Some people just buy bikes to ride them and others have to modify the ever-loving hell out of them until they simply cannot pimp their bike out any further. This is the case for Damon Davis. Shortly after buying his Road King in 2007, he hooked it up with every chrome dress-up part imaginable, then he went with a set of big-n-shiny wheels to further the game of dress up. While on a ride around Houston he ran into Alan Gregory of Loud Lids fame and after hearing the stereo system on Alan's personal bike, Damon knew he had to get a serious system installed. In less than a week from their chance meeting Damon's bike was rolled into Street Star Designs and after six months time Alan, his partner Jamie, and the crew at Street Star pumped out the Thump King.
The bike features a 800-plus watt 10 speaker sound system that incorporates a hand-laid fiberglass inner fairing built by Alan himself. The inner fairing is an engineering masterpiece that holds a pair of 6 1/2-inch speakers as well as two 4-inch speakers with custom painted grilles. Between all of the magnet madness resides a JVC head unit with an iPod input and a color screen. Below the fairing, two 6.5-inch speakers are housed in Street Star's LMF enclosures, which are attached to a set of paint matched H-D lowers.
Every rockin' system needs some boom and this bike is no different. Alan cleverly deigned an enclosure that houses two 8-inch woofers in the saddlebags only taking up 10 percent of each saddlebag's space. Up top a set of 6 1/2-inch speakers were installed in the Loud Lids. Believe it or not, due to the well thought out design and usage of the diminutive yet powerful AKA amps, there is still plenty of room to put a few needed items in the saddlebags.
Though the rest of the bike is pretty stock other than the chromed-out Ride Wright Fat Daddy wheels, Rinehart True Dual exhaust, Burly Brand beach bars, and tons of chrome, the motor has been punched out to 103ci with the help of a Screamin' Eagle kit. Alan told us that with all of the extra weight of the audio system, that the stock motor was lagging a bit, so an increase in ponies was sorely needed.
The paint is actually a pretty rare OEM edition Blue Ice and Vivid Black two-tone that really pops when the sunlight hits it. The hue also lends itself to the various added curves that the lids, lowers and fairing give the bike.
Shortly after this photo shoot in Daytona, due to a reckless motorist, Damon went down on the Thump King. Damon walked away with various bumps and bruises, but the bike was just shy of a total loss. Damon wanted to resurrect the King instead of starting out with a new bike, so the bike is currently being rebuilt at Bagger Concepts, which is Alan's newest endeavor. We have heard that Alan and Damon are trying to beat the 1,000-watt level with a new sound system, as well as going with a completely new look for the bike, so stay tuned. We are sure the Thump King 2.0 will be hitting the pages of Baggers sometime in the near future.