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Firestarter is my first custom project based on a brand new 2008 HD Sportster XL883R. I – along with my brother – form the duo venture known as Rider Cult. At present it’s more so a visionary joint than a full-fledged garage/chop shop. The way it all started was through an article featured in a Hot Bike issue on a $1,000 budget-built Sportster custom. I wanted to have a custom bike that was unpretentious; I don’t like pretentious. I’m a bare, down-to-the-essentials guy. I wanted it to be unique, yet simple. Most important, was that I wanted to maintain the true spirit of the R. This wasn’t preconceived, no. It was the result of a fond attachment to the R that grew through nearly more than a year of intermittently riding it. Every ride fed me back with the same great taste, only each time with a different allure: sweet, free, thrilling, but mostly, fun, fun, fun! Added to that was fellow bikers’ comments time and again on the beautiful classical essence of the bike…

Built In: Saudi ArabiaBike Style: Rat Bikes

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Firestarter Bike Specifications – Rider Cult

Class Styling Rat Bikes
Featured Parts Jockey / Suicide ShiftFrisco Mount Gastank
Frame Harley Davidson Frame
Gastank Sportster Peanut Gastank
Handlebars / Risers Ape Hangers
Intake Cover Chopper Dave
Motor Brand Harley Davidson
Motor Size (metric) 0883cc
Paint Color(s) Bare MetalBlack
Paint Theme Mural – Graffiti Collage
Rear Wheel Drive Belt Drive
Seat Solo SprungLeather / Handtooled
Suspension Front Conventional – Standard
Suspension Rear Rigid / Hardtail
Tires Whitewalls
Wheels 5 Spoke