Super Glide in Perpetual Darkness

2011 Dyna gone black will never go back

2011 Harley-Davidson Super Glide

2011 Harley-Davidson Super Glide

Ed Subias

In the year 2000 my journey began. I put all my eggs in one basket, got married, had a kid, and started my new job here at Temecula Motorcycle Service. Three years later I had a dear friend of mine, Adam Crow who has recently passed to cancer (bless his soul), ask me to build a custom chopper for him. I did just that—built him a badass chopper that showed me there was more than just fixing Harley-Davidson motorcycles. There was a whole customization world out there that I was hungry to get my hands into.

This is actually my ninth personal bike that I have either built or completely customized.

By far this one has to be my favorite. I have always wanted to do a Dyna completely blacked out, so, against my wife’s wishes, I sold my latest chopper to start this build. I was supposed to buy her shutters for the house, but I had other ideas—sorry about that!

Biltwell got me started with the Murdock risers, Tracker handlebars, Torker grips, Continental Diamond seat, and Rocker pegs. Then I did some suspension work just in case, and the inner kid in me came out and felt the need to jump some curbs like my BMX and dirt bike days.

Finally, I started in on powdercoating everything that I could. To be honest, that part was kind of the worst because everyone here at Temecula Motorcycle Service (employees and customers) would point out every single piece that was not black, and they thought it should be. In fact, there was even a pool on how many different times I was going to have to go to the powdercoater. I owed one of our guys a hundred bucks because I went over 15 times! Anyway, with the RWD FXRT fairing on there it cuts the wind like a Road Glide, so you don’t realize quite how fast you are riding. Don’t worry—CHP pulled me over to let me know and to get my autograph! HB


Rockford Fosgate Bluetooth (Left); Bassani Road Rage Exhaust (Middle); Biltwell Tracker Bars and Murdock Risers Handlebars (Right)

Ed Subias

Owner: Chris Hardwick
Shop: Temecula Motorcycle Service
Shop Phone: (951) 296-9377
Contact: [email protected]
Year/Make/Model: 2011/Harley-Davidson/Super Glide
Build Time: 6 months
Year/Type/Size: 2011/Twin Cam/103 in.
Builder: Chris Hardwick
Cases: H-D
Cylinders: 103 in.
Heads: Screamin’ Eagle 103-in. ported and polished
Rocker Boxes: H-D
Cam(s): S&S 585
Throttle Body: Screamin’ Eagle 50mm
Air Cleaner: Arlen Ness
EFI Controller: Power Commander 5
Exhaust: Bassani Road Rage
Year/Type: 2011/H-D
Gears: H-D
Clutch: Barnett
Primary Drive: H-D
Year/Type: 2011/Super Glide
Rake/Stretch: Stock
Front End: Legends
Length: Stock black powdercoated
Triple Trees: H-D black powdercoated
Swingarm: H-D
Rear Shocks: Progressive 970 Blackout
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Builder/Size: H-D/19-in. black powdercoated
Tire/Size: Michelin Commander III/100/90/19
Calipers: H-D
Rotors: DP
Builder/Size: H-D/17 in.
Tire/Size: Michelin Commander III/160/70/17
Caliper: H-D
Rotor: DP
Pulley: H-D powdercoated
Manufacturer: H-D
Colors: Black
Paint/Graphics: 338 done by Timothy Bartee and Jim Smith Designs
Powdercoating: Bill, Chrisman Coatings
Front Fender: RWD Designs
Rear Fender: H-D
Gas Tank: H-D
Dash: H-D powdercoated
Gauges: HD Gauges
Handlebars: Biltwell Tracker Bars and Murdock Risers
Grips: Biltwell Torker
Mirrors: RWD Designs
Hand Controls: H-D powdercoated
Foot Controls: H-D mids
Pegs: Biltwell Rocker
Headlight: Speedkings 7-in. LED
Taillight: Speed Kings smoked
Turn Signals: Alloy Art black powdercoated smoked
License Mount: Drag Specialties
Seat: Biltwell
Stereo: Rockford Fosgate Bluetooth
Amplifier: Rockford Fosgate
Speakers: Rockford Fosgate by Audio Evolution