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Old 30th April 2012
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
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Default Bike of the week for 04/30/2012 Likemlouder

Praise the Lord and pass me the keys to this bad boy!!! This week's ride belongs to Likemlouder down in Alabama and is it sweet...
Being an old fart myself, I grew up when bikes like this were the norm so here is Johnny's story. Enjoy!

I had been wanting to build a long fork bike for awhile and I spotted the coffin tank on eBay and decided to build the bike around it. I talked with Seth at road 6 customs and he said he would build the tail and do the stretch for me. It was about a year-long project because he had not built a tail for the rubbermount, so a lot of stuff is one off including the oil tank and battery box. I finally got the bike back Nov of 2011 and started the build. I have slowly been picking at it ever since. I decided to try something different on this bike and have the tins wrapped in vinyl.

Kind of ironic, the one thing I built the bike around (the tank) wound up getting wrapped in vinyl! I tried to stay with the old school 70's style; dog bones, king queen, tall bar look, etc.. I am pretty pleased with the results and the bike rides like a dream.

So it started here:

And ends up here:

God bless you Johnny, for building this one and sharing it with us!!!


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Old 30th April 2012
Old 30th April 2012
I am the great Cornholio!
Wow, great looking bike! Love thhe paint!
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Old 1st May 2012
Senior Bike Builder
nice job--looks absolutely fantatsic-
IT IS WHAT IT IS - except for the sportster,it is what you make it
my KANSAS KUSTOM HARDTAIL build thread---
Old 2nd May 2012
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
Great lookin' bike, Likemlouder!
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Old 8th May 2012
Chief Harley Engineer
Wow! Great job! Looks fantastic!
Old 8th May 2012
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
Very nice old school chopper !!!
You live more in 5 minutes flat out on a bike like this than most people do in a lifetime...
Burt Munro.
Old 8th May 2012
Riding with Angels
Thanks for all the comments it is a hoot to ride always gets a look

Old 20th May 2012
Senior Chief Harley Engineer
I love it <3
Old 2nd June 2012
Awesome transformation!!!!!
expect the unexpected
2003 1200 XLC Sterling Silver/ Vivid Black


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