Passion & Perfection | 2009 H-D Street Glide - Baggers Magazine
Roger Cancio wanted to go all out after he purchased a new ’09 Street Glide. Although this wasn’t Roger’s first bike or bagger, he made the decision that he really wanted to see this bike grace the pages of Baggers magazine. Building a custom bagger was a first both for Roger and Kustom Kreations (KK), who had built up a good reputation for auto and truck customization, fabrication, and paintwork.
The build process was well thought out with ideas thrown back and forth, what looked good and what didn’t. As the creative juices started to boil Roger decided to build a one-off bagger and as he put it, “Murder this thing and get it done right once, not twice.” Many of the initial parts were ordered from John Shope at Sinister Industries. Fabrication started with Sinister stretched saddlebags and side covers, along with a set of Loud Lids. Roger wanted to mate the three, molding the parts together into a seamless unit. At the time the bags were made of fiberglass while the lids were comprised of ABS plastic. The dissimilar materials don’t bond well together and as time goes on there is a tendency for the fiberglass to swell and leave a visible line where the molding was. Roger’s solution was to make a fiberglass mold of the lids. Once the fiberglass hardened Roger made a reverse mold to maintain the original size of the lids. Then the saddlebags, lids, and side covers were all molded together. To gain access into the bags two openings were cut into the bags.
The original idea was to flush-mount the taillights but again they wanted to avoid any future swelling so the doors were made from Lexan and the lights were mounted inside. Custom hinges were fabricated to operate the saddlebag doors. Next up was the rear fender, and there were a couple of reasons why the team decided to modify it. One was just to be different and the other because the bags, fender, and exhaust didn’t look right to Roger. So the sides of the fender were built out to meet the edge of the bags. Flow was an important design component throughout the build. The saddlebags received some custom molding as well to add texture and a more custom look. Using fiberglass a ridge was built into the side of the bags that added even more flow to the design. An added bonus is that the paint would flip-flop in appearance due to the complex shape.
A Sinister stretched gas tank and dash were next on the list. I’m sure you’re starting to see a theme here, and again Roger and KK massaged these parts as well. The ends of the tank were extended out further and the bottoms flattened to perfectly meet the front of the side covers. Streamlined was what they were going for. The dash was supposed to be attached to the tank with a bolt going to a metal tab under the seat along with a rubber gasket. That wasn’t custom enough for Roger so he built up the tank and essentially frenched in the dash right into the top of the tank. The dash sits cleanly in the tank crevice without any gasket or bolt.
The front fender from Sinister was left alone, as the team liked how it looked right out of the box. Both the inner and outer fairings were left alone but the Sinister windshield was molded to cover up the indents on the top.
Once fabrication was complete and all body work done it was time to come up with a paint and graphics scheme. Initially Roger wanted to go with Lamborghini Green but then decided it might be too loud. Then white marbleized was thrown around, but that was too bland. Roger’s BMW was painted Phoenix Yellow and he was going to then go with that. While blocking out the bike for paint Roger saw a Lambo dressed in orange pearl with black and carbon fiber (CF) accents. That was THE look.
The paint was laid down in three stages, with a white basecoat, then orange pearl, followed by clearcoat. The carbon fiber pieces are actually painted on. The CF look was applied to the cutouts in the inner fairing as well as the 39-inch Sinister handlebars and dash. The paint used for the CF look appears black or like real CF depending on how the light strikes it. All of the CF was lined with chrome-based silver to separate it from the orange.
For the artwork, again Roger didn’t want to go the traditional flame or fire look. He had the airbrush artist make a drawing of a skull with a crown lined with jewels that change color at different angles. The skull and wing motif was carried through different parts of the bike. A Mohawk was thrown in for more originality.
On the audio side of things a Clarion head unit was installed into the fairing. The tweeters from a Hog Tunes speaker pod were removed and replaced with MB Quart tweeters. Loud Lid speaker adapters hold two, 6½-inch midrange speakers, and the rear speakers are 6½-inch Loud Lid carbon fiber units. A Bagger Concepts amplifier was used to boost the output.
A custom seat was needed to fit the gas tank so Roger and KK made a fiberglass seatpan. The pan along with the bike was sent to New England Trim for final fitment and assembly. To go along with the orange theme they used tangerine and white stingray hide from Thailand. The seat looks at home on the bike and the stingray shines in the sun.
The bike is a rider and Roger was blown away at how the final project turned out. KK and Roger have begun making custom bagger parts from what they learned on the build. Roger wanted to thank Matt from KK for the unbelievable paint and devotion to the project; Domingo for the bodywork; and Pete for the airbrushing. Rayco Auburn helped out on the project by sponsoring the stereo install. Charlie Cook from Red Streak motors for helping with parts and advice. Roger’s friend Steven helped with the difficult task of internally wiring the handlebars and the suspension while lastly Roger wants to thank his girlfriend Lori for dealing with him through the build.
This was truly a team effort like almost all builds. In this case though the owner had an integral part in transforming a stock Street Glide into a one-off showstopper. B
|### Spec Sheet|
|**Shop||**Kustom Kreations (KK)|
|**Shop Phone||**(508) Kustoms|
|**Year/Make/Model||** ’09/H-D/Street Glide|
|**Build Time||** Nine Months|
|**Year/Type/Size||** ’09/Twin Cam/96ci|
|**Throttle Body||** H-D|
|**Air Cleaner||**Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather|
|**EFI Controller||** Power Commander V|
|Exhaust||Vance & Hines/Rinehart|
|**Primary Drive||** H-D|
|**Front **||H-D Chrome|
|**Length **||-1 Inch/Progressive|
|Wheels, Tires, And Brakes|
|**Colors **||Lamborghini Orange Pearl|
|**Painter **||Matt Heinecke|
|**Graphics **||Peter Petkauskos|
|**Molding **||Domingo Peralta|
|Front Fender||Sinister Industries|
|**Rear Fender **||Sinister Industries/KK|
|Gas Tank||Sinister Industries/KK|
|Gas Cap Sinister Industries|
|**Dash **||Sinister Industries/KK|
|**Gauges **||Dakota Digital|
|**Handlebars **||Sinister Industries|
|**Grips **||Performance Machine|
|**Mirrors **||Bagger Nation|
|Hand Controls||H-D Chrome|
|Foot Controls||H-D/SInister Industries|
|**Floorboards **||Sinister Industries|
|License Mount||Sinister Industries|
|**Seat **||KK/New England Trim|
|Side Covers||Sinister Industries/KK|
|**Saddlebags **||Sinister Industries/KK|
|**Saddlebag **||Latches Eliminated|
|**Windscreen **||Sinister Industries/KK|
|**Stereo **||Clarion Vz409|
|**Amp **||Bagger Concepts|
|**Speakers **||Bagger Concepts/ MB Quart|
**Model: **Lori Ferreira