Enlisted - 3rd Place
Our very own Custom Specialist, Fraser Hine is no stranger to Battle of the Kings. For this year’s entry, Fraser has gone deep within Harley’s 115 years of heritage to produce “Enlisted” – a superb modern-day replica of the wartime FL model that served the U.S.A’s wartime armed forces. In this case, the U.S. Navy. Look closely to search out the choice details; one such example is the dummy hinge on the rear fender. The original hardtail model had a fixed fender but a hinge allowed the fender to pivot in order to remove the rear wheel.
If there was one area of “Enlisted” that stretched Fraser it would have to be the fitment of a “suicide shift” gear lever system… details are so much more than details when they actually work, too. Aiding ‘realism’ is the all-black finish combined with the battleship grey paint scheme plus a ‘chunky’ front end off a Softail Heritage.
Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories: Hollywood Handlebars, Get A Grip handlebar grips, Leather Solo Spring seat, Softail Deluxe rear fender, tail light and indicator bar, air cleaner, Dome Mirror kit, front and rear axle covers, Heritage front LED headlamp, Defiance headlamp trim, Exhaust Wrap.
Other components: seat springs and brackets, black Plastic bolt covers, “Suicide shift” gear lever. Fabrication of fenders, suicide shift and paint by Guss of Muddy Beach Customs.