Ray Price Harley Davidson has been honored with commissioning a custom bike for the Carolina Career College. This custom bike will be given away at our 2017 Capital City Bikefest. The giveaway will take place the weekend of September 22-24th and to find out how YOU could win this one of a kind bike, keep up with this blog as we take you through the process of building a custom bike!
The first thing is to start with a blank canvas as shown in the picture of the bike in the bay. This is a stock Street 500 Harley Davidson and we will take this bike, break it down, and transform it into something completely unique. The bike is currently ready to be taken apart to begin painting. Before we can start painting though, our team has to brainstorm the expectations we have for this bike. Decisions have to be made on color, art, and design. This is considered the prep phase where we start building the concept. We also call this "building the bike on paper." This is the time to get everything written out concerning what parts we will need and what things we want to change. It is one thing to take apart and rebuild a bike, but this is a custom bike so we want to make everything about this bike, even down to its bolts, turns heads. This is why our planning phase is so important and have taken considerable time to make sure we have things just right.
Even though we are still designing on paper, there is no reason not to start the prep process. The bike is officially taken apart and stripped to the frame. Everything has been removed including the engine, and the rear pegs have been removed and shaved as well. We are getting the part ready to be prepped for paint. This includes modifying the frame for the paint. You may be able to notice some of the prep work on the back side where the frame is gray in the picture of just the frame in our shop. We have not entered the bike building stage, but there is quite a bit of work that goes into making sure all of the parts of this bike, starting with the frame, are ready to have paint applied.
There is so much more to come and by the time Bikefest gets here you won't believe that we started here. If you want to know how our custom creation could be yours keep up with our blog and the details will follow. Get excited for this exclusive bike and get excited for Bikefest!
Enter to win
Enter to win a custom Carolina Career College bike designed by Ray Price Harley-Davidson at the 13th Annual Ray Price Motorsports Expo! And read all about the build by following our blog! Learn more
About Carolina Career College
Carolina Career College has trained and placed students in Information Technology careers since 2001. Carolina Career College IT Computer TrainingWith a convenient location off the Miami Blvd. exit of I-40, we offer a wide range of technical courses for students in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas.
About Ray Price Harley-Davidson
For more than 30 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson has served as the center of motorcycle culture in Raleigh, N.C., and among the Southeast’s top motorcycle dealerships. Home to Hall-of-Fame racing legend Ray Price, dealership staff have centuries of combined Harley riding experience to provide award-winning customer service and education programs for beginners-to-expert riders. Ray Price was again named a 2014 Dealernews Top 100 business, as well as a Powersports Business Power 50 Dealer. The team actively supports area charities through a wide range of philanthropy projects. Ray Price Racing won the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Top Fuel Harley Championship in 2014 and 2015.