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THE GRAPE APE: THE BOSS GETS A ROAD GLIDE

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Article provided by Paisano Publications, LLC and Road Iron Magazine.

THE GRAPE APE

The Boss Gets A Road Glide

“We did this one just for me, and it’s become my daily rider,” says Cameron Jurow owner of Camtech Custom Baggers of Summerville, South Carolina. Originally race car fabrication facility some 20 years ago, Camtech turned its attention to custom bikes a few years back, and these guys handle it all, fabrication, paint, engine building, upholstery, you name it. There’s even a whole line of Camtech add-ons. Plenty of show-stopping machines have rolled out the doors here, so when the boss decided to put together something for himself, you have to know this “Grape Ape” would be special.

“First we had to make this bike fit me,” Cameron begins. “I’m a big guys, 6-foot-6, so we stretched the frame, put some lift in the backbone, and then cut the neck to rake it out to 46 degrees. It’s a lot longer and lower now.” That big rake made room for 30-inch Metalsport Roxy front wheel that has become a focal point of the reworked Harley. “We came up with a new look for the front fender,” Cameron says. “We began with one of our fiberglass blanks and added a little swoop up top and the kick-out at the back. We’re manufacturing and selling fenders just like it now.”

 The saddlebags  and rear fender are from Arlen Ness, neatly matched with a Camtech Flaired Body Kit that includes a set of fiberglass gas tank skins over the stock Harley-Davidson tank, styled to flow into a matching pair of snap-in-place side panel replacements.

The steel front spoiler is another Camtech add-on, and, just like that front fender, is now available in fiberglass. All this added up to a super smooth transition from stock, simply done and bringing some elegant lines to the Road Glide.

Killer sound systems are a big deal these days, so naturally this bike has the latest Camtech has to offer, an inner fairing mounting a 7-inch screen DVD/GPS/CD/radio/navigation system along with four 6 1/2-inch speakers and four tweeters, all right there in the dash. A pair of 10-inch subwoofers found a home in Ness Down-N-Out saddlebags. The windscreen was blended into the fairing for a one-piece appearance with the headlight recessed and the covered with a frenched-in Lexan panel candy colored to match the rest of the paint.

The engine wasn’t forgotten during all this. Camtech started as performance shop and this bike’s Twin Cam shows it. It is a 124 now, reworked top to bottom with pieces from S&S, Revolution Performance, and Feuling Performance all breathing through a big 58mm throttle body and getting the signals from a ThunderMax ECM. There’s plenty of hot rod muscle to back up the custom look, which took the prestigious Bagger Nation “Bagger of the Year” award at this year’s Easyriders Invitational Bike Show in Columbus, Ohio.

—Joe Kress

 

Owner: Cameron Jurow

City: Summerville, South Carolina

 

General

Designer: Cameron Jurow

Fabrication: Camtech

Year/make: 2010 H-D

Model: Road Glide

Assembly: Camtech

Time: 2 weeks

Chroming: none

 

Engine

Year/make: 2010 H-D

Rebuilder: the Camtech crew

Displacement: 124 cubic inches

Ignition: ThunderMax

Cam: 662-2

Carb: EFI, 58mm throttle body

Air cleaner: RSD

Pipes: D&D

Transmission

Year/make: 2010 H-D

Shifting: 6-speed

 

Painting

Painter: Mario Comacho

Type/color: House of Kolor/Candy Purple

 

Frame

Year/make: 2010 H-D

Type: Road Glide

Rake: 46 degrees

Stretch: 3 1/2 inches

Shocks: Arnott

 

Accessories

Bars: Camtech Low Lifes

Handlebar controls: H-D

Fenders: Ness, modified

Headlight: H-D

Taillight: Ness

Speedo: Dakota Digital

Pegs: Hawg Halters

Foot controls: Hawg

 

Halters

Gas tank: Camtech

Oil tank: H-D

Seat: High Roller

Grips: SMT

 

Front End

Type: Wide Glide, plus 4 inches

Builder: Camtech Wheels

Make: Metalsport, Roxy

Size: 30-inch front, 17-inch rear

Tires: Vee Rubber front, Metzeler rear

Brakes: Hawg Halters

Photos: Michael Lichter

 

Contact: Camtech Custom Baggers

843-552-0336, www.camtechcustom.com

 

Disclaimer: The muffler has been altered and can't be purchased directly from D&D in it's altered state.

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