My intension was to put it back together so it could be like it was before the accident. But as I started to order parts I decided not to make a “cookie cutter” Road King. I wanted it to stand out. I was on a budget so had to get creative.
Bought the bike used. From first ride, it just fit. Best bike I ever had, new or used. A year later I had a guy in a car turn in front of me. Insurance said totaled. But I knew I could rebuild it. And so it began.
Stretched fuel tank and saddlebags standout. The paint scheme and color combo are cool too. But my favorite thing I did is a small thing. I had the seat and passenger pad recovered in white leather with a blue diamond stitch to match the blue in my paint. You don’t see too many modern bikes with white seats.
I had a vision of my finished bike before I started the build. Even with my limited budget I think the finished product reached my original vision. And except for spraying the paint, I did it all myself in my garage.
First of all, most people assume it’s newer than it is. It is a 1994, so it’s more than 25 years old. I do get the “nice bike” comment from other bikers from time to time. But having the elderly woman at the grocery store tell me my bike is beautiful or the little kids tell their parents my bike is “awesome” is really cool.