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Home-Built Performance

From David Pearce | High Level, Alberta, Canada

This is my 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail I have owned since new. It now has 65,000 kilometers and has traveled across Canada. I always wanted a Harley, but I was disappointed by their performance, so my focus has been on increasing my displacement to 106ci and making the bike lighter. Future plans include adding a Dyna-style rear aluminum swingarm and a Trask turbo. I bought a used second-generation Suzuki Hayabusa front end off Kijiji [Canada’s classifieds website].

This is a home build, and my bike has rarely seen a shop except maybe for tires or dyno tunes. I would love for a high-end shop to do some work, however I can’t afford it. I also enjoy the satisfaction in knowing this bike was built by forming lasting friendships and pushing our limits to improve our skills.

Street Glide Makeover

From Danny and Linda Boyd

The makeover on a 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide was done by Elswick Machine owner Gary Elswick. He is a very talented guy from a small town called Grundy, Virginia. The rear fender is off a 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide that Gary Elswick did modifications on to make it work. He also added a Freedom true dual exhaust, Arlen Ness parts, 7-degree trees with new front end, paint, and much more.


By Danny D. | New York City, NY

Here are a few pictures of my 2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider. It was actually the first Low Rider to be delivered in NYC in 2014. It has a few modifications done to it.

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