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11-03-2013, 10:21 PM
Mike at HMD (Heavy Metal Designz) in Tucson has agreed to take on building a custom XC for me. This has been two months in the making. We are doing a major makeover of the bike to include:

HMD Scorpion tail including stretched bags, fender and side covers, speaker lids
HMD front fender (steel)
HMD Gorilla bars
HMD air ride
HMD skid plate
HMD shortened kickstand
HMD bag brackets
HMD Hotrod exhaust
HMD coffin covers
HMD chin fairing screen inserts
Rockford Fosgate kickass system with two (2) 150 watt amps, (2) 6x5" speakers in fairing, (2) 6x9" speaker lids
Billet for Baggers SAW floorboards
Eurocomponents Rex mirrors
Custom Corbin Gunfighter seat
23" SMT front wheel
Painted rear wheel
NESS 10 degree rake kit
NESS RAD III handlebar controls
NESS engine covers
NESS grips
NESS pegs
NESS MC cover
Guard Dog keyless security
Lloydz air filter, adjustable timing gear & cams
Power Commander V
Tons of Witchdoctor colored bolts, caps
Witchdoctor clutch cover & dipstick
Custom Dynamics Radius Flush-mount Quad LED Plate Frame
Pin light blinkers front and rear

Let's just say there won't be any chrome on the bike. The bike will be painted a custom color (super secret) and tons of powder coating done. Hoping to get bike done before Thanksgiving but not pressuring Mike. He has an amazing attention to detail which is what drew me to see if he'd take on this build. This size build takes time and I'm willing to wait. Please friend Mike on his FB page at HMD520 to see progress pics.


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11-03-2013, 10:31 PM

Bars, the taller of the two.

11-03-2013, 10:36 PM
damn aint messing around! cant wait to see it finished

11-03-2013, 10:46 PM
this thing is going to look killer cant wait to see this

11-04-2013, 01:34 AM
gonna be sick!

11-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Wow!! Looking SWEET!!

11-06-2013, 06:10 PM
Starting to get the motor back together after cams, timing gear and powder coat. Got paint ordered yesterday, Ness parts finally shipped complete and one accessory from Kewlmetal received. Mike hopes to start painting by weeks end. He figures about two weeks total for paint. In the mean time he plans to get the rear wheel off, get it painted along with the swing arm and then get started on the air ride. Lots in the mix.3667936680

Dirty Dan
11-07-2013, 09:31 AM
Nice, gonna be sweet!

11-08-2013, 11:51 AM
looks good.

11-08-2013, 05:40 PM
Today's progress pics. Mike at HMD was able to get the swing arm painted black to match everything else. Next up, rear wheel. 3674636747

11-08-2013, 06:10 PM
Nice, that HMD stuff looks sick!

11-08-2013, 07:36 PM
And now the rear wheel. All coming together. 36756

11-10-2013, 06:13 PM
Color announcement, House of Kolor Black Gold, part of their Pearl Base Coat series.

11-11-2013, 01:42 PM
Paint is in 😊36895

11-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Here36908 is the color sample.

11-12-2013, 09:07 PM

11-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Looking good

11-13-2013, 08:25 PM
New fender primed and ready37032

11-19-2013, 01:02 PM
Cleaned up the calipers a little. No more "advertising". Also, the wheel is back together and ready to mount.

11-19-2013, 01:14 PM
Did the cam bolt covers in a wrinkle finish37257

11-19-2013, 07:24 PM
I like the calipers, nice work.

11-20-2013, 05:05 PM
Air ride installed. One pic all the way up, other pic SLAMMED!3733137332

11-21-2013, 07:34 PM
Starting to lay down some paint 3738637387373883738937390

11-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Dude, some gold leaf on that paint would set if off!

Dirty Dan
11-22-2013, 11:30 AM
Hell yeah! I on the other hand have the pearl white and not ready to repaint so.........

11-22-2013, 11:40 AM
We thought about it but decided against it. Going to see what it looks like once everything is back together. This is only round one of the paint. Tank and in er fairing today and then Mike will let everything set over the weekend before buffing and clearing round two next week.

11-26-2013, 10:50 AM
More paint. Tank and inner fairing37670

11-26-2013, 10:57 AM
Gonna be nice!

11-26-2013, 05:40 PM
Mike just sent me these pics after applying the second coat of clear and said it looks wet!3769937700

11-26-2013, 11:18 PM
That is stunning

11-28-2013, 10:54 AM
A couple more pics Mike at HMD 377853778637787sent me last night. Happy Thanksgiving all. Enjoy!

