MY BIKE started life as a 2014 Rushmore Street Glide. Originally I went into Gold Coast Harley-Davidson (GCHD) looking at the CVO Street Glide but I decided to customise a stock bike. When I say customise, I had no idea I would end up with the bike as you see it now.
I started off wanting more power so I went for the Stage 4 engine upgrade.
Being 6’ 3’’ tall and 100 kg I decided for higher bars to make it more comfortable to ride and it all snow-balled from there.
I had a chat to the guys at GCHD and decided on going with the stretched bags, and of cause, with those came the modified rear fender.
I just wanted a bigger looking bike that was different to what was getting about.
The whole project took 50 weeks to get to how it looks today. Some of the time went into waiting for the parts to arrive from overseas, which took longer than we anticipated.
In between the customising, I rode it down to the National Hog Rally where I won Best Custom.
When I got back from the rally, it was back into GCHD for more work. I remember one day I went into the workshop to check out my bike and it was more or less a frame with wires. The bike was finally finished last September just in time for the Queensland State Hog Rally where I took out Best Custom again.
It was a real team effort and I couldn’t had asked for a better team then the guys at GCHD.
And if you are wondering how the bike got its name Blood n Bone, I’m a butcher by trade…
This is a list of the major accessories: Screamin’ Eagle Stage 4 kit; upgraded audio with pannier lid speakers; Arlen Ness stretched saddle bags with rear fender extension; chrome V&H hi-output slip-on mufflers with power dual headers; smoked Windsplitter screen; highway pegs; chrome batwing apes with diamond back cables; Streamliner grips; Legend Air Ride shocks; Brawler seat; Arlen Ness winged tank extension; chrome front-end; chrome Extreme Machine 21-inch Fierce front wheel with matching brake rotors, horn cover and air cleaner; custom paint by Nathan at Livin’ Loco Garage. The paint is black with candy red overlay.
Photos by Rod Cole; story by Craig