Our custom Carolina Career College bike is starting to look like more than a pile of parts. The next section in this process that we have assembled is the front end. The two main focal points here are the handlebars and the headlights. This bike has a Buell XB 12 front end and the pictures above show the process of working on the headlights. Our team spent time mocking up the front end before piecing it together. This consisted of test fitting and making sure that everything fits the way it is supposed to. The headlights are Road Glide Aux lamps which was designed to achieve the Street Fighter custom look better than leaving the stock headlights. We fabricated brackets for a custom fit to run dual headlights. You can see in the picture that the upper left hand part of the front end has a bracket holding one headlight in place and at the bottom right there is another bracket holding the second headlight in line with the one above it. This is why the mocking up stage was important to make sure they fell in line with each other. The dual headlights allow for the use of one for low beam and two for high beams creating versatility for the rider.
Once the headlights had been assembled the handlebars came next. Once we affixed the handle bars to the front end we bled the brakes, a procedure where the brake lines which contain the brake fluid are purged of any air bubbles. A cool design that was added to this bike was the unique handle bar riser clamp. This is a Buell handle bar riser clamp that features a Ray Price emblem added to the piece. This emblem was developed specifically for this motorcycle. It showcases the Ray Price Harley Davidson name with the bar and shield next to it in white.
As you can see in the picture of the completely assembled front end, we have decided to have a black front end to go with the blue frame. There is still much more to come and the details on how to win this custom bike will follow as well. We are very excited to give away this motorcycle at Captial City Bikefest in September. The collaboration of Carolina Career College and Ray Price Harley Davidson on this bike will hopefully leave you eager to see the completed product.
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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.