In all facets of society, there are just some people who have the right frame of mind to be great at a given task. Whether it be flying fighter jets, playing the drums or building motorcycles, there are the select few who possess what we all wish we had. Jim Mason is one of them. Just one look at his 2007 Ultra Classic, and you know this guy has the touch.
This touch we are sure is what landed him his current job being one of the head techmeisters at Fat Baggers Incorporated, better known in our circles as FBI. So along with all his talent, he has one hell of a toy chest to pick parts from. What a day job.
Jim snatched up the bike from a local dealer, and as soon as he got it home, he yanked it completely apart and outfitted the frame with FBI's 200 rear tire kit for that beefy under-the-fender look. In the tin department, FBI's 21-inch steel wrap fender was employed in the front and Fat Baggers' 200mm fender fills up the space between the bags out back. On a project such as this, no regular painter would do, so Kenny Reynolds was called in to spray a two-tone mix of skulls, smoke, flames and tribal artwork, which seem to adorn every inch of paintable surface, including the Fat Baggers chin spoiler.
The bike also has a tricked-out set of 21-inch front and 17-inch rear Savage wheels in chrome by RC Components, which are wrapped in Avon rubber. The brakes have also been upgraded to the top-of-the-line Hawg Halters six-piston calipers, which clamp down on 11.5-inch rear and 13-inch front RC Components rotors. For the turning duties, a set of Chubby Bagger bars controls the chrome FBI smooth, single-sided, 41mm fork. The hand and foot controls are chromed-out Harley-Davidson offerings from the Parts & Accessories catalog. Also from the P&A catalog is Harley's sleek yet comfy Rallyrunner saddle.
As far as making the bike go as much as it shows, this Ultra pumps out 212hp with 120 lb-ft of torque and is chock-full of Screamin' Eagle parts, Wood Knight Prowler 400 cams and is electrically controlled by a ThunderMax ECM. The sucking duties are handled by a 51mm throttle body and Zipper's intake, while the blowing is being handled by a D&D Fat Cat two-into-one exhaust.
Though we have seen a ton of really nice bikes as of late, this one has both looks and a motor to back it up. All this attention to detail and motor work is amazing, especially considering that the bike build took only one month to complete, which is a major feat for even the most elite of builders and would take a normal guy like you and me at least six months. When you have the mojo like Mr. Mason does, it ain't no thing at all. B