Home Custom Motorcycles Turning Ten: OWM’s first fashionable Harley-Davidson {custom}

Turning Ten: OWM’s first fashionable Harley-Davidson {custom}


2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
Julian von Oheimb has been customizing Harley-Davidsons for ten years as One Approach Machine, and is an everyday fixture on the rostrum at AMD World Championships. However the German builder has a proclivity for older machines, and has by no means labored on a donor newer than 15 years previous. Till now, that’s.

One Approach Machine’s tenth anniversary construct relies on a zero mile 2020-model Harley-Davidson Avenue Bob, powered by a 107 ci Milwaukee Eight motor. However though it’s a contemporary Harley, Julian nonetheless managed so as to add his signature type to it.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
This was a brand new expertise for each him and his buyer. Primarily based in Transylvania, the bike’s new proprietor already had three One Approach Machine builds in his storage—however they had been all older bikes. “He had a want for a brand new car with Milwaukee Eight energy,” says Julian.

After a bit of backwards and forwards, the shopper settled on the Avenue Bob as a base, and signed off on the idea Julian was pitching. He had one particular request although: he wished it painted in a vibrant shade. And that’s not One Approach Machine’s vibe.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
Skeptical at first, Julian scoured the online for classic shade schemes. He and his shopper settled on a deep inexperienced; colourful sufficient to fulfill the shopper and adequately subtle to fulfill Julian.

With a transparent plan forward, Julian stripped the bike down and commenced working his magic. Julian’s specialty is making clunky Harleys look tight and cohesive, and this Avenue Bob is not any completely different. However the largest visible hit right here is the 19” wheel set.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
Julian sourced a pair of Harley Rocker C entrance wheels on-line, then set about grafting them to the newer bike. The entrance finish didn’t trigger too many complications, however the rear was removed from a straight swap, since there wasn’t sufficient house for the 19” hoop. To keep away from the look of a stretched swingarm, Julian merely lengthened the axle mounts to create more room.2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
Since he was working with a entrance wheel on the again, there was additionally nowhere to mount a sprocket to—so an entire new hub needed to be fabricated. The Avenue Bob now runs with a sequence as an alternative of a belt, utilizing a custom-made sprocket. And the inventory brakes have been upgraded with Zodiac discs.

Julian additionally lowered the entrance forks, and put in a brand new rear shock from Müller Bikes. Along with the brand new wheels, it’s given the Harley a squat, purposeful stance.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
Up prime is the gas tank from a classic East German AWO bike, modified to suit the trendy Harley. It’s dressed with a Kustom Tech gasoline cap, with a tenth anniversary motif engraved by Carsten Estermann. Customized OWM badges add a touch of branding with out screaming for consideration.

Simply behind it’s a saddle in One Approach Machine’s signature type, with upholstery from Spirit Leather-based. There’s a {custom} blank-off plate beneath it to guard the wiring, with a pair of struts that appear like traditional seat springs from afar.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
The rear fender initially got here from Chop-It, however Julian modded it extensively. It’s mounted on a pair of one-off braces, with a side-mounted license plate bracket doing responsibility on the left. The inventory oil tank remains to be in play and the forks are sleeved, however that’s it for the bodywork in any other case.

The remainder of the construct is a well-planned recipe of bolt-on bits. The air filter and ahead foot controls are from Thunderbike, and the finned engine covers are from EMD.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
The mufflers are from MCJ in Italy, and embrace flaps to dampen the sound whenever you don’t wish to upset Johnny Legislation. (A lever on the left aspect of the engine opens and closes them.)

Julian additionally put in a hydraulic clutch, and fabricated a brand new set of handlebars for the bike. The flip indicators are Kellermann items, and the levers and switchgear are from Rebuffini; a plug and play system for Harley’s CAN bus. Julian stored the Avenue Bob’s tiny handlebar-mounted speedo, however repacked it in an aftermarket housing from Tough Crafts.

2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine
BK-Lack GmbH executed the fashionable paint job, with striping by Chikos Pinstriping. Like every little thing else on this construct it’s tasteful, delicate and very efficient. Julian may need gone exterior his consolation zone this time round, but it surely definitely didn’t hamper him.

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2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob custom by One Way Machine


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