Highly-modded Softail FXSTI Really Stands Out: Marketplace Finds
Turnkey custom Harley-Davidson is more than the sum of its parts, though it’s also selling at a nice discount.
Building a show-quality custom Harley isn’t exactly cheap. Parts, labor, the initial cost of the bike, it all adds up quickly. The best bet, if you can find something that aligns with your own personal taste, is to buy a bike that’s already been built. That way, the seller absorbs the cost of depreciation and parts. And as tasteful as this ’05 Softail FXSTI we found in the Harley-Davidson Forums Marketplace is, it looks like a sure bet for potential buyers.
The seller claims that the parts on this Softail alone cost more than the bike itself. And we believe it, because that list is incredibly long. The first thing you’ll obviously notice is a tasty custom paint job by Kaos Customs. Those killer graphics cover the gas tank, rear fender, console, and oil tank. The custom gold wheels at both ends are painted a contrasting gold. Everything else is black, which makes for a killer overall appearance.
Most everything on this super Softail has been custom made or replaced with aftermarket bits. It rides nice and low with progressive springs, and an air suspension can take it even lower. And we’re betting it sounds every bit as good as it looks, thanks to a MagnaFlow Riot 2-in-1 exhaust. Grab onto those Carlini Evil Apes, and you’re going to attract onlookers no matter what.
Overall, this killer custom Softail is more than the sum of its parts. And we’d be more than happy to ride this thing anywhere, attracting admiring glances wherever we go. But perhaps the best thing about it is the fact that you won’t even have to get your hands dirty to reap the benefits of what was likely an extensive build!