Jack Daniels Themed Bike
by Craig Grindle
(Merritt Island, Florida, USA)
Jack Daniels Bike
This is my Jack Bike in front of the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg Tennessee...
My pride and joy started life as a 2005 Night-train. A nice bike to start with but I wanted something more than a normal Harley anyone can buy at a dealer.
A trip to J&P cycles in Daytona Florida was the start of the transformation. They had a nice collection of Jack Daniels cover plates on display, since that is my beverage of choice it was an easy task of committing my bike to the task.
The only parts I purchased for the project were the cover plates and a stripped down DNA Springer front fork set.
Thankfully I have been a machinist for 25 years now so the fabrication of several parts was just a matter of deciding on what I wanted then just making it. Custom rockers were fabricated for the springer forks from stainless steel then mirror polished. Custom triple trees and an adapter plate to mate the springer forks to my stock wideglide handlebar risers were machined from aircraft grade aluminum. The custom headlight & front turn signal mount was milled from a solid billet of tool steel as well as the softail lowering studs. The rear has been lowered a little over 1 inch. A custom 3 inch tank lift was made to give the line of the bike more of an old school chopper look. The custom grips are shaped like a bottleneck and the front pegs are scaled down Jack Daniels bottles. I still need to fabricate rear passenger pegs
Blackbeard cycles in Orlando Florida did the custom paint and the powdercoating of the front end, wheels, brackets, grips and pegs was done at Accurate Powdercoating in Titusville Florida I hope you enjoy the bike as much as I do.