Blacked-Out Harley-Davidson Night Train

“I think it's underway to being a pretty cool, blacked-out Night Train—and the 21-inch fat spoke Mammoth wheel grabs the most attention,” said Paul.

I HAD my eye on this Night Train for many years as it was owned by Sam, a good friend of mine, so when the opportunity came up that it was for sale, I knew I had to jump on it. Sam already had the ball rolling getting the Night Train on the right track to how I like to have a Harley-Davidson—blacked out!

In the last 18 months or so that I’ve owned it I have made a few more changes to modernise it with some newer bits and pieces. I replaced the pipes with a black set of Vance & Hines Short Shots for the look I was chasing; replaced the tank fuel cap and gauge with a Genuine H-D pop-up cap and LED display, in black of course; and I have replaced the original speedo with a H-D combination tacho which is fully user programmable.

With the addition of finned covers to tie in with the Night Train’s engine styling and some Roland Sands grips, black pegs and a gloss black respray a few months ago, I think it’s underway to being a pretty cool, blacked-out Night Train—and the 21-inch fat spoke Mammoth wheel grabs the most attention.

Next items to look at are probably black drag bars and fork clamps, leaving minimal chrome highlights to the engine and rims. And a nice cam upgrade to get the 88 cube carby motor pulling harder. 

Thanks to Troy Barker for the photos, Adam Kalb for mechanical, and the Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works crew for help along the way; and of course, my wife Tahnee for being cool with so many projects in the house.

words by Paul Seychell; photos by Troy Barker

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