Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods

Follow along as this Harley-Davidson Forums member transforms his Fat Boy into a truly unique machine right before our eyes.

By Brett Foote - June 26, 2019
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods
Harley Fatboy Build Gets Two Major Waves of Mods

Making Waves

The vast majority of Harley owners modify their rides in some way, shape, or form. And these mods often take place in various waves. That was certainly the case with Harley-Davidson Forums member Adrenaline Rush, who's been working on his killer Fat Boy for some years now and documenting it in the forums.

Photos: Harley-Davidson Forums

Early Progress

The first wave of mods took place way back in 2014 in this thread. That particular thread featured a ton of great pictures and how-to information for anyone looking to perform the same mods on their own rides.

 

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Looks that Kill

The first wave consisted of quite a few mods, in fact, including an RSD Tracker rear fender conversion, and Vintage Solo seat, Auto Gem Baby Bullet lights, a custom rear license plate mount, and Arlen Ness rear lowering kit, for starters.

 

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Dragging On

Adrenaline Rush then followed up those bits with a Screamin' Eagle Stage One kit, Power Commander with custom map, a Todd's handlebar, Drag Specialties risers, and the removal of the front fender, mirrors, front signals, and fork reflectors.

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Second Wave

Not a bad start, by any means. But this was just that - only the start. Just a year later, a whole new laundry list of modifications had been performed and documented in this second wave forum thread.

 

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Building a Foundation

Building on what he had already started, he installed a BDL belt drive, SMW billet wheels, Legend pulley, and Legend front and rear brake rotors which he powdercoated to match the wheels.

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Style and Grace

Metzeler ME 880 Marathon tires gave the new wheels some traction, while a Blackline dash, trim, and moldings gave it a bit more style. Then it was on to more tedious details, including a flush mount gas cap and gauge cap, as well as a DK Customs coil wire extension.

 

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Spark Me Up

Blackline supplied an IGN switch and fork lock kit, coil, coil wires, and coil bracket. The forward controls came from Outlaw, while a custom brake extension for the rear brake line helps solve any potential clearance issues.

 

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Spot On

To round out the tasty dark package, Adrenaline Rush also painted a great number of parts black to complete the theme. And we'd say that the look, along with his careful selection of parts, is spot on.

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Stay Tuned

It's easy to say that this particular Fat Boy build is now finished, but Adrenaline Rush isn't so sure. "I’d like to say I’m done, but who knows…" he says. So in the meantime, you'll probably want to catch up with what he's done so far by heading over here!

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For help with routine maintenance and repairs, visit the HD Forums How-To section.

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