Nico’s Promise

Nicos Promise 2.0

And we are going into the second round!

A real lover never stops after the first round, just like Nico. After the first season he had with his already rebuilt cool Street Bob behind him Nico calls us directly: “I need more of the cool stuff”!

The boots and fork covers he no longer like, now is to be DLC-coated. In its original state, the fork is not coated and for this reason got our upper covers and the boots missed. After all, it should fit the concept “All Black”. To make the Street Bob look more grown up it now has the Diamond like Carbon (DLC) coating and it looks damn good on it! The next must-have for the second step of the custom cure is a new tank. Our aluminum tank stretches the bike and gives it a more refined silhouette.

Nico is a real rider and wants to have “no stress with the neighbors” in the future so he doesn’t save on the sound. For this, a legal exhaust system has to be fitted to the FXBB by Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde.

We are curious about what else comes so!


Parts & Details

  • Thunderbike Rear Fender Steel 200 mm / 18''
  • Thunderbike Front Fender 21'' Fiberglass
  • Thunderbike Lowering Kit Shock Stage 2 (30mm)
  • Thunderbike Tele Fork Lowering Kit
  • Thunderbike Ignition Coil Relocation Kit black
  • Thunderbike Forward Control Kit black
  • Thunderbike Handlebar Flip II 1.25'' x 32 cm
  • Thunderbike Turn Signals Stripe LED with Housing
  • Thunderbike Turn Signal Load Equalizer 3in1 rear
  • Thunderbike License Plate Frame Inside Plate
  • Thunderbike Side Mount Licence Plate Bracket medium
  • Thunderbike License Plate Lighting
  • Thunderbike Powerfilter-Kit Grand Classic
  • Harley-Davidson Defiance Headlamp Trim Ring 5 3/4'' black
  • Harley-Davidson Sprocket Cover chrome
  • Thunderbike Front Axle Cover-Set
  • Thunderbike Rear Axle Cover Set
  • Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm left
  • Thunderbike Axle Cover Swingarm right
  • Thunderbike Seat Plate

The man with the black Harley


A few years were to pass before Nico was old enough and able to do so, but he kept his promise! As a little boy he already raved about Harleys and when his father had an accident, Nico made him the promise to ride together with him someday. With his own Harley of course!

We were allowed to support Nico with this idea and built him the beautiful Classic Rider based on a Softail Street Bob.

Men with black Harleys are many, it is now times the most popular color with the iron from Milwaukee. However, only a few men have such a reason for it, like our customer Nico.

“Through an acquaintance with a black Harley, I dreamed of my own Harley ever since I was a little boy. I used to call our acquaintance ‘the man with the black Harley’ back then.” he tells us.

Years passed, Nico started riding mopeds at 16 and got his motorcycle license at 18. “My parents have been riding Harleys for umpteen years and have traveled to many countries on them,” Nico continues, until an accident changed everything:

“One day my father had an accident at work and it wasn’t clear if he would ever be able to ride again.” At that time, he made a promise to his father and to himself:

“When he gets fit again and can get on his bike, I’ll also buy a Harley so I can ride with him.” So, without further ado, he ended up with an already converted Sportster Forty-Eight and, a year later, this Street Bob. “I wanted to design my own conversion and now I can also take my girlfriend with me”.

In the winter of 2020, we then implemented Nico’s ideas and built this beautiful classic chopper – Classic Rider – based on the Street Bob with Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine.

Nico is proud of himself to have realized his dream and can be happy about a lot of positive feedback. The acquaintance from the past said to Nico: “So, now you are the man with the black Harley “

Do you also want to realize your dream and do you want to learn more about this bike?

In our custom bike gallery we have a special feature on the Classic Rider with all the info about the conversion and the parts used and in our new bike gallery you can find all the info about the Street Bob and the other Softails. Any questions? Then simply contact our team.


Nico Schnepel

Customparts, Dealer Support

0049 2852 - 6777-30
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Roman Reiners

Customparts, Dealer Support

0049 2852 - 6777-30
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Julian Segler

Sales, Financing, Rental, Custombikes

0049 2852 - 6777-41
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Thomas Emky

Custombikes Service Workshop

0049 2852 - 6777-56
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