STREET RIP­PER

JOSH CAPPO’S CUS­TOM 2011 DYNA

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Josh Cappo’s cus­tom 2011 Dyna ............. 54

This bike came into my shop not look­ing its best. The stock forks were bent, it had minia­pes, and had two flats. I had never built a newer-gen Dyna, and this one had my in­ter­est when it got to me. I had a par­tic­u­lar build in my mind for a few months. I wanted to do a play on a Har­ley race­bike with noth­ing but pure-driven race parts on it.

I started by strip­ping the bike to noth­ing but the frame and mo­tor. I sent that over to Eric Ben­nett at Ben­nett’s Per­for­mance. I had him in­stall some Branch Heads and S&S 585 cams to the al­ready-strong 96-inch mo­tor. I re­placed all the bolts on the en­tire bike with ARP stain­less 12 points. Then we capped that off with a Burns Stain­less/brawny Built pipe. I fig­ured with the fuel in­jec­tion this bike would rip with a fairly small amount of work done.

Once the mo­tor was done we took it back to the shop and started set­ting up the sus­pen­sion. We in­stalled the Speed Mer­chant trees to ac­cept the Öh­lins R&T in­verted forks. Trac Dy­nam­ics sent me a swingarm. I wanted to in­stall that and then ad­just the ride height so I could get Works Per­for­mance to make me cus­tom shocks for the rear. That way the ride height would sit ex­actly how I wanted it.

I run two mo­tor­cy­cle deal­er­ships, Next Mo­tor­cy­cle, so I was able to “bor­row” a few Brembo calipers from a cou­ple sport­bikes to use for the front and rear brakes. Along with the RSD 13-inch ro­tors, this thing stops on a dime.

“I WANTED TO DO A PLAY ON A HAR­LEY RACE­BIKE WITH NOTH­ING BUT PURE-DRIVEN RACE PARTS ON IT.”

This is where things got tricky. I had a Pro Ta­per bar setup, and I wanted to run all race­bike con­trols. I or­dered two Brembo RCS 19 mas­ters for the brake and clutch and a Mo­tion Pro on/off switch, but when it was time for a throt­tle I wanted the Mo­tion Pro but there was no ap­pli­ca­tion for a 2011 Street Bob. I had to get into some math with them, and un­for­tu­nately I slept through that sub­ject. Les­son learned. Mo­tion Pro was great; they helped me build a cus­tom throt­tle, and I’ll never use any­thing else again. I’m cur­rently build­ing a Twin Cam FXR with the same setup.

I’m not flashy and for those who re­mem­ber my FXDXT, I’m kind of a less-is-more guy, but I re­ally wanted to stand out with this paint job. Gerad over at Val­ley Kus­toms killed it! I drew up a few things, and he cap­tured my draw­ings to the T. The orange had a gold pearl in it that looks un­real in the sun. He ghosted a few lo­gos in the tins and then used some gold leaf to set off that gold pearl.

I wanted to show re­spect to a few peo­ple who in­spire me: Bran­don Hol­stein, Chop­per Dave, and Jeff Wright. Dave came up with a term we all use, “race shit.” I have one of the first key­chains Dave made, and I’ve been wait­ing to call a bike that. I was also sit­ting on an air cleaner cover he made for like three years. It was in my tool­box, and I was stoked to use it on this bike. Hook­ers and co­caine…the es­sen­tials!

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