This year Born Free was all about showing the world what we have been busy creating. Some of the items we showcased have been in the works for over two years. We had our new Luggage, Lighting, Fairings, Pegs, Sissy Bars, Seats and more on display! Jim built some beautiful walls to mount all the new product. We also built a Street Glide into a “Dirtbagger” to showcase our MX Floorboards and other MX Family products like Brake Lever and Shift Levers and Headlight Grill.
We had our button machine out with lots of new designs. A “Spin The Wheel” game with lots of giveaways including $100 Gift Certificates!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and played along! Here are some shots from the weekend!
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.
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
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
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!
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
Roland Sands Design Tag Bracket getting installed.
Finally getting the tins on the bike!
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
We 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?
Available in October of 2016! 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.
The rider boards bolt right on 1984-2016 FL Touring models, 1984-2015 FLST/FLS and 2012-2016 FLD models. The matching passenger floorboards fit 1993-2016 FLH/T models with stock passenger floorboard mounts.
MSRP is $179.95 for Passenger and $199.95 for Rider
We’ve had our Cafe Tail Section in the market for a while and primarily only see them on Cafe inspired bikes. We were messing around with some parts at the shop and discovered that the Slammer Shocks work with the Cafe Tail Section without any rubbing or issues. Immediately we started to throw other parts at it and came up with a half Cafe half we don’t know what. We hope you enjoy!
We met up with Mark (the founder of Rusty Butcher) out on his secret proving grounds for a fun day in the dirt. We didn’t know what to expect but guessed we’d probably see him huck his Sportster in the sky a few dozen times. Well we were not disappointed, he threw that thing into the air more times than we could count. He uses our Stiletto Shocks, MX Pegs, Fork Preload Adjusters, Seat and Bars.
We were back out at the Costa Mesa Speedway last month for Harley Night again. All of us “cool guys” ran our Harleys in our own Hooligan class and like always had a ton of fun! Roland Sands, Troy Hoff, Jason Klements, Ed Subias and myself! Here are some photos from the event.
If you haven’t made it out to your local track to see Flat Track racing in person you are missing out. If you have the opportunity to check out a Harley night or a run what you brung night at a Flat Track we suggest you do so at least once in your life!
The Born Free Show is on its 7th consecutive year and it was bigger and badder than ever! That being said we stepped our game up with 10 plus bikes and a bigger booth/footprint. We invited an Elvis impersonator to hang in the booth to help out with promo items, like our “Take One Or Make One Baby” (in Elvis’ voice) button machine offering as well as our “Shirt for a Shirt” giveaway we do every year. Elvis also serenaded the booth with his Top Hit hits so you know we were having a good time! We brought and displayed a few Sportsters, the Burly Brand Bagger, our Lowrider Softail, a couple Dyna’s and even had a couple FXR’s from our buddies at Straight Up. We also debuted our Stiletto Shocks for Dyna applications on our newest BB build coined the name “Snowman Dyna” taken from the Smokey and the Bandit movie. All in all the crowd seemed to love all the bikes and had a great time hanging with Elvis. We are already brain storming ideas to top this years event, stay tuned!
Of course we (Thomas and I) had to rip our Sportster on the track. With this being Thomas’ second time on the track with his Sportster he did very well! We were neck and neck throughout the whole race. Go jail-stripes!!
All in all it was a very eventful evening. The Oxley Fam sure knows how to put on a show! For more info on Harley Night and Costa Mesa Speedway check the link here.
Down in Mexico, Coasters – Click Play for the full effect!
Biltwell’s semi-annual Mexican motorcycle adventure from Temecula, CA, to San Felipe and Ensenada, Baja Mexico. May 28-31, 2015. This year the El Diablo Run was blast. We rode, we drank we raced! Not as much as some but just enough to enjoy the time away with friends. A few hundred of us motorcycles geeks rode down to make the trek to San Felipe, MX. We spent a couple nights at the palapas in San Felipe along with the other 400-500 riders. There were awesome events planned from the Biltwell crew such as the Circle Of Death, Slow Races and other shenanigans we won’t mention. From San Felipe we rode to Ensenada for another two nights. With plenty of great taco spots and the lobsters in Puerto Nuevo there was no shortage of good grub!
All bikes, bro’s and babes welcome. VISIT WWW.ELDIABLORUN.COM FOR MORE INFO! Check out the photo gallery below.
Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show is a custom motorcycle show with held in the Austin, Texas area. Nestled in the hills of New Braunfels, TX at a local Ice House the event definitely takes cues from the surrounding environment that doesn’t have you feelin’ like you are at a bike show. Lots of cool places to layout/chill and have a cold beer. Most of the locals camped out at the nearby campground and cruised back and forth throughout the day. Made the event not feel so crowded and also gave people a place to escape from the hot son if needed.
This year they raffled off a 1969 Harley Chopper and a panhead motor! It was the 2nd year of the event and our first to attend. Glad we made it out to see what the fuss was all about. We’ll be there next year for more shenanigans and good times.
We were out in Texas for the Giddy Up Show (more on the next post) and attended the pre-party at the Austin Speed Shop in Austin. It was our first time at the shop and was stoked to see the detail that went into the setup. The shop features as a custom car and fab facility with a gift shop. It’s a cool place to bring the family, as they can see vehicles being turned into works of art. There are plenty of huge plate windows to look through while you shop for goodies like shirts and hats etc.
The Hell On Wheels Stadium Steeplechase was last Saturday March 21st at the Glen Helen Raceway or Gelen Helen as they typo-ed in the flyer and screamed about the pits by our buddy Mark from Rusty Butcher. Gelen Helen, Gelen Helen dog… Where’s my Starbucks soy frappuccino?! Anyway they held the event on the Trophy Truck Track. Boasting sweeping turns, tabletops and wide open action. Or more like dust bowl and sandy washes whatever you want to call it. The event was still lots of fun as we always make the best out of it and like to give Hayden and Mr. Ball a hard time.
We even managed to drag out the “new guy” Paul. It was his first time on a dirt bike in over 15 years. Took a while to get the ol’ 2 stroker running but once we did we couldn’t get him off that thing. Good times for sure!
Ladies: open to all bikes
Mini bikes up to 100cc
Vintage MX pre 74
Modern MX 1980+
Bomber 75-80 and dual sport
We made it back up to Portland for The 1 Moto Show 2015. Portland is a great city with lots of awesome places to eat and hang with friends. This year the event was held in a old naval manufacturing plant from back in the day. Complete with a Steam Hammer this place screamed industrial and made for a great addition to all the high quality bike builds.
We were invited to bring the Jackrabbit Scrambler to the show and of course had to get her dirty with some local Portland mud. Found an open field behind the hotel and ripped her up proper! Rode across the Burnside bridge and thru the town straight to the show.