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Western and Floral themes for Harley accessories

Posted in custom work, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by Chris Wright

With more and more women buying Harleys every year and taking to the road, I’ve seen an upswing in more feminine designs for the leather accessories.  This is great as they can be fun to tool and something you don’t always see at a bike show.  Done well, floral designs can really add a fun look to the bike.

For the guys, similar designs evoke a vintage or Western theme, adding some authenticity to a gunslinger style many like.

With so many styles of flowers, vinework, and then adding in other bits like guns, butterflies, crosses, or even skulls, you can really make your floral hand tooled leather Harley tank bibs, fender bibs, bags, and other accessories truly one of a kind.  We can alter existing designs or draw up something completely unique for your ride.

-Chris
For more info on these and other custom accessories call or email!
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New custom leather toolbag design!

Posted in custom work, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, Honda Shadow Aero 750, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2019 by Chris Wright

Here is a new style of custom leather motorcycle & bicycle tool bag I designed. This 4″ round x 12″ long bag is designed to be mounted on the handlebars or under the headlight or behind a spring seat.  The flip open flap exposes the zippered pocket, making it very weather resistant but easy to access.  They can be tooled, engraved and airbrushed for a unique style, check out the pics below!

-Chris
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So what is Chaos Pebbles?

Posted in Fender bibs, Handlebar bag, Harley Davidson, leather, Motorcycles, swingarm bags, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2019 by Chris Wright

chaos-pebbles-1One of my signature designs is the Chaos Pebbles ‘Split Lane’ tooling pattern.  Over the years it has become my most popular request; it is unique, interesting and definitely not ordinary.  Back in 2012, a client came to me and asked for a custom Honda fender bib that no one has seen before…he gave me full creative license as long as it was cool looking.  Over the course of the job I designed his bib and then developed a six step process so that each future bib would have a unique fingerprint-like background tooling.  No two bibs are exactly the same but matching sets including handlebar bags, tool bags, swingarm bags, tank & fender bibs as well as wallets and belts could all be done.

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Since then, it’s been refined and I’ve added laser engraved center icons as well as hand tooled versions to allow folks to share their interests, hobbies, logos, and more; all set in a unique pattern.  Today, this is my most popular custom Harley fender bib design and with the addition of the colored accent stitch lines, it personalizes even further.  Add Chrome spots? No Problem!  I’ve laid them out to fit on the outside or down the center bar, we can even do black pyramid spots for those wanting a more aggressive look.

Scroll down to see some of the newer, updated designs I’ve done on custom Harley fender bibs, tank bibs and bags in the Chaos Pebbles design.  Take a look and drop me a line when you’re ready to order your own custom Harley bib set!

-Chris
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New Custom Harley tank bib style – Floral Corset!

Posted in Fender bibs, hand tooled, Harley Davidson, Harley Softail, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Tooled Leather with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2018 by Chris Wright

This was a Christmas tank bib request from a client and has proved to be very popular with the lady riders that follow the Three Mutts Customs facebook and Instagram pages.
A solid leather core, overlaid with any number of colors, in this case light gray, and then topped with a hand tooled and braided leather corset piece.  In the photos, the tank bib is shown on a 2018 Harley Softail Deluxe but it can be made for any Harley and a number of imports.  The floral pattern was laid out to flow with the bib, other flowers like daisies, traditional Texas roses, etc. can be substituted.

Thanks for looking!

-Chris

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

 

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

“God of War – Kratos” 2018 Softail Deluxe bib set!

Posted in airbrushing, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, Harley Softail, leather, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Tooled Leather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2018 by Chris Wright

Pete, a client from the East Coast, and his son are avid God of War video game players and have been from the first game release.
He wanted to commemorate his favorite big screen champion and good times they shared playing with a custom leather bib set for his new 2018 Harley Softail Deluxe.
Ages ago I also played the game so I had a good grasp on who the character was and the symbolism used in the game.  We spent hours on the phone and email looking at screen captures, game boxes, and other references looking for the perfect image.  When it came down to it, what could more intimidating than Kratos himself staring you down from the rear fender?

The bibs are hand tooled Hermann Oak top grain leather with hand braided edges.  Both Kratos and the Dragon Omega rune were airbrushed with Createx Colors Wicked, Illustration and Candy2o colors and topped off with a satin clear to cut glare when Pete is showing this unholy set at bike night!

Coming soon, the God of War Weapons cache swingarm bag!  Check out the completed tooling for this one in the third pic.

Thanks for looking!

-Chris

For more info on these and other custom motorcycle accessories call or email!
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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.

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

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