Harley-Davidson, like many competitors, has embraced the look of days long gone promoted by independent custom builders with their one-off machines. The Cross Bones model is a perfect example of a manufacturer trying to recapture the old school look while offering today’s technology and reliability. Put this model in the hands of a reputable custom builder and with a few magic tricks and well chosen parts inspired by the past you get a Cross Bones…the way the factory should sell it. Andreas at Thunderbike Germany is convinced, like me, that the classic and vintage look will remain the hot theme for quite a few more years, an opportunity to market new bolt-on parts with a pre WW2 designs.
Featuring a Harley Cross Bones from the show floor turned into an Ol’ Bone doesn’t require many technical explanations. Just pick the right parts and right colors (outside of matte black) and bolt-on with precaution. It took Andreas only one month to do this very nice conversion, paint job included. So, do it yourself to have your bike look much, much better than the ones of all your friends from your HOG chapter and knowing that you will not void your warranty, if any remaining on your Cross Bones, and without the hassle to justify to a DOT department that your bike is road legal.
Most of the range of custom parts used on this project are from and sold by Thunderbike Germany. By the way, Ol’ Bone is now for sale…Tell Andreas I sent you. It may help get a good deal. Thunderbike Germany. Short tech sheet is below.
Front wheel: TB Vegas drilled (3,50 x 21) with Avon 120-70-21 tire. Rear Wheel: TB Vegas drilled (6 x 18) with Avon 200-60-18 tire. Exhaust system: TB Blackfish. Air filter: TB Classic Brass. Rocker Boxes: TB Ribbed. Handlebars: TB Hollywood. Headlight: TB Alkatraz. Taillight: TB Alkatraz. Grips: TB Base-Brass. Risers: TB Old Style. Footrests: TB Base-Brass. Rear fender: Heckfender. Seat: TB Fellow Large. Front fork: HD/TB lowering. Swingarm: HD/TB lowering