The owner of this 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Heritage Softail springer-Gilbert Martus of Colton, California-took the limited edition bike and made it even more special by adding a host of Screaming Eagle parts that step up the look and power of the bike quite a bit. A 95-inch big-bore kit helps make the bike scream along with a six-speed Screaming Eagle transmission putting the power down smoothly.
The diamond-cut barrels add some additional flash. Keith at Laidlaw’s Harley in Baldwin Park, California, handled the wrenching. Dean Padie performed the installation of the Samson fishtail exhaust. A Legends air suspension in the rear gets those fishtails scraping the pavement and gives the bike a beautiful stance. United Cycle’s Pat took care of the air ride along with the pan-head rocker covers and most of the chrome.
And on the chrome note, there’s plenty. Screaming Eagle dash and seats were added so the bike could live up to its name “Krome ’03.” Ron Magnus suggested using something totally out of the ordinary to cover the seat and came up with a python and leather combo that’s quite a looker. The color of the python and the chrome frame of the seat play off of the silver anniversary paint well.
A 21-inch diamond-cut front wire wheel sets off the springer front end quite well and the 16-inch rear follows it up with the right look. It all adds up to one good-looking bike and Gilbert has quite a few first place trophies to prove it, along with a first in class at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, in January of this year. Gilbert would like to thank “The Crew,” a charity group that he often rides with, and his riding pal and the owner of the ’39, Andy Martinez, along with his wife, Tammy, for her support.
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