JOSH CAPPO’S CUSTOM 2011 DYNA
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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