Big Mando from SouthSide CC found this 2001 Harley-Davidson Road King on Craigslist about a year ago. This isn’t his first Harley, Big Mando has been riding ever since his club started up. Big Mando, the president and founder of SouthSide Car Club, has been running the club since its start in 1994. “I’ve been riding Harleys since before the club started and since we started the club we’ve had Harleys in our lineup.”


Big Mando’s lowriding roots can be traced back to the early ’80s. “SouthSide Harley-Davidson is not a club or anything like that. Me and a few of the guys just got a few jackets done, but its still part of SouthSide Car Club.”


After installing a cam, Big Mando added diamond-cut to the motor, loaded it with Performance Machine accessories, 18-inch ape hangers, and an alligator seat. The all pearl paintjob was done at SouthSide Customs USA and Willie Olea did all the patterns and fades, while Curly’s Pinstriping in Paramount, California, added the striping.

Mando would like to thank all the guys for always supporting him.

Tech Specs

Vehicle Year/Make/Model: 2001 Harley-Davidson Road King

Vehicle Nickname: SouthSide Road King

Owner: Big Mando

City/State: Los Angeles, CA

Club: South Side


Engine: The stock 1449 cc, four-stroke, V-Twin received the diamond cut treatment, a cam, Merc air cleaner from Performance Machine and Bassani pipes

Body/Paint: The bags were stretched 3 inches, headwinds front lights and multiple Performance Machine accessories such as fork legs, bag latches, kickstand, levers, and floorboards were added. Willie Olea of SouthSide Customs USA added the all pearl paintjob, patterns, and fades, while Curley’s Pinstriping in Paramount, CA, added the pinstriping.

Interior: Alligator seat

Wheels/Tires: Ridewright Fat 50 with Diamond Spokes / Shinko SR777