I GUESS we took on this build as a challenge (another one)… can we make a 500 cc Harley-Davidson look tough? The answer is yes! Straight up we went for a set of Fat 50 Radial spoked wheels, and with a bit of machining we have been able to retain the standard final belt drive.
We figured the front wheel would look right at home bolted into a nice short DNA Springer front-end. A 5.75-inch Bates headlight and a set of flat-bars with an integrated speedo mount finished the look. White wall lettering, Taverner Motorsports, thanks to GC White Walls.
A NRC tail-tidy/indicator unit and a set of slammer shocks finished the back-end off nicely. A S&S air-cleaner assembly and a set of our in-house made 2-into-1 exhaust get the little 500 cc engine breathing a bit easier. A set of KCA forward controls and a re-trimmed seat by Lee Brothers Upholstery get the rider sitting in a much more traditional riding position.
We are not quite finished yet… we feel there are a few additions we could make so already have plans underway!
PS: The Tough Street 500 was sold to a well known rugby league player shortly after we finished it. Unfortunately, he was not keen to be part of the story and we respect his wish for privacy.
Check out the photos of Ashley Renee with the Tough Harley Street 500.
photos by Rick Benson