Forgot your password?

An Old Look in Modern Bikes

By Edited Jan 6, 2014 0 0

Restoring the Slim Feel with the Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two

Looking at the metal flake finished motorbike from Harley Davidson will carry you directly into the start of custom-made motorcycle times. It will bring you back when trendy teens rode sting rays while the big boys filled up the sidewalk with their customized bikes and flashy motorcycle helmets. Through those days they were leaner and much longer versus most motorbikes these days. They sport a glistening look having that red hue flaked finish highlighting the summer sunshine. From the fork, white-walled wheels, to the shining body, the Motorcycle Seventy-Two is the perfect representation of the time when customized motorcycles were the coolest phenomenon riding around Whittier Blvd which till today is kept alive as ever and still labeled by residents as route 72. Modern motorcycle builder's influences came from this custom bike tradition where it spawns fresh ideas for builders across the US, even the entire world.

At the time, motorcycles were vibrant, glistening, glittery, thin and undressed allowing the inner parts of the motorbike exposed displaying its detailed specs. Recalling these kind of motorcycles in their years will amaze us precisely how slim and longer they are from a lot of bikes these days. They are generally in comparison as being bicycles keeping the skinny feel in general. It has been a popular craze for motorbike builders within the Los Angeles custom-made motorcycle scene where designers never had a motorcycle superstore at the time where they can buy pretty much anything in one store, but alternatively they'd to build many of the components by hand to get design they aspire.

A popular style in those days was the metal flake color. It has been quite popular they use it on many things, from vinyl seat covers in diners to automotive paints. The Davidson Seventy-Two revives that feel with intricate surface finishes and parts which makes this Harley exceptionally old school. A dark-colored primary layer blended with polyeutherane, and hexagon formed flakes are generally mixed in standard industrial paint. The flakes, covered in aluminum coating and then colored red to produce the effect and creating a polished surface finish.

The last touch for this is getting the logo on the tank and pinstripe scallop fixtures on the back and front fenders. Every single design on the bike is hand-made, just like builders carry out during the old school custom bike times. Affixing the decal over the motorcycle is hand-made as well to produce that genuine look and feel on how they put decals during the vintage days. Decals, applied with tough clear coating keeps them from deteriorating on the Harley Davidson. The power train consists of a gray powder base coat with chrome cover. Also, included is an air cleaner which has a dished cover. The classic Sportster fuel tank wraps up the last look to the Harley Davidson.  Top this up with a vintage motorcycle helmet to get that old school feel.



Add a new comment - No HTML
You must be logged in and verified to post a comment. Please log in or sign up to comment.

Explore InfoBarrel

Auto Business & Money Entertainment Environment Health History Home & Garden InfoBarrel University Lifestyle Sports Technology Travel & Places
© Copyright 2008 - 2016 by Hinzie Media Inc. Terms of Service Privacy Policy XML Sitemap

Follow IB Auto