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One Notorious Softail Slim

Harley-Davidson custom motorcycle as rolling business card

With its previous build of this type of bike, Notorious Custom Cycles had some valuable takeaways it wanted to apply to the next build. When Ty Fields told the shop he’d been following its work for years and purchased this motorcycle to recreate a bike similar to one the shop had previously built, it was a chance for Notorious to do just that.

With that in mind, the shop fabricated a larger on-board capacity tank for the air ride system and also eliminated the electronically operated air switches and utilized manual switches instead. One of the features for which Notorious is known is the custom bent aluminum hard lines for brake and clutch controls, which can be seen throughout this bike.

Not everything was the same as on that earlier bike build though. Instead of modifying the stock swingarm this time, Notorious custom designed (and now offers) a new Softail swingarm called the Notorious Custom Cycles Gambino. In addition, the shop designed and machined a rear brake caliper mount to complement the sleek design of that killer new swingarm. To fill in the void behind the front wheel and add some style and flow to this build they designed and fabricated an aluminum chin spoiler called the Menace which Notorious Custom Cycles now offers for the new Softail platform.

Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

Notorious Custom Cycles lives up to its name with this little slice of darkness.

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Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Exhaust

Casual onlookers may not pick up that this is a Softail because of the custom swingarm, but the pivot point in the frame is a dead giveaway.

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Brake Lines and caliper mount

Notorious Custom Cycles is known for making hard brake lines, but that caliper mount is a smooth touch too. The lines were also Cerakoted for durability.

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air cleaner

Mike Porumb’s handiwork as seen in the air cleaner he made for this bike.

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forward pipe

Check out the stamped emblem bolted to the forward pipe.

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Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

Ty Fields’ Softail Slim giving the pavement a kiss.

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Harley-Davidson Softail Slim gas tank

Close-up look at the cockpit.

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motorcycle seat

Notorious Custom Cycles reworked the solo seat for Ty’s ride, but Guy’s Upholstery took care of the finishing duties.

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Harley-Davidson Softail Slim

Between the inverted front end, those LA Choppers apehangers, and the meaty front tire, does the Slim moniker still apply to this Softail?

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