Beene There, Don’t That | 2010 Harley-Davidson FLH - Baggers Magazine
Chad Beene has put together more than a few baggers in his time on this here Earth. So many as of late that he has actually made it his day job. Under the moniker of Beene’s Baggers, Chad has been banging out some killer modifications to bagged bikes for a slew of customers in his home state of Arkansas, but the bike you see here was built to showcase what his company can do on a tip-to-tail bike build.
Chad started with a ’10 Road Glide, which he bought right off the showroom floor at Lander’s H-D in Little Rock, Arkansas, and rode home. Guess what? In no time he had the bike torn down and ready for a complete customization.
Coming from a paint and body background, Chad is a stickler for quality fit and finish, even if it is just a small bolt-on product, so doing a whole bike Mr. Beene had his work cut out for him.
Starting the build right, Chad installed his one-piece steel extended rear fender with fillers that feature flush-mounted LED lighting out back. The stock rear bags were ditched in favor of a set of Milwaukee Baggers roomier stretched boxes. To continue with the smoothing of sheetmetal, Chad stretched the stock 6-gallon gas tank as well as added a shaved pop-up “hot rod” gas cap.
Up front Chad used a Russ Wernimont wrap-around fender for its sleek looks and quality construction. Even the shark-nose fairing was treated to a bit of customization with the aid of a Klockwerks windshield and shaved signal kit.
Once all of the bodywork upgrades and modifications were completed, Chad squirted on a base of bass-boat–sized silver flake to the sheetmetal. He then coated it with some killer red candy and finished the paint scheme off with a few subtle, yet classy anthracite grey graphics along with some pretty stellar gold pinstriping.
Now that the paint was show quality, the rest of the bike needed to be brought up to speed. The stock wheels and tires were ditched in favor of a 23-inch Rampage Escalade front wheel dripping with chrome and a 16-inch smoothie in the rear. Both were wrapped in Avon Cobra tires to keep the rubber side down.
A bike looking this good with candy and flake accoutrements and a big-old set of dubs can’t be sitting all sky-high and stock, and Mr. Beene knew it. To fight the bike’s altitude sickness, Chad installed an Arnott air ride system out back to get the bike sitting like a tail-draggin’ custom. The front was lowered an inch and raked 7 degrees via the triple trees to add even more of a sleeker look to the total package when rolling down the boulevard.
A set of chrome Yaffe Monkey Bars hold a set of Harley-Davidson chrome controls in higher regard than the stock handlebars. Down below where the foot controls reside, the stock H-D stuff was yanked in favor of show-chromed Screamin’ Eagle offerings.
Since the stock 96ci engine was pretty sweet the way it came from the factory, Chad only added a few H-D chrome covers. To get it breathing better, an Arlen Ness Big Sucker intake was bolted on. To exit the gasses, a Freedom Performance Racing Series dual exhaust system was installed for that deep potato sound us Harley freaks and geeks love.
Sure, the photos show that the man knows his business and that he has talent, but can you believe that it only took Chad five-weeks time to transform this Road Glide from a lowly stocker to mega red rocker? Now that’s gittin’ ’er done, as the boys down south say. B
|Shop Phone||(501) 329-2220|
|Build Time||Five weeks|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Builder/Size||Rampage Escalade/ 23x3.75|
|Builder/Size||Rampage Smoothie/ 16x5.5|
|Colors||Silver, candy red, grey, gold|
|Foot Controls||Screamin’ Eagle|
|Saddlebag Latches||Arlen Ness|