Bagger Concepts | 2009 Harley Davidson CVO Road Glide - Baggers Magazine
So I got a phone call one day asking me if Gold Toof (Baggers March ’10) was for sale. Actually the bike wasn’t for sale, but as we all know everything is for sale if the price is right. After several phone calls and emails, a deal was struck. The new owner would get Gold Toof and I would take his limited edition ’09 CVO Road Glide on trade plus some grip. Unfortunately by the time I actually got my hands on the new RG, I only had about 2 weeks until I was off to Sturgis. So after the deal was finalized, I went to work on getting parts ordered for the new build. I decided that because I already had the Screamin’ Eagle/CVO platform, which is Harley’s top-of-the-line model, I wanted to customize something that would stand out in a crowd at the top of the food chainwith big horsepower, a big wheel, and of course sick-ass bodywork to complement the rest of the package. So on a short deadline, I went to work on the parts, I called up my buddy John Shope at Sinister Industries, and told him what I was doing and put the order in for some tight body parts. I also got on the phone with Walt Sipp at ProCharger to talk about bolt-on horsepower for the stock 110ci powerplant.
After several more phone calls to Renegade Wheels, HHI, D&D; Exhaust, Tricky Air and Billet, and Arnott, the parts were in motion, and all I had to do was make sure the bike was built in time for Sturgis. So as the bike was being disassembled for rebuild, parts came in and the bike started to come together. I had already decided that I wanted to put factory paint back on this bike but on custom bodywork. So we went to work, cutting and molding and mocking everything up.
The first plan of attack was to knock the supercharger install, and after a full day’s work, the super charger was on and ready to roll. We continued on until the early morning hours day after day until all the prep work was done and the bike was ready for paint. We actually sent the parts to the painter just four days before we were supposed to leave for Sturgisno one thought we were gonna pull it off. After we sent the parts out to paint, I had to build a Road King for a customer of mine that had to be delivered in Sturgis also. So I called in some backup from Casey, a friend of mine. He said, Dude, you’re crazy for waiting this long to do this bike, but ok lets knock it out! So we went to work and took it down and rebuilt the Road King in two days. After finishing up the RK, I went to work installing all of my audio equipment on the CVO RG. A Bagger Concepts’ custom sound system with six speakers with 600 watts of power was planned. I installed my 6-inch speaker adapters up front with a pair of Hertz speakers, and installed my 6-inch Loud Lids onto the saddlebags. I then installed a 6x9-inch subwoofer kit into each saddlebag all powered through three Bagger Concepts amps inside the front fairing.
|Shop Phone||(936) 228-3518|
|Year/Make/Model||’09/H-D/CVO Road Glide|
|Build Time||Two weeks|
|Efi Controller||Power Commander V|
|Exhaust||D&D; Fat Cat 2-1|
|Fork Rake||37 degrees|
|Front||Hawg Halters (HHI)|
|Triple Trees||Tricky Air, +5 degrees|
|Rear Shocks||Arnott Air Ride|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Builder/Size||Renegade Wheels/ What else but a 26?|
|Builder/Size Renegade Wheels/ 17x6.25|
|Colors||Stardust Silver and Titanium Dust|
|Painter||Max Maxwell for Bagger Concepts|
|Front Fender||Sinister Industries|
|Rear Fender||Sinister Industries|
|Gas Tank||H-D/Sinister Industries|
|Gas Cap||Sinister Industries|
|Mirrors||It doesn’t have reverse!|
|Foot Controls||H-D/Sinister Industries|
|Turn Signals||Sinister Industries|
|License Mount||Sinister Industries|
|Saddlebags||Sinister/Bagger Concepts/Loud Lids|
With all the wiring and electronics done, I picked up the parts from the painter and went to work on reassembly. The tank went on first so we could testrun the bike; we hadn’t started it with the new ProCharger installed, so we didn’t even know if the bike was gonna run properly. After installing the tank, we gave the bike a testrun and a quick tune to get the beast up and running. Once that was done and we knew it would run properly, we finshed up the rest of the bike over the next day. With all the parts mounted and ready to go, I rolled it off the lift for the first time on a Sunday afternoon. As I got ready for a testrun, it started to rain. I gave it a quick spin around the block and everything seemed to work properly so I loaded it on the trailer and was off to Sturgis.
I wanted to make sure I could be in town by Tuesday morning for the Paul Yaffe show at Full Throttle. Everything went fine and we all made it for the rally. When Tuesday came, I cleaned up the bike real good and got it unloaded and rode out to the show. After the show was over, I rode away with a First Place in my class trophy.
I want to thank everyone that helped me out in this build, it wouldn’t have happened without some sacrifices from my wife, dad, and some good friends. B