Steel Heavy Duty Harley-Davidson

Another top bike from Brisbane

MATHEW STEELE is out on the road most weekends and loves the ride, feel and looks his custom gets. The 106-cubic-inch engine delivers the perfect blend of horsepower and torque, while the Harley-Davidson Softail frame gives the smooth ride and handling characteristics that you want from a custom of this caliber.

People I would like to especially thank: Steve Smith, the head mechanic at Heavy Duty Motorcycles whose custom work and attention to detail is second to none; and the rest of the crew at Heavy Duty Motorcycles for making the dream come true; and Mark Walker at Queensland Motorcycle Panel and Paint for the excellent paint job.

Who Done What

  • General: Harley-Davidson custom built by Heavy Duty Motorcycles to stand out from the crowd and turn heads (mission accomplished).
  • Build time: six weeks.
  • Engine: 106 ci Twin Cam 88B with 4.5” S&S crank, big bore 10.5:1 S&S pistons, S&S heads with auto decompressors, S&S 585G gear drive cams.
  • Carby: Rivera plenum manifold with dual Mikuni HSR 42 carbies.
  • Oil filter: K&P Engineering billet chrome filter.
  • Ignition: TwinTech fully adjustable.
  • Exhaust: Rinehart Racing crossbacks.
  • Clutch: Primo Riviera heavy duty.
  • Frame: H-D with custom swingarm.
  • Rake: plus four degrees.
  • Suspension: rear SAS air suspension; front Progressive.
  • Forks: H-D two-inch-over.
  • Rear wheel: custom 18 x 10 inch, 60 spoke with 300 Avon tyre.
  • Front wheel: 60 spoke 16 x 3.5 inch wheel with Avon tyre.
  • Painter: Mark Walker at Queensland Motorcycle Paint and Panel.
  • Colour: House of Kolor Candy Apple.
  • Artwork: Mark Walker.
  • Chromeplating: Gold Coast Electro Plating.
  • Accessories: Zippers digital speedo//tacho.
  • Bars: Burleigh Bars 1.75 inch roller bars with Magnum braided lines.
  • Indicators: Kuryakyn mini bullets.
  • Forward Controls: Custom Accessories.
  • Tank & front guard: Limited Edition H-D flames.
  • Rear guard: custom built Zodiac bad ass.
  • Pegs: Kuryakyn.
  • Seat: custom built by Steve from MC RoadRunner.
custom Harley-Davidson Softail
Photos of Matt’s bike were taken at Victoria Point in Brisbane.

Pics by Jules @ Top Gun

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