RCCC Creates a Layframe Softail

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Wendy Woolard’s Harley-Davidson Softail is an actual gem.

Don Kates

We’re seeing extra layframe Softails across the trade, and this ’06 H-D Softy Deluxe is not any exception. Rankin Creek Customized Cycles (RCCC) created it for Wendy Woolard as a present from her boyfriend and RCCC buyer Doug Adams.

Like a number of girls, Wendy began her two-wheeled life as a spectator on the again half of the bike seat. She finally had sufficient of that mess and needed to be in command of her personal journey. Doug constructed her a rigid-frame import bike, however that wasn’t sufficient both. Wendy needed the actual American deal. Enter Doug’s Softail Deluxe.

RCCC had carried out proper by Doug Adams previously, with two nice customized baggers they’d created for him, a Road Glide and a Street King. He knew they may give Wendy a killer customized hog of her personal. So he contacted Lee Myers, proprietor of RCCC, to come back get the Softail with the concept of turning it right into a 26-inch wheeled layframe bike.

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RCCC’s first go at a layframe Softail was an enormous success.

Don Kates

Doug will not be solely a buyer of RCCC however has turn out to be good pals over time with Lee and the crew at RCCC. Lee mentioned he hadn’t constructed a Softail earlier than however was trying ahead to the chance to construct one other killer bike for Doug and Wendy. That’s the place the actual enjoyable started.

“Right here at RCCC we didn’t have a body jig for a layframe,” Lee informed us. “So we contacted Sean at TOL. We informed him concerning the thought of a 6-gallon FLT gasoline tank. He mentioned he by no means carried out that earlier than however mentioned he had a mockup tank he might sit on the spine to see if it might work.” Lee would nonetheless must make the tank mounts although. “We selected a FLT neck and triple bushes for higher dealing with of the bike,” Lee says.

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RCCC despatched Sean the naked body, and two weeks later the body was completed and returned: “I can’t say sufficient about Sean and Matt at TOL,” Lee says. “They do high quality work and fast turnaround.”

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Black, Sweet Apple, and gold paint meld collectively on this candy colorization by Jeremy Folgeman.

Don Kates

Subsequent, to make the bike layframe, Lee wanted a swingarm, so he contacted Joel Gurath of Spine Constructed Bikes. Joel was one other nice man to work with, being this was RCCC’s first Softail construct. Joel was an awesome assist with recommendation when Lee’s store bumped into questions. As soon as RCCC had the entire elements, Lee made the fuel-tank bungs and mounts earlier than turning the torch over to Jeremiah Marshall of RCCC who dealt with all of the precision TIG welding on the tank, body, and oil tank. With the mockup carried out, the sheet metallic was handed off to Richard Dooms of Richard’s Customs who does all of the bodywork and molding for RCCC. He smoothed all of it out and cleaned all of it up.

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From the rear fender to handlebars up entrance, Wendy’s Softail is a complete new animal.

Don Kates

By this time the Softail was prepared for mockup. Lee was actually pleased with the best way it was coming alongside. As soon as Butch Watson of Excessive Rollers Cycle Seats labored his seat-making voodoo for a killer saddle, it was actually time for the ending touches. Lee handed the bodywork off to Jeremy Fogleman of Burlington, North Carolina, for a killer paint job, whereas Hanover Powder Coating dealt with the body and coated elements. Ultimately, Wendy didn’t get a secondhand hog; she obtained her very personal. That’s precisely how you need to really feel when yours is completed on the store too.

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Bike Proprietor Wendy Woolard
Store Title Rankin Creek Customized Cycles
Store Telephone (540) 290-3848
Store web site rankincreekcustomcycles.com
Yr/Make/Mannequin 2006/Harley-Davidson/Softail Deluxe
Fabrication RCCC
Meeting RCCC
Construct Time 5 months



Yr/Producer 2006/H-D
Measurement 103ci
Builder H-D
Circumstances H-D
Cylinders Screamin’ Eagle
Heads Screamin’ Eagle
Rocker Packing containers H-D
EFI/Carb H-D
Air Cleaner RC Elements
Exhaust Soiled Hen Ideas



Yr/Producer/Sort 2006/H-D/5-speed
Case H-D
Clutch BDL
Major Drive Efficiency Machine



Yr/Producer 2006/H-D
Rake 35°
Stretch 1.5 in. out



Producer Entrance H-D FLT w/ Soiled Air inserts
Size 2 in. over
Triple Timber Hawg Halters Inc. 9°
Producer Rear Legend Air Suspension
Swingarm Spine Constructed Bikes


Wheels, Tires, and Brakes

Producer Entrance/Sort RC Elements
Peak/Width 26 x three.75 in.
Tire/Measurement 120/50 Vee Rubber/26 in.
Caliper Hawg Halters Inc. 6-piston
Rotor RC Elements
Producer Rear RC Elements
Peak/Width 18 x four.25 in.
Tire/Measurement Metzler 160/60V-18
Caliper Efficiency Machine
Rotor RC Elements



Colour Black, Sweet Apple, and gold
Painter Jeremy Folgeman, bodywork and molding by Richard Dooms
Graphics Jeremy Folgeman



Entrance Fender Fats Katz/RCCC
Rear Fender RCCC
Fender Struts H-D
Gasoline Tank & Cap Stretched FLT tank stretched with Roland Sands cap
Oil Tank H-D modified by RCCC
Handlebars Carlini
Hand Controls H-D
Foot Controls H-D
Footpegs H-D
Headlight H-D Daymaker
Taillight Customized Dynamics
License Mount RCCC
Seat Excessive Rollers Cycle Seats

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