Born Free 9

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!

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!


Check out the photo gallery below.

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
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! 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.

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.


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.

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


Year/Manufacturer: 2007/HD

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





Primary Drive   


Year/Manufacturer      2007




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


Color: Cocaine White

Painter: Paint by Smokey

Graphics: XR Style


Front Fender

Rear Fender

Fairing/Windscreen: Memphis Shades Dark Black Spoiler


Gas Tank/Cap


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


Turn Signals

License Mount

Seat: Mustang Seats Tripper Fastback


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! 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.

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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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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The HALF-CAF – Sportster

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!


El Diablo Run VI Photo Gallery

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 Chopper Show 2015

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.

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The 1 Moto Show 2015

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