SSinister Choppers 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Glide - SSinister SStreet GGlide
Long and low is a tall order
By Courtney Halowell, Photography by Josh Kurpius
What started life as an unassuming 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was blown apart, and the entire bike was reimagined by John Shope and the crew from SSinister Choppers. They started by stretching the frame 2 inches and kicking the rake of the head tube out to 42 degrees. These mods gave the Street Glide a long, sleek-looking foundation for the rest of the bike to be built around.
With all the room between the front axle and the downtubes of the frame, John decided to try and squeeze a 23-inch Hammer wheel with matching brake rotors, an Avon tire and a custom fender under the fairing. With the new, laid-back angle of the frontend, the fairing had to be cut up and the headlight repositioned so that it wasn't pointing at the treetops. Behind the fairing, a set of square apehangers and a custom dash accent the stretched fuel tank. A little farther back, they stretched the bags 4 inches and installed a Klock Werks fender and a set of 1934 Ford taillights in the fillers between the bags and the rear fender. They accented the bottom of the rear fender with a custom exhaust that is shaped into the rear edge of the bike. It is just another neat item on this custom that makes people scratch their heads. All of the mods were performed in-house at SSinister Choppers, and some of the mods have even been turned into production pieces you can buy for your bike.
The bike looked so good in gray primer with all of the black accents that Brian, John and the rest of the crew at the shop decided that they should do the bike in flat gray with some pinstriped accents in black and white for good measure. For that they turned to a talented local paint shop called Hot Airbrush to pull the bike apart, give it a coat of flawless flat gray, add some pinstripes and put it back together again.
All in all, it didn't really take the crew all that long to get the stock Street Glide looking like the long 'n' low custom that you see here. B
By Courtney Halowell
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