Unit6Customs 2015 Street Bob
Article And Photos By: Del Hickey
Originally Published In Torque Performance Volume 1 Issue 1 – Fall 2021
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The Dyna Street Bob you see here is my “Black Bike.” You know, the one you can ride anywhere without drawing too much attention. The sort you can pop to the shop on without everyone stopping you and wanting to talk to you about it. It was that bike for about 5 minutes of owning it. The problem I had was the more I rode it, the more I fell in love with it. The more I realized what a capable all-rounder it could be. Having a small shop, Unit 6 Custom, I would be stupid not to build it out.
This was when the fun started. Initially, I added a T-Sport fairing and some Lucky Dave’s bars, a LePera Kickflip, and some Leather Pro’s. This got the bike to the daily rider stage. After putting some miles on it and pushing it a bit further, it was handling time. If you want top-level suspension, you look to Ohlins. So, I called up Kevin at Big Bear Performance. He hooked me up with their latest 30mm cartridge kit up front and some HD816s with his 1″ extensions. While I was ordering, I added an adjustable front mount and the matching rear. I’m from the UK, so they shipped all this to my uncle’s place in Florida for me to collect and bring back as luggage while visiting Biketoberfest. All I can say about this combo is, “Wow.” It’s night and day different. It goes where you point it, no wobbles, straight as an arrow, and with the Shred Moto pegs, I have fantastic ground clearance and lean angle.
Next up, I addressed the 103″ motor. Initially, I added a TBR pipe, a S/E air cleaner, S&S 583 cams, and a tuner. It was a step in the right direction, but it never really ran great. Too much reversion with that combo of pipe and cam, so I swapped the pipe out for the BBP 2 into1. It ran a lot better but was past the fuel pack’s capabilities. This was when all hell broke loose. In went the S&S TC3 cam-plate, pump, 585 cams, 107 pop-up pistons, 56mm throttle body with up-rated injectors, and a thick stealth air-cleaner partially hidden under a carbon cover. I added a complete set of PM covers to dress it up. It then went off to V-Twin to see Nick and Boz for a couple of days on a rolling road. It made a respectable 110hp 115tq at the wheel. This combo needed an uprated clutch, so I went with my favored, Primo.
With the extra power and handling capabilities, I added a BBP rear bracket with a Brembo M4 caliper and Galfer floating rotor (I’m a rear brake man) up front I fancied trialing the Arlen Ness big rotor kit, I was not disappointed. It pulls you up quick!
All of the above work makes for an excellent bike and gets overshadowed by the body upgrades. The most obvious one is the replica FXRT fairing and lowers by Dominator motorcycles. I was very dubious about adding such a big fairing as I had a fantastic bike and didn’t want to ruin it. It didn’t. It’s stable at speed, gives me better wind protection than my Roadglide, and really does turn the Dyna into the perfect sports tourer.
I added a full fender with the Moons MC integrated taillight and carbon fiber side panels to finish off the bodywork. The paintwork was completed by Jack from “Peanut Butter Paint,” he’s a genius). The massive amount of silver flake is covered in candy paint. I think painting the screen works really well with this fairing and the fairing is a great shape for this style of paint. The pin-striping on the side panel is by Mad Danny Pinstriping. The color combination has earned the bike’s name of “The Mystery Machine” and was actually totally unintentional.
I relocated the speedo to where I can actually see it and swapped it out for a Dakota Digital. I’m sure I’ve missed plenty, but the pictures help to fill in the gaps. I’ve happily done a 300-kilometer day on it and been away for days at a time living out of the bags. I set out to have a bike I can use every day, come rain or shine, and I believe I’ve achieved that and more. Did I accomplish an inconspicuous black bike? Not, really. It snaps necks every time it goes out. But if I’m honest, that was never going to be the case. I’ve had great fun building this with my team, DynaDave, Aaron, Paul (Dad), Andrew, and Bailey. I have even more fun riding it alongside them! Now, I better get back to my Black FXR I just picked up. There’s work to be done !!
mystery machine Tech Sheet
Owner: Ashley Gettings
City/State: Tring, Hertfordshire, UK
Fab. By: Unit6Customs
Model: Dyna Street Bob FXDB
Time: 1-2 Years
Model: 103” Twin Cam A
Builder: Ashley Gettings
Ignition: Direct Map by Boz @vtwin
Pistons: S&S Pop Ups
Heads: Stock, PM Covers
Carb: S&S 56mm Throttle Body
Cam: S&S 585
Air Cleaner: S&S Stealth
Exhaust: BBP Stainless 2-1
Primary: Primo Clutch, PM Derby
Make: Harley-Davidson/PM Covers
Shifting: 6 Speed
model: Street Bob FXDB
Type: HD/BBP Ohlins
Builder: Ashley Gettings
Triple Trees: Stock
Wheels, Tires, Brakes
Front Wheel: H-D Reaper, Chrome
Front Tire: Avon Cobra
Front Brake: Arlen Ness
Rear Wheel: H-D Reaper
Rear Tire: Avon Cobra
Rear Brake: Brembo, BBP, Galfer
Painter: Peanut Butter Paint
Type: Metalflake and Candy
Graphics: Mad Danny Pinstriping
Bars: Lucky Dave’s “San Diego Bars”
Risers: Lucky Dave’s
hand controls: Oberon, Vans, Thrashin
Fuel Tanks: Stock, Kit Sul Console
Front Fender: Stock
Rear Fender: Genuine H-D Full Fender
Oil Tank: Stock
Headlight: 7” LED
Taillight: Moons MC
Speedo: Dakota Digital/Kit Sul
Photographer: Del Hickey