Wheels Of Grace Magazine

Volume 8, Issue 4

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NO LIMITS ROAD GLIDE I wanted to build something that would bring people to the bike as a witnessing tool, something that was different and with much a en on to detail. We had to tear down the bike to the frame. We pulled out the engine, the primary and various other parts to get the look I wanted. It took us six months to complete the bike from start to finish. Here are the main steps we went through in case you are in the middle of a built, redesign or are planning one: • Removed all ns; • Fabbed new ns and fit to get proper gaps. → Sent to Paint / Body / Powder Coat: One piece → Purchased 8" stretched bags and rear fender → Stretched Tank → Purchased wrapped around front fender → Modified fairing to liking • Tore engine down for performance upgrades and detail touches • Removed primary and replace with #2 open primary • Replaced suspension, front and rear • Raked front end to fit a 26" front rim • Internal fairing support • Audio upgrades • Digital gauges to match color scheme • Panhead covers I chose this paint because it hasn't been done before and I wanted it to be subtle, yet the bike pops when the sun hits it. The dark red flakes are beau ful in the sun and hard to see in the shade or at night. If one knows bikes, he or she can pick out all the small details that set it apart. The bike definitely draws people in with all kinds of ques ons and opens a door to witness to them and talk about God and what He has done in my life. All kinds of people – believers and non-believers - ask me about the bike and many are surprised to find out I am a Chris an. The bike has won several trophies: Best of Show, People's Choice, Best Bagger, and Best Paint to men on a few. But the bike is not a show bike. It was built to ride. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. The front end is heavier at low speeds, which makes for a comfortable and balanced ride. I chose a Road Glide instead of a Street Glide, because I like the way the Road Glide cuts through the wind as opposed to a Street Glide. I had the help of my good friend Chris Bergman throughout the build. Words: Jeff Hemm Photos: Steve Key

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