Pro Charged Road King
Craig Collins wanted to do something different. As the main man at American Cycles in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he had built multiple Street Glides but had never done anything with a Road King. After finishing an 07 FLHX ProCharged bagger that had 175 hp at the rear wheel, Craig got the hankering to see the unadulterated road in front of him, so he decided it would be a fairing-less bagger for his next build. The Road King project started with a plain-jane 07 FLHRS. The first thing Craig decided to do was ditch the soft bags and throw some hard bags off a stock FLHR into the mix. As Craig told us, he can't do a custom bagger without including an FBI wide-tire kit due to his love of a fat tire on a bagger. The next step was to clean the front end up using the turn signals off of a FLHX while switching everything possible out to chrome. He had originally planned to run a set of beach bars on this build but his girlfriend wisely talked him into using a set of apes, so he ordered a set of 16-inch bars and loves the look and added comfort. Craig is good buddies with the folks at Hawg Halters, so he used their six-piston brake calipers and hidden front axle set up along with Renegade 21-and 18-inch Cheyenne wheels wrapped in Avon Venom tires. Craig has built a lot of motors, but he had never put a blower on a completely stock motor, so he got with the boys at ProCharger and came up with a blower package that runs 11 pounds of boost seamlessly. The blower really impressed Craig and he says that the bike still runs as cool as stock, has gobs of power on demand, and is smooth as silk to ride. Other than changing the cams and fuel injectors, the motor is completely stock. A Thundermax fuel management system makes sure that the proper air/fuel mixture gets forced into the engine and a D & D Fat Kats 2-into-1 pipe spits it out. The end result was a bike that in the stock configuration had 68 hp. After the engine work was done and a custom Thundermax map was loaded, the bike did 140 hp on the dyno.
When the engine build was done, Craig moved on to changing the paint. He wanted his Road King to be a real eye-catcher, but he also wanted it to be clean and sleek looking so Craig decided to run a stretch-tank and a narrow front fender from Russ Wernimont with an FBI rear fender. He then brought in Kenny Reynolds in from Kenny Reynolds Originals and turned him loose on the paint. The end result was a stunning black, red, and silver paint scheme that follows the lines of the Road King while setting it apart from any other bagger.
With the finished product on the road, Craig and his girlfriend have been heading out on the Tennessee highway turning many trouble-free miles, pulling wheelies from stoplight to stoplight, and causing a supercharged ruckus!