PALA DURO – HARD SHOVEL RKB Kustom Speed – Rick Bray
The bike’s name: Pala Duro, means Hard Shovel in Spanish because the bike is running a Harley-Davidson 80 inch Shovelhead and it’s a hardtail. Rick Bray did all his own fabrication and lathe work on the brass components from the gas cap to the fasteners. Kirk Taylor re-built the engine. The finned rocker boxes, gas tank panels and beehive oil tank give the bike a consistent theme. The paint and pin stripe work was done by painter Kool Hand Luke. This bike took 1st place in the 2013 Artistry in Iron competition in Las Vegas.