Having been involved in a very exciting project, rescuing a genuine barn find 1943 WLC ’45. The team at Reading Harley-Davidson wanted to recreate a bike with a similar patina of many hard miles ridden cross country and a ‘shed built’ evolution into a unique custom bike.

This Reading Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings entry; ‘Dirty Deeds’, has been influenced by the team at Reading Harley-Davidson, along with a huge amount of involvement from the future owner to create many one off aspects to this bike, whilst being beautifully put together by Jimmy Soru in the workshop.

Dirty Deeds Number Plate
Dirty Deeds Motorcycle
Dirty Deeds Tank

Getting the paint to look spot on has been a huge challenge for Gary at ‘Surrey Customs’, however we all feel he has absolutely nailed it. The plated rear fender and Turbo air cleaner hark back to the days of using what you had lying around to keep you on the road... built, not bought!

Dirty Deeds Tank


H-D Brass Collection: hand grips, footpegs, engine covers etc. Other components: Hugger-style rear fender – hand finished with a surprise! Garrett turbo machined and modified into an air cleaner/intake Hand fabricated/modified exhaust system. Amen Sportster fuel tank with custom modifications.

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