Albuquerque, New Mexico, is known for its incredible lowrider scene and, at any given moment, lowriders in a variety of makes and models can be seen on the area’s Boulevards. Chris “Wedo” Wright wanted to carry on this tradition as well—in the two–wheeled form.
Having a fortuitous trip to Laughlin for the River Run convinced Chris that it was time to build a custom masterpiece. “After seeing all the So Cal style Harleys, we knew it was time to bring that style to New Mexico,” he says. “We talked about build ideas for the entire ride home. In fact, the color scheme and even the idea of the bike were completed before we even got back.”
A total of nine months and countless hours of hard work produced the final results you see here. Jerome,The original handlebars were removed and beach bars were added. A chrome front end was installed from a ’99 Harley to give the bike that old school feel.
After cruising the bike for a couple of months, it was time for the paint. Having a best friend that does paint and body for a living certainly helps, thus, the bike was stripped down and the saddlebags were the first to receive work. Scott Benavidez at Mr. B’s Paint and Body installed a 4-inch Arlen Ness stretched bag kit as the body received work.
The rear fender was smoothed out, and the front fender was also shaved to remove the rivets. After all the parts were prepped, Daniel Almendarez took it upon himself to start the paint procedure. He started with a Solar Gold base and moved on to the House of Kolor Pagan Gold with a touch of Candy Apple Red. “I wanted a color that could not be duplicated, so I called it ‘Hater-Aid Gold,'” he says with a laugh. After all of the paint was completed, Joe Martinez added murals,”After the paint was done my wife hated it and threatened to kick the bike over. She hated the murals of the half-naked girls,” says Chris.
Now that the paint was completed, it was time for the bike to hit the streets and also the shows.
Chris would like to give a special thanks to Scott and Mr. B’s Paint and Body, his best friend, Daniel Almendarez, Joe Martinez, all of his friends at La Vida Customs and Southwest Choppers, and of course, his wife and children. Without all these individuals’ help, Chris’ dream bike would not have become a reality.
Owner: Chris “Wedo” Wright
Model: 2004 Harley-Davidson Road King
City/State: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Club: Rollerz Only Albuquerque, NM