Grandeur's Prey 1/2007
LET US PREY
The Rolling Thunder-Grandeur Softail style frame of "Prey" gives a rigid frame impression at first glance. Clean and uncluttered, it looks like a rigid frame at first, mostly because the rear fender is mounted directly on the swing arm portion of the rear suspension. The minimal tire to fender clearance is probably the biggest contributor to this effect.
Custom Chroms “Revtech” motor displacing 110 cubic inches, sucks mix through a 45mm Mikuni flat slide carburetor. Spent gases exit via the somewhat abbreviated Grandeur exhaust system which has been treated with a heat retaining, metal preserving ceramic coating. Looks loud, yes? It’s fun and loud for riders.
A 2006 5-speed Andrews equipped transmission puts the power through a BDL 3 inch wide open belt drive which utilizes a special Grandeur “Auto Clutch.”
Mike Phillips proprietary Grandeur Springer performs steering & suspension chores up front. The front leg is chrome; the rear Springer leg is black powder coated. Internal hydraulic lines for the brake maintain the neat, clean appearance of the approximately 15” over fork. Disc brakes on both axles, front & rear, are HHI-Grandeur units providing above average stopping with minimal hand-foot effort. A 90/90-21 Avon wheel tire assembly in front and a 250 Avon wheel tire assembly out back allows “Prey” to roll at highway speeds in comfort.
Accessory components including handlebars, tail light, license plate bracket, gas tank, oil tank and oil lines are all Grandeur custom items. By using in-house parts, Grandeur Cycle ultimately ensures the outstanding quality of the end product.
Don’t forget to visit Mike Phillips at Grandeur at www.grandeurcycle.com. The site has a large selection of custom accessories, speed equipment and all the other goodies motorcycle builders look for when fabricating a custom motorcycle. Bagger riders take note: Grandeur now offers a 121 cubic inch TP rubber mounted motor mated with a Baker Right-Side-Drive transmission in a custom Bagger motorcycle (see Maverick Publishing’s American Bagger Magazine) for comfortable high speed two wheeled commuting or touring from point A to point B. Mike Phillips at Grandeur can be contacted by calling (336) 526-2468.
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