Viva Burly Brand! El Diablo Run 2017

Biltwell’s semi-annual Mexican motorcycle adventure departs from Southern CA landing in San Felipe, Mexico about 350 miles and 6 hours of riding. This year, the El Diablo Run was a little different as it didn’t stay the last night in Ensenada. No Ensenada leg made things simpler and allowed more time for relaxing on the beach, riding excursions, etc.

Yeah it was Mother’s Day but no problemo amigo we brought mamacita with us! No palapas for us this year, been there done that. We had ourselves a room at Kiki’s Camp that was remodeled and very nice, especially after sleeping in the palapas for a couple runs and using the community showers etc. We tried to crash on the beach one of the nights. The party don’t stop until 6 in the mornin’ at Ruben’s, so it was more of a nap. 

The sleepy fisherman town of San Felipe is great. We rode, we drank, we raced and had good times. There were a few hundred of us so called “bikers”. We were welcomed by the locals with pineapple drinks filled with booze.

We spotted a few bikes with our bottle opening MX Pegs, a Touring bike with a Slammer Kit and few Sportsters with Sissy Bars and the new Voyager Luggage!

There were awesome events planned from the Biltwell crew such as the Circle Of Death, Slow Races and other shenanigans we won’t mention. It was also great riding in and around San Felipe. Some folks ventured out to find 20ft cacti and hot springs. We found epic roads, beer, sunshine and fish tacos!

VISIT WWW.ELDIABLORUN.COM for more info.

Check out the photo gallery below.

Squad!
Sissy Bar and Voyager Luggage coming in clutch! Thomas ensuring Mamacita that her blankets would get there in one piece.
Safety meeting…
We made it
Slow Races
Yippee
Waiting for an epic sunset!
No bad days in San Felipe
Circle of Death aka Circulo de la Muerte
The infamous Cocktagon Battle
Sunset cruise
Morning sunshine! Notice the dude in the middle just waking up or throwing up rather…
A-Dee-Ose ME-HE-CO

New Product Alert! 10″ & 12″ Black Gorilla Apes

After many requests, we are finally offering our 10” and 12” Gorilla Apes in a Black powder coat finish! Our Gorilla Apes feature a 1.25″ diameter tube that tapers down to 1″ to mate to your stock controls and runs a 1″ clamp area. Looks great on most Softail, Road King, Road Glide & Dyna models. Bars are dimpled and drilled for internal wiring. Now available in Black and Chrome! Proudly made in the USA.

New Product Alert! Fairings

Introducing the Burly Brand line of fairings: The unique universal designs can be used on most applications with a 5 ¾” headlight and include everything you need to easily install and get out on the road. The fairings are made of high quality molded ABS and paired with an opaque impact resistant acrylic windscreen for strength and durability. Included with all fairings is a universal mounting kit consisting of black powder coated heavy duty steel brackets with a range of adjustability fitting 35mm-49mm forks.

Voyager Luggage Line Launch Video

Now available is Our Voyager Luggage Line! Made of Waxed Canvas and Leather, the Saddlebag, Backpack, Tool Roll and Tank-Tail Bag will have your bike dialed for the open road. We made a quick teaser for the ever expanding line of versatile motorcycle luggage. Click here for more info!

 

New Product Alert! Pegs

Now Available is a new line of pegs to accompany our existing MX-Style Peg lineup that fit Sportster and Dyna models.

RAZORBACK

Made from powder coated steel these pegs offer good lean angle with their slash style bottom edge. The razor back gets its name from the top ridge of traction screws that line the top surface. Screws can be installed with the provided split lock washers, or give them an even more aggressive bite by removing the lock washers and installing the screws with heavy duty Loctite for more exposed screw through the top!

HAVOC

Cut from 6061 t6 aluminum, the slash cut design allows for better lean angle and performance. With racing inspired design, these pegs will look great on any street machine.

STASH

Cut from 6061 T6 Aluminum these classic round pegs and style with added function. With a polished stainless steel end cap these pegs offer water tight storage for paper work cash or other miscellaneous small items that need a discrete place to live on your bike.

2007 FLHX Dirt Bagger

           Based off an 07 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, we set out to create something to the best of their knowledge, hadn’t been done before: an MX-Style Bagger Build. Already sporting a selection of “off-road MX-style” pegs that fit Sportster and Dyna models, the next product to make it’s way down the chute for us had to be something for the HD Touring models, thus leading to the MX-Style Floorboards.

