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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Johnny Cash bike

Customer Bike Build

As told by Julian Grindall, February 2010

Inspiration. What inspires us to do things in life?

"For me & the creation of a Johnny Cash tribute bike was quiet simple, the love of motorcycles especially Harley-Davidson and the music of an iconic performer & song writer.

The title of the bike “Get Rhythm” was an obvious choice. This great song of Johnnies describing the rhythm of the shoe shine boy betting the blues and the rhythm of the Harley V twin, perfect.

The challenge was to depict this theme respecting the memory of a man that was very understated. This was skilfully achieved from a design brief discussed with Shaw Speed and Custom Shop who interpreted the dream into a world class custom bike using Roland Sands Design components, the immense skill of Tom Fuller and the team from (Image Design Custom) who painted the tins and created the awesome artwork, and Neil Sefton (Shaw Speed and Custom Shop) who engineered and built the bike.

Well done to the Shaw Speed Shop team, my son Tom and I will ride and show this bike with great pride."

The Johnny Cash bike is based on a 2004 Nightrain, with PM wheels and PM Phatail kit, RSD covers, and handlebars and PM handlebar switchgear and master cylinders, mid mount PM controls, CSC headlight and air filter, RSD Vintage seat and gas tank, Shaw signature round oil bag, braided lines internal throttle the list goes on lowered 3.5 inches front and 2 inches rear,
Image Design custom painted the project and there is also a rear light in the back which illuminates with the ignition on.



Moto.Lux said...

Wow! That is how a tribute bike should look, understated, clean and not a an in your face theme bike. Well done gentlemen! Very nice!

Greg said...

how 'bout a few shots of the paintwork? i sense there's something cool going on with the tank and rear fender top, but can't tell from the posted shots.

Ralph said...

Is the bike called 'Sue'?

Check the oiltank with the Sun record adorning it.

All bad ass black like Mr. Cash would dress.

Nice work from Shaw & Image Design!

Nabil said...

Nice and clean. Can we get some close-ups of the paint job. Looks real cool. Love that open primary, that's going on my bagger next.

Anonymous said...

Hey RSD, about paint jobs - I have been searching and I can't find the answer... Who did the paint for you on the vintage bike that has the "plaid" look with flake? That paint job is sweet!!!