When introduced by Harley-Davidson, the company described the Road Glide® model as the “tourer’s touring bike.” It introduced the world to the unique “shark nose” frame-mounted/wind-splitting fairing giving the bike its slammed appearance while at the same improving the tourer’s “in the wind” handling properties. But can the Road Glide be improved? Of course it can. Just call a custom builder like Jum Nasi who, since a few years, has focused his attention almost exclusively on creating bagger custom chassis and parts.
The “White Denim” Road Glide job is a rolling display of modifications and custom parts that any long distance rider (and saddle companion) may want for comfort and style. Jim & crew didn’t hesitate to strip down a 2012 model to bare frame. Objectives were: to rake the neck to be able to accept later a still reasonable for riding 26″ tall front wheel; to incorporate a drop seat into the frame ; removing unususeful factory brackets and installing a smooth panel behind the transmission to clean up this area.
Then, Harley engine, transmission and primary drive all went on the bench for a full disassembly to the last bolt, the necessary step for a full beauty treatment of ultra smooth plating and black powder coating. Other custom features include front and rear air suspension, electric center stand, LED taillight, and a brand new product from the Nasi shop, a custom Road Glide Inner Fairing. It relocates the factory speedometer and tachometer to the fairing, which provides an easy line of sight to a 2-DIN head unit of the customer’s choice. Additionally, the inner fairing is made to house the incredible sound of the JL Audio 7.7 marine speakers. Not only does everything look great mounted into the new fairing, but it really accomplishes a dramatic improvement in function and sound.
Rear bagger package with steel rear fender and triple shot exhaust
Steel stretched tank
Stretched dash assembly
Steel front fender for 26 inch whee
Steel chin spoiler
Road Glide handlebars
EFI throttle body cover and Horn replacement cover.
Or how to keep the demands of long-haul touring riders while riding with a lot of class. During Sturgis “White Denim” will be displayed at the vendors area of Rapid City Harley-Davidson on I-90. Jim Nasi Customs (photography copyright Ken Howie for Cyril Huze)