     With the MX Floorboards molding the shape for the build, we took the rest of the bike in a flat track direction with a variety of our own parts including 13” Bagger Bars and an accompanying cable kit, a prototype headlight grill, the aforementioned floor boards and a prototype shift and brake lever. Other parts included on the build are: dual 19” Performance Machine wheels and components, Dunlop flat track tires, a Mustang seat, a one-off exhaust and fuel-pak from Vance & Hines, and a killer paint scheme by “Paint by Smokey” to tie it all together!

     Once we got the bike dialed in, the next step could only be taking it to the track to get it sideways and prove it’s not just SHOW but also GO! The one and only Jimmy Burnouts was the man for the job after winning at Costa Mesa Speedway Harley Night on his Street Glide with street tires. This is a guy that knows his way around a performance based Bagger after all!

     With that, the Dirt Bagger was taken to Milestone MX first for some glamour shots and then later is when the fun began. Jimmy showed up with all his MX gear ready but there was one problem; the track was not paved because the tractor broke the week before. The wind was howling and it all seemed like it was going down hill fast until the biggest rocks were removed by hand and Jimmy started doing some test runs. As it turns out, with Mr. Burnouts’ high level of skill and handling, the uneven terrain was just good enough to slide around. To make it even better, the track’s conditions made for some KILLER photos and video! After what had to be more than 40 laps around that crazy track the day came to a close and both Jimmy and for the most part the Bagger, left unscathed.

     While most people’s jaws would drop to the floor at the mere idea of taking a $20k+ bike (let alone a Street Glide) onto a dirt track, pushing the envelope and going against the grain has always been the Burly Brand way.

     What’s next for the Dirt Bagger? Probably Jimmy doing what he does best which is taking it to the street to see what it can REALLY do!

Full Specifications (stock H-D if not noted):

Year/Make/Model: 2007/Harley-Davidson/FLHX

Fabrication: Jim Hogg

ASSEMBLY: Jim Hogg/Scotty Speed Metal

Build Time 3 months

Engine

Year/Manufacturer: 2007/HD

Type/size: Twin Cam/ 96ci

Builder: Vance and Hines

Cases   

Cylinders   

Heads

Rocker Boxes: Roland Sands Design

EFI/Carb

Air Cleaner: Burly Brand

Exhaust: Vance and Hines Comp Pipe

Special Features: Filet Cut exhaust

Transmission

Year/Manufacturer/Type   

Case

Clutch  

Primary Drive   

Frame

Year/Manufacturer      2007

Rake

Stretch

Suspension

Manufacturer Front: Progressive Suspension Monotube Cartridge Kit

Length: Standard

Triple Trees

Manufacturer Rear 13” Burly Brand Stiletto Shocks (prototype)

Wheels, Tires, and Brakes

Manufacturer Front-Type: Performance Machine Heathen in a Black-Ops finish  

Wheel Height-Width: 19×3.0” front

Caliper: PM 6 Piston front

Rotor: 13” PM Heathen Disc

Manufacturer: Rear PM Heathen Black-Ops

Wheel Height-Width: 18×3.5” rear

Caliper 4 Piston PM Caliper

Rotor 11.5” PM Heathen Disc

 Finish-Paint

Color: Cocaine White

Painter: Paint by Smokey

Graphics: XR Style

Accessories

Front Fender

Rear Fender

Fairing/Windscreen: Memphis Shades Dark Black Spoiler

Gauges

Gas Tank/Cap

Dash

Oil Tank

Handlebars: 13” Burly Brand Bagger Bars with Cable Kit

Hand Controls/Grips: Performance Machine

Foot Controls/Pegs: Burly Brand’s NEW MX Floorboards and MX Floorboard Levers!

Headlight: Burly Brand MX Grill Headlight Grill concept

Taillight

Turn Signals

License Mount

Seat: Mustang Seats Tripper Fastback

Saddlebags

Saddlebag Latches

Speakers: Hogtunes

Head Unit

Amp: Hogtunes

Misc: Hogtunes Bluetooth

 

 

 

 

Mandrill Garage’ 2003 HD Sportster Build

We love seeing ingenuity go into a custom build; especially, when it comes from a place where the government tries it’s best to stomp on the custom motorcycle scene and motorcycles in general. Mandrill Garage in Beijing, China recently completed their first custom build from a 2003 Sportster Build. With some really nice touches like a custom exhaust and a curved whale tank, the “Red-Eye Bitch” checks all the boxes for a gorgeous Sportster turned authentic Cafe Racer. Did we mention it features a set of our Stiletto Shocks? Catch the full writeup on Pipeburn.

