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Opting for the “Chop” category was due to latest trends, said Fraser, and he should know. And the reason for the Brazen bike’s blacked-out style is equally as easy to answer: “We often do chromed-out bikes, this year we decided it was time for a blacked-out machine. Another change for 2019 was we used the fabrication skills of our Technician Pat Doherty. The most significant being the new back end. This required a bespoke rear fender and seat, plus the addition of air suspension. There was also the matter of fabricating a one-off steel front scoop-type spoiler and painting it black along with a host of other parts on the build."
If there was one area that made Fraser sweat it was, believe it or not, the seat! It’s all about detail…
The Custom King - Fraser Hine
Another year and another finely crafted custom from Scotland’s West Coast Harley-Davidson. As a Custom Specialist for the last ten years at the Glasgow-based dealership, you can just imagine how much custom experience is ingrained in Fraser Hine’s fingers, heart and soul. It started from the age of 14, with his first ride and subsequent tinkering with those bikes. You can also add to his long and increasing list of custom achievements the four previous West Coast bikes built for BOTK since its inception.
The sense of freedom is how Fraser describes his love for riding – and possibly working on bikes – as his reason for his deep love of motorcycles. But what makes Harley-Davidson the stand out choice? “The choice for customisation is endless. Harleys are perfect for customising,” he says, before adding, “It adds a part of a person’s personality/character to a bike – more individual and bespoke.”
Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories: Kit Shift Linkage, Clutch Lever Black, Brake Line Upper, Axle Cover, Axle Covers Black, Handlebar Grips Black anodised, Fuel Filler Black. Kit Cover Extreme Gloss, various switch and wiring harness extension kits plus gaskets. Fat Chizeled Handlebar Gloss and Fat Ape bar riser kit.
Other components: Kuryakyn Satin Black mirrors, Kellerman Otto 3-1 rear unit, Cobra El Diablo 2-1 exhaust, NCC rear fender, Tribal front fender, side mount number plate, Heinz Customs front indicators, Rick’s Rear Air Supension, GS Custom paint, Blazin’ Saddles custom seat.