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Parking Lot Bike of the week
So you’ve finally got your Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra and it’s a local knockout until you happen to be riding along one day and see yourself coming down the road in the opposite direction. It’s you, but it’s not. All of a sudden, the “uniqueness” of your triple wheel Harley isn’t quite so special anymore. Yeah, I know you paid a shipload for the privilege of getting back into the wind again on a Harley trike, but somehow it’s just not the same. So, as the old saying goes, what’s a boy to do? Well if you’re like every Harley rider who’s faced this dilemma before, you load up the money gun and get prepared to empty clip after clip until you’ve got a one-off dreamboat you can call your own.
Well it’s about damn time Barnett’s Magazine Online is featuring a custom trike and it’s even better it’s based on a Motor Company-built trike and not a conversion. We’ve been hoping to feature more custom trikes especially since the introduction of Harley-Davidson’s Tri Glide and especially the sporty Freewheeler model, but they’ve been a little far and few over the past couple of years.
Published in Modified Stockers
When I first moved to El Paso from Kilkenny, Ireland, there were there three Southwest things I really looked forward to from watching American westerns besides the beautiful hot and dry (finally) weather and endless miles of desert sand. They were – 1. Living in a Southwest Stucco/Adobe house of my own. 2. Swilling down a fresh-from-Mexico, ice cold Corona at sunset. 3. Riding my Harley on traffic-free desert back roads that go on forever until they turn to dirt and stop at a mountain range. That should have been enough for me, but then I “discovered” Dia de los Muertos ─ the Day of the Dead celebration.
Published in Baggers
Yes, my three-wheeled friends, it’s time Barnett’s Magazine Online showed you some love and this nicely customized Tri Glide is our form of smoking an online peace pipe with you. It’s not that we don’t love you, it’s just that we don’t see a lot of custom trikes at the shows. Maybe it’s just because all you trike freaks are so busy riding the hell out of them that you can’t find the time to modify your trikes. Well here’s one owned by North Carolinian, Sharon Vinson, that got the touch by Kenny Williams of KW Customs in Benson, North Carolina, before not only heading back on the road, but with a show stop at the recent Ray Price Motorsports Expo in lovely downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
So I get an email from a Mr. Michael Delany complaining (and I really mean complaining) that we haven’t run a bagger feature for a while now. Actually, he’s correct as Jack Cofano had a huge stash of interesting photos (so I thought anyway) from the last Smoke Out and we’ve been running them pretty regularly as you may have noticed. Somehow I doubt very many 30-inch wheel baggers show up at the Smoke Out, well not if the owners actually like them as there’s something totally out of sync with the ethos of Smoke Out and big wheel baggers. So here’s to you Mr. Delany ─ a wild ass custom bagger if there ever was one.
Published in Baggers
Just like the title says, sooner or later it had to happen. Funny how the idea never ever entered the air space between my ears as it’s so logical it’s silly. I mean, why not as you’re already half-way there to begin with even before you turn a wrench. Oh yeah, I guess I explain what I’m jibber-jabbering about before it goes on too long and everybody starts thinking about peanuts or something. I’ve got to give credit to owner Mitch Anderson and the boys at Back Yard Baggers for coming up with this big wheel trike that’s based on a 2013 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic.