The Ultimate Vicla-Style Harley

MY name’s Fadi and I’m 40 years old; have a wife and four boys. I was always into my cars but have always intended to get onto a bike — and I did eventually around six years ago. Fell in love with ape-hangers and the Vicla style and set out to get the ultimate bike.

After two Yamaha V-Stars, a ’92 Fat Boy and a 2017 CVO Prostreet Breakout, I finally had enough and went out on a mission to buy the right Heritage or Fat Boy as these are the easiest and most common to turn into Viclas.

I found a 2004 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy last July with a lot of chrome. The chroming, as you know, is the most expensive thing on these style bikes. I rode it for two months then decided it had to come off the road so I could complete my dream build.

After I started to strip the bike in my garage, my eldest son (14-year-old) was admitted to hospital where they discovered he had a cyst on his brain which had ruptured. At this point I put the bike on hold and concentrated on what matters.

Months went by and after I was sure my son was on the road to recovery, I started to purchase parts and sent the tins away for paint even though originally I wasn’t going to.

I put the bike together myself and purchased every item mainly from Sy’s Harley in Campbelltown and some from the internet and the USA.  

The paint was done by Just Dip It Hydrographics, Glendenning, NSW.

This has had almost everything you can do to get to the Vicla level… even the plate topper, get-back-whip and neon LEDs under tanks weren’t left out.

I’d like to thank my beautiful wife Hannan for her support; a special thanks to Kurt and Andrew from Sy’s Harley-Davidson; Benji and Ashley from Just Dip It Hydrographics; and Mohamad from Needle and Thread Upholstery for the killer cowhide trimmed seat.

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