Pushing Bagger Customization To The Next Level. Or The Next Two.

Appreciation of a full blown customization job is subjective. But I am not afraid to state publicly that “Big Time” is the most “advanced” and best executed Bagger job I have seen during these last 12 months. It comes from a full fabrication shop called CamTech Customs in Summerville SC, with over 15 years of experience in body work, custom paint, restoration, fabrication and upholstery with street/rod/muscle/drag cars, motorcycles, boats and everything between.

Owner Cameron Jurow owned a 2006 Harley Street Glide that he loved to push all the ways possible to the limit, let’s say abuse, to the point where it was no longer fun to ride it. As a wedding anniversary present, his wife Susan had a brand new 2010 Road Glide delivered to the shop. Solemnly, front of his disappointed crew, Camerone declared that he will never customize it, just ride the hell out of it. You already guessed that the extreme bagger you are looking at is the Road Glide he promised he would never modify…

Then, to promote the shop, Cameron’s main collaborators Robbie Closson and Chris Minichiello suggested to their boss to have a vendor booth at 5 of the upcoming Easyriders Bike Shows. Six baggers in the process of being completed for clients at the shop were well enough bikes to demonstrate CamTech abilities and talent. And it’s when a friendly competition started between the shop clients and its owner. For who this cool fairing, new 26″ wheel, Turbo Trask, etc? Cameron Jurow used to drag race cars, and Robbie Clossom professionally drag raced Harleys. None of them like to lose. So, at the same time all crew members were giving the most of their talent to clients, Cameron ordered them to push further with his own Road Glide asking them to add some more Bad in The Baddest Bagger to become the undisputed winner at the Atlanta Easyriders show.

Fabricator Robbie Closson told me how things all came together to produce this gorgeous bagger. “So, we decide to take the 2010 Harley Road Glide to the next level. We ordered a 26” Racine from HHI and started with the mock up stages of the bike. We wanted to do something different with the fairing, so I came up with the idea to mold a Hayabusa headlight into the fairing, and from there we went crazy with this bike. We molded the whole outer fairing together as one piece, windshield and all, which we had also done before. So many people like the result that now we sell the one- piece Street Glide fairing and windshield.

Next we moved onto the frame, cut it, moved out the neck by 2”, shaved and smoothed it and a drop seat was installed. Body is another wild creation. We started with a Bad Dad rear fender, side opening bags, and tank extensions. With those parts and one thousand hours of bodywork, we molded the whole body in one piece like with a pro stock bike (remember, we are drag racers),. We used Yaffe’s front fender, added our own touch to it, along with his lights in the rear. For a nice power plant I built a 124” motor using Revolution Performance engine components, and had everything powder coated black with diamond cut treatment on the fins. After we decided to run the Procharger we ordered a couple different inner coolers, but could not find one we liked, so we had our in-house fabricator build us one. We integrated the inner cooler into the frame, and built a nice air dam around it, which is molded into the frame as well. From there, we converted the bike over to chain drive, and moved onto the next obstacles.

Handlebar decision was a fiasco. With about eight pair of bars here in the shop, we had nothing that Cameron liked. So, on a prayer, I ordered handlebars, controls, and forward controls from HHI. When they hit the floor, my boss Cameron fell in love with the products. We were still only mocked up and had only nine days before the Atlanta bike show. I started the tear down to have everything ready for bodywork and paint the next morning. It took Chris Minichiello and his crew about 4 days to get the bodywork and paint complete. I started assembly of the bike and everything just fell together. I had the bike completed the night before we needed to leave for Atlanta, to take it to the show. Before we left, we all decided that we had to hear it run. We used a ThunderMax management system, and after about an hour of laptop tuning “Big Time” was alive. The ProCharger was whining and the modified D & D 2 into 1 exhaust was singing one nasty tune. “Big Time” went into the trailer and off to Atlanta we went”

CamTech hard work did pay off. In Atlanta, “Big time” won both Bagger Nation Judged Class and Spectator Class  with another Street glide we built. The boys also ended the  2010/2011 Easyriders tour by taking The Bagger Of The Year award. “”Big Time” also qualified for a free trip to the Sturgis AMD World Championship Of Bike Building after winning both the Freestyle & Modified Harley classes at the IMS Show in Greenville, SC.  CamTech Customs became the first competitor to win both classes in this show.

