2005 Custom Honda VTX1300R Full Throttle Magazine Aug 2016

This is a story about the “Beast” a 2005 Honda VTX1300R motorcycle fully customized. I’m David Lamoureux of Lone Wolf Welding & Fabrication/LWCC. I bought the motorcycle at Mickey Finn’s Honda in Berlin, CT. Then built a custom bike to compete with the Harley custom style. Why a Honda you may wonder, everybody was doing Harleys, and I wanted to do something outside the box.

I set out with the thought of a 300 rear tire, the ability to set the bike frame on the ground and have an air springer front end. I widened the swing arm to accept the rear tire and modified the frame for the air suspension.  I goosed the neck 4” out, 2” up plus raked it to 46 degrees. I fabricated the tank, fenders, radiator/engine/side covers, grill, handlebars, also front end, exhaust, foot clutch, and jockey shift. For the machined parts I used Forrati Manufacturing & Tool, LLC, located in Plantsville, CT.  The body work was performed by Michael Jebziniak in New Britain, CT. After that I took it to Jamie Chasse, owner of Explicit Airbrush, located in Southington, CT for paint and artwork with my designs in mind. The chrome work was done by Bar Plating Inc. located in Meriden, CT.  I fabricated the seat pan and had it upholstered by Eddie Barrett Seat Company, located in Durham, CT.

I would like to thank my friends John Morrell, Matt and Mike Reed for their help when I needed it. Also, my wife for putting up with me as I worked on this project.

THE BEAST

Owner: David Lamoureux

Builder: Lone Wolf Welding & Fabrication/LWCC Connecticut

860 306-6643

muddrat83@aol.com

http://clairelamoureux3.wixsite.com/lone-wolf-cycles

SPECS

Year: 2005

Make: Honda

Model: VTX1300R

Design: LWWF

Fabrication: LWWF

Chroming: Bar Plating

Engine: Honda VTX1300R

Displacement: 1312cc

Carb: Honda

Front End: Air Springer

Air Cleaner: Kuryakyn Hyper Charger

WHEELS

RC Components

TIRES

Front Tire: Metzeler 90/ 90H-21

Rear Tire: Metzeler 300/ 35R18

ACCESSORIES

Handlebars: LWWF

Grips: Avon

Mirrors: Kuryakyn

Air Cleaner: Kuryakyn Hyper Charger

Tail Light: Honda “N” Model

Head Light: Wave

Seat: Eddie Barrett

PAINT & ARTWORK

Explicit Airbrush/ Jamie Chasse   

 

Photos by G-Man

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