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!
High Bars For Lowlifes
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 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.
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!
June 13th 2015 was the first Harley Night of the season. This year we had the opportunity to setup inside with our original Flat Track Sportsters and our newest bike the “Burly Flat Tracker Too”! The Tracker Too is a rubber mounted (late model) XL883 with a dual 19″ wheel setup made possibly by the crazy talented SK MACHINE. We threw a slew of our parts at it as expected, Scrambler bars with 2″ cut off on each side, Mini MX Pegs, Cafe Tail Section and Fork Lowering Kit, Pre-Load Adjusters and 13″ Stiletto Shocks! Minus the Lowbrow Chain Conversion the bike is a stocker!
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.
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.
Here are some pictures from the weekend, enjoy!
Pics by @nevermoore & @seandel
Jessie Gentry on our late model (rubber mount) Cafe Sportster up in Downtown LA. Ran around on the 4th St. bridge and messed around down by the river!
Here are the pics from the day. Enjoy-