Josh Zak, Mitch Melling, and Mario Camacho have also contributed to this bike. Learn more about “Big Time” in an upcoming issue of Easyriders Magazine. CamTech Customs. (all pictures copyright and courtesy Michael Lichter for Cyril Huze)

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46 Responses to “Pushing Bagger Customization To The Next Level. Or The Next Two.”


  1. 1 Harry Mar 14th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Amazing Bagger. Wow!

  2. 2 Boss Hawg Mar 14th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Nice, very nice.

    Great looking lines and paint, too.

    Boss Hawg

  3. 3 GG "Chopper Para La Vida" France Mar 14th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Absolutely fantastik job …

  4. 4 dragon Mar 14th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I love this bike and live in N.C so i will be rolling in to CamTech’s shop before summer is over

  5. 5 Shooter Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    stunning

  6. 6 2Low Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    As far as I can see nothing to criticize if you love custom baggers.

  7. 7 Patrick Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    The way Harley should sell them! Huh…

  8. 8 Larry R Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    One really beautiful bagger. Great job, guys!

  9. 9 lonny Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    WOW, Very nice Cameron, Being blown is a good thing. My last bike had a ProCharger on it too
    WOW.

  10. 10 Steve Carr Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    This is the type bike that is on the cutting edge of style. I would rather see more of this look in the coming years than any other style out there. I like to call it the “Gangster” look. Just bad ass pure and simple.

    Nuff Said

    Steve Carr

  11. 11 Seymour Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Yup yup yup.

  12. 12 Pepe Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wowwww!!!

  13. 13 Renegade chuck Mar 14th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Great bike….
    Awesome work…. Congrats,
    When you have a chance, send to us some pictures at Renegade.

  14. 14 Keith Stone Mar 14th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    very cool….. great gob ! !

  15. 15 vince Mar 14th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Cam does good work

  16. 16 1550tc Mar 14th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Nice bike and your STRETCHED TANK AND SIDE COVER KITS nice product

    if your reading this quick questions, do you sell the bars that you see on this bike and a few and is the gas tank capacity increased to 6 gallons??

    baggers are the new softails when it comes to customization !!!

  17. 17 bigitch Mar 14th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    i don’t know… baggers are an aquired taste much like drinking scotch.

    i can’t see the greatness in a bike with beach bars for steering and a short windscreen. with bags that sit so far out that they will drag when making a turn.

    now the bike show circuit, it might do well.

  18. 18 fluke Mar 14th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    While the quality of the build is apparent in the pics, I have to agree with Bigitch.

    Then, I am no great fan of baggers, the rest of the bike is OK, front fairing is heavily styled and looks awesome, then someone bolted square and style less suitcases to the back end and ruined it.

  19. 19 Joe Phillipson Mar 14th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Wow what a great looking scooter. The nicest I have seen…

  20. 20 Rider2 Mar 14th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Man those baggers are getting crazier every day

  21. 21 R.Alan Mar 14th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Wow…As I actually am almost “old enough” to own a bagger, all the young dudes are freakin’ out and turnin’ ’em into rolling works of art…Gorgeous bike. Who’da thought?

  22. 22 Chief Waldo Mar 14th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Too ugly for my tastes.

  23. 23 1/4 -20 Mar 14th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Nice I saw it at the IMS in Daytona.I like how the bags were molded to the rear fender.Sharp bike although I would like to know how it rides….

  24. 24 ray c wheeler Mar 15th, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Looks fine, hope to see it rollin down the highway someday on a coast to coast run.
    ray

  25. 25 krugger Mar 15th, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Very nice bike and very nice work ! Congrats !

  26. 26 Nellitheelefant Mar 15th, 2011 at 4:38 am

    oh no! Did the builder stand back at any point during the build to actually take in how ugly and poorly proportioned this heap is? Honestly, the bikini fairing looks like a serious after thought but at least there is plenty of space for the owners make up in those panniers!!! It was designed for a girl right?

    I don’t doubt the engineering that went into it but aesthetically it’s not good at all.

  27. 27 FHP Scott Mar 15th, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Great creativity, and execution.

