But as the years went by my yearning to ride never subsided and I began to think about buying a Harley to cruise. However, when I priced them, they were way over my budget. Moreover, at that time there was even a waiting list for Harleys. Finally, after years of praying, hoping, and with the support of my wife, I got the okay to purchase a Harley-Davidson-on a budget, of course. I looked for any Heritage Softail that had beach bars and fishtails. That’s all I needed to put my own flavor on it. After a couple of months of shopping I found my baby in the Cycle Trader, and soon purchased the ’99 Heritage Softail from a nice LAPD officer. The bike came with plenty of extras, but not exactly what I had in mind. I wanted my H-D to be slammed, so as soon as I took it home I adjusted the shocks down a few inches and installed the front fender light. In the next few months I got rid of the rhinestone seats and bags. I installed a LePera seat, and bought a front 21-inch rim on eBay. I installed the rim as soon as the tire was mounted (I like the front 21 for that old school gangster look). Aaron from Bike Buddy Pro Hi-Lowrider installed the air-ride kit. Bob of Diamond Bar Choppers installed the front Adjure lights. Wyatt Chyrchel of Pomona Valley H-D does all of my personal parts, and luckily he’s in the neighboring city of Montclair. He hooks me up with all the chrome for a great price. Dave of Disciple Chino Custom Choppers in Chino, CA, hooked me up with some extra bling-bling like the 36-inch extended fishtails along with some chrome spoke wheels, discs, and the pulley. The engine is stock besides the Kryakyn air cleaner. The 1340cc is plenty fast for jumping on and off the freeways. I am not looking for any extra speed because I only want to roll extra low and slow like back in my cruising days. My dream bike was starting to take shape and was pretty much finished.
If you’re out here around the Chino Hills area you’ll probably see me out cruising the town on my daily driver. I’ll make any excuse to jump on this low-rider. The other day I received the best complement from a little old lady at the grocery store, “If I had a Harley, I would do it just like that,” she said.