EB897 - 2018 Harley Davidson Street 500

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This is our second Harley Davidson Street 500 custom of this style for Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson (GAHD). So if you haven’t peeped the previous build, head on over and check out the EB789 2017 Harley Davidson Street 500 custom now.

The wrap up of the EB789 build was that Gasoline Alley wanted to expand on their Harley offerings outside of what was available in the factory catalogue. We’re big fans of those legends, so naturally we were happy to collaborate on a few builds with them!

Once the first build hit the showroom floor at GAHD the response was huge, so they quickly commissioned us to build another as it wasn’t long before the orange and silver EB789 Street 500 was snapped up and ridden out the door.

Part of the plan with the first build was to make a custom that was easily repeatable and didn't over capitalise on a LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) bike. Plus we wanted to draw on some of the Harley family for inspiration, namely two of our favourite models, the Sportster Seventy-Two and the new FXDR.

With a lot of the design and testing done for the first build, this bike breezed through the planning stage and we got to twirling spanners and spitting sparks. Again GAHD sourced some of the required parts like the Vance and Hines slip on and Sportster Seventy-Two tank, while we got to work shortening the rear frame and installing all our own parts.

The Ellaspede XG500 parts development catalogue is growing, so this build copped a bolt on Ellaspede Seventy-Two tank mount kit, Street 500 Front and Rear Indicator Brackets, Street 500 Number Plate mount kit and fully adjustable Ellaspede Street 500 Forward Controls.

With the tank mounted and frame shortened the aluminium seat cowl was made up to match, with a snug tail light hiding in underneath for a super clean rear end. Underslung mirrors, Vans grips and Posh classic winkers help round out the add ons.

We know black is popular with the Harley crowd (and honestly we love it on a lot of our other bikes too) so we wanted to do a black based livery for this build that would still show off the shapes of the tank and seat. Looking back through some Harley flat track inspiration images revealed a stripe style that we used as inspiration, replacing the traditional black over orange with a subtle sparkle grey over a gloss black base.

Paint done, parts on and after a test ride this rig was sitting pretty on the Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson showroom floor. But if you’re reading this then you’re too late as the cash and keys for this bike have already been exchanged and we’ve been informed it’s out the door already!

Luckily now though, these builds are another option for riders looking for a fun 500 and you’re only a conversation with Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson or us at Ellaspede away from making the next one that rolls out all yours!

 

 

 


Albums we listened to during the build of this bike:

1. Billie Eilish - Dont Smile At Me 2. Chance The Rapper - The Big Day 3. Billy Joel - The Essential Billy Joel

Photos and Features:

Photos by AJ Moller Photography  


Comments (14)

cost for similar bike 2016 XG500

By: on 26 October 2020
how much for HD XG500

Ellaspede Response
Hi Cris! Shoot us an email and we can give you some more info about custom build pricing. contact@ellaspede.com Cheers

Quote for the short tail & seats

By: on 4 October 2020
Beautiful work! Can I have a quote for the short tail and seat please?

Ellaspede Response
Hi Ray, Thanks mate, we're glad you like the build. Shoot us an email and we can give you some more info about custom build pricing. contact@ellaspede.com Cheers!

Quote for build

By: on 13 September 2020
Hi just wanted price for this set up on a new street 500 s

Ellaspede Response
Hi Marcus! Shoot us an email and we can give you some more info about custom build pricing. contact@ellaspede.com Cheers mate

quote for similar custom build

By: on 10 September 2020
hey guys, could you share the quote for similar custom build for street 500.

Ellaspede Response
Hi Aman! Shoot us an email and we can give you some more info about custom build pricing. contact@ellaspede.com Cheers mate

Costs

By: on 28 August 2020
Costs for similar build?

Ellaspede Response
Hi Bas, We've emailed you some info mate! Cheers

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