Super-Tracker Custom Harley Dyna

Steve Carr at Lightning Rod Motorcycles loves to build what he calls “True Factory Customs”, meaning customized Harleys with the look expected from a bike built from the ground up but that you can have serviced and repaired by the crew of an official Harley dealership. And regarding style, his taste revolves around Pro-Street Buells, modern Harley Bobbers Board Trackers.

Using a 2008 Dyna SuperGlide as donor bike Steve just completed this project called the “Super-Tracker”, devoting his building time at restyling the entire bike while preserving the stock engine and transmission for the reasons explained above. The complete parts list and labor will set you back $21,995.00 but you can be certain that your “Harley” will not get lost on the parking lot, and even may get you a nice trophy if competing in an Official Harley bike show competition. 

Main modifications include the following: 23″ Renegade wheels. 3″ stretched swingarm. Springer Front end. Speedster Handlebars. Vance and Hines Short Shots exhaust. Vance and Hines Fuelpak. Breather Kit. New forward controls. Nissin Brake Calipers (single front, Dual rear.) Relocated speedo. All custom lighting, turn signals hi/lo headlight, brake and run lights are DOT compliant. Lightning Rod Motorcycles

28 Responses to “Super-Tracker Custom Harley Dyna”

  1. 1 Jeff Nicklus Sep 3rd, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Beautiful! Great job Steve, as always!

    Over & Out,


  2. 2 Blackmax Sep 3rd, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Very Nice !!!!!

  3. 3 Iron Horse Sep 3rd, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I basically like the lines, but just can’t get next to the skinny rear tire/wheel combo…I’ll take mine with a 180 or 200…thanks.

  4. 4 richard Sep 3rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Single disc in front and back. One caliper in front and two in back. I don’t get why putting more breaking power of two calipers in the back. Does not make sense to me. Can anyone explain? Thanks!

  5. 5 renegadeChuck Sep 3rd, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Steve, great looking bike. If it’s ever available, I’d be honored to have it at one of our shows.
    Again, fantastic…


  6. 6 Septic the Sceptic Sep 3rd, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Think I like the look, but I can not see where the “Tracker” part of the title comes into it.

  7. 7 fredp Sep 3rd, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Nice to see a good set of Japanese brakes on a Harley, finally!

  8. 8 ric bonin Sep 3rd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    love the bike looks ready for some hard back street rideing

  9. 9 TW Crash Sep 3rd, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Nice looking as a show bike, I just think this board track racing theme is nothing new or exciting. I would be very weary of driving it on the street, small rear tire & too much power and small rear tire & too much rear brake! Turns & curves at any speed would be white-knuckle time and I don’t mean fun type of white-knuckle riding.

  10. 10 Night Train Sep 3rd, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Right on Steve. Glad to see you still at it.

  11. 11 Mike Greenwald Sep 3rd, 2012 at 8:59 pm


    Your bike has a visual balance. It looks like a rider rather than a trailer queen. Thanks for building this bike.


  12. 12 RUB Sep 4th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    like from the tank forward , don;t like from the tank back , that seat has gotta go .

  13. 13 THUG Sep 4th, 2012 at 9:20 am


  14. 14 maddpuppy Sep 4th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Nice !

  15. 15 McBolt Sep 4th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Different, I’d like to try it around town. But not legal in Kalifornia….cops here can’t read vertical license plates so the past a law that all license plates have to be horizontal. But I still like the bike.

  16. 16 Robert Filla - Thunder Press Sep 4th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Well executed.

  17. 17 Steve Carr Sep 4th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks everyone for all the comments. Danny Toole, current owner of the bike, just returned from a photo shoot on the bike with Don Rogers in the north Georgia Mountains, and he spent a little time on the bike while he was there. Danny tells me the bike was a real joy to ride and handled very accurately and smooth.

    The bike will be featured in an upcoming issue of American Iron magazine. We are very pleased with the way things turned out with this bike, and anticipate several orders for the “SuperTracker”,

    Thanks again

    Steve Carr
    Lightning Rod Motorcycles

  18. 18 Martin Twofeather Sep 5th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Perfect job!

  19. 19 RUB Sep 5th, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Tom , don’t get your panties in a bunch , its getting a magazine spread , isn’t that what counts ? 😉

  20. 20 heath Sep 6th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Single disc in front and back. One caliper in front and two in back. I don’t get why putting more breaking power of two calipers in the back. Does not make sense to me. Can anyone explain? Thanks!

    I have the same question!

  21. 21 Steve Carr Sep 6th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    To help answer the question of “why two calipers in the rear and one in the front”, we all know the major part of braking power comes from the front brakes, this is a given.

    Because both wheels are much larger in diameter than the stock wheels, the spinning mass of both wheels is therefore much larger, and this is a fairly heavy bike when compared to any average sportbike.

    The reason for the dual rear calipers is to simply assist with the added spinning mass, while at the same time leaving one side of the front wheel clean with no rotor.

    This setup still does not equal the stopping power for both front and rear brakes, but with that being said, I greatly improves the bikes stopping power over all with this tire and wheel setup.

    And that was what we wanted to accomplish.

    Hope this helps

    Steve Carr
    Lightning Rod Motorcycles

  22. 22 RUB Sep 7th, 2012 at 1:19 am

    “The reason for the dual rear calipers is to simply assist with the added spinning mass, while at the same time leaving one side of the front wheel clean with no rotor.”


    I think It looks cool

  23. 23 richard Sep 7th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the explanation. I hear what you’re saying but still don’t “get it”. Why not put the two calipers up front to help stop the spinning mass where it matters most. I suspect the back wheel could be easily locked up with one caliper so it makes more sense to me to beef up the front brake with two calipers to compensate for the weight shift to the front tire during braking. Admittedly, I’m not a brake guy…so the two calipers in the back (still) seems counter-intuitive to me……

  24. 24 DantheGrey Sep 7th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    The lines are clean and I understand the small tire/wheel combo, theme being that of a board tracker…. Nice unit.

    As for Calif. Those idiots need to stand the bike plates on end and turn the numbers 90 degrees so they can read them…….. Spent the first 14 years of my life in Calif. and spent the last 43 trying to get the stupid out…..


  25. 25 Steve Carr Sep 7th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks Richard, I completely understand what you are concerned with, and that’s why we went with the Nissin calipers for a higher performing caliper.

    One thing to remember is, these bikes are never going to compete in any track day type competitions, so we simply want to give the bike the same or maybe even a little better than stock braking power due to the use of the 23″ wheels.

    And like RUB says, a side bar to this is they really do look cool while at the same time actually providing the stopping power needed for the bike to perform as it should.


    Steve Carr
    Lightning Rod Motorcycles

  26. 26 richard Sep 7th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for clarifying….


  27. 27 Septic the Sceptic Sep 9th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Bike has made it into the Ugly bikes thread on the Jockey Journal already.

  28. 28 Chris Sep 10th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I think this bike is cutting edge. This seems to be the next phase in custom bikes. I saw a bike similar to this in Sturgis this year that Arlen Ness just finished. Keep up the great work!

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