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PALA DURO – HARD SHOVEL RKB Kustom Speed – Rick Bray

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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.

Built In: U.S.A. Bike Style: Chopper

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Pala Duro – Hard Shovel Bike Specifications – RKB Kustom Speed – Rick Bray

Class Styling Chopper
Exposure/Publication 1st Place Winner, Artistry in Iron Bike
Featured Parts Kickstart, Jockey / Suicide Shift, Open Primary, Brass / Copper Accents, Magneto
Frame Custom One Off Frame
Gastank Custom One Off Gastank
Handlebars / Risers Mini Ape Bars
Intake Cover Custom One Off
Motor Brand Harley Davidson
Motor Size (ci) 080ci
Oil tank Barrel / Keg
Paint Color(s) Brown
Paint Theme Metallic Flake
Seat Solo Solidmount
Suspension Front Springer
Tires Whitewalls
Wheels 5 Spoke, Invader