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The Punisher

Another Wild Ride From Hawaii

Text And Photos By D. Ho
6/10/2010 3:28:41 PM


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Roger, Chris and Darren.

Everyone has their dream bike in mind but very few people have the vision, let alone the money to make it all happen. But once in a while, a customer comes along that gives builders the chance of a lifetime. My friend Chris was one of these customers. Returning from a Las Vegas bike festival, Chris envisioned a bike that would blow people away. Our Kustom Fab crew had a bike in mind but couldn't afford the build cost. Chris wanted his dream bike and we wanted to build it so we made it happen.

FINAL 1

We started off with a Legends Low Life frame. Then we raked out the frame more to give it that long and low profile look. Next, we completed all the sheetmetal work that the bike required. This amount of work was unbelievable but with time and effort, the bike came together.

FINAL 2

One of the trademarks of Kustom Fab Cycles is that your bike will come out super clean. Every wire will be hidden or tucked away as much as possible. Roger of K-Fab prides himself on this type of meticulous work.

FINAL REAR

The build for Chris' dream bike had to be completed before the 2nd Choppers Only Show. This meant that we had about 5 months to complete this unbelievable machine. Besides all the parts of the bike, the paint also had to have a clean and original scheme to go with the bike's sleek look.

FINAL 2

Dennis from Cosmic paint provided just that look. It was a combination of Chrome paint and sheetmetal that made it perfect. The project overall went great. It was Kustom Fab's chance to show people outside of the Hawaiian Islands, that if given the opportunity and the finances, any bike build is possible for us to complete.

KustomFab- Shop # 808-847- 5322
Roger-Cell 808-277-7854
Darren- Cell 808-429-0353
Owner of Bike – Chris Aton cell 808-722-6757

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The Frame finally arrives from Legends; couldn’t wait to get started.

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The hiding and wiring of the bike begins.

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A look at the new stretch and rake.

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The fame after welding the slugs and gusset.

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The tank modification process.

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Tigman welding up the tank.

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Roger mounting the tank.

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A look at the rear fender (note the Led mounted at the top of the fender).

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Roger going thru the final mock –up.

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The rear angle of the mocked up bike.

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Mock-up of bike.

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The bike even looked long on the bike stand.

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We finally got a chance to se what it looked liked on the ground.

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Chris (the owner) & Roger of Kustom Fab admiring the finished project.

Specs:

Make/Model: 2004 Special Construction
Fabrication: KFab Choppers
Assembly: Darren, Roger, Mel & Manetta

Engine: 2004 RevTech 100

Carburetor: Mikuni

Air Cleaner: Kfab

Ignition: Compu-Fire

Exhaust: KFab

Transmission: RevTech

Frame: Lowlife Softail from Independent Cycles.
Rake: 43 Raked to 54
Stretch: 1”over stock.

Suspension: Legend Air

Triple Trees:Perse

Shocks: Legends

Wheels: Performance Machine – Gatlin
Rear: 18”280
Front: 21”

Tires:
Front: Avon
Rear: Metzler

Brakes: Performance Machine

Paint: Cosmic Airbrush – Hawaii

Chrome Plating: Hawaii Chrome Plating

Accessories:
Handlebars: Independent Cycles – Legends
Hand and Foot Controls: Performance Machine
Seat: Bob Arkus – Oahu, HI
Tank Fab:Tigman


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