Now there’s a hell of a CamTech big wheel bagger here, but I’m going to focus on the Lumilor paint by Darkside Scientific first as I’m still trying to wrap my head around this development of electricity and paint as one. And, I don’t mean maybe glowing a bit if you hit the right light either. It really lights up! This really funky graffiti-style paintjob by CamTech Custom Baggers turns night into day at the flip of a switch. Check out the Lumilor video to get an idea what it’s all about, you’ll be amazed (and if you’re not, well it’s back to playing Keno for you).
Well now you’ve had a chance to see the video, got any ideas running through your gray matter? Yeah, I thought so, me too. This ain’t no Mystic chameleon paint that tries its best, but never really makes it. I give chameleon an A for effort, but a C- for execution. If I’ve gotta score Lumilor, I give it an A+ for effort and an A for execution. Only an “A” you say? Well I think it’s only on the cusp of what might be done with it so I’ll leave the A+ for when somebody blows the top of my head off with some electric paintjob I couldn’t even begin to comprehend if you told me with charts and graphs and a scientist in a white lab coat explaining it to me beforehand. This is just cool sh*t plain and simple.
And now, before I go too long without giving CamTech its due on the build and the paintjob, be sure to check out the video of bike owner Scott Ward’s 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide lighting up the night or day or dusk or garage or show or whatever. I’m sure you have already, but it’s better to be sure. Hey, even if you didn’t like the scheme, you have to admire it (although you’re probably too stubborn to admit it).
Maybe a little explanation of what this bike is all about besides the paint might be in order. This former (my words) Motor Company Road Glide has had just about every piece and part in CamTech’s huge, and I mean HUGE baggers parts inventory chucked at it until the Milwaukee and York DNA has been drained out of it. The 32-inch (!) front wheel is by Gorby’s Machine in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. CamTech’s high-quality bodywork replaces everything it can and if you check out Jack Cofano’s photo gallery, you might have noticed that when this baby is at its lowest point, it looks like Scott Ward might be sitting over a mini-spare off an old Ford Escort. There just doesn’t look like there’s room for a taller motorcycle tire and wheel, but I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. Maybe they’ve figured out how to drop the air suspension and let the air out of the rear tire at the same time. Maybe. Think about it, when Scott’s ready to go, he hits the on-board compressor and both the suspension and the rear tire go back to ride height, Hey, this is all pure speculation and probably untrue, but the technology exists, If you can electrify your paint, what’s hard to believe about this completely unfounded assumption on my part?
CamTech didn’t fool around a bit either when it came to power. A 124-incher by Robert Snipes of Snipes Machine in Kershaw, South Carolina, getting stuffed by an intercooled ProCharger supercharger is like lighting off a Saturn rocket and hanging on. Not only could it light up the tires, but probably light up most of the homes in the Kershaw area, Backed by a 7-speed BAKER Drivetrain transmission that’s connected to a Barnett Lock-up clutch, if it didn’t light the town, the bike should be capable of pulling the town east to meet the sun rising at dawn. Or maybe it’s just to power the 1000-watt Arc Audio setup with its eight Focal speakers that I know of. There could be more hidden for all I know.
All in all, the bagger craze goes on and that’s good, but I do like this new turn of events with CamTech’s wilder than wild Lumilor paintjob. Just goes to show that there’s a reason CamTech’s an industry leader when it comes to custom baggers and these guys are not resting on their laurels. Oh by the way, I have no idea if loud paint saves lives ─ just sayin’.
For more info on CamTech Custom Baggers, visit http://www.camtechcustom.com.