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Custom Harley Sportster tank bib and fender bib set

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

This was a request from a lady down in Georgia with a killer Sportster 883 Lo (with the 1200 tank).
She was looking for a winged skull design but wanted to really accent the lines of the bike with a head turning style.

Both bibs were done in our original Chaos Pebbles Split Lane design with the winged skull laid out to have the wings slightly overlap the center bar to give it more visual depth.
A red accent stitch line and hand braided edges finish the custom bibs off with a splash of color.  Something new for us, the client measured out her bike and we make the Sportster fender bib fit from tail light bracket to seat bolt for full coverage, worked out nicely and is super secure!  below are pics of the Winged Skull Sportster custom tank & fender bib set.  I also added a couple of other Sportster custom bibs for more inspiration!

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

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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!
chris@threemuttscustoms.com  (855)362-5847

 

Custom tooled Harley leg guards

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

Been a few requests for these leather leg guards (heat shields) for the Harley Softail Heritage, Deluxe, Slim and Fatboy lately.
Pretty standard shape, I refined the curves a bit in version 2. The size and shape shape of these are great as they allow for a large handtooled design to personalize your Harley.

Most recently, a Facebook Softail group post by client Gail had made the floral design shields very popular.  I like to change each design slightly, different flowers, altering the petal and vines placement, etc. to make each one a bit unique.  And as always, the client has their input to make it theirs  For those aren’t into flowers, I can also make these Harley leg guards to match aftermarket seats like Mustang seats diamond stitch, LePera seats, Corbin seats and Saddlemen seat in matching materials.  A few examples of the matched pieces are below as well.

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

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

 

Aftermarket seat matching motorcycle accessories!

Posted in Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, leather, Motorcycles, Tank bib, tank panel, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by Chris Wright

One of the items that have become popular this past year is tank bibs, fender bibs and bags that match the aftermarket seats for Harleys.
Turns out some of the biggest seat manufacturers; Corbin, Saddlemen, & LePera don’t make matching accessories.  Mustang makes them, but only for their black seats.
So after talking with each of them, I started designing and building matched sets  for those folks looking to compliment their custom Harley cushion.

Each company features their own leather and vinyl selections so these are still a custom build based on bike model and seat bought, but all 4 companies work with me to buy smaller batches for custom builds to make our client’s visions come true!

Here are photos of match tank bibs, fender bibs, swingarm bags, tool bags, leg guards and other bits we’ve done for each seat brand.

Looking for a Corbin, Saddlemen, Mustang or LePera matching bib?  Drop us a line at 855-362-5847  or chris@threemuttscustoms.com

Mustang Seat matching bibs & bags:

Corbin Seats matching bibs:

LePera Seats matching bibs:

Saddlemen Seats matching bibs:

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

 

More about the new tank bib shape for the Softail Slim

Posted in Fender bibs, Softail Slim, Tank bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2017 by Chris Wright

I recently posted pics about the new tank bib shape I designed for the Harley Softail Slim, how about a bit more information?
The wide style tank bib was designed mainly to make more room for artwork.  The factory tank bib on the Softail Slim is dreadfully narrow so getting good detail or color into a design on it was quite a pain.  What I did was to simply mock up the factory shape on the computer and bump the sides out with a nice curve that flows from the dash but maintains all the factory mounting points.

The new bibs can have any of the options; laser engraving, hand tooled designs, embroidery, as well as diamond stitching to match up with aftermarket seats like LePera and Mustang.
I have also recently partnered with LePera seats and can now order all of their matching materials for bibs, bags, etc. to compliment your LePera custom seat!

So now that I’ve explained the new bib style, here are some pictures to show what is possible for the Softail Slim!

p.s. – this style will also work with the Heritage, Crossbones and Springer that use the teardrop dash console

want more info or to order one?  drop me a line: chris@threemuttscustoms.com  or toll free: 855-3MC-LTHR  (855-362-5847)

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