New Product Alert! LED Turn Signals

Burly Brand’s line of LED turn signals come in both Harley specific and universal application options! Every turn signal has a powder coated cast aluminum housing as well as a UV/impact resistant polycarbonate lens to help illuminate the bright LED units. All signals have 3 wires (Ground, Run, and Turn/Brake) and are designed for ECE/DOT compliance for road use. Our turn signals are a bright and responsive LED replacement for the stock lights that come on your motorcycle. Note: An LED load equalizer may be required to maintain correct blinking speed and operation (any off the shelf unit will work).

New Product Alert! Voyager Luggage Line

For riders on the go looking for more stylish utilitarian luggage options, the Voyager Luggage Line has arrived. Finding storage on motorcycles has often been attributed to giant packs with bungees attached every which way; minimize the stress involved with trying to find room for riding essentials with our Detachable Saddlebag(s), Tool Roll, Roll Top Backpack, Tank/Tail Bag and Magnetic Map Tank Screen. Bare the elements with rugged 500gsm wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas construction and leather paneling/straps that will age and show character over time. Each item features high quality “moto centric” speed buckles and zippers with metal Burly Brand embossed button snaps and accents as well as an “Anti-Flail Snap System” (on all zipper pulls and strap ends).

 

Hot Bike – Burly Brand Jail Bar and Cable Kit Install

Robert Martin from Hot Bike recently swung by the Burly Brand compound with his 2013 H-D 883 Iron Sportster to get some handlebar love. Already sporting our Two-Up Brat Seat and Tall Sissy Bar, a set of 10″ Black Jail Bars and a height appropriate T-Bar Cable Kit would finish dialing in Robert’s club style ripper. The install and look was also finished off with some quality Mirrors and Grips from Performance Machine.

Robert took the time to document the whole process step by step for any potential garage builders looking to take on this feat and are currently on the overwhelmed side thinking of all that the project entails. While not the quickest set of parts to install on your bike, we hope Robert and ourselves have streamlined the process a bit and we tried to give some helpful tips you wont find in your H-D manual! Check out the write-up on Hot Bike Web here.

2007 FXDB Snowman Dyna

We love the whole lowrider themed style paint jobs but for us this was outlaw!

Last year for Born Free 7 we debuted our “Snowman Dyna”. It featured our 12″ Jail Bars (T-Bars), T-Bar Cable Kit, MX Pegs, Mini MX Pegs, 12.5″ Stiletto Shocks and 49mm Fork Pre-Load Adjusters. We themed the bike after the Semi Truck in the Smokey and the Bandit Movie. Snowman aka Jerry Reid drove a Kenworth with in our eyes a very iconic outlaw mural orfa stagecoach robbery. We love the whole lowrider themed style paint jobs but for us this was outlaw! The bike was painted by @Waynewrecks at Adler Design and assembled by a one @ClassicJimmy. snowman-69 snowman-2 snowman-12 snowman-13 snowman-17 nevermoore-color-websized-141

Burly Brand at Born Free 8

This year for Born Free 8 we pulled out all the stops. We built a display wall with all of our new products in play or on the way. We also built a Street Glide into a Flat Track machine dubbed the “Dirtbagger”. Check out a few photos below! img_3608 img_3610 img_3611 img_3612

 

BURLY BRAND x LAHD Hooligan Sportster Tracker

  1. THE PLAN:
    The plan is LAHD and Burly Brand team up to build, race, and raffle away a Sportster tracker. Brands such as Lowbrow, S&S Cycle, Ride Wright, Metzeler and Vance and Hines to contribute parts to the bike. LAHD/Burly will be racing the bike at a couple of events leading up to summer. Promo Packs for $10 include a Sticker Pack or Tire Repair Kit and include one Raffle ticket which will be available on Chop Cult and in store at LAHD. To clarify, buyers will receive a raffle ticket with purchase of a promo pack (sticker pack or a tire change kit). Promo Packs will be sold at events leading up to Born Free. The bike will be given away at an event short at LAHD on July 9th.

