It’s the way T.D. Ward, owner of the shop Rods & Rides near St Louis, MO defines his latest creation. A simplicity that judges of bike shows are always inclined to reward. Another good example of what is trending in the custom motorcycle industry: old school style with a touch of new and lots of power when you twist the throttle.
Don’t put on your bike anything not necessary to make it run properly. With this philosophy in mind, T.D. Ward demonstrates again that you can build a great bike without adding decorative visual gimmicks. The shopping list is quite short. It includes a 35-degree with 2″ stretch drop-seat rigid frame, a pair of 23″ wheels from RC components, a blacked out 127″ engine and 6-speed tranny from Ultima, a Springer front end, a minimalist solo mono spring seat. Add to theses parts a very well fabricated on-off gas tank and your bike will become the envy of your friends on the road and bike shows. Rods & Rides Motorcycle Company (photography copyright Onno Wieringa for AMD Championship Of Bike Building)