Photo Finish | 2009 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Black Is Beautiful
By Mark Masker, Photography by John Jackson
Anger came courtesy of the bars and wheels. With their spiky bends, the Yaffe apes definitely sport some attitude up top. Mike matched that 'tude on the down-low with a set of Gasser wheels from Performance Machine, the front being a 21-inch and the rear measuring in at 18x5.5 inches to beef up the back. Tony had no problem with the front forks but liked the adjustability that comes with a Legend Air Ride at the back, so on that went. Now he can raise up or slam down at will.
When it came to the motor, Tony didn't go whole hog with upgrades. He erred on the side of reliability by confining them to some bigger slugs and barrels, Screamin' Eagle heads, cams setup, an EFI controller, and a D&D Fat Cat 2-into-1.
With its unorthodox mix of shiny and flat, Tony's Street Glide isn't something you see every day. That just falls in line with Mike's philosophy as an artist. "You can't teach somebody art, in my opinion. I try not to look at other people's art so I can stay original. I try to get my ideas from other influences. But man, so much has been done that it's getting trickier and trickier to do that." We can't wait to see how he does that next time.
By Mark Masker
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