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Custom Cycle Engineering

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Randy Smith founded Custom Cycle Engineering in 1967. Randy was a unique pioneer in the Harley aftermarket industry, developing some of the first custom aftermarket parts and building some of the industry’s most groundbreaking customs bikes.

After running Custom Cycle Engineering for many years Randy sold his interest in the company to Rick and Jim Whitehead of DEW Mfg. in 1989. DEW Mfg. was established in 1971 and is one of the largest manufacturers of extension fork tubes for the Harley aftermarket industry. DEW not only made fork tubes they also designed custom triple trees, Risers, Front hub spools and tweak bars

Teamed with the creative genius of Randy Smith and DEW's ability as a precision machine shop the product line increased in the early '90's. Today CCE is solidly entrenched into the Harley-Davidson and V-twin aftermarket with a wide variety innovative custom parts that have a purposeful need and are wrapped in a stylish design. Custom Cycle Engineering is constantly developing new products with an eye on the future, but never forgetting our rich past.

One of the newer addition to the Custom Cycle Engineering family is Tim Wallingford. Tim followed Randy's career through his motorcycle articles and through the workshop that Randy held at his shop in Westminster CA.Tim is a renowned Harley mechanic and custom bike builder in SoCal. He has built many innovation Harleys and countless classics. One such restored classic is Randy Smith's 45 Magnum that now sits in the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee WI.


5- Ball Bagger Project Bike -- A High Speed wobble leads to a new concept

Paughco delivers the goods!

By Krash Kranzler
After a high speed wobble caused me to wreck the Bikernet Baggers Project bike, I spent the next few months looking for a cause and solution to the high speed wobbles that Harley - Davidson Touring chassis's are known for
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Mount Your Narrow Glide Wheel To A Wide Glide
By Custom Cycle Engineering
Custom Cycle Engineering offers wheel conversion kits to adapt any 19” or 21” Narrow-Glide wheel from 1977 to 2002* and spaces it out to fit a 41mm Wide-Glide front fork.
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Rivera/Primo HedLED Headlight System

At Last, a Turn Signal System in Headlights for Custom Bikes

By Bandit, Ben Kudon, and Richard Kranzler with photos by Wrench
I’ve known Ben Kudon, the general manager of Rivera/Primo for over 20 years. He’s a stub of a man and mean as cat shit. And no one knows Rivera Primo products like Ben. So, I asked him about the new Rivera/Primo HedLED systems.
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Steering Damper for All FLH Models

Bringing an end to steering wobble

Custom Cycle Engineering
Custom Cycle Engineering has developed the 1st Steering Damper system for the Harley Dresser models.
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The Mudflap Girl FXR Saga

A Convoluted Story of Romance, Family, and the Open Road

By Bandit with photos by Markus Cuff
It all started when a brother was desperate for cash and I bought a basket case Dyna, and with the help of JIMS machine turned it into an FXR. I started to build it for my son, Frank, the tattoo artist, around an old Kenny Boyce-styled pro street frame. Making progress on this build, with a massive upside down Custom Chrome front end, a brother stumbled into my shop and told me about Paul Cavallo ...
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Bennett’s Performance Dyna Build, Part Two

With the Upgraded S&S 106-Inch in Place, Time to Spruce the Primary Bearings, Clutch, Carb and Air Cleaner

By Bandit and Ron Benfield
So we got to work. Eric hadn’t ridden his own motorcycle in six months, broke up with his girlfriend three times, and needed his two-wheeled Valium. Working with D&D they altered a stock D&D system to fit ’91 to ’13 Dynas. But more to come including a JIMS inner primary kit, a hot rod Rivera/Primo Clutch, Alloy Art and Speed Merchant front end parts, and a new S&S Carb and Cleaner
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Custom Cycle Engineering's Steering Damper For Baggers
By the Custom Cycle Engineering Crew
The Steering Damper for All FLH Models. Custom Cycle Engineering has developed a Steering Damper system for the Harley Dresser models. Custom designed clamps and brackets position a Shindy Steering Stablizer in the optimum location so the damper can be installed with minimum effort.
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5-Ball Racing 2012: Chapter 11 the Finale

The Final Test on the Salt

By Bandit with photos by Bandit, Lee Clemens, Scooter Grubb, and the Sheriff
This year has been a blur, and it’s not over. The pitfalls started when my motor wasn’t going to arrive until after Sturgis. Then my painter, Jim Murillo passed away unexpectedly, and the pressure mounted.
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