11-28-2013, 11:13 PM
Very nice!

11-29-2013, 09:09 PM
PCV, bars and Guard Dog security system installed today37845

12-04-2013, 09:23 AM

12-04-2013, 02:50 PM
Lookin good. That color is clean and deep.

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12-05-2013, 12:54 AM
I'm very pleased with the color. Changes in different light :)3816838169

12-05-2013, 10:43 AM
That really is gonna be a sick ass bike man! Can't wait to see it all back together.

12-06-2013, 05:17 PM
Tank looking good :)38201

12-06-2013, 05:33 PM
Diggin that color for sure

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12-06-2013, 10:21 PM
3820738208A few more paint pics. Also, fairing and Scorpion Tail ready for new pin light LED blinkers

Dirty Dan
12-07-2013, 10:37 AM
That fairing looks awesome with the signals gone!

12-07-2013, 10:48 AM
I agree Dan. Cleans up the front end and also the back end without those sticking out. The pin lights should look awesome when done.

12-08-2013, 11:39 AM
Mike says assembly starts Monday. He also told me pics will be limited because of some surprises he has in mind that I won't get to see until the unveil. He picked the right season with the Christmas spirit in full flow. I will continue to post what he sends and will also post pics of the final build. I'm looking for a photographer to shoot outdoor pics to highlight the color of the paint and then I'm also looking for a photographer here in the Vegas area with a model for additional pics. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas :)

12-09-2013, 12:26 PM
I have the guy who shot my bike for american bagger here in tucson. Let me know if you want his info.

12-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Exhaust done!38404

12-12-2013, 04:00 PM
And now with the heat shields 38413

12-12-2013, 07:41 PM
A shot of the floorboards and peg/brake arm38417

12-12-2013, 07:48 PM
That exhaust is bad ass!

12-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Yea I'm really liking how this is coming together. It's definitely taking longer than we planned, but doesn't it always, but it will be so killer when done it will be worth the wait. :)

12-12-2013, 10:33 PM
That exhaust is bad ass!

Thanks man! I think so too!

12-15-2013, 09:28 PM
So I just booked my ticket to fly back to Tucson to get the bike. Official day is 30 Dec. There was a chance Mike would finish this week but I'm flying back to Michigan for Christmas Thursday and just didn't want to rush things. I'll fly back to Vegas the morning of the 30th then grab a flight to Tucson that afternoon. I was hoping before Christmas but I'm good with giving Mike the additional time to make it perfect, and I know it will be. I'll continue to post what pics Mike sends and then once I see the bike complete stand by for TONS of pics.

12-17-2013, 08:48 PM
The countdown is on!38537

12-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Published deadline!!

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12-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Yea Marc. It should actually be done earlier than that but I'm flying back to MI for about 10 days and will fly down to Tucson on the 30th to pick it up. Nothing like 425 miles on New Years Eve to break it in. Lol

12-19-2013, 03:33 PM
Some random pics of the LED pin lights, custom made stainless bracket Mike had to fabricate for the two Rockford Fosgate amps and grips/pegs before and after paint. 3859738598385993860038601

Willie D
12-19-2013, 08:31 PM
This is gonna be BadAss - hope to see it in person one day.:11 (2):

Good luck Rowdy

12-19-2013, 08:55 PM
Thanks Willie and you will :)

12-19-2013, 10:16 PM
Very nice Rowdy, can't wait to see more.

12-20-2013, 11:09 PM
WOW!! This thing is SICK!! I can't wait to see it!!!

12-22-2013, 11:57 PM
600 watts of power, 300 front, 300 rear :)

12-26-2013, 09:27 PM
Bags and rear fender along with left floorboard, shift arm/peg390283902939030

12-27-2013, 08:22 PM
Major set back today :(. Powder coat chipped putting the hub on. So much for Monday pick-up. Going to be a couple weeks now due to holiday schedule with powdercoater. 39067

01-02-2014, 01:54 AM
Here's a quick shot of the pin lights in the rear39317

01-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Another shot 39326

01-02-2014, 08:27 PM

Willie D
01-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Wow - those suckers are BRIGHT :65:

cant wait to see the finished product.

badass 03 roadglide
01-04-2014, 10:33 PM
Are those dual element LEDs...want to do run/ turn/stop

01-04-2014, 10:47 PM
These aren't but I know you can get them.

