Archive for the Harley Softail Category

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!

Two new full color custom fender bibs to show off…

Posted in airbrushing, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Harley Softail, Heritage, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, painted, pin-up, Skeletons, Skull, Softail, Softail Deuce, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2015 by Chris Wright

Here are the two big projects I was working on the last week, at the same time.
The left one is a play on the Hear no Evil, See no Evil theme. Artist unknown but they did a killer pencil drawing to work off of.It was all black and white so the colors and shadows were done to go with the bike, a blue Harley-Davidson Softail Deuce.
Fully hand tooled and airbrushed using Golden Fluid and High Flow acrylics with an Iwata Eclipse CP-HS.

The right one is a reproduction of an Elvgren 1960s era bedtime pin-up.
This custom rear fender bib was made for a 2013 Harley Softail Heritage, a third bib for one of my leather addicted clients.
This one was a bit tougher as the original was an oil painting and I used air brushed acrylics making matches and blends in the colors a bit tougher to reproduce.
Fully hand tooled and airbrushed using Golden Fluid and High Flow acrylics with an Iwata Eclipse CP-HS.

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!

Custom leather spotlight – 2001 Harley Heritage Classic

Posted in Fender bibs, Harley Softail, leather, Motorcycles, Softail, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , on July 5, 2015 by Chris Wright

Moving right along with the post updates and catching up, here are a tank and fender bib set I posted about briefly last year when they were under construction.
They are obviously finished and the client was nice enough to send a couple of good pics of her custom, hand tooled and hand painted tank bib and fender bib.

The bike is a 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Softail with some tasteful upgrades including her custom bibs.  Yes, I said her…girls like their big V-Twins too!

leather tooling eye candy

Posted in Fender bibs, Harley Fatboy, Harley Softail, leather, Motorcycles, Softail, Tank bib, tank panel, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2014 by Chris Wright

Hey folks, I’ve been working on a number of big jobs lately so the posts are fewer and farther between.  I’ve just never felt the blog was the place for in process stuff so i started a new Instagram account for in process pics and quick posts and will reserve the blog for finished items, rally info and such.  For those of you that subscribe though, I thought I would share a few of the long term toolings that I’ve been working on to keep you in the loop.  If you have Instagram, check me out there by searching for #threemuttscustoms.  Enjoy the pics!

Been busy!

Posted in C90T Boss, Fatboy, Fender bibs, Harley Fatboy, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Slim, Softail, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2014 by Chris Wright

I’ve been busier than usual in the shop and at the day job lately so I haven’t had much time to post in the last week and half.

Things haven’t slowed down but I thought I would pop in here and share some pictures of recent work for you boys and girls to check out.
I started an Instagram account recently as it is super fast for sharing pics of finished and work in progress items.  #threemuttscustoms to find my pics please use it if you post pics of your gear in Instagram!

Now for the pics…enjoy!

~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

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