When we saw Dan Flanigan’s black bobber, one of the first things we thought about was which little hottie could we get to smudge it up by laying all over it. Then we remembered we knew a sweetie named Paige with the perfect looks to contrast the dark, evil look Flanigan gave his new pride & joy.
When Paige saw the bike, she told us she had the perfect bikini to wear on the scooter, and that’s all it took. We found a vacant lot where we could park the custom steel in the sunlight, Paige strutted out, settled onto the seat, and that’s all there was to it.
Flanigan spent—believe it or not—six years putting this scooter together. He said it was an on-again, off-again process. There was no hurry, he had another bike he was happy with, and so taking a while with this one was OK. About a year ago, Flanigan decided it was time to wrap the project done. “I’d been talking about it for so long, people were starting to think I might be full of shit. So we got it finished.”
The long-time build features a 96-inch S&S motor mounted in a Pro-one Millennium frame. A six-speed tranny and an open four-inch primary sends the power to an 18-inch 200 series rear tire via traditional chain drive. It’s guided down the road by a 21-inch front wheel mounted in a stock front end. The brakes are by Exide, including a Sprotor on the rear, keeping the back end clean and open.
All the hand controls are hydraulic by Performance Machine, and Billet 4U dressed all the lines, hiding ‘em all. In fact, the only visible wire or line on the bike is a small bit of wire leading to the headlamp. Billet 4U also did all the billet on this road machine.
At first glance, this is just another black bike. But a closer inspection reveals an incredible paint job featuring the deep, vivid black, and a series of ghost skulls on thee front and rear fenders and modified Sporty fuel tank. The skulls are tough to see, but jump out in the sunlight, and leave little doubt as to the attitude of this bike.
This is a sharp bike, no doubt, but Paige made it look really good. This little cutie was right at home on the custom steel, and was very tolerant of the construction crew next door that stopped work to watch her drape herself across the bike. Of course she was comfortable on the bike, when she’s not making motorcycles look better, Paige can be found slingin’ drinks at a Denver –area biker joint. We won’t tell you which one, so you have a reason to for a ride to look for her.