Dirty Dan
01-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Actually all you need is a diode in line.

01-05-2014, 11:39 AM
A diode can change the color of the LED?

Dirty Dan
01-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Nope not the color just the intensity.

01-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Bike should be done next week. I can't wait!

01-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Getting close. Picking her up soon!39981399823998339984

01-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Looking right man!

01-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Thanks Marc!

01-14-2014, 12:00 AM
Bike was started today for first time in almost 4 months. Flight booked to Tucson this Friday. Spend the weekend in Tucson and ride back 425 miles to Vegas on Sunday. Can't wait!

01-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Last pic before the FINAL pics. Flying down to Tucson this afternoon.40258

01-17-2014, 12:13 PM
That looks amazing! Where did you get those speaker lids? Did you fabricate those or buy those? I'd love to have those on mine!

01-17-2014, 12:21 PM
That looks amazing! Where did you get those speaker lids? Did you fabricate those or buy those? I'd love to have those on mine!

Mike at HMD makes these specifically for the Victory bagger. 6x9's that ROCK! Also have 6x5's in the fairing with (2) 300 watt amps in the fairing, one for the front, one for the rear.

01-19-2014, 06:59 AM
More pics to come 4048340484

01-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Your bike is looking good. That color is sick in the sun!

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Dirty Dan
01-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Damn that looks sweet Rowdy!

01-19-2014, 11:50 AM
turned out sick dude! I want!

01-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Nicely done. Very slick!

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01-19-2014, 12:31 PM

01-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Nice work!

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01-19-2014, 09:09 PM
As promised4052040521405224052340524

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01-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Looks awesome Rowdy!! I love that color! I had a road glide I was going to paint a deep dark pearl brown like that, but it was a color off the new Lincolns called Kodiak Brown.

01-23-2014, 11:52 AM
I stopped at Dynojet here in Vegas yesterday and made an appt to get the bike dyno'd next week. Lloydz cams, timing gear, air filter and PCV with rev limiter already bumped up 500 RPMs and HMD Hotrod pipe so looking for good numbers.

01-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Looking good!

01-27-2014, 08:56 PM
What an awesome looking bike. Great job!

01-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Thanks all!

01-28-2014, 06:44 PM
Off to Dynojet here in Vegas to get dynoed. 41177

02-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Just got back from the dyno, 100/107. A little lower than I was expecting but right in line with what Dynojet pulls on Vic's Oh well, still happy with it.

02-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Which cams? Thats pretty good numbers if its the lloydz drop ins, pretty normal. What did they end up with for advance with the timing wheel? I dont have cams and run mine at 8 and dynod at 87 and 104.

02-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Which cams? Thats pretty good numbers if its the lloydz drop ins, pretty normal. What did they end up with for advance with the timing wheel? I dont have cams and run mine at 8 and dynod at 87 and 104.

Lloydz cams. +4 degree on the timing. Tried putting more timing but they said it started pinging so they backed it off.

02-07-2014, 04:18 AM
I wondered about that with the cams and if you have a pcv then if there is timing added with that also. When i had mine dynod it had the vfcIII on it and we couldnt lean it out enough so the dyno guy said i was leaving hp because of it. So I got rid of it and now have the pcv w/at.

02-18-2014, 02:39 PM
man, you did a great job with that!!!

02-19-2014, 02:38 AM
man, you did a great job with that!!!


02-21-2014, 03:52 PM
You got any stock parts left over? Im putting a 2010 cross country together and needs stock exhaust headers, right side bag etc etc lol. Please let me know if you have anything.

Dirty Dan
02-21-2014, 04:12 PM
I'll betcha Mike as HMD has what you need. I'll have stock lids and mufflers shortly but that's about it.

02-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Yea I pretty much sold everything we took off with exception of the stock rear shock. Mike does have a good selection of things at his shop. Give him a buzz.

02-21-2014, 07:42 PM
Loving this bike...

02-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Loving this bike...

Thanks! Me 2. Lol

02-22-2014, 08:18 AM
Do you guys know how to get a hold of Mike? I have a 2010 scull edition XC, took a pretty good tumble

Dirty Dan
02-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Google HMD520 phone number. It'll come up.

02-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Thx guys

03-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Got the bags lined from a local upholstery shop here in Vegas. They did a FANTASTIC job! Even helps with the sound of the speaker lids. Real happy.4430944310