There are a lot of Harley-Davidsons on the road out there, so why would you want to look like everyone else? With Roaring Twinz, riders can customize their V-Twins to make sure they don’t look like everyone else in the crowd. Expressing your style with a custom V-Twin can be as simple as adding a few aftermarket accessories or upgrading your wheels.
A front wheel conversion is a bold way to dress up a V-Twin, but it involves a lot more than just slapping on a new wheel. Recently, Roaring Twinz boss Robert Fisher gave a 2012 Harley-Davidson Streetglide an upgrade to a 23-inch front wheel.
In order to install the RC Components Drifter chrome front wheel, Fisher had to give the entire front end of the Harley an overhaul, including the forks, fender, brakes, triple trees, and even paint.
The Drifter wheel includes a matching 13-inch brake rotor. The chrome beauty’s stopping power is enhanced by a six-piston chrome brake caliper from Performance Machine and a custom extended front brake line.
Getting a huge 23-inch wheel on the front while maintaining the Street Glide’s proper geometry meant adjusting the rake on the upper and lower triple trees. From there, Fisher swapped out the stock front suspension for a system that offers superior looks and rideability. He added chrome billet hidden axle front fork tubes, as well as chrome billet cowbell upper fork covers. Internally, the forks got new springs, seals and oil.
Finally, no stock fender could ever stand up to the style of that gorgeous new Drifter wheel. Instead, a Custom Classic Style 23-inch front fender went on, held in place by chrome billet front fender brackets. It was then custom painted to match the factory Harley-Davidson Streetglide paint scheme.
Are you looking for a few custom touches to your own FLHX, bagger or touring V-Twin? The 23-inch front wheel conversion can be done on a variety of motorcycles, including all Harley touring models, such as the Streetglide, Roadglide, Road King, Ultraglide and the Electraglide Classic. Get a custom V-Twin and stand out from the crowd with Roaring Twinz.
About Robert Fisher
Robert Fisher’s two-wheeled obsession began with bicycles, when he worked at the legendary Pedal Pusher Bicycle Shop in Newport Beach, California. Fisher graduated to motorcycles at the age of 15, when he customized a YSR50. After moving to Sarasota, Florida, Fisher built motorcycles on the side before opening Roaring Toyz in 2000. What started as a parts and repair shop quickly became a haven for sportbike customization, fueled by Fisher’s season on the television show “Metric Revolution.”
The sportbike manufacturers began to take note, and soon Fisher had a working relationship with Kawasaki, customizing their sportbikes to coincide with new model debuts. Fisher has been featured in dozens of magazines, and his worldwide customer base includes celebrities like recording artist Ludacris, boxing champion Jeff Lacey and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Michael Pittman.
As the top custom sportbike builder in the U.S., as well as an accomplished roadracer, motorcycles are in Fisher’s blood. His love for V-Twins prompted him to branch out, creating Roaring Twinz in 2010.