Written by Donny Ariyanto & Galih Priambodo
There is so many ways to fulfill dreams and bring it to reality. Likewise, the cool guy Felix T.J., who want to express his own identity, as his passion to build a motorcycle. “I have a dream to build a bike since long time ago Bro, because with this way, I can show my own expression and emotion…”, said the man whose own coffee business, and had few of antique cars when he discussed together with us at STUDIO MOTOR Workshop. The HD Softail FXST/I 2006 completed with gearbox and open primary was chosen as the engine part. Bobber Style will be the main concept considering for comfort features to use it daily and riding by Bro Felix in the next days.
For the first, we made a rolling chassis designed with softail model as Bro Felix requested, this frame made more lower and also give more space for wheelbase to accentuated the strong impression. We chose seamless Pipe 1.25” and 1” with 3mm width for chassis material. In the front suspension, we used an original telescopic 41 mm from HD Softail match with casting wheels 19 x 3.00 inch for front and 16 x 3.5o inch for rear picked by Bro Felix himself to emphasize the bobber style that he wants. For the tires, Firestone Deluxe Champion 4.00-19 and 5.00-16 to front and rear chosen because the pattern is matched to bike shape’s of strong classic looks. After we done with chassis and suspension, and then we continued to make all body parts, with galvanize plate 1.2mm for gas tank, oil tank, even to fender based on Bro Felix concept. After we covered it with solid black combine with greenish gray at sides of it. As a “beautify” accent we added waves combined with “Kanji” letters especially ordered by Bro Felix. Next step for finishing process, at the engine we painted it a doff-black with powder-coating painting techniques, for a few of engine parts, we’d turned it to gold plate to give it a luxurious looks. Head cover was engraved with Japanese-tribe motives to strengthen its personal appearance. For handlebar we choose Khrome Werkz product, while for the front light, Wyeth product was fulfilled our needs because of its simple design. For the air filter we’ve made it with velocity stack model, and Vance & Hines 2 in Big Radius was equipped for the exhaust.
After all process has been finished, THE REBELLION can give a personal impression for this guy. Bobber looks were so viscous with a personal ‘touch’ from the owner was beautifully mated. When the photo session with TANK MOTO Magazine from Australia at March 11, 2015 in our workshop, this bike was choose as our ‘role-model’. Well…congratulation for your bike Bro Felix!
- Frame Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
- Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
- 41 mm Telescopic Front End
- Front Wheel 19X3.00 Inch + Firestone Deluxe Champion 4.00-19
- Rear Wheel 16X3.50 Inch + Firestome Deluce Champion 5.00-16
- Open Belt Primary by ULTIMA
- Billet Forward Control
- Custom Velocity Stack Air Filter
- Khrome Werkz Handlebar
- 5 3/4 Inch Wyeth Headlight
- RSD Gold Tracker Handgrip
- Exhaust 2 in 2 Vance & Hines Big Radius
STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike