2007 H-D Street Glide
You know that feeling you get when you find one thing you really like that makes you happy, whether it's a cool place to hang out, good food, a pair of boots or jeans, even that one stripper (the single mom)? It's that one thing that makes you want more and as many as you can get? If so, then you know how Lonnie Boston felt when he picked up and rode this '07 Street Glide home from Sinister Industries in Phoenix. A few years back Lonnie found his way into the guiding hands of John Shope, owner of Sinister Industries. Lonnie was no different than most guys out there who want to change up the look and style of their bike. Once Lonnie saw what John and his team were doing in the bagger world, he turned over the keys to his stock bike and asked, "How long until I can pick up the old girl?"
That bike was a hit but not long after it was done, Lonnie met with John once more to plan out the next hot build. As time went by and Lonnie saw the bikes that John's shop turned out getting cooler and crazier, the desire for a new bike each year was working its way into Lonnie's plan. So here we are showing off another bagger to leave the Sinister compound and the fourth bike owned by Lonnie. The difference this time was Lonnie didn't just buy the bike; he was part of the build with ideas and how he wanted it to turn out.
Lonnie has owned the streets of Cleveland for a long time, cruising around town on what he considers the coolest baggers. So this bike had to top the last one he had built, and John was not going to let Lonnie down. It all started with Lonnie selling the Road Glide he owned at the time and finding a good deal on an '07 Street Glide with low miles. The bike was sent out to Phoenix, where the Sinister team went to work stripping it down and getting it ready to be the next king of Cleveland. As far as the motor and transmission went, the six-speed transmission was in great shape and got an oil change. The motor was sent out to Cycle Works where the stock Twin Cam became a 107ci beast with Wiseco pistons, new cams, and some headwork. The heads and cylinders were then sent to Diamond Heads in Las Vegas to get blinged out.
Over the phone John and Lonnie worked out all the details from the frame getting stretched 2 inches in the backbone and the downtubes, to raking the neck to 42 degrees. John then showed Lonnie a sketch of his new 26-inch wheel called the 3D Edge that would fit just right under Sinister's Twenty-Sick front fender. As soon as Lonnie saw it, the wheel was on its way to getting cut. With a new front fender went a new rear fender to match along with a set of Sinister ABS injection molded 4-inch stretched bags. The bags are made of PPO/PA plastic that is super strong and lightweight. The outer fairing was then replaced with a Sinister shell and the inner fairing was painted and filled with all new H-D gauges. At the same time, new Sinister 12-inch Wicked handlebars were installed, and the gas tank was stretched using the Sick Tank Extension.
Once everything was mocked up and ready for paint, it was sent out to Steel Visions where you can see just how crazy John's mind is. The asymmetrical paintjob starts at the right-side lower front leg and runs over the top of the gas tank and down the left-side cover. The same asymmetrical lines run with the handlebars and then atop the left saddlebag. One thing is for sure: John wanted to make sure that the bike was going to stand out from either side to make you have to walk around it to see everything.
Once the bike was done and John sent some photos over to Lonnie, he was having a hard time waiting for it to show up so he could take over the streets of Cleveland once again. A good sign of how well the bike was received, John told us that not long after Lonnie got it, a bunch of orders for Sinister parts, from bags to bars, were getting shipped out to Ohio. Even local shops started placing orders for Sinister parts. Lonnie and the bike were known for making a little trouble so it was easy to see why he called it the Trouble Maker.