We're always showing off the bikes we build & modify for our customers, so we thought you guys might be interested in what WE'VE got in the garage! We'll run a feature series over the next few weeks where you'll get to meet all of us and the bikes we ride.
First up is our dude, Chris - resident spanner spinner and shop DJ...
Q: What's ya ride?
A: A 1995 Harley Davidson Superglide
Q: How long ya had it?
4 months. I'm too big for a Sporty, too poor for a shovelhead, and it's a birth-year bike.
Q: What've ya done to it?
A: So far, swapped out the bars & controls for a cleaner look, 21" narrow front wheel with an Avon Speedmaster, 16" spoked rear with Shinko E270, rear fender chop, sissybar, battery box, and a custom quick start lever.
Q: What makes it special?
A: The way it rides! It's old, shitty and leaks a lot, but it's a pretty simple bike with a big motor, so it really feels like you're riding a machine. Sounds dumb - but if you know, you know.
Q: What inspired the build?
A: I'm a big fan of the early Harleys, but they are pretty hard to come by these days, so this was the next best thing. I tried to keep it comfy and somewhat reliable, but with some tasteful chopper/pre-chopper styling.
Q: What else ya got planned for it?
A: Short Softail rear fender, King/Queen seat, Custom Pipes, S&S Super E
Q: Any regrets? Anything you've had troubles with? Anything you'd do differently?
A: It leaks oil from just about everywhere it can, and a few people have had a go at it before me so there's a fair bit to fix and clean up, but that's the fun of it.
Q: What do ya love most about it?
A: It's just a fun bike. It's slow, doesn't stop very well, and is always falling apart - but is easy to work on.
Q: What's your next project?
A: KLR650 tracker, and a '95 Harley Sportster 1200
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