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                                                                                                                          A Father/Son Project

  Words: Mark Masker
                                                                                                                          on Steroids

  Photos: ernie LoPez

                                                                                   don’t think I would’ve wanted Brian    a build-a-car race would be a one-way          much. When your bikes hold land speed
                                                                                   Klock in my Cub Scout troop as         ticket to therapy for every other cub in       records and grace magazine covers on
                                                                                   a kid. Sure, things would’ve been      the pack. If you need proof of what I’m        a regular basis, it’s okay to call yourself
                                                                                   fine most of the year, but for one     saying, check out the ‘09 Electra Glide        a successful custom bike builder.
                                                                                   day, he’d be the kid every other cub   Classic Brian tailored to his pop.                 Enough with the history lesson,
                                                                              wanted to scalp. I’m talking about the         It’s the third in a series of rides Brian   though. Harley renovated its entire tour
                                                                              pinewood derby. That’s where fathers        has created to give props to his father        line for ‘09, thanks to the redesigned
                                                                              and sons have to build little wood cars,    for being there when he took the leap          frame. The ripple from that reached the
                                                                              race them, and get a little trophy. Given   into custom bike building back in 1997.        aftermarket, sending guys like Brian
                                                                              his father Roger’s love of cars and         Back then Roger questioned his son’s           to their CAD programs and drawing
                                                                              motorcycles, and how he instilled that      sanity; he may have even mumbled               boards, coming up with new custom
                                                                              in Brian, going up against those two in     “adoption” once or twice. Now? Not so          parts to fit. Roger’s bike carries the re-
                                       Let There Be Light: Klock Werks’ new
                                       Auto Meter gauge package is set in
                                       white and is fully backlit.
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klock and awe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bike oWner                 Roger Klock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shoP naMe                 Klock Werks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shoP Phone             (605) 996-3700
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shoP WeBsite         kustomcycles.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2009 H-D Electra Glide Classic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FaBriCation Klock Werks Design Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  asseMBLY     Klock Werks Design Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BUiLd tiMe                 Two months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year/ManUFaCtUrer                 2009 H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tYPe/size                    Twin Cam 96ci
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BUiLder                                 H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cases                                   H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CYLinders                               H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  heads                                   H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  roCker BoXes Roland Sands Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CarBUretor/eFi                          H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  air CLeaner       MoFlow by Cycle Visions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  eXhaUst          Klock Werks Double Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                True Duals/Revolver Mufflers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2009 H-D six-speed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Case                                    H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CLUtCh                                  H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PriMarY driVe H-D with chrome inner
                                                                                                                                           Even though the motor hop up was                                                                  2009 H-D Electra Glide Classic
                                                                                                                                                                                    air conditioning to have on a long day’s      rake                                   Stock
                                                                                                                                       mild, the bike still managed to surprise     run in the hot sun.                           stretCh                                None
                                                                                                                                       the Klock Werks team after Roger’s               When Brian Klock took his leap of         SUSPENSION
                                                                                                                                       maiden run. When Roger got back to           faith into starting his own shop back         ManUFaCtUrer Front
                                                                                                                                       the shop, he said it was cool. No big        1997, it filled his dad with a hope and         H-D legs/Progressive Suspension springs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LenGth                         1 inch under
                                                                                                                                       twist there; Klock Werks makes great         dread cocktail for the future. Fortunately,   triPLe trees                            H-D
                                                                                                                                       baggers all year long. “No,” Roger said.     Roger raised his son well enough to           ManFaCtUrer rear                        H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sWinGarM                                H-D
                                                                                                                                       “It was cool.” He was being literal. Brian   make the dream happen. Roger’s new
                                                                                                                                       saddled this iron horse with a Drag                                                        WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
                                                                                                                                                                                    ride and the 12 years of professional         ManUFaCtUrer Front/tYPe
                                                                                                                                       Specialties seat covered in a special        experience that produced it are proof of                                RC Components
                                                                                                                                       reflective leather. He tells us the butt     that. Good thing he didn’t put Brian up       size-Width/heiGht               18x3.5-inch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tire/size           Avon Cobra 130/70-18
                                                                                                                                       rest is 45 degrees cooler to the touch in    for adoption or someone else would be         CaLiPer                                 H-D
                                                                                                                                       most situations. That’s not a bad bit of     getting all these cool motorcycles. HB        rotor                     RC Components
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ManUFaCtUrer rear/tYPe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RC Components
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  size-Width/heiGht               18x5.5-inch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tire/size           Avon Cobra 180/55-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CaLiPer                                 H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rotor                     RC Components
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CoLor               Pearl White, Vivid Black
                                                                                              From front to back the E Glide is                                                                                                   Painter                 Steel Vision Design
                                                                                              adorned with Klock parts, like the                                                                                                  GraPhiCs         Eric Carr and Mark Brodie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PLatinG/PoLishinG           Chromemasters
                                                                                              Flare windshield seen here.                                                                                                         PoWderCoat                      QW Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Front Fender Klock Werks Benchmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rear Fender                    Klock Werks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fender strUts KW One-Piece Fillers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gas tank & CaP          H-D with Ness cap
  sult of his son’s latest creative impulses.   went after the rear fender, changing it    is a good excuse. Roger’s bike guinea                                                                                                  oiL tank                                H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dash           Klock Werks (painted inner)
     Knowing that most of his custom-           over to one of its own, complete with      pigged for his son’s shop as a pipe                                                                                                    GaUGes             Klock Werks/Auto Meter
  ers are looking to dress up their rides       new oval taillight, marker lights, and a   mule (Klock Werks needed new exhaust                                                                                                   handLeBars           Klock Werks Ergobars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  risers                                  H-D
  as their wallets and watches will allow,      light-up license frame. Likewise, Brian    designs for the ‘09 tourers). Thus the                                                                                                 Mirrors                                 H-D
  Brian tried to keep the parts line for the    changed out the front fender for one       new DoubleBack header mated to a                                                                                                       hand ControLs                           H-D
                                                                                           Revolver muffler eight-position tip. It’s                                                                                              Foot ControLs                           H-D
  new baggers quick and easy bolt-on            of his new Benchmark pieces that fits                                                                                                                                             FootPeGs                                H-D
  components that can be added all at           Harley’s stock 17-inch wheel as well as    a mellow-toned setup; we’re guessing                                                                                                   headLiGht                               H-D
  once or one part at a time. For his pops      the 18-inch RC Components wheel on         Roger likes to hear his stereo more than                                                                                               taiLLiGht                      Klock Werks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tUrn siGnaLs                   Klock Werks
  bike the biggest changes were cen-            this machine. Insofar as the gas goes,     his pipes. The other motor changes                                                                                                     LiCense MoUnt                  Klock Werks
  tered in and around the body work. New        Klock Werks styled it up with its own      were confined to Roland Sands rocker                                                                                                   seat                       Drag Specialties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  saddLeBaGs                     Klock Werks
  sheetmetal means a new stance, and            dash and a Ness cap.                       boxes and a MoFlow air cleaner from                                                                                                    saddLeBaG LatChes              Klock Werks
  that’s what Roger wanted. Klock Werks            Still, any excuse to design new parts   Cycle Visions.                                                                                                                         BaG FiLLers                   Klock Wereks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FairinG                                 H-D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  stereo                                  H-D
                                                                                                                                       Oh how the tables turn. Now Roger gets to joyride on the bikes Brian builds.               sPeakers                  H-D/Klock Werks
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