2002 Dyna Low Rider

by Russ

Dyna Low Rider

Dyna Low Rider

I purchased this 2002 Dyna Low-Rider over a year ago. It was stock except some Harley accessories which the previous owner installed on it. During the winter I decided to change some things. I lowered it almost 2 inches and installed Progressive shocks. I didn't like the stock spring/shocks at all. I installed new H-D saddlebags, new 13.5 inch handle bars with braided cables. New chrome dash and chrome instrument housing. The tank emblems (I'm told) are from a 1940’s Harley Davidson. These were purchased new from my local HD Dealer. I painted the bike a GM color which is Riverside Red. GM produced it from 1959 to 1964. I painted it in my back yard. A young man in town painted the ghost-flames on the tank. I didn't want to leave the head light housing black or buy a chrome one so I painted this one the same color as the other tins. It has a new license plate holder with integral turn signals.

I'd like to try building a bobber and am looking for an older bike in order to use the engine and transmission.

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Apr 20, 2008
by: Russ

Thanks guys. I'm having a great time with this bike. Bobby, you can find the paint through a PPG dealer. I have the code if you need it. Thanks again, Russ

Apr 09, 2008
by: Bobby C.

I love that color! I'm glad you told us who produced it. Now if I can just find it. I also like having the headlight housing painted to match the tins. I too did the paint on my bike in my backyard. People are always surprised to find out this kinda thing can be done yourself, and for not so much money too. But, those are usually the guys who've never had a paint gun or a wrench in their hand ever in their lives. It's so much more rewarding to have done the work yourself, aint' it?
I'm in the process of building a Big Bear Chopper right now (it's about 90% mocked up), and restoring a 1986 Suzuki 450L for a nephew of mine.
I hope to see the bobber you build when it's done.
Nice job!

Apr 08, 2008
Ain't nuthin wrong with that!
by: Anonymous

Finally, a person who treats a Harley just like a regular bike. Good to see that you did the paint a la backyard special! Too many HD owners would be horrified if their paint work didn't cost 5 or 6 thousand dollars :)
I ride an old /5 BMW and am building a '76 Kawi KZ750 Twin into my interpretation of a cafe racer. Also got a CM250 Honda twin that will be the next project, a Bobber for my daughter.
Low buck builds rule!

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