February 6, 2012 admin

Roaring Twinz: Evolution of the Street Glide

Roaring Twinz gives a custom V-Twin a facelift with a 30-inch front wheel conversion

Customizing motorcycles can be like a drug: the more you do it, the more you want. Plenty of Roaring Twinz customers can attest to the fact that a custom motorcycle is never really done. It just evolves. That was certainly the case for Mark Sollitto, who just can’t get enough V-Twin customization on his 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLHX.

Sollitto’s ride has already been featured by Roaring Twinz. The Streetglide has a stunning combination of both performance and style mods, including modified bodywork with an electric blue custom paint job by Roaring Twinz painter Ryan Hathaway.

Stretched gas tank? Check. Custom audio system? Check. Massive front wheel? Check.

Well, sort of. Sollitto had a 26-inch front wheel on his V-Twin, but he decided that it just wasn’t big enough. He took his bike back to Roaring Twinz boss Robert Fisher so it could evolve once again, this time with a 30-inch front wheel conversion.

Before the new, even larger wheel could go on, Fisher had to cut and rake the frame. The neck also had to be lengthened and lifted to maintain the bike’s low stance while making room for the large new wheel.

Billet CNC-machined raked offset triple clamps were also necessary, and they sit atop extended fork tubes and cowbells.

The 30-inch beast is a MetalSport Don Juan chrome-plated wheel with a matching 13-inch Don Juan brake rotor. A hand-laid Vee Rubber tire wraps around the Don Juan wheel, ensuring that the front end of the Street Glide keeps a solid grip on the road.

All of that is topped by a 30-inch steel wrap-style front fender, custom painted to match the bike.

It seems like a lot of work just to add one 30-inch wheel, but Fisher assures that creating a custom V-Twin is about more than bolting on aftermarket accessories. A customizer has to consider both looks and the ride: the best customs are safe and easy to ride, and Roaring Twinz prides itself on building the best customs.

Are you looking for a few custom touches to your own FLHX, bagger or touring V-Twin? Even if you’re not ready for a full 30 inches, Roaring Twinz can still help you build the perfect custom V-Twin for you. Whatever you ride, Roaring Toyz can customize it, including all Harley touring models, such as the Streetglide, Roadglide, Road King, Ultraglide and the Electraglide Classic.

Go ahead. Let your custom V-Twin evolve with Roaring Twinz.

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