TB: Thanks Cameron; I’m looking forward to the expanded parts line and wish you continued success.
Below are stories from two CamTech customers on how and why they decided to customize their Street Glides and why CamTech.
The bagger craze had really started to consume Roger Bileau, the owner of the 2011 Street Glide with the “striped” blue graphics seen here. He already had a Road King but was thinking bigger, with a fairing and audio capabilities. Roger found himself constantly building bikes in his head, and then making a wish list of parts on scrap paper. Roger kept trying to turn a blind eye and not give into these urges; something many of you can probably relate to. Then one day it happened and Roger made a big decision—he traded his 2008 CVO Road King in for a brand new 2011 Street Glide. Soon after, trying hard to convince himself and selflessly putting his hopes of an all-star bagger aside, Roger looked his wife Erica dead in the eyes and said, “Honey I promise, I’m only going to change the wheels and put a new exhaust on this bike.” It was quite a statement from a man that just came off a pretty outstanding, stand-out-in-the-crowd bike like the limited edition CVO. It also turned out that those words to Erica were much easier said than done. You see, Roger is good friends with Cameron and the CamTech crew.
Within a week of having the new Street Glide, Roger just couldn’t get the dream bagger out of his mind, and his promises of mostly-stock Harley fidelity were fading fast. Roger was off and running and went to Cameron for advice. After several phone calls, text messages and e-mails, Roger and Cameron came up with a parts list and a build that would be sure to impress. It was not even two weeks and all Erica could do was roll her eyes—she knows how Roger is and knew he probably couldn’t ride a mostly stock bike for very long. Roger’s Street Glide was in a trailer heading south to go under the knife at CamTech. A few days later Roger received a text from Cameron, “now you’re F*#%$ED!” It was a picture of Roger’s new bike just sitting on the table, helpless, stripped, and naked. The neck was cut off and just lying on the floor. Cameron sent Roger texts and pics almost every day showing progress of the build.
To accommodate the planned new front wheel CamTech installed a Hawg Halters Inc. (HHI) neck kit and raked billet triple trees, followed by HHI single-sided brake mount fork sliders accented with Battistinis fork boots. Between the forks was a 26-inch Renegade Wheels’ Racine Phantom Cut front wheel. The bodywork would consist of CamTech outer fairing, dash, stretched gas tank and side covers. Sinister Industries was given the nod for front and rear fenders, saddlebags and lids.
The jaw-dropping paint was done in-house at CamTech. Cadillac’s new Black Diamond would be the backdrop for the House of Kolor Candy Oriental Blue graphics. The graphics actually look like they are moving when the sun hits it. The bike turned out even better than Roger had anticipated. Roger told us that it rides like a stock bike, handles perfect, and is very comfortable to ride.
However, Roger isn’t the type of guy to leave things alone, and by the time you read this it will be back at CamTech for phase 2 of the build. The stock seat will be replaced with an alligator piece. The radio will receive some much needed attention with a full CamTech audio treatment, Beatin’ inner fairing, double din radio, 6x9 speakers, amplifier, etc. The 103ci Twin Cam will get a big dose of power thanks to the installation of a ProCharger Supercharger.
Roger would like to thank his beautiful wife Erica for putting up with him throughout the build and his father for, among other things, taking him on the “Cannonball Run” road trips from Rhode Island to South Carolina. He fondly remembers the whole project as a great experience and would not be possible without them and the CamTech team including Cameron, Susan, Robbie, Chris, and Josh.