The Grey Joule

A tracker styled hardtail bobber known as 'The Grey Joule' is the latest build from Kenny Kwan of IFK. The focus of this build was to make it as clean as possible; let the true lines of the motorcycle be seen and to not distract from the frame, two wheels, and the iconic H-D Evolution V-Twin engine. The choice to use a set of knobby firestone tires would give an aggressive stance and sparked the idea of a tracker bobber. In the theme of keeping the look and lines simple, no control switches of any sort were installed on the Biltwell High Tracker handlebars, only a freshly powder coated brake and clutch lever with a pair of light grey Biltwell Kung Fu grips. Rear lighting consists of a small No School Choppers 0.44 Bullet Taillight, mounted to a custom made sissy bar made out of ½’’ round bar. Adding a set of Paugcho Shotgun mid pipes to give the bike that off-road look led to other specific modifications. The oil tank had to be notched out so that it could be moved upwards and back to hug the frame backbone and a rear exhaust hanger mount had to be designed and fabricated to support the pipes themselves. A narrow Frisco Sportster gas tank was used so the top tube of the bike frame could be seen and displayed. A La Rosa 13’’ black diamond pattern solo seat paired with 3’’ chrome coil springs were installed for a simple and timeless bobber look. The TC Bros Louvered chrome air cleaner were used for the intake, simple design but functional. To keep with the simplicity of the build only 2 colours were used in the overall scheme: Black and Army Grey. Everything was powder coated gloss black and the gas tank and rear fender were painted by good friend, Kevin Cuffley. With the final assembly completed and many hours spent on small details, along with ensuring the bike rode well, the vision was projected into reality. Not only does the bike look great parked, it also rides amazingly comfortable and handles well for a rigid frame.