  28. 28 cwglide Mar 15th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I like what they did with the fairing, very creative and unique.

  29. 29 jim h Mar 15th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    wow…very nice job…

  30. 30 baddad Mar 15th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Double seat and no pegs for passenger? Ugly bike.

  31. 31 Brian Klock Mar 15th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Interesting approach, of course I like the way they molded our “Flare” windshield style into their unique design on the fairing. There were many creative baggers at Daytona this year as well. Good to see creativity flowing.

  32. 32 Iron Horse Mar 15th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I like the bike overall and really hope they start to produce the fairing. I’d have one in a heart-beat for my RG.

  33. 33 Bigalyts Mar 15th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    How does it go down the Road, aien’t that what Baggerz are about? Looks Fricken’ Great, but can you get on the Bike and Ride 500 or so miles in comfort and Smile the whole way? That’s what Baggers are about! If it can’t then we need to Market them under……….. Sexy, Bagger, way out there, Techno look.but “Tits on a Nun” for Touring!

  34. 34 highrpm Mar 16th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    love the paint profile. i did not realize how important the paint scheme is to the flow of the bike until i saw roland sand’s “mission 200”. this one is even better.

  35. 35 arnold barnes Mar 16th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    hi, how r u today. the bike is totally awesome, nice flow of the design and color scheme.

  36. 36 Makcap Mar 16th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    This bike is up for sale on E-Bay if you want more pics. I like the lines buy have doubts of travel on this bike. Form and function would be more my flavor. Nice looking bike, I really appreciate the work and marriage of two fairings. Well done show bike, correct me if I am wrong.

  37. 37 Roymon Mar 16th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Shock and awe!! Beautifully insane, stunning and inspiring!

  38. 38 martin Twofeather Mar 16th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Great guy’s beautiful bike.

  39. 39 Todd8080 Mar 16th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    In the summer of ’79 Harley introduced the rubbermounted touring frame, intended solely to sell motorcycles to people who don’t really like Harleys. That was followed two years later by the FXR, based on the same frame. Apparently being a badass biker means not being able to handle a little vibration.

    Fast-forward thirty years and we have people bastardizing that embarrassingly cushy touring platform to the point where it truly is unrideable, all in the name of style. Of course no one’s actually badass enough to rigid-mount the motor, since they might feel some tingling in their wittle fingers. So they all ride their bizarre copycat Big Wheels to the bar and back and pat themselves on the back about what authentic bikers they are. Freakin’ hysterical.

    I’d be amazed if that bike has over a thousand miles on it. What a rolling cartoon and what a waste of a powertrain.

  40. 40 Ken Mar 17th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    This bike makes you ask yourself what can you (or anybody) do to top this, is it possible? Of course we all know it is because we have asked ourself that same question over and over every time someone pushes the envelope only to later be out done or even out do themselves. There are only a small handful of words that can describe this piece of art…Brilliant is one of them, great job guys!!

  41. 41 RUB Mar 17th, 2011 at 12:33 am

    so this is the next big craze , big wheel baggers ? I bought a RK to cruise with the ol lady , in comfort . this bike is a head turner , but riding a couple hundred miles around the lake might be a reach .

  42. 42 Wiz Mar 17th, 2011 at 5:53 am

    SWEET!!! Wiz

  43. 43 RobbieC Mar 17th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Just wanted to start by saying thanks for all the compliments on the bike. We also enjoy to hear the thing people dislike about the bike, it only makes us better. Also to all who have asked the question the bike is very comfortable to ride and its had about 500 miles put on it since the build was completed three months ago. Now that its show life is over I have no doubt by the end of summer it will have taken plenty of trips. This bike was built to ride and have fun, when aired up this Roadglide still sits at stock height. Please keep the comments coming.

  44. 44 Tattooed44 Mar 17th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Damn, thats nice…..

  45. 45 FRED JOHNSON Mar 23rd, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    IF?,IT RIDES ? as good as it looks , and can be financed, I would like a pair to sell,.BIKER FRED.

  46. 46 Ron Barranco May 3rd, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Forward thinking design and engineering. I definately approve.

    The more I look at it the more “I get it” no matter how brave and ballsy. BTW: put this one on my wish list after I buy DMented and Cream-Sickle.

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