That included a serious paint job, a Hog Pro front wheel, gold plating on the air cleaner cover, gas caps, dash, parts of the floorboards, and H-D emblems, among other pieces. Stephen disassembled the bike, made the needed modifications, installed a custom stereo, and had a lot of detailed paintwork added. He also modified the Easy Up stand (similar to a center-stand). "Yeah, I made it into a scraper so I could make sparks at night. That's fun."
The stereo, said Wheeler with a smile, "is pretty loud. I got a warning for cruising downtown with it cranked up." The 21-inch front wheel just "popped on, no worries." Stephen said the skinnier and taller front wheel made the Road King more responsive. "The bike is really a low-rider, and represents a certain lifestyle, which has to be maintained. "It is always about the coolness factor, and I like what we've done here to represent."
Stephen rides the bike nearly every day and has rolled up 75,000 miles on the green and gold King. "I have had no problems," he said. "I just keep it maintained."
So after seven years, is the bike done? "It's never done," said Stephen, "I definitely have more ideas for this bike; hey, my fork legs aren't even chromed."