When Bagger Concepts owner Alan Gregory decided to build a demo bike for his new company, he wanted to put together a bagger that would be cutting edge but still achievable for the average consumer. After perusing the pages of Baggers and seeing the cool feature bikes of John Shope of Sinister Industries, Alan gave John a call.
Alan liked John's style and attitude along with some of the parts Sinister was making. Alan had a hot rod theme in mind for the '07 Street Glide. For the most part Alan wanted to keep the fuel-injected 96-inch motor stock, as it's already a capable powerplant. One-off FSD pipes, Ness air cleaner, and Dynojet EFI controller were all that were added to the engine.
Much of the fabrication work centered on the front Sinister Wheel (no relation to Shope's Sinister). Alan chose a 23-inch Mega Star front wheel had it painted and pinstriped wrapping it in a Vee Rubber skin. For smooth, clean looks Alan decided on a single-sided Wilwood brake rotor clamped by a Hawg Halters caliper. To get the desired visual and riding qualities with the big wheel, Alan contacted Arnie at Tricky Air & Billet to get some advice. A five-degree raked triple tree achieved the result Alan was looking for. This was a much easier way to get additional rake while moving the tire away from the downtubes without chopping the frame.
As the mockup stage of the build proceeded Alan added a set of Sinister Industries side covers, fenders, fuel tank, dash, handlebars, saddlebags, as well as other of Shope's custom parts. On top of the saddlebags Alan used his own Load Lids equipped with 6 1/2 inch speakers on the top. Once Alan was satisfied with how everything went together he contacted his painter to discuss color options. Max Maxwell laid down a Gold Candy mix and topped it off with a flat clearcoat. Mike Bumgarner pulled some classic pinstripes.
Alan's true passion is audio-he likes the tunes loud and clear. Along with the Loud Lids speakers out back, Alan upgraded the stock 5 1/4 inch fairing speakers with 6 1/2 inch units using Bagger Concepts adapters. Inside the Batwing fairing Alan added a two-channel amp that boosted the output of the stock H-D head unit. We know from experience that Alan's audio setups rock.
After two months of long days and nights Alan put the finishing touches on Gold Toof on the eve of Biketoberfest. Alan gave the new Glide a two-minute shakedown ride before loading it on the trailer. After getting to Daytona the bike ran and handled great all weekend. Look for the bike at all the major rallies throughout the country and make sure you tell Alan you saw it here in Baggers B