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King Of The East Coast, Harley-Davidson Edition

A Harley-Davidson Road King takes the throne, with authority

The Harley-Davidson Road King isn’t the most popular kid in the MoCo touring line; that honorific goes to the Street Glide. However, the popular kids aren’t always the most fun to be around, as they have reputations and whatnot to consider, along with public image, and blah blah blah. When you’re not everyone’s first choice for prom royalty, though, you’ve got freedom to do whatever the hell you want. Which may be the Road King’s hidden strength. That bestowed flexibility is part of what makes it a terrific platform for creating a custom bike.

East Coast Super Bikes (ECSB) transformed this one into its idea for the King of Kings from a stock 2013 Harley-Davidson of the Road King persuasion. Working over a six-month period, the shop reexamined every aspect of this motorcycle, from diving into the motor to crowning the finished machine with a two-up saddle from Speed By Design.

ECSB’s Dennis Earley put in a lot of work morphing the Road King into what you see before you. Although the Twin Cam powerplant only displaces 103 inches, its internal parts were upgraded with Screamin’ Eagle guts to make the bike a ripper.

ECSB reworked the rake and stretched the frame to accommodate a Mad Industries 30-inch front hoop set in Vee Rubber. Seeing as how the back wheel would be covered by a Speed By Design fender and bracketed by saddlebags, the shop decided not to swap out the rear wheel, instead leaving it in place along with the stock rotor and caliper.

If you’re going to call a motorcycle the King of Kings, it better look the part, and stock skin just doesn’t scream “regal.” That’s why Speed By Design was called upon to provide the sleek new raiment to give this King its royal look; you may know it better as the sheet metal package.

Harley-Davidson Road King

This is East Coast Super Bikes’s idea of the King of Kings.

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custom painted gas tank

Dig the paintwork Mike Terwilliger brought to the tank and headlight.

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screamin eagle motor

Much of the motor is Screamin’ Eagle, but that’s a Performance Machine Fast Air Intake sucking in oxygen.

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Mad Industries 30-inch front wheel

Mad Industries’ 30-inch front wheel hard at rest.

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harley-davidson road king rear

From this angle you get a feel for how low and beefy this Road King truly is.

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motorcycle airbrush work

That airbrush work wouldn’t really be complete unless it went all the way back to the rear fender, now would it?

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harley-davidson road king headlight

Tommy Aiello took care of the molding to smooth it all out.

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Nasty Bastard 2-into-1 exhaust

Up close and personal with Misfit Industries’ Nasty Bastard 2-into-1 exhaust.

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custom painted gas tank

Judging by the figures in the gas tank, I’m guessing this king’s reign wasn’t exactly peaceful.

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Harley-Davidson Road King

You can’t really call yourself a king unless you wear either a sequined jumpsuit…or purple.

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