Custom Harley-Davidson Performance Road Glide

Article originally posted on Baggersmag.com 

No Rules Custom Cycles Lives Up to Its Name

This bagger has had more lives than a reincarnated schizophrenic. We’re not even sure what to label it. No Rules Custom Cycles picked it up as an Electra Glide in relatively good shape then drew on the performance aspects of motocross and the sportbike world for inspiration. The paint scheme also takes design concepts from motocross helmets. Now No Rules calls it a Road Glide. Think on that long enough and your brain will freeze just like when you eat ice cream too fast. For as complicated as this all sounds, however, the goal going into customizing this H-D was pretty basic.

It’s a performance-oriented bagger built for speed and handling. The bike is intended as a representation of what a purpose-built bike is supposed to be; that’s why No Rules drew on so many sources for it. The crew pulled together what they thought would be best for the job, with no regard for what was acceptable in the minds of purists. Not only did the No Rules folks think outside the saddlebag, but they covered the full range of cycledom from American custom to crotch rocket to dirt bike to pull in what they liked most about each into one bike.

As it’s built from premium performance components from so many different sources, making them all work together well was the biggest hurdle. Especially mating that Kawasaki ZX-10 front end to the aftermarket wheel and brakes. FAB28 Industries was tapped to make the axle, fender mounts, rotor spacers, and caliper spacers needed to get the job done.

No Rules kept the motor an American V-twin though. There was no skimping on the muscle, recruiting an S&S 143-inch motor for the job. Combined with the lighter-weight carbon-fiber wheels and front fender, No Rules was all business for squeezing every last drop of performance it could get out of the finished bagger. You can bet your ass this bike is built to be ridden and not sit in a trailer to be transported to a bike show.

Overall, the finished sport bagger would be an ambitious undertaking for most shops. For No Rules Custom Cycles, it’s the culmination of all its hard work and harder-won experience. The company started out as a garage operation—just a group of friends into building bikes. As word got around, people outside of the circle of friends started calling and asking to have their motorcycles customized. Momentum grew, pushing up business, until that home garage outlived its usefulness. No Rules moved into a 3,000-square-foot warehouse to transform the “hobby” into an actual business.

 

This bagger really shows what the shop can do too. Transforming a pile of parts that were never meant to work together into a sweet bike and getting the best out of them is a lot of work. Complicated work. Sport bagger, Road Glide, Moto Glide, call it what you will. It’s a pretty killer custom.

 

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General
Bike Owner Erick Maranan
Shop Name No Rules Custom Cycles
Shop Phone (480) 415-1016
Year/MAKE/Model 2010/Harley-Davidson/Road Glide
Fabrication FAB28 Industries
Assembly Pete Muncy/No Rules Custom Cycles
Build Time 6 months
Engine
Year/Manufacturer 2016/S&S Cycle
Type/size T-143/143ci
Builder S&S Cycle
Cases S&S Cycle
Cylinders S&S Cycle
Heads S&S Cycle B3
Rocker Boxes S&S Cycle
efi/carb EFI w/ S&S Cycle 70mm throttle body
Air cleaner S&S Cycle
Exhaust FAB28 Industries
Transmission
Year/Manufacturer/Type 2010/H-D/6-speed
Case H-D
Clutch Rivera Primo Lockup
Frame
Year/manufacturer 2010/H-D
Rake OEM
Stretch None
Suspension
Manufacturer Front Kawasaki ZX10
Length 29 in.
Triple Trees Kraus Motor Co.
Manufacturer Rear Öhlins
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Manufacturer Front BST carbon fiber
Wheel Height/Width 21 x 3.5 in.
Tire Height/Width 120/70-21
Caliper Beringer
Rotor Lyndall
Manufacturer Rear BST carbon fiber
Wheel Height/Width 18 x 5.5 in.
Tire Height/Width 180/60-18
Caliper Beringer
Rotor Lyndall
Finish-Paint
Color Black, Gray, Neon Green
Painter Ray Ocanas
Graphics Ray Ocanas
Accessories
Front Fender Kraus Motor Co. carbon fiber
Rear Fender Screamin’ Eagle CVO
Fairing/Windscreen Dirty Bird Concepts
Gauges MotoGadget
Gas Tank/Cap H-D/Bad Dad
Dash Bad Dad
Oil Tank H-D
Handlebars ProTaper
Hand controls/Grips Roland Sands Design
Foot controls/pegs Dirty Bird floorboard/Roland Sands Design rear pegs
Headlight H-D Daymaker
Taillight LED
Turn Signals H-D
License Mount Paul Yaffe
Seat Saddlemen
Saddlebags H-D CVO
Saddlebag Latches Harley contrast cut
Speakers Rockford Fosgate
Head Unit Kenwood
Amp Alpine PDX