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.
|Bike Owner||Erick Maranan|
|Shop Name||No Rules Custom Cycles|
|Shop Phone||(480) 415-1016|
|Assembly||Pete Muncy/No Rules Custom Cycles|
|Build Time||6 months|
|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|
|Clutch||Rivera Primo Lockup|
|Manufacturer Front||Kawasaki ZX10|
|Triple Trees||Kraus Motor Co.|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Manufacturer Front||BST carbon fiber|
|Wheel Height/Width||21 x 3.5 in.|
|Manufacturer Rear||BST carbon fiber|
|Wheel Height/Width||18 x 5.5 in.|
|Color||Black, Gray, Neon Green|
|Front Fender||Kraus Motor Co. carbon fiber|
|Rear Fender||Screamin’ Eagle CVO|
|Fairing/Windscreen||Dirty Bird Concepts|
|Gas Tank/Cap||H-D/Bad Dad|
|Hand controls/Grips||Roland Sands Design|
|Foot controls/pegs||Dirty Bird floorboard/Roland Sands Design rear pegs|
|License Mount||Paul Yaffe|
|Saddlebag Latches||Harley contrast cut|