Last year, as he had some time on his hands, Ian Solley decided to build 3 bikes to give some marketing push to his small shop in the UK, 7ages Custom Motorcycles. To keep costs as low as possible he decided to build all of them from the same 2009 Harley-Davidson FXD Street Bob model.
The results are interesting because it shows that you can still customize/build an interesting lean and mean machine starting from a Harley factory bike, of course after getting rid from a lot of parts.. So much for savings. Ian’s wife doesn’t have any passion for bikes but avidly study Shakespeare. So, to avoid any Shakespeare type drama at home, Ian had Othello quotes painted on all of them… This tracker style bike kept the Harley 96″ Twin Cam A engine, 6-speed gearbox, belt system and headlight. Front end and pulley/brake combo are from DNA. Seat pan on shock from Chopper Shox. Othello rides on 23″ front and rear 40-spoke stainless rims fro Devon Rim Company. All body work, handlebars and 1 3/4” diameter stainless steel exhaust (with sharks fin end caps) are one-off from 7ages Custom Motorcycles. And if like me you wonder what is silver leafed on the gas tank, it’s a quote from Othello that I am certain you learned in high school and forgot right away: “King of Infinite Space”. Like this custom bike, I suppose.