Let’s Tango Cool Custom Motorcycle & Jess

Okay, what’s cooler than cool? Shane’s cool custom, that’s what!

YOU WILL remember Shane’s Blue Meanie custom that we featured in Ozbike #354. It was his first attempt at building a bike and the end result spoke for itself. It was one very sharp looking cruiser that picked up the Best Custom trophy at the Hinterland Bike & Hotrod Expo in its first outing. Well, true to his word, Shane has since parted company with the Blue Meanie which brings us to his latest offering: Let’s Tango.

The heart of the beast is a 127-cubic-inch, diamond-cut, Ultima engine that produces a healthy 140 hp at the 300-mm rear tyre. These horses are delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed RHD gearbox with a 21-inch by 80-mm front wheel to keep it aimed in the right direction. Carby is a S&S super G with a Roland Sands air-intake. 

The frame is designed off a Harley-Davidson Softail by KraftTech with minus-two-inches taken from the backbone; plus-four-inches in the stretch; and with 38 degrees of rake along with the five degree triple-trees, the bike has a tough looking stance.

Airbrush work is by Perry Mallet who now resides in the States. Shane was lucky enough to catch up with him around Christmas time when he came back for holidays. The paint job seems to come alive when the sun hits it and the ghosted flames become more prevalent the more you look at it.

Shane’s bikes are of the highest quality (parts and assembly). Obviously the judges at the recent bike show thought the same, and once again, Shane rode away with top honours.

Keen as Mustard Jess

WHAT’S A great custom bike if you haven’t got a gorgeous young lady like the lovely Jess to drape herself over it? She has modelled on bikes before and does promo work. She is a natural in front of the camera, and was keen as mustard when we asked if she would be interested in posing with a feature bike for Ozbike magazine and we thank her for doing such a professional job on the day.

Pics By Jo; words by Chuck U Farley

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