2006 H-D Street Glide
Dave Audi thought he was all done with fast bikes in his life the day he went to his local dealer and bought a bagger. After all, the '06 Street Glide he bought only had the stock Twin Cam motor, and with the fairing and hard bags weighing it down even more, he knew it was no rocket ship.
Thinking he had the fever for velocity out of his system and a nice slow bike to cruise around on, Dave continued to ride the bike below the posted speed limit. The speed demon living dormant inside him reared its ugly head for the first time. The outcome of the beast's first visitation left Dave with a 95-inch big bore kit coupled with Zipper's Redshift cams.
A few weeks passed before the demon arose yet again and sent Dave out for a Power Commander and some dyno tuning. Not a weak upgrade by any means, the bored-out bike made 96 hp with 85 ft-lb of torque after the second round of upgrades.
With these mods, he kept the demon at bay for only two short months until the need for speed took over yet again, this time at fever pitch. Wanting more ponies as well as something to separate his bike from the other Street Glide owners he saw around town, Dave got his mitts on a supercharger system from Pro Charger. Dave said he chose the Pro Charger due to the gear-driven intercooled centrifugal supercharger design, which doesn't affect his bike's day-to-day drivability.
After a little bit more time and tuning, the bike would eventually produce 160 hp and gobs of torque. So much so that with just a slight fanning of the clutch, pop goes the wheelie.
With the bike being massively force-fed thanks to the Pro Charger, it also needed to get rid of the spent gasses just as fast. After much time was spent figuring out just which pipe was the one for him, Dave bolted up a chromed-out Borzilla 2-into-1 Exhaust from D&D.
Once Dave's internal speed demon was appeased with the crack of the throttle, some style needed to be added to the Street Glide. Dave wanted to make the bike sit better and look good while rolling around, so a set of 21/18-inch Performance Machine Torque Design contrast cut wheels wrapped in Avon rubber were bolted up. With the addition of bigger wheels and all that horsepower and torque due to the blower, some six-piston calipers from JayBrake were chosen to get the big black beast to stop with ease. With the addition of the wheels and brake, Dave needed to keep the black and chrome contrast even, so black fork lowers and bells were swapped out for the OE equipment, as well as a custom-cut Arlen Ness front fender and black H-D saddlebag latches.
The Street Glide, as we all know, is the best looking bagger that has ever rolled out of the Motor Company. We feel only a few hop-up parts are needed to make it even better. Many will dispute that this motor may be a bit overkill, but we here at Baggers also have the speed demon living inside us. We are siding with Dave and know he made the right decision when he blew his hard-earned money on a blower.