Adam asked his father to find a deal on a Road King at the local auction however, Lorenzo brought home a stripped down ‘02 Ultra Classic. At first Adam was not sure if it had the lines he wanted to work with but once he stripped the bike down it started to take on the look he was after. And he was able to sell all the stock parts and put a little cash back into the bike. As they were going through the bike they came across a small bump when they could not get the bike to fire and run right. The motor was trashed and needed just about everything. Adam went ahead and ordered a new set of cases, flywheels, cylinders, pistons, S&S lifters and gear drive cams, along with CNC ported Redman Heads. Adam added a Primo lockup clutch to help the 98 hp and 106-lb/ft of torque, at 2,800rpm to get the front end at 11 o’clock with just a quick twist of the throttle.
Next Adam worked on swapping out the stock fork lowers with a set of black Mean Street single sided brake legs. His daughter helped install a set of Performance Machine Casino wheels and 6-piston caliper with a Race Tech suspension kit that lowered the bike 1-inch. Then they installed an Arnott air ride system to raise and lower the rear end while a Bagger Brace was added to keep the side-to-side movement under control.
Then it was on to Adams favorite part, the fab work, where he extended the stock tank over 8 inches to flow around the custom Stout Leather seat and into the side covers. Adding a Paul Yaffe dash with a Westbury gascap gave the tank a very clean look. The rear fender was ordered without a tag hole so Adam could place it where he thought it would look best.
Adam made the filler panels from scratch. He was tired of looking at all the fender caps people were putting over their rear fenders and seeing them crack after a short time of riding. He made the fillers starting at the side of the driver seat and flowing it as one piece all the way to the pipes. Speaking of the pipes, Adam started with Klock Werks Double Back headers with modified heat shields, and then he ceramic coated the inside and had them re-chromed.
He designed and had his machinist, Mike at Mid Cities, whip him up custom one off tips to hold the plugs for the flamethrowers and keep the flames just out of reach of the paint. The bars are a set of Paul Yaffe’s which Adam installed with an internal throttle and converted the clutch to hydraulic so he could run all the lines as well as the wires inside the bars for that ultra clean look. With some wiring tricks the switches have multiple functions to include air ride up and down as well as setting off the flame throwing exhaust.
Once it was time for paint it was turned over to Adam’s good friend Juan Parra of Juando’s Custom Paint. Juan laid out the basecoat of what was going to be one heck of a paint job. They called in Michael Keeton for the layout and pinstripe designs. Adam showed Michael some pictures of some So Cal Lowriders he had seen with some cool paint and told Juan he wanted the two color tones to flow from front to back. After the layout Juan mixed up a custom color he called Bahamma Blue and sprayed several coats with some ice pearl and mini flakes. He split the blue and black two-tone paint with some silverleaf that was turned by hand. Michael laid out some one off hot rod pinstripes to accent the silverleaf and different parts of the bike and just make the paint pop. Juan covered it in many coats of clear to get that deep shine.
Once the bike was all done and Adam and Renee were on the road, they were both thinking “why didn’t we do this sooner?” But Adam was also thinking, “had I not made my way back to the motorcycle industry, what would we be riding?” Adam thanks his dad for giving him the opportunity to keep the business going and making it fun again. B