Over the years I can’t help but notice how big guys love small things. Big guys love small cars although I have no idea why as it’s got to be a tough fit, but I’ve seen a lot of big guys get out of small cars like an Austin-Healey Sprite or something similar and the look on their face shows they couldn’t be happier. No, not for getting out of it, but owning and driving it. Or in my bike shop, the biggest, bad ass bikers would be crawling around the floor trying to play with my shop Chihuahua. That’s something I never ever expected to see, but it always happened. There’s some allure of small things to big guys and this bike is no different.
Published in Sportsters
   You know it’s absolutely criminal how some people treat their bikes. I mean, who hasn’t seen a nice late model bike that looks like it spent its life being hated instead of loved? Somehow it’s especially hard to take when it’s a Harley-Davidson that’s someone’s used and abused. It’s its own form of mechanical domestic violence, but unlike the other abuse which has none, it has its good points. Many an unwitting owner has provided the fodder for a nice custom build and that’s exactly what we’ve got here.
Published in Sportsters
Even though we feature a lot of over-the-top custom baggers on Barnett’s Magazine Online that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy a nicely modified stocker whenever we run into one. Quite the opposite, in fact we’d love to feature but we just don’t run into them very often. And, it doesn’t have to be a typical Harley-Davidson Big Twin touring model either. A thoughtful approach to a custom bagger that you’d never lose in that mythical lost parking lot of full of Harleys while still having all the desirability of a road machine first and a custom a close second. That’s exactly what this nicely customized Sportster built by Chris Eder and Brice "Bacon" Terry, Bruce Downs, Jason Clement, and Brad Whitfield, looks like to me.
Published in Modified Stockers
  So it took me by surprise when I finally noticed that the cool café Sportster (or what I automatically assumed was a Sportster) was not a Sportster at all, but a big-boy, big-block rubber-mount Harley Dyna that had gone under the cosmetic surgery knife of Lord Drake Kustoms.
Published in Modified Stockers