    So far the good people at Lowbrow Customs included a much needed Chain Conversion, Tsunami Fender and Hand Grips. The go fast gods at S&S Cycle supplied the horsepower by way of their Sidewinder 883/1200 Kit! Vance and Hines sent us a 2-1 Stainless Competition Pipe along with a HiFLow Air Cleaner. Tracker Die is contributing one if their LED Headlights. Roland Sands Design threw us a Tag Bracket for the license plate tail light solution (yes it is street legal). Burly Brand has already helped source a rear 19″ wheel but this can be swapped for a Ride Wright 18” wheel and Metzeler Tires if the winner would rather have a street tracker vs a Hooligan tracker (it’s up to the winner).

    We will swap the 13″ Stilettos for 15″ and install one of our Fork Lowering Kits for more of an aggressive stance. Our Brat seat will go nicely with the Tsunami Fender. Over the following week we will source an exhaust system and air cleaner. Check back here for build updates and raffle details.

    BEFORE
    Here are some pictures of the bike when we picked it up at Los Angeles Harley.

    On the way home

    Out in front of the our shop

  2. Making some more progress on the build!
    The tank is off

    Exhaust is next

    Oh Jim put down the peace pipe!

    Looking more and more like a tracker now

    Jokes

    Ditching that stock fender!

    Ready for some new parts!

    OK! We got the S&S Cycle Sidewinder Kit and it was a breeze to install. They make it super easy and give you everything you need to get the job done. No runs to the local dealer or parts bin. Pretty damn cool!

  3. Lowbrow Customs came thru BIG with their Tsunami Fender, Chain Drive Conversion and Fish Scale Grips for the tracker. Great quality parts!

    Here is the old belt setup. YUK!

    Oh yeah! Looking good now

    It’s a chain Jim, you can do it! haha jokes It is very easy to install and get done. Even Jim can do it! He’s gonna kill me when he sees this thread

    ALL DONE

    There we go…

  4. Stephen from LAHD and Sean from Burly mocking up the TRACKER DIE Light Bar http://trackerdie.myshopify.com/products/copy-of-7in-36-watt-led-light-bar-1

    TRACKER DIE

    Making sparks to get the Lowbrow Tsunami Fender on!

    Fresh Paint on the new fender and old tank with custom LAHD Racing graphic.

     Wrinkle black spray paint motor

    Before

    After

  5. Roland Sands Design Tag Bracket getting installed.


    Finally getting the tins on the bike!




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    Vance and Hines Air Cleaner Install

    The Vance and Hines Air Cleaner provides the proper air flow needed for this race machine!

    Vance and Hines Exhaust Install

    Next up is the Vance and Hines 2-1 Stainless Competition Exhaust System

    Ride Wright Rear Wheel

    We couldn’t have done it with out the Ride Wright rear 19″ wheel! Thank you guys very much for making us a front wheel with a rear hub etc. Its not as easy as you’d think as they have to lace it up in a tricky pattern to ensure proper torque values. Thank you Sam

     Bike is done and ready to rip!












Lowrider Softail

High Bars For Lowlifes

AM0A9587We read a variation of something like this somewhere amongst our travels and felt like it would apply for the Lowrider Lifestyle many live, ride and breathe. We recently updated our Softail with a slew of parts that is now available to help get you that Lowrider look you have been chasing.

We started out with a set of our tall California Chrome 18″ 1.25″ diameter (swedged back down to 1″ for clamp and hand control area) Gorilla Apes Hangers. Coupled with a set of our Extended Cable Kit in our new Stainless finish. The only thing left to do was to throw one of our Slammer Kit on and see how she sits. Next was to get a set of Fishtails, a killer spoked wheel set from the folks at Ride Wright Wheels. The final touches were put on by Casey at Headkase Kustom Art. We’d like to think he nailed the look we were after on the button. What do you think?

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MX Floorboards NOW AVAILABLE!

Based off the aesthetic of our original MX-Style pegs, we now offer MX-Style Floor Boards for HD Touring models! They are made of steel with just the right amount of serration to keep your feet planted. TIG welded for strength and powder coated Satin Black to blend nicely with your bike.Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 12.44.47 PM

The rider boards bolt right on 1984-2017 FL Touring models, 1984-2015 FLST/FLS and 2012-2017 FLD models. The matching passenger floorboards fit 1993-2017 FLH/T models with stock passenger floorboard mounts.

MSRP is $169.95 for Passenger and $199.95 for Rider

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