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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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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!

New bib in the Etsy shop!

Posted in black, Harley Dyna, Harley Fatboy, Harley Road King, Harley Softail, leather, Motorcycles, New Items, Tank bib, tank panel, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Chris Wright

Hey folks, I have a new inventory piece ready to ship out to the first one that grabs it! I had some extra time last week so to keep idle hands from causing trouble I made up this Harley tank bib. It is available in the Etsy shop and is ready to ship next day.  It is the usual high quality Herman Oak A grade saddlery leather with kangaroo edge lacing, both in black with the half-skull tooled into it.

This tank panel fits all Road Kings, Softails, Fatboys and Dynas with the 5″ wide square bottom dash.  The lower hole is punched to fit up to the late model tank bolts but it also has chrome eyelets and comes with 3′ of paracord to tie under the backbone for older models where the tank bolt location is different.  $85 plus shipping takes this one home so it won’t last long!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/179035553/custom-harley-davidson-tank-bib

Here is a pic of the bib available and a couple of how this style bib looks on a few client bikes. Enjoy!

new fender bib in inventory…

Posted in Blackline, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Sportster, Slim, Softail, Sportster, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2013 by Chris Wright

Here is a new one for immediate sale in the Etsy shop folks, made one of these for a 2013 Harley Sportster 48 not too long ago and liked the look enough that I made up another one.  It was made to fit the single seat bolt Harley Sportster and Softtail models including the Blackline and Slim. Will not fit Deluxe, Duece models with two bolt seat bracket.

Custom two tone rear fender bib in Saddle Tan and Antique Brown with Coyote Tan stitching. Smooth burnished edges & medium brown felt underside complete the color theme.

The bib is approximately 3 1/2″ wide x 14 1/2″ long. Bolt holes are 11 1/4″ apart on center.  Seat side hole is slightly oblong to allow for small adjustments.

The second photo shows similarly constructed bib mounted on a 2011 Harley Blackline.

Interested? Here’s the store link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/165300517/rear-fender-bib-for-select-harley?

Harley Sportster, Softail rear fender bib - two tone, brown2011 Harley Blackline with Handlebar Tool roll/tool bag & rear fender bib

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