Eric Brown, the owner of the other Street Glide here with the silver tribal-looking graphics, originally wanted a V-Rod. Eric chose the Street Glide after seeing video of some California guys doing wheelies on big Harleys. Eric always loved choppers, sport-, and drag bikes, but when he saw those guys going through the gearbox, front wheel high in the air on full dressers, he had to have one. Eric really just wanted a cruiser so he and his girlfriend could ride together. All of Eric’s other bikes were customized so much his girlfriend couldn’t ride with him anymore. They were all rigid-framed or race bikes. So, Eric figured he try to customize a touring bike.
The first week Eric had the bike he cut up the saddlebags and faring to install a 900 watt JL Audio system with 10 Memphis speakers and a Alpine head unit. Eric’s plan was to keep the bike stock with a loud stereo. A week later he went on a ride with some friends from North Carolina that had really nice baggers. The chrome wheels must have hypnotized him because when he got back to New Jersey Eric stripped the bike down to the frame. Eric blacked out the dash and forks, lowered the front and back, installed an FBI Drop Seat rear section, and put a 21-inch wheel on the front. It was the first time Eric had ever worked on a Harley! It took him 12 hours to fish the wires through the new Yaffe handlebars. Along the way Eric said he was about to give up and hang the bars on his wall like a set of deer antlers.
Don’t think that this bike is all show and no go though. Eric had the motor torn apart and had the 96-inch Twin Cam boosted to 107 cubic inches. Many of the go-fast parts were sourced through Revolution Performance—folks that know how to make some serious horsepower. In addition to the Rev Performance big-bore top end and heads, a set of S&S cams was installed. The stock Harley throttle body and ignition timing is controlled through a ThunderMax unit with AutoTune. A stylish, yet cool PM air cleaner gets the air into the motor while the bad-boy of the exhaust world, a Thunderheader is responsible for both announcing Eric’s arrival and getting the spent gas out of the motor.
Eric took it to Myrtle Beach for the big spring bike event held in the area and his custom Glide was turning a lot of heads. That was until he ran into some friends with baggers from Detroit and California. He felt his bike needed more to hang with the big boys. Eric had seen CamTech Custom Baggers online, and since he was already in South Carolina Eric decided to stop by. When Eric saw Cameron’s personal bike up close it was love at first sight. Eric told Robbie he wanted something long and low with classy paint, a 23-inch front wheel and the custom tank and side panels had to flow together like it was a one piece unit. Eric wound up leaving his bagger at CamTech and went back home to the Garden State. Two months later Eric felt he had the baddest Street Glide in NJ.
Eric says he was as happy as a pig in mud for months until he went back down south. CamTech had built some new bikes and Eric realized the 23-inch rim wasn’t big enough for him. He needed the 26-inch MetalSport-Foose Nitrous wheel in his life. So Eric and Cameron went back to the drawing board and started by adding a PM open primary, new Battistini controls along with Sinister’s tour pack. Eric now thinks it is the coolest Harley on the Planet, not just New Jersey anymore. Eric summed it up like this, “It’s so gangster when it’s rollin’ down the street.” B