When long miles and comfort are your goals, Harley-Davidson “Dressers” are where it’s at. The fairing along with all of the other possible accouterments on these bikes just beg you to take them on that long cross-country tour in style. These two bikes are polar opposites, but accomplish the same result and that’s getting there in style and comfort. Both of these bikes are Harley-Davidson Classic Dresser Deluxes, the special 100th anniversary edition. They’re the same bike, but as you can see, each owner approached their build quite differently.
The bikes belong to two guys who have quite a few years in lowriding and the bikes are an extension of what they did and are doing in lowriding. The black bike belongs to Cory Whitted of Individuals C.C. and he had his share of lowriding under his belt when he decided to get a bike. Cory purchased his bike, “C Notes,” to customize, but mainly to enjoy and that he has done.
The motor of Cory’s bike received a mild cam and roller rockers, and was dyno-tuned for a couple of extra ponies. A host of Arlen Ness accessories including grips and pegs were added, as was a Corbin seat for riding comfort on long trips. All of the aftermarket parts were installed at KW Motoring in Gardena, California.
Cory’s Dresser was lowered 2 inches and the front forks were powdercoated black. The dealer handled all of the suspension work, ensuring that it was done correctly with parts that work. On the entertainment side of things, C Notes spits out a mean tune thanks to an Alpine head unit and two Alpine amps, Alpine 6x9s and a JL Audio 10-inch sub which make sure that the beat is heard and felt over the roar of the motor.
The polar opposite of C Notes would be Kebo’s bike. In case the name Kebo sounds familiar to you, that’s because Kebo’s been in the game for a minute and built a few high-profile cars including “Supreme Hustle.” The car was our “Best of Cadillacs” cover car and got plenty of respect on Crenshaw Blvd. Being the Chief of Security for Cube Vision keeps Kebo on the road quite a bit, but the bike still gets ridden whenever he’s in town.
The first thing that you notice on Kebo’s bike is the chrome and paint, and there’s plenty of each. The bright orange color and the flake that almost puts out your eye, coupled with some hot pinstriping creates a visual BBQ. Geraldo at G’s Custom Paint is responsible for the paint and Kelly and Son pinstriped the bike to perfection. The alligator-covered seat and speaker pods add an exotic touch.
The bike’s swing arm and the P.M. wheels and brakes received a healthy dose of chrome. The cylinders were diamond-cut and a Thunder header helps the motor sound and breathe better. A Headwind light assembly lights the way on those dark nights, and a digital dash monitors the bike and engine functions.
A full Alpine sound system was added, making sure that Kebo can hear his tunes over the thunder of the exhaust. “Gordo” took charge of the install, making it crisp and clean. Kebo’s bike was lowered 211/42 inches all around, a 21-inch Marathon tire and 18-inch Metzler are the rubber to the ground, and a set of Lee bars keeps it in control.
Keeping the speed down on the bike seems to be somewhat of a problem for Kebo (if you can call such a thing a problem). Once during a 130+ mph romp on the bike, a helicopter came swooping over Kebo’s head followed by some not-so-happy cops. Unbeknownst to Kebo, they had been chasing him for about 8 miles before they radioed the chopper to get his attention. And with that you have to know that Kebo’s bike is not just another pretty face.