It’s not often you run across someone thrashing on their expensive parking-lot show-class motorcycles. Sure, quick rips up and down the boulevard or standstill burnouts are one thing, but to see a beauty queen being abused with stand-up wheelies, bar-lock-to-bar-lock burnouts in drifts of white smoke, is something completely different. When we heard that showman Jimmy “Burnouts” Cyphers was building a 26-inch wheel stunt bike called the “Slide Glide” we had to see exactly what the hell he was thinking!
Where did this bike originate?
After many years of abuse and torture to my 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, and after shredding about 200 or more rear tires, I decided it was time for a makeover. The bike had taken a few spills over the years and was looking and feeling worn out.
But a big-wheel stunt bike?
I had already converted the bike to a big wheel a few years back, and today the big-wheel Harleys don’t get too much love from the performance side of the industry. I myself am a huge fan of performance, so I wanted to put together a bike that combined the two worlds.
But it doesn’t look like a typical beat-up stunt bike.
I wanted a bike that looks like a complete show bike, that can be taken to the track and raced, throw it into some canyon twisties, drag a burnout all the way down the block, or 12 o’clock wheelie. That is how the Slide Glide came to be.
How did you plan to do all that with a single bike?
This was my first attempt at building a bike. Right now the “performance bagger” is the hot thing. I see some amazing, well-put-together machines with all the right stuff but yet to see anyone “perform” on the bike. I wanted to change that.
So how does it perform?
The Slide Glide was built to handle any abuse I throw at it. She performs like a racebike but looks like a trailer queen.
|Assembly:||Big Jim, George, and Moos from Misfit industries|
|Build Time:||5 months|
|Cams:||Dave Mackie 575|
|Throttle Body:||54mm Horse Power Inc.|
|Air Cleaner:||CMP Motorcycles|
|Exhaust:||Fab 28 Industries|
|Primary Cover:||Strictly Hawgs|
|Clutch:||AIM Lock up|
|Rake/Stretch:||Misfit slip-fit short neck, 30° rake w/ 8° trees/1.625 in. out stretch|
|Front End:||Progressive Suspension|
|Length:||0.625 in. over|
|Triple Trees:||Misfit Industries|
|Fork Cans:||Strictly Hawgs|
|Rear Shocks:||Progressive Suspension 970s|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Builder/Size:||Wana-Ryd Electron/26 in.|
|Pulley:||Bullet Proof Cycles Sprocket|
|Paint/Graphics:||Gloss black faux steel vents|
|Front Fender:||Misfit Industries Streamline|
|Rear Fender:||Shortened Barnstrom Cycles|
|Bags:||Custom from Barnstorm Cycles|
|Bag Latches:||Strictly Hawgs|
|Gas Tank:||Custom from Barnstorm Cycles|
|Handlebars:||Misfit Industries 12 in.|
|Grips:||Roland Sands Designs|
|Hand Controls:||Brembo master cylinder|
|Foot Controls:||Rook Customs toe shifter and linkage|
|Floorboards:||Burly Brand MX boards|