In the winter of 2010 I attended the International Motorcycle show with a friend of mine and was compelled to try on a couple of new bikes. After sitting on a brand new Harley V-rod, I knew I needed to take that next step.
I took a ride over to Harley Davidson of Nassau County in Bellmore and talked to the sales agent, but I was not very happy with the outcome. The bikes they had in stock were very expensive and not quite what I was looking for.
I poked around on E-bay and Craig's list to see what other options were available. A gentleman in Connecticut was retiring and selling this 2003 V-rod.
The bike is a 100th Anniversary edition V-Rod with the "Tuxedo" paint job and Screamin Eagle package. Within a week we had an agreement and I took possession.
I knew right away there were a few things I needed to do to make this bike mine. Right off I replaced the exhaust system with a set of straight pipes. I replaced all the turn signals with custom LED's (front signals in the mirrors and rear wrap arounds). I changed out the handlebars with drag bars with internal wiring and removed the windshield.
The pictures below show the bike before Super Storm Sandy with the pipes, LED's, drag bars, wheels, and a couple of other mods.
This '03 was destroyed in Super Storm Sandy and replaced with this 2002 V-Rod.