First thing Huck needed was paint so he spoke with John Kosmoski at House of Kolor. After talking with John and telling him the concept, John recommended the colors that would shoot best for pics. Huck already had Bob Sorka on board for the artwork and Rick Bates Enterprises for spraying the Kolor. Next Huck needed a custom exhaust, so off to Rinehart Racing his fiancée Kathy and he went. While talking to Gerald Rinehart, Kathy said to Gerald, "These are some really nice coasters you have." To which Gerald politely replied, "Ma'am, these are end caps for the slip-ons." They all had a good laugh. Chuck Fredrick from Renegade Wheels stepped up with a beautiful set of wheels, and then Mark Thompson from HHI with the forward controls, calipers, and floating rotors. Metzeler ponied up a set of skins.
Huck called upon his long-time friend T-Man to handle the engine building duties along with getting some 103ci slugs from Dave at Wiseco.
It was then off to Baker Drivetrain to speak with Trish Horstman, regarding the Baker seven-speed, +1 oil pan, and hydraulic clutch. Mary Jo from Horsepower Inc. was the next sponsor, donating the EFI throttle body and injectors. For breathing duties, Huck called on Lee Wimmer of Wimmer Machine for the beautiful air intake system. While still thinking outside the box, Huck wanted an open primary drive system and a heavy-duty clutch so it was off for a conversation with Dan at BDL for that. To get the motor looking as good as it could, Jim from Diamond Engineering provided all of the polished stainless bolts. To get sparkle from any angle, Keith from Diamond Heads diamond-show-cut the mill. All of the bike's lube duties were handled by Ryan from Lucas Oil.
Once home, Huck had a short schedule to get the bike done before the first spring shows. Huck immediately started mocking up the bike with the Bad Dad remote control saddlebags, hingeless lids, and LED lights. Ryan from Hooligan helped out with lining inside of the bags. Huck used one of his own rear fenders and modified a Native Custom Bagger front fender to perfectly wrap the tire. Huck also built and stretched the fuel tank. Huck stuck with the H-D fairing but added extra speakers and had the inner fairing shot with color as well. Gauges in the fairing have a hot rod look and came from Harry at Motor City Automotive Products; a Dakota Digital Shift indicator was added as well courtesy of Scott.
After mocking everything up, the bike was torn down to the frame, which was painted to match the bike as well as adding a Rolling Thunder swingarm to hold the Renegade Whistler wheel. Over the next several weeks, Huck got Evan and Tim from JR Cycles to do the transmission work along with Paul from Native Custom Baggers for some machine work and chrome. "Paul was a great friend in helping us, as we were in a bind on a few things toward the end of the build," Huck stated. As parts were coming back from paint, Randy from Cycle Visions sent out a headlight Illumabezel and an LED license plate mount. One of the last items to be customized was the gator seat from Jay at Mad Cow Custom Leather, which was the sleekest seat Huck could get and still make the bike flow.
As Huck went along talking with sponsors, they were just as excited as he was in the build. Although Huck had help from Alex, Tyler, Randy, and Kathy, he tested them with his need for perfection and stressing out over getting the bike done. Kathy said no more builds in nine weeks, or else. Huck said, "I guess that says that, but I still have my man card. LOL."
With all the great family and friends Huck did pull this off in nine weeks and was off to Laughlin. Huck drove by himself, while the rest of his family was flying in; even Kathy's 80-year-old parents, Ted and Lavell, flew out for the reveal that would take place at the Renegade Wheels trailer. Gerald Rinehart, Judd Hollifield, and Kyle Rinehart flew in for the reveal. Huck was pretty ecstatic; "I was in shock, Rinehart coming all the way out here for us. WOW!!! We are on the correct path."
Huck would like to thank all of his sponsors for helping him achieve this goal as well as Tim Sherman at Signature Harley-Davidson for banners and using its dyno.