Many folks out there in the world lambaste social media. That it's the death of us all, that we are stuck with our faces down, noses in our phones endlessly. Maybe, that's partially true. However, if it wasn't for social media, I may not have met two solid dudes with a passion for motorcycles.
I met Cory Demery and Ryan Flanders through Instagram. We spoke at Hippy Killer Hoedown about shooting their build. After a busy summer we finally all made time to get together. What you see here is the vision of of Cory and Ryan. Sleek lines and traditional chopper blended nicely together. I look forward to seeing what these guys cook up next!
Owner name, location: Ryan Flanders & Cory Demery of San Diego, CA
Chop Cult Member profile: Preachering, coryd
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: Numbers matching 1975 Harley FXE shovelhead. 50 over stock bore (almost 80 inch) S&S Super E Crane HI-4 single-fire ignition
Frame: Stock Harley - minus some tabs
Fork: 39 mm - shaved lowers and trimmed trees
- 2008 Dyna shocks. Modified swing arm to accept shocks.
- Cole Foster softtail tank
- Harley fatbob fender (the portion no ones uses)
- Factory fender struts - reshaped and chromed
- Drag Specialties oil bag
- Pangea bars
- Handmade Dyna-style seat
- 2005 softail rear brake
- Factory rightside mid
- Hand made left mid
- Primo 1.5" belt drive
Tire/wheel size and style: - 21 front spool with 3/4 bearings Avon tire - 18 rear (off a 2005 softtail, sealed bearing) with a Firestone deluxe tire, 3/4 bearings
Favorite thing about this bike: I'd have to say the paint. I was shooting for a flat tracker Dyna-meets-chopper look and I feel the paint brings it all together. Big shoutout to Dan Himes for the pinstriping. It makes my two-tone paint job pop!
Next modification will be: fixing the kicker gear...lol!
Thanks to: Cory Demery - best friend and professional apprentice, thank u for keeping me out of jail. Dan Himes - the pinstriping - came through in a clutch - Ryan
Instagram - @preachering @corydemery
Article and photos by Jeff Lisowski / @thehardroad