Rob Galan or Rouser Rob as he's known in the chopper scene understands a thing or three about Harley's entry level cruiser. Marketing wizards and douche nozzles at Hooters would like you believe the MoCo's venerable XL is for first-timers and old ladies, and that's just fine with Rob. Pigeonholing like this keeps prices down on donor bikes, which is great for everyone.
Rob's The Fastest Loser 3.0 or TFL3 for short has been all over the place, both on blacktop and the information superhighway.
Rob builds and rides Sporties down in Corpitos, TX, and this is just one example of his inspired work. Rob's ramblings are a regular feature on the ChopCult BlogDump, and you can read Rob's wizard-chasing chronicles on his Rouserworks website.
Words from Rob:
99 buell m2, 1250 kit, dyna 2000i, cv carb, and h-pipes rule!
They don't build them like they used too, in fact I don't think they even built this one.
39mm in CCE trees, dropped 2", heavy fork oil with 1oz extra in each tube.
Skid plate, magnet kickstand, and the needed chain tensioner that became a gimmick.
16" 4 spoke invaders wrapped in firestone re-pops, there's dyna beads in there too.
That it fully represents me in every way... a little chubby, always dirty, and loves ice cream
No more mods, well maybe a windshield.
A points cover that was made just for me, a gift of thanks and a sign of friendship.
35 days after my dad died, I got on this moto and crossed into mexico. My life changed and my moto was there to get me where I needed to be. Some have best friends, others have soul mates. I have this here motobike.
Click the above image for a big pic you can use as a desktop background. (Luv ya, Rob.)
Rob's ChopCult profile
Rob's website: Rouserworks
Photos by BFJosh