Thursday, August 14, 2014

Harley-Davidson Street 500 Custom Street Tracker

Harley-Davidson Street 500 Custom Street Tracker

The Speed Merchant Thresher

This is The Speed Merchant Thresher and, as far as we know, it is the first ever custom Harley-Davidson Street that wasn't created by the factory themselves. We previously posted the Harley-Davidson Steeet 750 dirt track race bikes.
H-D gave the bike to The Speed Merchant crew to build for the huge Californian custom show, Born Free. 
This started out as the 500cc version of H-D's new entry-level, liquid-cooled street bike. 
The Thresher features...

Raised tank
Modified sub frame
Handmade alloy seat pan and tail
Custom exhaust
Ohlins shocks
Chain Drive Conversion
Custom Sprocket Cover
Handmade battery box
Speed Merchant 39mm Mid Glide Trees
H-D 48 forks with Speed Merchant Preload Adjusters
Speed Merchant radial caliper bracket with Tokico calliper
Custom Aluminum Number Plate
Speed Merchant foot pegs
Sun rims laced to HD hubs
GSX-R controls
Built by: Brandon “Brawny Built” Holstein (one of the three founders of The Speed Merchant)