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Bill's Lowrider

Lots of sweat and love went into this. Started out as a 93 FXLR. It got bent when a drunk driver ran me down in March of 94. Broke my knee and tibea in five places but the bike took a worse hit.

I spent the next few months healing up and sketching out what I wanted to do to the bike. Of course my leg was fixed LONG before the bike was the way I wanted it. But - years later - here it be.

Maiko Saravia started the work but most of it was done by Kevin Searight and me. I wanted the thing long, low and fast.

Sumax wide swingarm, widened rear frame with 170 Metzler on an RC Comp wheel. Frame extensively molded with custom fender rails. Custom built fender with LED light bar.
Raked +3 w/ custom trees, powder coated legs
RC Comp 21" front wheel with Metzler tire
Works shocks
Custom La Pera saddle
Conversion to chain with Kozman racing sprocket CNC'd to match the wheels
Original tank was lengthened and shaped to meet the seat contour and fitted with a japbike gas cap Left it at 80" for reliability
Extensive head and valve work with Bartells cam and Crane roller rockers
Screamin Eagle ignition
Bastini electronic control module
Barnett clutch
Bob Bad Dogpipes
S&S Carb
Jay Brake controls with hydraulic clutch head
Ness/PM brakes on RC Comp stainless rotors, custom CNC'd brake tee to two front Ness/PM brakes
Oil tank cut back to frame angle (giving open view behind the motor)
Ness outer primary, headlight, lifter blocks, etc

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