Steel Heavy Duty Machine

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 H-D Softail frame gives the smooth ride and handling characteristics that you want from a custom of this caliber.

Photos of Matt’s bike were taken at Victoria Point in Brisbane.

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” 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 Panel and Paint

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

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.

Pics by Jules @ Top Gun

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