ANDREW WAS actually my first real customer, other than my mates, when I started Jason’s Custom Garage. This was before any real advertising and the business all came from Facebook.
Andrew is a fly-in-fly-out worker from Western Australia and is only home every second week but his bike lives here most of the time; he knows every time it comes here, it’s going to go home clean.
The bike was originally a ‘09 CVO Springer. He had crashed it — it had been up a gutter and flipped over — so when it came to me, the front-end was bent, the front wheel was basically broken off and it had been down on one side; it was a good time to start a build on it. It was a great job to do because Andrew just gave me the green light to fix it up and do what I liked to make it look good.
Andrew didn’t want to go too silly and take away from the CVO that it was, so every part that was busted was replaced with Genuine bits. We kept it nice and simple but it turned out to be a wild bike for something that was just meant to be a simple smash job.
It took two months to build after we had worked out what parts we could or couldn’t use and tested or fitted things.
I had a 21-inch, custom made, Road Winder front wheel, and used all CVO parts upfront (just off different models) like CVO Breakout legs, trees, and all that sort of stuff to keep CVO involved as much as possible.
Danny Grey custom-made the seat.
I originally used flame blinkers on my own bike, and because they came as a set of four, I was lucky enough to have two left over for this bike.
Photos by George; words by Jason