The Real World

Trask Performance Builds a Pair of Big Power Road Glides Ready for the Road

If you’ve never had the chance to throw a leg over a turbo bike, do yourself a favor and beg, borrow, or steal one from a friend. Turbo-aspirated bikes run like a 500-pound sleeping lion. When you want to just cruise around town, chill up and down the main street, or hit the open road and enjoy the scenery, a turbo motor purrs like a kitten and runs like any other bike. But when you want to bolt like an unleashed circus animal, all you have to do is twist that throttle and let the RPMs build some big power boost. At that point, you better be paying attention, because things start getting interesting … fast!

All that power is easy to make in theory, but is also easy to break if you don’t know what you’re doing. Trask Performance in Phoenix has the go-to guys when it comes making spinning huff-puff power. They specifically design turbo systems that are made for the street, but strong enough for the track. The flat black Road Glide belongs to Trask owner Nick Trask. He explains a little more about the street setup that was installed. “I wanted a dependable everyday rider. We decided to put our 103 Trask Turbo Spec engine and our intercooled tailgate standard system. This combination provides a smooth streetable 155 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque on pump gas. My bike was also built to show off the Trask V-line series of components. It looks good and is totally rideable. Why build a bike if you can’t ride it hard? A lot of guys forget this when trying to one-up the next guy. We make many levels of performance upgrades, but this combination is by far the best value for the money.”

The second Road Glide with the graphics belongs to Irvin Foster from Calgary, Canada. “Irvin approached us to build a him a custom Road Glide that would stand out in a crowd. He said the bike must have power, and it dyoned at 160 hp and 164 lb-ft of torque. He also wanted a bike that he could put 2,000 miles on at a time. His bike is amazing and has the best of both worlds. It rides great and has plenty of usable power.”

Turbo bikes can be big fun without a doubt. If properly set up, you get all the power of a big motor without all the unreliability and broken parts. Though once you get a taste for tsssst sound from the blow-off valve, you can bet you’ll be on the gas, more than off. At the very least it sure makes a short trip of long stretches of road and riding a lot more interesting. Throttle on.

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Specifications

General

Owner Nick Trask

Shop Trask Speed Shop

Shop Phone (623) 879-8488

Website traskperformance.com

Year/Make/Model 2008/Harley-Davidson/Road Glide

Fabrication Trask

Build Time Six months

Engine

Year/Type/Size 2008/Trask Turbo Spec TC/103

Builder Trask Speed Shop

Heads Trask Modified

Rocker Boxes H-D

Cams Trask Turbo Cams

Throttle Body H-D

Air Cleaner Trask Turbo Intercooled

EFI Controller T-Max

Exhaust Trask Turbo Shorty

Transmission

Year/Type 2008/H-D

Clutch Barnett Scorpion

Frame

Year/Type 2008/FL

Rake/Stretch 9 degrees/1-inch stretch

Suspension

Frontend Modified H-D

Triple Trees HHI

Rear Shocks Legend

Wheels, Tires, and Brakes

Front

Builder/Size PM Gasser/26-inch

Tire/Size 26-inch

Calipers PM six-piston

Rotors PM Gasser

Rear

Builder/Size PM Gasser/18-inch

Tire/Size 18x4

Caliper H-D

Rotor PM Gasser 11.8

Pulley PM Gasser

Finish/Paint

Colors Black/flat black/graphics

Paint/Graphics Sinthium

Powdercoating Affordable Phoenix

Accessories

Front Fender Fatcat 26

Rear Fender Sinister

Gas Tank Trask Stretch

Dash Trask Stretch

Gauges Dakota

Handlebars Trask V-line

Grips PM

Foot Controls Trask V-line

Floorboards Trask V-line

Headlight Stock with Trask Grille

Taillight Sinister

Turn Signals Sinister

License Mount Sinister

Seat Guy Tieman

Stereo H-D

Amplifier Arc Audio

Speakers Focal Speakers

Specifications

General

Owner Irwin Foster

Shop Trask Performance

Shop Phone (623) 899-8488

Website traskperformance.com

Year/Make/Model 2010/Harley-Davidson/Road Glide

Fabrication Trask

Build Time Six months

Engine

Year/Type/Size 2013/Trask Turbo Spec/103

Builder Trask

Heads Trask Modified

Rocker Boxes H-D

Cams Trask Turbo Cams

Throttle Body H-D

Air Cleaner Trask Turbo Intercooled

EFI Controller T-Max

Exhaust Trask Turbo Shorty

Transmission

Year/Type 2010/H-D

Clutch Barnnet w/AIM assist

Primary Drive Belt

Frame

Year/Type 2010/H-D

Rake/Stretch 9 degrees/1-inch

Suspension

Frontend Modified Internals

Triple Trees HHI

Rear Shocks Legend

Wheels, Tires, and Brakes

Front

Builder/Size Colorado Custom/26-inch

Tire/Size 26-inch

Calipers PM six-pistion

Rotors 13-inch front

Rear

Builder/Size Colorado Custom/17-inch

Tire/Size 17x6.25

Caliper H-D

Rotor Colorado Customs

Pulley Colorado Customs

Finish/Paint

Colors Black with Smoke Graphics

Paint/Graphics Sinthium

Powdercoating Affordable Phoenix

Accessories

Front Fender Fat Katz 26-inch

Rear Fender Dirty Bird

Gas Tank Trask Stretched

Dash Trask Stretched

Gauges Dakota Digital

Handlebars Trask 14-inch Bro Bars

Grips PM

Mirrors Arlen Ness

Hand Controls H-D with Trask Hydraulic Clutch

Foot Controls H-D with Trask V-line

Floorboards Trask V-line

Headlight Stock with Trask Grille

Taillight Dirty Bird

Turn Signals Dirty Bird

Seat Guy Tieman

Stereo Focal Speakers

Amplifier Arc Audio

Speakers Focal Speakers