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"El Bragas Gotero" 2015 Dakota Thunder Custom

January 31, 2016
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Our February 2016 cover bike is the "El Bragas Gotero" 2015 Dakota Thunder Custom, which according to bike owner Bill Hodson, is Spanish for “The Panty Dropper.” To find out more about Bill, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Brittany, check out her behind the scenes interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video from this month’s cover shoot.

Owner: Bill Hodson
City: Overland Park, Kansas

Fabrication by: Mike Shepard/Scott Crystal - Tank
Assembled by: Bill Hodson: Mock-up/Iron Eagle Customs: Final Assembly
Assembly Time: 3 months
Chromed By: DeTray Plating Works

Size (ci)/Make: S&S 127ci
Carburetor: S&S Super G
Pipes: Paul Yaffe Ceramic Coated Two Into One

Make/Type: Baker 5-Speed w/Hydraulic Clutch

Make/Model: 2005 Dakota Thunder Dragon
Rake: 42 Degrees
Stretch: 8” out/6” up
Rear Suspension: Hardtail
Forks: American Suspension Velocity Springer

Wheels, Tires & Brakes
Type: Choppers US
Size: 21”
Rim width: 3”
Tire: Avon Venom
Brake: Performance Machine
Type: Choppers US
Rim width: 300
Tire: Avon Venom
Brake: Performance Machine

Painter: Bill Shy with Boy Works Unlimited/Goldleaf & Pinstriping by Mark Ripley in Olathe, Kansas.
Color/Manufacturer: Candy Brandywine – H.O.C.
Powder Coating: LPF

Bars: Custom built by Iron Eagle Customs
Risers: Custom built by Iron Eagle Customs
Headlight: Mad Hornets 4.5 Bullet
Taillight: Jay Brake
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Fuel Tank: Custom built by Mike “La Flama Blanca” Shepard & Scott Crystal
Oil Tank: Custom built into the rear fender
Foot Controls: Accutronix
Seat: Mustang

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

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