(1.)This shot shows the differences between the old seat on the bottom and the new solo seat with pillion pad from Saddlemen on the top.
(2.)With the old seat removed, the new solo seat was checked for fit. Special attention was given to not to interfere with any wiring.
(3.)The seat was slid into the front receptacle then the rear attachment hardware was tightened down.
(4.)The Saddlemen pillion pad was installed and adjusted against the solo seat for optimal fit.
(5.)In no time, the beat-up and bulky old seat was swapped for something comfortable and cool looking.
(6.)He's a before-wheel-installation photo of Rob's Road King taken seconds before the crew at Wheel Works got down to business.
(7.)One of Wheel Works' ace techs, Adam, removed the old front wheel taking special care in clearing the brakes and fender.
(8.)After the removal of the saddlebags and rear axle, Adam removed the OE rear wheel and checked the belt for wear
(9.)The Avon tires and tubes were installed onto the set of Landmark wheels.
(10.)Landmarks brake rotors were installed and torqued to factory specifications.
(11.)Once the Rotors were installed, the matching Landmark pulley was bolted up to the rear wheel.
(12.)Mat, another Wheel Works tech checked the new 21-inch wheel for fender clearance before installing it.
(13.)While Rob looked on, both Mat and Adam did the final check of the newly installed wheels before putting the bags back on.
(14.)Here's Rob's bike fresh out of Wheel Works with Landmark's best wrapped in Avon rubber.
1995 H-D Road King
Our pal, Rob, hooked himself up with a sweet `95 H-D Road King that he got for a hell of a deal. All in all the bike was in solid shape, but some of the stuff on it was pretty clapped out. The seat was torn and coming apart at the seams and the rolling stock was just plain scary. The bike still had the its original tires that were showing threads and OE mag wheels were suffering from some major decay from either road salt or too many rides at the beach. To top things off, the rotors and pulley were worn far beyond any safe riding condition. We decided to take a course of action and in one day's time turn this raggedy Road King into a beloved bagger.
We started the swap with a Renegade solo seat from Saddlemen with matching pillion pad. The seat is low, comfortable, and constructed from UV-resistant premium-grade vinyl with a gel insert. Once the seat was easily installed at our tech center, we road the bike over to Wheel Works to get a set of blacked-out 21/18-inch wheels from Landmark with matching rotors and pulley installed. The wheels come from Landmark with factory-matched paint, gleaming chrome, and are straight as an arrow along with everything needed to easily install the wheels. When it came time to choose tires for our wheelset, we insisted on Avon tires due to its cutting edge designs, quality reputation, and proven performance on larger bikes like this FLHR. The install of the seat took roughly 15 minutes, and with the expertise of the crew at Wheel Works, the total tire and wheel installation took less than two hours.
Stay tuned next month for the other half of the King For a Day feature where we replace the cracked exhaust and swap out the bent handlebars for some apehangers.