Owner: Jan Knobbe
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
Upgrades: Complete Custom Build
A Remarkable Journey
From abandonment to revival, the 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide has a captivating story that adds to its allure. Once left for totaled after a failed theft, this bike found its way to Chariots of Fire Customs in disarray. It was a true diamond in the rough.
Customized to Perfection
Jan Knobbe and the team embarked on a mission to transform the Road Glide into a true masterpiece. With their expertise and passion for motorcycles, they turned this abandoned bike into a symbol of unparalleled craftsmanship and style.
- Distressed Neon-Green Paint: Tim Douglas of T&A Kustoms brought the Road Glide to life with a stunning custom paint job. The eye-catching neon-green hue, adorned with hazard symbols, demands attention wherever it goes.
- Engraved Air Cleaner Cover: A unique custom touch that adds a personal and distinctive flair to the bike’s appearance.
- Cadillac Tail Lights: Paying homage to classic automotive design, the Road Glide features custom Cadillac tail lights that exude timeless elegance.
- Custom Saddle Bags: Stylish and functional, the custom saddle bags not only enhance the bike’s aesthetics but also provide practical storage space for the rider’s essentials.
- Two-Into-One Exhaust: Delivering both performance and a deep, throaty exhaust note, the two-into-one exhaust system amplifies the Road Glide’s presence on the road.
- Blacked-Out Stage IV 103 Motor: Jan Knobbe’s expertise shines through in the blacked-out Stage IV 103 motor. With its impressive power output, the bike roars to life, unleashing a thrilling riding experience.
- Fat 180 Front Tire: Complementing the potent motor, the fat 180 front tire adds to the Road Glide’s commanding stance and enhances its road-hugging capabilities.
A Journey of Transformation
Transforming the Road Glide was no small feat. The team at Chariots of Fire Customs dedicated themselves to breathe new life into this resilient machine. After acquiring the bike in disarray, missing key components and bearing the scars of its past, they meticulously rebuilt it from the ground up. The Road Glide’s original frame became the foundation for a powerhouse on two wheels. The installation of a Stage IV 103 motor resulted in an astounding 100 horsepower and 117 foot-pounds of torque.
From Abandoned to Extraordinary
The Road Glide, once stolen, abandoned and left to be totaled, has undergone a remarkable transformation at the hands of the Chariots of Fire Customs team. It stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication, technical expertise, and passion for motorcycles. From its tumultuous past to its current awe-inspiring form, this Road Glide is a testament to the power of restoration and the artistry of customization.
Ride the Legend
The 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide showcases the remarkable journey from abandonment to ressurection. Its striking design, powerful performance, and unrivaled craftsmanship make it a true masterpiece on two wheels. It ignites envy and turns heads whereever it goes!
As Featured on MPN
We had the pleasure of sharing this custom build with Motorcycle & Powersports News when they came to visit in the winter of 2022. Here’s Sparky sharing more about the bike: