Much less is extra. That previous paradoxical chestnut is a contradiction within the literal sense; nevertheless, it’s probably the most acceptable approach to describe Boosted Brad Barnes’ most up-to-date private venture, a customized Harley-Davidson FXR made for the road, strip, or present.
Dive deeper and spot why Brad’s 187 Murdercycle matches the “much less is extra” invoice. Boosted Brad’s strategy to construct this glossy and svelte FXR was easy. He ditched all of the pointless claptrap and used a number of carbon fiber parts all through.
The purpose was to create a minimalist motorbike with solely the necessities for giant energy. In fact, it needed to be outfitted with correct braking.
Beginning with a previous Rolling Thunder FXR body, he shimmied within the rear Pops Storage Fab billet aluminum swingarm, which was made to suit a 180mm-200mm rear tire.
The subsequent essential element was stuffing the 143ci S&S torque powerhouse in between the body tubes. Subsequent was deciding on the proper parts to deliver it dwelling.
Brad’s “Boosted” nickname comes from his drag racing roots. He drag-raced automobiles in his youthful days, pitting turbocharged avenue weapons in opposition to anybody keen to check their mettle.
Quick ahead to as we speak, Brad needed to construct one thing he might drag race but once more. “I bought my different bike, so I simply needed to do one other FXR, one thing actual low with plenty of energy and tremendous gentle,” Brad says.
The overarching theme of this FXR was efficiency. “It’s tremendous quick. It has a [S&S] 143 with B3 Heads which might be ported and polished, Tremendous G carb bored out greater than inventory, and an R&D transmission,” Brad mentions.
“We’re on the brink of adding thunder jets and performing a little extra carb work, too.” R&D Transmission did all of the trans internals on Brad’s beast. With all that additional energy, you want the fitting switch to get the rear wheel synced up.
BST carbon fiber wheels, in addition to carbon fenders and facet covers, have been added to cut back weight. Kyle, at Endlessly Rad, vacuum wrapped the manufacturing unit FXR Low Rider Customized tank in actual carbon fiber.
Brad started working doing the voodoo that helped cement his repute as a painter. Nicely, possibly not precisely since Brad’s current portfolio contains some fairly excessive designs.
“I’ve finished so many excessive paint jobs, I simply needed one thing clear and I used to be capturing for an FXR Low Rider Customized,” Brad states.
Brad additionally needed a 21-inch skinny entrance wheel/tire combo with a 17×7-inch rear with a cheater slick. Brembo brakes with DMR rear brake brackets disguise the rear caliper behind the Pops Storage Fab billet swingarm.
On the entrance wheel, two small Brembo P34 calipers with a twin-disc setup have been chosen.
Brad’s been a fairly busy man as of late. Constructing customized bikes on a deadline is one factor, however, he additionally manages the day after day job of getting his Loss of life Metallic Racing components to keen prospects throughout the globe.
“I’ve been engaged on this factor for in all probability 12 months and a half to 2 years simply gathering components for it however the final 2-3 weeks I’ve been working 12-13 hours a day to get it completed for Daytona,” Brad says.
It got here right down to the wire however he bought it finished. And it’s paid off. Brad received the FXR Bazaar customized bike present and acquired a Better of Present within the FXR class at Hardcore Cycles Bike Present just some days in the past.
It’s clear he constructed a show-winning FXR. We look ahead to seeing Brad’s efforts on the drag strip, watching him channel his former self and taking the checkered flag aboard his new FXR.