by Clyde Donato
2007 fatboy and project chopper
I've owned a few Harley's and the only set back is there is always a couple owners with the same color and the same accessories you have. So the first thing I usually do is paint the tins and do some custom fabrication to the fenders to set my bike apart from the rest.
I own a 2007 fatboy with a 200 rear and it did not take me a couple of months to do what I just mentioned. The original color was black. I painted it house of color candy rootbeer and shaved off the rear tail light and changed the wheels added a lot of chrome parts, front end chrome package, beach bar, side license plate, lapera stitched seat, side draft air filter and a lot more. This is the reason why I purchased a softail chopper to try something new.
I have a cousin in San Deigo who helped me obtain my project chopper. The original owner needed cash for an emergency. The roller I purchased is complete, single down tube frame with a stash tube cap, spoke wheels 250 rear 21' front, web polished sprocket, chrome matching front & rear brake disc, front and rear 4 piston calipers, handle bar, chrome foot controls, BDL chrome hand controls with brake reservoir, aluminum seat pan, strutless rear fender, standard front fender. And not to forget the Jesse James Villain gas tank with aircraft cap. All this I mentioned to include shipping to Guam cost me under $6,000.00. Is this a deal or what? As far as building a bike this is my first. And I am pretty pumped up about it.
I am still shopping for big twin motor and haven't made up my mind yet. The engine mount is for an evo, S&S or Rev tech style motor. Any suggestions?