Thursday, May 26, 2011

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D's new Ride!

My buddy Dustin from Five Fathoms Tattoo ordered this 2011 Softail Deluxe back in the late fall. He wanted it to arrive in the early spring so that he could have us customize it for him and be ready for riding season.  He was wanting a nostalgic / low rider look. So he had us start by putting on 14" Carlini ape hangers with Joker Machine white grips, we then installed chrome front forks and powder coated the light buckets black. The tank console is a black cat eye style from the 50s. The engine got a Stage 1 intake, powder coated nostalgic air cleaner cover and Vance and Hines true dual fishtails. To finish it off he chose Ride Wright custom laced wheels.  Here is a few pictures of the finished result.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

born free 2011

Before and After, 2009 Rocker FXCW.

We took a stock 2009 FXCW Rocker,( in the first 2 pictures). We installed a Heartland fender kit. Then JB Custom Colors repainted the tank and fenders black with flames. We then powder coated the wheels, triple trees, headlight, tank console, oil tank, primary, rocker box covers, trany covers and a few other pieces. We put on street slammer bars, a heavy breather and Vance & Hines pipes. It gave this bike a stealthy look and sets it apart from the stock bikes.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Riding in Arizona in March.

We were down in Phoenix in early March and rented a Road Glide Ultra from Superstition Harley-Davidson in Apache Junction for a few days. Having never been to the Grand Canyon we made that our main destination. We decided that we would ride to Sedona the first night. Sedona is one of those places that is a must see, the color of the landscape is amazing. The next morning after we looked around Sedona for a few hours we rode on to Flagstaff. As quick as we rode in there, we had left. Now we were on route 66.  We stopped in at Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson in Bellemont, which also had the Route 66 Bar & Grill.  We rode on to Williams which is where you turn off of route 66 and on to 64 towards the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The ride from 66 to the rim takes about an hour. There is a small town a few miles before the rim called Tusayan where we stayed for the night. We left the hotel about 9 am and it was only a few degrees above freezing. The ride to the rim took about 10 minutes. We went to about 4 different viewing points to see the canyon. We left around 1 pm from the rim, drove back out to route 66. Took a right turn and rode to Ash Fork which is a small railroad town where we turned on to the 89 and down to Prescott. We checked in to this old hotel on the main street, then  walked down to Whiskey Row where there is about 10 bars. Had a few drinks and dinner there then went back to the room. The next day we had to have the bike back by 3,  so we rode 69 back to the 17 then right on the 101 in to Tempe then over to Apache Junction. We rode in to this biker bar called  "What The Hell Bar and Grill", where there was  a dozen bikes out front some as old as 1958. After having lunch we took the bike  back to Superstition HD.  In 3 days we put on 800 miles.  Here is a few pics of the trip.