Even though the project bike was a Harley-Davidson Sportster and even though it turned out to be a street tracker, the opportunity to work with Roland Sands and Travis and Lyn-z Pastrana was too good. Sands is A-list in the custom bike and accessories world and Travis and Lyn-z are action sports legends.

Roland is a former AMA 250GP champion with a gift for design that functions and Roland Sands Design is a team of innovative designers, engineers and fabricators who are as passionate about motorcycles as he is.

As talented as Sands and his team is, when they discovered that their salvage yard Sportster had napkins for an air filter, they were a bit worried about what they’d got themselves into. Pastrana lightened the mood by picking up what he called “tool number one,” a hammer.

The end result is a naked street tracker suitable for the dirt ovals of the Grand National Series. The Pastranas were on hand for a reveal and test that put Travis in a first-time, compromising position.

Bike: 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 from Safari Cycle Salvage in Long Beach, CA


Frame: 2006 Sportster Custom 1200

Subframe: Custom RSD

Engine: Sportster 1200 with Zippers Performance Super Hammer 1200 Engine Kit

Carburetion or FI System: Mikuni Carburetor

Rear Swing Arm: Customized sportster swing arm for a single Progressive shock

Rear Wheel: 17X3.5

Front Wheel: 17X3.5

Clip-Ons or Bars: Prototype RSD Step-bars

Seat: Custom by SDG

Tank: RSD Vintage tank

Rear Sets: Prototype RSD mid-controls

Tires: 130/80-17 front and 140/80-17 rear Dunlop Trailmax TR91

Exhaust: Custom RSD stainless exhaust

Paint: Chris Wood of Airtrix

Headlight: Stock

Front Brake: PM 4 Piston

Rear Brake: PM 4 Piston

Top Steering Clamp/Triple Tree: RSD Custom Harley 48

Roland Sands Design
10571 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(877) 773-6648
Instagram: @rolandsandsdesign

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