Well, we successfully made it through another year of Born Free! We brought back all of our bike builds and wood wall displays, this year showcasing our new products that were once prototypes at BF8 like our Fairings, some new pegs, and LED lighting. We had a very healthy turnout with lots of audience participation between our Handlebar fit station (fitster), and our spin the wheel game where people could win stickers, make a pin at our pin station, win a tshirt, or receive a raffle ticket. Also new to this year was our first $60 peg sale which caught lots of interest (for good reason!) We can’t wait to see what we come up with for next year!
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.
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.
Now Available is a new line of pegs to accompany our existing MX-Style Peg lineup that fit Sportster and Dyna models.
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!
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.
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.
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):
Fabrication: Jim Hogg
ASSEMBLY: Jim Hogg/Scotty Speed Metal
Build Time 3 months
Type/size: Twin Cam/ 96ci
Builder: Vance and Hines
Rocker Boxes: Roland Sands Design
Air Cleaner: Burly Brand
Exhaust: Vance and Hines Comp Pipe
Special Features: Filet Cut exhaust
Manufacturer Front: Progressive Suspension Monotube Cartridge Kit
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
Color: Cocaine White
Painter: Paint by Smokey
Graphics: XR Style
Fairing/Windscreen: Memphis Shades Dark Black Spoiler
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
Seat: Mustang Seats Tripper Fastback
Misc: Hogtunes Bluetooth
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.
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).
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).
Call it a sissy bar, back rest or chick stick, our one-piece units feature round tubes, complex mounts and comfortable backrests for a simple, classic look that mounts up in 10-15 minutes.
We build our Sissy Bar in a short and tall version that includes a compact pad. The one-piece sissy bar mounts to the outside of fender rails for simple install and removal and like all our product, we include the hardware to do it right. Now offered for 1996-2003 and 2004+ Sportster applications with others on the way.
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.
We picked up a 2007 XL 1200 with a ton of miles and a fresh top end for a great price from our buddies at Pomona Valley Harley a couple weeks back. It was a one owner woman owned with over 40,000 miles.
Got it home and put together a parts list for Cafe Sportster parts we currently offer. (Burly Brand). I also reached out to Shane at Chainsikle for a set of his rear sets and have a few undecided parts to chase down.
Here’s the list so far:
Burly Brand Cafe Tail Section for Rubber Mount Sportsters (2004+)
Burly Brand 15″ Stiletto Shocks
Burly Brand 1″ Clubman Bars
Burly Brand Clubman Cable Kit
Burly Brand MX Style Pegs
Chainsikle Rear Sets
18″ Rear wheel
Managed to steal a prototype Cafe Tail Section from the engineering dept. Here are a couple pics!
Burly tail section comes with everything you need to mount up. Also as an option for the ’07 & ’08 models with a special ECM mounting bracket.
So far so good. If only the powers of osmosis would kick in this build would be done by now. Next will be to strip her down, cut her up and mount some parts.
15″ Stiletto Shocks give the bike perfect Cafe geometry!
Next will be to install the new Rubber Mount Cafe Tail Section, rear sets and exhaust. Stay tuned!
Do you love the look of a set of apes on a Street Glide? Be you hate sorting out which cables and brake lines to use? Do you prefer the style and performance of braided stainless cables and lines?
We thought so, and have just released a collection of braided stainless kits specific to the 2008-2013 Harley Street Glide. Each kit is tailored to work with our 13” or 15” apehanger and is available for ABS as well as non ABS FLHX and FLHT/C/U models. Kits include extended brake lines (including ABS lines) and extended clutch cable as well as all relevant wiring extensions for switches and throttle by wire, making installation much simpler.
Carrie B. sent this picture in of her installing Slammer Shocks on her Sportster. Thanks Carrie!
Many like the look of a cool set of Ape Hangers on their Softail or Dyna model. It implies the replacement of your cables and lines for longer ones and we all dislike the task and time it takes for of sorting out which new ones to use.
In addition, Harley-Davidson introduced on late models the Can Bus (or HDLAN) style wiring, making the task even more complex. The folks at Burly Brand who are selling and installing Ape Hangers had the same issues and have now eliminated all the trial, error and inventing of bad words.
Each cable/line kit they created is specific to the late model Dyna or Softail and designed for 12”, 14”, 16” & 18” Apes. Includes extended throttle cables, extended clutch cable, extended brake line and even wiring harness extensions specific to HDLAN (H-D Local Area Network). Cables and brake line are satin black (even the fittings!) and the kit includes instructions to help walk you through the install. Fits 2011-2013 FX and FL Softails as well as 2012-2013 FXD models (except Fatbob). More info at: 888-367-187 or visit the Burly Brand Website or contact your local dealer. via Cyril Huze Blog