To relax by spending countless hours taking something apart and putting it back together.
This is the second rebuild of this particular bike. The first was accomplished in 2008. During a military move, the movers let the bike slide around in the back of the truck untethered – they destroyed the bike and motivated a frame-up restoration.
I turned hickory handgrips and embedded them with challenge coins. The 20mm ammo cans serving as saddlebags are also a unique addition – each can will hold a full case of your canned choice of beverage.
The handgrips took a few tries to get right. Setting the challenge coins in the ends and properly finishing those was definitely a labor of love.
While any true Harley aficionado will recognize the FXR straight away, most people think the bike is much older than it actually is.