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Classic 2007 Softail Receives Paint Touch-Up

Bikernet 16 Before Full Bike Shade
The classic, before the paint shot.

Riverside CA May 1st 2016: Last year I bought the bike I had been dreaming about since it made its debut in the Harley line-up in 2007. It’s a two-tone Pacific blue and black 2008 Softail Custom; FXSTC. I’ve included the alphabet soup nomenclature for those who are entertained by Harley model-acronyms.

Stock wings.

No matter how I try I can’t find an unattractive viewing angle on the thing. If it were a fashion model it would be considered “camera-proof.” Then one day, as I ogled my two-wheeled prize, I started thinking, how cool it would be if the stylized feathers, outlined on the tank, could be filled in with swirled copper leaf. Though I’m acquainted with several custom painters, whom I’ve met over the years in my capacity as a V-Twin moto-scribe for the top magazines in the industry, I decided to check-in with the parts guys at Riverside H-D, my home dealership, to see if they had a recommendation for a local custom painter.

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