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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

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

 

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

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:

“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!
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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