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Custom leather swingarm bags!

Posted in Harley Davidson, Harley Softail, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Softail Slim, swingarm bags, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2018 by Chris Wright

Over the last year, I spent quite a bit of time stepping up and improving the swingarm bag designs for Harley Softails.
Nearly all of the Softails, inlcuding the Breakout and Fatboy use the same mounting platform (except the cool Deluxe’s and Vicla’s with true dual exhaust) so most bags are about the same size and shape.  Earlier this year, I added a compact version to give two options on size.  The standard size is a good day trip bag and 4″ deep to allow for more gear.  The compact version tapers up a bit more at the rear to follow the swingarm angles tighter and is a touch less wide to allow for side mount license plates to be used with it.

All of the bags now feature a fabric lined interior to keep your goodies free of leather fuzz or dye rub off some other bags end up with.
New clasp options were added as well – we now offer traditional roller buckles, a nicer trunk style clasp and the newest addition – polished aluminum quick releases.
No more need to hide ugly black plastic quick releases behind faux buckles…let them shine and enjoy a new look at the same time.

As with everything we do, the Three Mutts Customs swingarm bags can be hand tooled or laser engraved saddler leather or we can material match to your aftermarket seat for a tight matched set.

Check out the pictures below for inspiration and drop me a line with questions or ordering info.

Happy Holidays!

Chris
Three Mutts Customs
chris@threemuttscustoms – (855) 362-5847

2018 Harley model bibs are here!

Posted in airbrushing, Custom Embroidery, Fatboy, Fender bibs, hand tooled, Harley Davidson, Harley Softail, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Softail Slim, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Tooled Leather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2018 by Chris Wright

I hadn’t realized that I’ve been away from the blog so long, as we’ve been working on the new website, Instagram and Facebook pages!
I’ve got a ton of updates to do along with all the new models of bikes, so stay tuned over the next few days!

To get the blog update rolling, why not feature some of the new bibs we’ve been building for the 2018 Harley-Davidson line up.
There were quite a few changes in 018, some minor and some major changes with only a few like the Touring models; Road King, Streetglide, RoadGlide, etc. staying the same bib wise.

Check out the pics below highlighting the new Softail Slim, Softail Deluxe & Heritage, Fatboy and  and the Three Mutts Customs accessories to go with them!
In a coming post we’ll talk about some of the other new models including the Touring models, Softail Low Rider and others!

Softail Slim – This model got a whole new tank bib and a fender bib hole change.  The Harley tank bib features a bolt cut-out in the rear wings that I can’t figure out, so I modified the design to have a full wing and allowing braided edges to come all the way back to the seat.

Softail Deluxe/Heritage – Like the Softail Slim, these two iconic models picked up a new tank bib shape and fender bib hole placement change.

Fatboy – Big changes here, the 2018 Fatboy picked up a new metal dash piece in place of traditional tank bib and a fender bib hole placement change.
Fender bibs are designed and I’ve worked out a jig and am now starting to make leather replacements for the tank panel

Thanks for looking!

-Chris

For more info on these and other custom accessories call or email!
chris@threemuttscustoms.com  (855)362-5847

 

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.

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!

Port Dawg bib set for a Harley Fatboy Lo

Posted in Fender bibs, hand tooled, Laser Engraving, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by Chris Wright

Received some cool shots today of the Port Dawg tank and fender bib set from the client.
Here they are installed on his black & red 2012 Harley Fatboy Lo.
The double stitched and burnished edges make for a good tie in with the matte paint job and red accents.

The text is laser engraving set inside the hand tooled borders with Chaos Pebble background, the bulldog was also hand tooled.
Here are the bike shots and a shot of the tooling “in the raw”.

Port Dawg bib set tooledPort Dawg 2012 Fatboy Lo bib set

Wide Style tank bib for the new Dyna Fatbob dash

Posted in Fatbob, hand tooled, Harley Dyna, Laser Engraving, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by Chris Wright

So in 2015 Harley decided to change the Dyna FatBob dash. It is nearly the same width as before but the bottom is cut so that the tank bib is similar to the narrow Softail Slim bib and leaves me with a smidge of leather to tool. After working with a new client in Australia that picked up one of these new Dynas, there is now a wide version of the bib. Designed by myself, it uses the exact same bolt locations as the factory bib but is as wide as the dash. Here is Alex’s bib sporting the Chaos Pebble “Split Lane” with his unit patch front and center.

Check it out below!  ~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

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!

Laser Engraving, a year later

Posted in Fender bibs, Heritage, Laser Engraving, Motorcycles, Road King, Slim, Softail, Sportster, StreetGlide, switchback, Tank bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Chris Wright

So last year I mentioned getting a laser engraver and didn’t have many of my own examples (previously farmed out the engraving part to another shop), a year later that has all changed.  I’m rocking the laser most days of the week now, either for full designs, as accents to hand tooled items.  The laser gives me control over fine text and accents that no one can touch by hand and it provides a highly accurate tool for exacting logo reproductions when needed.  Obviously I still hand tool much of my work and enjoy it that way but sometimes the laser is the way to go.  Here is an updated gallery of pieces engraved with my Full Spectrum Laser. – Chris

Custom laser engraved leather keychains with decorative snaps

Posted in Awards, belt, Events, Indian, keychain, Laser Engraving, leather, Motorcycles, swag, Uncategorized, wallet chain with tags , , , , on August 26, 2014 by Chris Wright

Looking for a customizable gift for your club, work or charitable event? Leather keychains can be engraved with your message and one of 22 different snap head designs. Tiered discounts for large quantity orders available!

Custom laser engraved leather keychains with decorative snap headdecorative keychain snap heads

http://www.threemuttscustoms.com/Keychains___Accessories.php

 

 

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