585
Throttle Body H-D
Exhaust Fab28
Air Cleaner Arlen Ness
Bad Dad’s fender and saddlery on custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

Out back, Bad Dad’s fender and saddlery sanitize the design and look good doing it.

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Year/Type 2014/H-D
Gears H-D
Clutch H-D/AIM
Primary Drive Evolution
Year/Type 2014/H-D Touring
Rake/Stretch 35°/None
Green flake and striping on custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

The green flake and flawless striping ensured there is no “ugly side” to Josh’s Hot Bike Tour bagger.

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Front End H-D
Length Stock
Triple Trees Hawg Halters Inc.
Swingarm H-D
Shocks Legend Air Ride
2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide front wheel.

That big ol’ hoop twixt the fork legs is the Street Glide’s single big nod to the traditional huge-front-wheeled touring rig.

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Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Builder/Size Colorado Custom/26-in.
Tire/Size Metzeler/26-in.
Calipers H-D
Rotors Colorado Custom
Builder/Size H-D/16-inch
Tire/Size Metzeler/180mm
Caliper H-D
Rotor H-D
Pulley H-D
Young Guns Powdercoating’s work on the primary and top end of the custom 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

Young Guns Powdercoating’s handiwork on the primary and top end.

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Colors Metalflake Green
Paint/Graphics Hot Dog
Powdercoating Young Guns Powdercoating
2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide custom gauges.

Although the gauges are H-D, painting the RPM logo inside them was a pretty cool detail that makes them stand apart.

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Front Fender Misfit
Rear Fender Bad Dad
Gas Tank Bad Dad
Dash Paul Yaffe
Gauges H-D
Handlebars Paul Yaffe
Grips Performance Machine
Mirrors Arlen Ness
Hand Controls H-D
Floorboards Joker Machine
Headlight H-D
Taillight Bad Dad
Turn Signals Bad Dad/Custom Dynamics
License Mount Bad Dad
Seat Bitchin’ Rich
Stereo H-D