Vin­tage Paint Meets Mod­ern Road Glide

VIN­TAGE PAINT MEETS MOD­ERN ROAD GLIDE

Hot Bike - - Contents - WORDS: MARK MASKER PHO­TOS: DON KATES MODEL: RE­BECCA MOORE

Cus­tom paint­ing a bag­ger is never easy, but this one kicks the dif­fi­culty fac­tor up a notch. See, when­ever you go to put pig­ment to a tour­ing bike, it’s like paint­ing a 3-D jig­saw puz­zle with gi­ant pieces. Un­less you want the paint job to suck, the graph­ics in one part have to match up with the other painted pieces next to it. Since most of us don’t care much for ugly paint out­side of a rat rod, mak­ing sure the puz­zle pieces work well from the fend­ers to the tanks, cov­ers, and bags is a pretty big deal. The crew at Har­ley-david­son of Quan­tico un­der­stands how much an amaz­ing paint scheme can re­ally set off a bike, and so they went into this old-timey paint job armed with that knowl­edge.

Har­ley-david­son of Quan­tico is a fran­chised Har­ley deal­er­ship that builds around 75 cus­tom bikes a year. With that kind of cus­tom busi­ness com­ing in, they’re al­ways look­ing for paint ideas. So when H-D of Quan­tico’s Ken Barner de­cided to build his 2017 Road Glide into a killer cus­tom job, he con­tacted his go-to painter Brian Mor­gan and told him, “I want to raise the bar on this build.”

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