2013 H-D Road Glide Conversion

I have always enjoyed motorcycles, my passion for them started when I was a young boy. As the years went on, my good friend and well-known bike builder, Mike Pugliese turned me on to building custom bikes. From my first Fat Boy chopper, to a couple of custom baggers, and a 30” front wheel radical bike, to this. For the build you see here, I wanted to do something clean and smooth, no custom paint or graphics. I was seeking to give this bike a look that was very different from all the other baggers, for me, it was more about the lines. When all was said and done, the finished product went beyond my expectations. Building bikes is a great hobby…and keeps you out of trouble.

2013 H-D Road Glide Conversion

Owner/Builder: Mike Cupelli

Hometown: Staten Island, NY


Engine: 103 H-D

Tranny: 6 Speed H-D

Primary: Closed H-D

Forks: Modified H-D

Air Ride: Front/Rear Dirty Air

Cams: Red Shift

Carb: Mikuni

Exhaust: LAF 2”

Handle Bars: HHI (Owner)

Brakes: H-D All Internal lines


Front: 26” Renegade South Beach

Rear: H-D Stock


Front: Vee Rubber

Rear: Metzler

Grips: Performance Machine

Floor Boards: Eddie Trotta

Paint: Base (Owner)

Pinstripe: Rooster

Fabrication: (Owner)