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Mon, 11 Feb 2019

Time - Our 2019 BOTK Custom King

I was involved with building our last Battle of the Kings bike “Old Blue” and that’s a tough one to beat so decided to take a different approach this year. “Time” takes in three key points relating to Harley-Davidson: past, present and the future. To fit a springer front end to the new Softail frame had its challenges – it’s something, we think, that hasn’t been done yet. “Time” is also fitted with a Fat Boy tank and Turbine wheels.

The Breakout frame has also been lowered 35mm and some FXDR parts applied to the engine. The rear fender has been cut to expose the 240-section rear tyre and make way for the four crazy exhaust end-pipes to work with the Heavy Breather air inlet and the awesome 114ci Milwaukee-Eight engine. The paintwork is a fantastically finished carbon dip with pin striping and Street Bob badges airbrushed in orange.

The Custom King

Lloyd Murphy (35) – Dealer Principal. Motorcycles rocked my world when I couldn’t get any more power out of the family lawnmower! No, seriously. I’ve always had a passion for pushing the limits and boundaries from an early age and I think that motorcycles captivated my imagination for fun adventure and freedom along with expressing my rebellious nature.

Harley-Davidson is not just a brand and it’s more than just a bike; it is people – friends, families, brothers and sisters with a not so common interest to be different. This obviously includes performance enhancement and customising, which I’ve been doing all my life – the Japanese word “kaizen” sums it up and means ‘continuous improvement’.

Parts

H-D P&A: Bobber Solo Seat, Front Wheel Turbine Chrome, Rear Wheel Turbine Chrome. Defiance Hand Grips, Boards and Shifter Peg. Kit Brake Pedal Black, Kit Seat Structure Assembly, Vintage Springer front forks, Springer Front Caliper, Cover 114 Blk/Orange, Timer Cover Blk/Orange. Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight Heavy Breather and 10mm Spark Plug Leads.

Other: Cult-Werk licence plate, Thunderbike front indicators & load resistor, LED blinker strip, Kellerman Atto turn/brake rear light system, Muller lowering kit, custom-made exhaust, Hurst 4-inch risers, CycleVisions pulley spacer, custom brake lines.

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