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Been awhile…

Posted in airbrushed, Blackline, brown, Custom Embroidery, Dyna, Fatbob, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Road King, Skull, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Tank bib, tank panel, WWII Bomber with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2017 by Chris Wright

It has been ages since I posted here to the blog, mainly because Facebook and Instagram are so much easier to use.
But it seems a good number of folks keep swinging by to check out Three Mutts Customs so here are a few pics to show what we’ve been up to lately. Of course hand tooled fender bibs, tank bibs and custom bags are still our specialty but now we’re matching to the popular seats more closely.  Mustang distressed brown material is in stock, a new relationship with LePera allows us access to ALL of their materials and Corbin matching material is possible now too!

Custom embroidery in house! An inexpensive way to apply full color designs to your custom bib.

Brown tank bibs material matched to Mustang seats, both in plain and diamond stitch!

More Chaos Pebbles with the new full body and Split Lane designs!

And for those that want to go full tilt for a full custom, there are always hand tooled & airbrushed possibilities.

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Three Different Tank bibs for Harley Softail Slims!

Posted in airbrushing, antique, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Softail, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Slim, Softail, Tank bib, tank panel, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2015 by Chris Wright

I noticed folks searching for tank bibs for the Harley Softail Slim lately so I thought I would put together a post to show the three different designs I have for the Slim.
As Slim owners will already know, the factory tank bib is narrow and tapers from the dash point to the tank cut out and then folds over the frame backbone. What you may not know is the Softail Heritage tank bib is the exact same.  This means you can use the wider 5″ wide Heritage tank bib as well.

But, some folks might not appreciate the straight sides of the Heritage bib but would like a bit more room for a hand tooled or laser engraved design.  So, to address those clients I designed a hybrid Softail Slim tank bib called the teardrop.  It has the wide shoulders of the Heritage bib while maintaining the taper and tank channel wrap of the factory bib.  More room for artwork on your leather tank bib while keeping the factory lines intact.  Here are a few pictures to check out, any of the three designs start at $60 plus shipping for standard stitched edges.  Lacing, artwork and other add-ons are extra, drop me a line for an estimate: chris@threemuttscustoms.com

I also make a full compliment of rear fender bibs and tool/roll bags for your Softail Slim to create a matching set of custom leather!

Doing it right in Switzerland…Custom Harley Softail Slim

Posted in brown, Custom Stitching, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Handlebar bag, Harley Softail, Laser Engraving, leather, Motorcycles, Slim, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2015 by Chris Wright

A recurring client and now friend of mine in Switzerland came to me originally early this year for a custom leather tank bib to match his custom seat from a shop in New York.
This seat is something I had never seen before but I quickly recognized the color as saddle tan, a common color in horse saddles.  By itself, the seat looked lonely, a bit out of place with it’s bright golden tan color on a black bike.  We discussed the bib some and he decided to stick with the same shape as the factory bib but wanted his highly detailed family emblem on it.  Using a combination of laser engraving and hand tooling, I was able to recreate it in exacting detail, including the text on the banner.  Thick, white hand stitched edges were required to match the seat so I set to work.  Together they looked great but the backend needed something so Umberto sent another email, asking about a custom roll style bag to fit between his custom seat and custom fender.  I have to wonder how many parts on his Softail Slim are factory besides the engine and frame.  We agreed on a smallish, 4″ diameter x 10″ long back that would strap to the frame between the two parts with the buckles reversed so they wouldn’t touch the fender when the bag was opened.  His racing number was hand tooled on the flap and the crest laser engraved on the side caps to tie it all together.  Here are the pics, enjoy!

Coordinating and matching motorcycle leathers

Posted in Big Dog Choppers, Custom Embroidery, custom work, Danny Gray seat, Fatboy, Fender bibs, Handlebar bag, Honda, Inspiration, Leatherwork, Mastiff, Motorcycles, Road King, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, Tank bib, tank panel, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Chris Wright

Hey folks, Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I wanted to touch on matching and coordinating custom tank and fender bibs with your existing theme, color scheme or factory gear.  Now, having your gear match isn’t a necessity especially if function is your goal but if you are looking for a clean look to show off at Bike Night and such, coordination can make or break your look.

There are a ton of materials out there but in general there are a fixed number of suppliers so getting a good match or a close match for a tank bib or fender bib is usually possible.  Bigger companies like Harley will subcontract their materials so they are exclusive but close alternatives can be had if you know where to look. Matching another custom maker is also possible when good pictures and references are provided.

This post is picture heavy but I wanted to give you good folks some inspiration for your own matched sets and to show what is possible. None of these bikes were local so everything was done via pictures, emails and most importantly…good communication!

Enjoy!
Chris
Three Mutts Customs
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

Nananananananana…Batman!

Posted in custom work, Handlebar bag, Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Suzuki, Three Mutts Customs, Victory, Yamaha with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Chris Wright

Here are a few of the finished shop pics of a recent fun handlebar tool bag I did for the 2011 Blackline that also sports the Dark Knight Rises themed rear fender bib.  Hand tooled vintage Batman logo on the flap, hand painted with Citadel acrylics and hand tooled end caps with the original series style Bat logo.  Interior is lined with black sweatshirt fabric (soft & easy to clean).  1″ stainless steel buckles and hidden velcro keep the flap down and sealed. Overall dimensions, 12″ long x 5″ diameter with straps spaced at 5 1/2″ centers specifically for the Blackline but the pattern is adjustable for any width bars, and vertical or horizontal mountings.

~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

 

a few more projects

Posted in Custom Embroidery, Fender bibs, Handlebar bag, Harley Davidson, Harley Fatboy, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, VTX1800, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by Chris Wright

Just a few more recent photos to share and a new addition to the line up! I changed the format a bit on this post, pics at the top and descriptions below so those here for the “bike porn” don’t have to read if you don’t want to. Enjoy! Hit “more” to see the details…


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New Handlebar toolbag design!

Posted in 2011 Harley Blackline FXS, Fender bibs, Handlebar bag, Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Sportster, Motorcycles, New Items, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Chris Wright

Last month, Josh (Black Swan fender bib) hit me up about making a handlebar bag to match the rear fender bib for his 2011 Harley Blackline.  We discussed going with a more heavy duty look & style and incorporating the Black Swan icon.  After some planning & patterning, here’s the new roll style handlebar bag I’ll be offering.  Josh was good enough to send some awesome pics showing off the bag, fender bib and of course his bike!

Enjoy!

~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

2011 Harley Davidson Blackline “Black Swan” – handlebar bag & rear fender bib

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