Part 2: It’s All A Matter of Style – Win the 2010 Bobber

Brass Balls Bobbers
Who says an affordable bike has to look cheap? By incorporating some creative ideas into the build, any custom bike can be made to look cool. That’s been our belief at IronWorks for years, and that’s the philosophy the guys at Brass Balls Bobbers maintain, too.

And to prove it, they’re taking their “affordable” model, the Model 1, and giving it a few styling cues that should ramp it up to look like a $20,000-plus custom.

Base price for the Model 1? Less than $16,000.

So, in effect, we’ll show you how to get more than $4,000 worth of free custom components for your bike. (Heck, if you sign up for this sweepstakes, you could get the whole enchilada for free!)

What do You Get for $15,995? Quality

“In the case of the Model 1, our newest bike in the Brass Balls Bobbers line up,” says BBB’s Dar Holdsworth, “we designed a beautiful, simple, refined, hot rod bike, and at an affordable price.”

So how does BBB do it? “First of all,” states Dar,

“we are anti-chrome. Not in a hard core sort of way, but we feel you can have too much chrome on a custom. We have a motto, which Aaron Glenn coined: ‘Chrome is a flashy substitute for lack of design.’ Given that, and with a delicate balance between shine and refine, we give the Scotch-Brite treatment to some items on the Model 1, while leaving other parts polished or chromed. We spend about an hour on the bike, taking Scotch-Brite to things like the outer lips of rims and hubs and parts of the primary drive. We also powdercoated the primary’s outer plate to match the tins.”

So far, not much has been invested in the components, but their sum total begins to take on that of a one-off custom bike.

Part 2 - 2010 - Win a Custom Harley Bobber

“We wanted this bike to have a moniker, like a brand within a brand, so we needed something special,” continues Dar. “We cast an antique tank badge to set this understated monster apart from other models. And in true BBB spirit, we put the badge on the oil tank as apposed to the gas tank. Again, we like being different.”

Other styling cues include the key switch housing, ignition cover that’s cast from zink and a solo seat with the BBB logo. “To make it affordable, we started with an inexpensive vinyl seat from a national vendor. We stripped it, using the pan for our seat that we covered with tooled leather and rivets.”

Part 2 - 2010 - Win a Custom Harley Bobber

Finally, Dar adds this:

“If you can’t wait to win this bike, you can buy one for $15,995, but only for a limited time.”

Part 2 - 2010 - Win a Custom Harley Bobber

Premium Model 1 Components

The Model 1 is value priced but does not skimp on the premium components that keeps the rider ahead of the pack.

    • Motor: H-D 80" EVO natural finish
    • Exhaust: Black ceramic coat D&D Performance Enterprises
    • Primary: Tauer Machine Warlord belt drive
    • Brakes: Wilwood performance 4 piston front and rear
    • Hand controls: Excel
    • Tires: Metzler ME 880′s (front 21" x 90mm & rear 16" x 150mm)
    • Frame: BBB Digger frame 36 degrees, 0" up, 0" out

Technical Specification of the Model 1


    • Year: 2009
    • