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
Front Brake: PM 4 Piston
Rear Brake: PM 4 Piston
Top Steering Clamp/Triple Tree: RSD Custom Harley 48