2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide Left Side View
Watching horror films in the dark with our friends while enjoying our childish years will forever be immortalized in our hearts. The scantily clad young lasses inevitably falling and getting hacker slashed by a crazed, masked lunatic surely had to have some kind of effect on our psyche. To date, no long conversations on a shrink’s couch have been necessary, but we wonder about some of those around us. How much damage could Jason, Freddie, and Pinhead really have done to our impressionable youth?
We’ll revisit that thought in a moment. The backstory comes in with bike owner Nikie Corley who let us know he bought this scoot as a birthday gift to himself in October 2011. Says Nikie, “This is my first street bike. I mostly did motorcycle drag racing, but never had a bike for the street. After seeing some pictures online my friend showed me, I knew I had to have one.” Nikie headed down to the local Harley-Davidson dealership and plunked down his dollar bills for a brand new, black 2012 Street Glide. After only two months and a few thousand miles of riding it stock, the custom bug hit Nikie hard and he left the bike with Rob at Chrome It Cycles in Jacksonville, Florida, for its upgrades.
Once there, the crew loaded up the birthday bike with plenty of goodies. The decision was made to leave the 103ci V-twin as it was, but tossed in an Arlen Ness air cleaner and Vance & Hines exhaust for proper breathing and a better exhaust note. Contrast cut Renegade Racine wheels grace each end with a 21x3.25 up front and an 18x5.5 for the rear. Metzeler tires round out the rolling package. You’ll find a 120/70-21 and 180/55-18 respectively. The bulk of the Glide’s work was aimed at the bodywork and that’s where all the magic happened. Stock components just weren’t going to cut it on Nikie’s first ride so he chose a Bad Dad front fender and Arlen Ness rear fender to go along with a Sinister fairing, stretched tank covers, and Arlen Ness stretched saddlebags and lids. And this, dear friends, is where we get back to all that talk of zombie and demon-infested nightmares.
We spoke with custom painter George Price from Ynot Custom Designs about his inspiration for the mind-blowing nightmare spread across this Street Glide. He told us, “There really aren’t any recognizable faces in this Street Glide. I pulled these images straight from my head and put them to paint.” There might be a new movie idea hidden in there somewhere with all the strange faces, demons, and topless coeds spread throughout. Try not to stare at the demons too long as your spirit may be culled from your fleshy body. George layered the swoopy new body parts in candy orange smothered over graphics he laid down in candy brown, red, and tangerine. If you’re not too scared to look, there’s also pagan gold and silver leaf too. To complete the look, more parts from Arlen Ness were mounted in the form of grips, lighting, and other accouterments.
Having only seen the light of day for the photoshoot, Nikie let us in on a secret, “I still haven’t ridden it yet. I decided that I wanted a bigger engine first.” By the time you read this, the Street Glide will be sporting its new 131ci and big boy power that is more inline with Nikie’s drag bike experience. With hundreds of hours in angry graphic and paintwork and a silly amount of power to boot, this is one powerful nightmare that is capable of hacking and slashing its way into your dreams.
|Bike Owner||Nikie Corley|
|Shop Name||Chrome It Cycles|
|Shop Phone||(904) 292-0099|
|Assembly||Chrome It Cycles|
|Build Time||Nikie had another birthday|
|Air Cleaner||Arlen Ness|
|Exhaust||Vance & Hines|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Color||House of Kolor Pearls|
|Painter||George Price/Ynot Custom Designs|
|Front Fender||Bad Dad|
|Rear Fender||Arlen Ness|
|Gas Tank/Cap||Arlen Ness|
|Hand Controls/Grips||H-D/Arlen Ness|
|Turn Signals||Arlen Ness|
|License Mount||Arlen Ness|
|Seat||Automotive Soft Trim|
|Saddlebag/Lid||Arlen Ness/Arlen Ness|