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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
|Bike Proprietor||Wendy Woolard|
|Store Title||Rankin Creek Customized Cycles|
|Store Telephone||(540) 290-3848|
|Store web site||rankincreekcustomcycles.com|
|Construct Time||5 months|
|Rocker Packing containers||H-D|
|Air Cleaner||RC Elements|
|Exhaust||Soiled Hen Ideas|
|Major Drive||Efficiency Machine|
|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|
|Producer Rear||RC Elements|
|Peak/Width||18 x four.25 in.|
|Colour||Black, Sweet Apple, and gold|
|Painter||Jeremy Folgeman, bodywork and molding by Richard Dooms|
|Entrance Fender||Fats Katz/RCCC|
|Gasoline Tank & Cap||Stretched FLT tank stretched with Roland Sands cap|
|Oil Tank||H-D modified by RCCC|
|Seat||Excessive Rollers Cycle Seats|