(1.)This is the thoroughly used '05 Electra Glide Standard. Trust us, it looks much better in the photos. This bike has been thrashed.
(2.)We pulled the old front wheel off the bike and checked the fork lowers for any wear or road damage.
(3.)We removed the safety tabs, unbolted the front fender and checked the threads for any harm.
(4.)The fender was carefully removed from the fork legs to prevent scratching of the painted parts.
(5.)The rear wheel was the next item to be pulled off the bike. We then checked the swingarm, bearings, and the brake pads for any inconsistent wear.
(6.)With the wheel out of the way, the rear fender was removed and the frame checked for any cracks.
(7.)DNA supplied us with a new set of Mammoth 52-spoke wheels, which were custom-built to match this bike.
(8.)The new 21-inch DNA wheel was installed between the fork legs with a Klock Werks flush-mount axle.
(9.)Once the wheel was secured we bolted up the Klock Werks 21-inch Slicer fender and chrome fender spacers.
(10.)The fender once installed, fit perfectly and hugged the 120/70/21 Metzeler tire like it was built for it.
(11.)Moving on from the frontend, we fitted the OE fuel tank with a Klock Werks extended dash that only needed a bit of hand-massaging to fit it perfectly.
(12.)Due to the fact that the Mo'tire kit uses a wider rear fender, Klock Werks supplied bracket mounts that move the fender and saddlebag mounting points out a 1/2-inch per side.
(13.)The OE Harley-Davidson saddlebag mounts were now bolted up to the new mounts and secured with threadlocking compound.
(14.)The new Klock Werks wider and longer fender with pre-installed LED taillight was slid into place and secured with the supplied hardware.
(15.)With the fender in place, we then had to mock-up the license plate frame location in the fender's plate pocket.
(16.)Once the location of the license plate was decided, the hand drill was broken out and some holes were made.
(17.)The sleek size of the Klock Werks lighted license plate frame required some trimming of the plate.
(18.)With the plate chopped down to size and the mounting bolt and wiring holes bored out to the proper size, we secured it to the fender.
(19.)The rear wheel was slid in so we could check the swingarm and brake spacing as well as to check the 180 tire to fender clearance.
Our buddy Brian had a '05 Electra Glide Standard that he road the wheels off. His well-used bike already had its share of bumps and bruises, but when he hit a pallet on the freeway at 70mph and damaged the wheels, he decided that a major upgrade was in order. Wanting his bike to stand out from the rest at bike night, Brian called Klock Werks and after speaking with Big Joe and Brian Klock himself, he ordered up a big old pile of parts to rebuild the bike.
When the boxes showed up from Klock Werks, we pulled out a Mo'tire 180 rear tire kit, which consisted of a stretched rear fender, upper and lower filler panels, front and rear pulley, and all necessary hardware and gaskets. Also in the box from Klock Werks for the build was a Slicer front fender, WFB bag extensions, LED lighting, flush mount axle, Doubleback headers, Puffer mufflers, Ergo Bars, extended dash, floorboard Undercovers, bag latches, speaker grilles, and Flair windshield.
Just as soon as the parts were out of the box and photographed, we started yanking the FLHT apart starting with the wheels, fenders and fairing. Once those parts were off the bike we started the build by mocking-up the new front and rear fenders and license plate frame. We also installed the extended dash and had to do a bit of cold setting to get it to shape the tank better. Once the fenders were on, we installed the upper and lower bag fillers before painting them. At this time we also installed a new set of DNA Mammoth 52-Spoke wheels with black hubs and rims shod in Metzeler rubber so we could measure for wheel spacers and fender spacing.
Once the new sheetmetal was checked for proper fitment, we removed it and sent them off to Uncle Bitchen in Temecula, California for paint.
Stay tuned to this series, because during the next installment of Klockin' the Standard we will concentrate on installing the Mo'tire 180 wide tire kit.
(20.)With the rear fender, license plate, wheel, and tire mocked up and lookin' good, we can now blow it apart and get it to paint.
PN KW05-01-0070-R $199.95
Mammoth Wheel Set
PN 6665-01-234 $1,249.95
Mo'tire 180 Rear Tire Kit
PN KW05-01-0224 $1,985
PN KW05-01-0103E $249.95