The Ghost Who Rides a Harley-Davidson

After 20 years of riding Jap bikes, and a lifetime of reading Ozbike mags, the Phantom was ready to own a custom Harley.

I ALWAYS dreamed of owning a custom bike like the ones featured in Ozbike magazine, and my old mate Grumpy convinced me to buy a Harley. I purchased a Softail Deuce.

I did some modifications to the Deuce and had it re-sprayed. It won Best Twin Cam at the Vietnam Veterans Bike Show in Brisbane.

Then I had a visit from a good mate from Melbourne and his friends at the Gold Coast. I said to Joe (Pega Custom Cycles), take the bike back to Melbourne, strip the whole thing and start from scratch. I told him I wanted something fast with good handling. He put in a 113 cubic inch motor, put the rear shocks on air, and gave it a blue paint job with murals that identified with my life. 

The bike then went in the Nimbin Bike Show and won Best Custom.

Two weeks later it won Best Bike at the Tattoo Bike & Car Show in Mudgeeraba.

I had just opened my new gym called Currumbin Fight Factory when my mate took me to pick up his bike after Stu at Ultimate Air Brushing had painted it for him. That’s when I knew I had one more thing to do and that was to paint the Deuce. 

I told Stu I wanted a candy purple, the Phantom colours, with the same murals as I had on the bike as they reflected a chapter in my life back in Sydney. Stu showed me he is the best in Australia if not the world. When people see this bike in the flesh, they stand back and stare at its awesome paint job.

Now it’s staying as it is and I have reached my goal and broke the bank. 

Thanks, the Phantom.

Photos by Jules @ Top Gun

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button