Flynn Bryant is the in house videographer for Biltwell Inc. He's also the son of Bill, co-owner of Biltwell Inc., and Carrie Bryant. If you've seen Biltwell’s social media lately, you’ve noticed new videos going up about monthly. This is the end result of Flynn’s relentless hustle videoing events like Born-Free and motorcycle rides curated by Biltwell staff. Flynn was determined to ride to and from the El Diablo Run and needed his own bike. So, 90 days before the EDR, Bill and Flynn began tearing down this Sporty, which took exactly 85 days to complete. Father and son wrenching side by side is what every Dad longs for. Flynn had less than five days to get acquainted with the bike and riding in a pack. Needless to say, coming from generations of riders, Flynn handled the whole EDR without any hassles. Speaking to him afterwards, you can tell this young man is hooked and will be enjoying the ride for a long time.
Photography by Jay Cagney
How did it feel building this bike with your Dad? I didn’t know much about motorcycles or even Harleys in general when we started. So, it was really nice to have someone with a decent amount of experience helping me out and looking over my shoulder to make sure I was doing everything right. I think that the combination of his skills and my style is what makes us such a good bike-building team.
Did he make you build the bike or was he more hands on? We built the bike together. Every time we worked on the bike, both of us were there doing our part. He did most of the welding and I did most of the dirty work, like cleaning and painting the motor, or sanding the frame.
How long have you have you been on two wheels? I have been riding dirt bikes and BMX bikes since I was little and riding on the street since 2013.
How was riding to Mexico? Riding to Mexico was one of the best experiences of my life. There is no better feeling than building a bike with your dad and then riding it next to him through hundreds of miles of Mexican roads.
Would you do the EDR again? Hopefully, I will be building choppers and riding them places for the rest of my life.
Owner name/location: Flynn Bryant / Murrieta, CA
Engine/ year and make/ model: 1994 H-D sportster with 1200 s&s kit
Frame: HD Sportster / Haifley bros hard tail
Front end: Sportster S model
Chassis mods: Me and my dad cut the stock frame in half and welded on the Haifley Bros Hard Tail Kit
Favorite thing about this bike: Paint Job by Matt Ross Custom paint
Other mods/cool parts: Dual Front Tokiko Brake calipers with Speed Merchant mounts
Next Mod: Custom leather seat
Building or riding story: This is my first chopper, me and my dad Bill Bryant started this project 90 days before EDR and it took us 85 days to turn a stock ugly sportster into the baby making machine you see today… and it made to and from the EDR with no problems
Thanks to: Bill Bryant, Mcgoo, Mike D Elis, Temecula Motorcycle Service, Matt Ross, and the Haifley Brothers
I would like to thank Jay Cagney and Flynn for taking time out of the El Diablo Run to complete this photo shoot.