I STARTED riding bikes when I was six-years-old. My mum used to have a bike and I was often on the back with her; then I was riding dirt bikes from the age of about nine. I grew up in country South Australia; got my L’s at 16 and when onto road bikes.
I rode Jappas for a while; always wanted a Harley-Davidson but it took until I was about 30 to get my first one. I’m in my mid-40’s now and I’ve gone through six Harleys. I currently have a Street Glide for longer trips and this Dyna is my weekend toy.
It’s a 2013 FXDF Dyna Fat Bob, originally with twin headlights and flat drag-bars.
I started with the wheels, Vance & Hines two-into-one Big Radius pipe, chrome primary, LED tail-light, and went from there.
The Fat Boy headlight with LED insert quickly followed.
I’ve built it up to be a rider. The Dynas always ride well but I added Progressive Suspension in the front, a dual disc brake front-end, braided lines, 14-inch Burleigh apes, and Get-A-Grip Harley grips.
I wanted good performance with good ride-ability so I fitted a smaller Andrews 31-tooth pulley on the front to lower the gearing; it’s a little bit thirstier on fuel, but for around town, it’s got more poke; and it makes sixth gear more useable on the open road.
Otherwise, the engine is stock with a Screamin’ Eagle Stage One kit and 211 cams. The 211 cams give a nice note, and after about 3500 rpm, they open up a bit; she takes off pretty good.
I work at Fraser Motorcycles in Concord; been there for about eight years. Nearly all the work was done at Frasers; really appreciate the support they have given me over the years; really good outfit and great guys to work with.
Words by Leigh; photos by Huck Finn