The Accidental Paint Job | 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide
Going Green With Corso Cycles
By Mark Masker, Photography by Courtesy Of Corso Cycles
Reconstructive surgery took about three weeks. Luckily, the frame was intact or it might have taken longer to get the baby back on the road. In its current life, the Street Glide is a sanitary beast raked out to fit a 23-inch RC Components wheel. Right behind that you'll find a chin spoiler Joe fabricated in-house, as he also did the license mount and LED taillight and turns. If those turn sigs look like Paul Yaffe's Wedgies, that's intentional. Joe cites them as inspiration for the ones he made for this Glide. At the end of construction, the bodywork went into the booth where it not only got the Synergy Green, so did the color-matched windshield.
The last layer of clearcoat marked not only the end of the project, but also the end of a new beginning. Joe never intended to have a bike accident. Then again, he wasn't trying to become a bike builder when he started his first computer gig. In both situations, though, he turned tragedy into triumph. Knowing that, his Street Glide testifies not just for his skills, but his character as well.
By Mark Masker
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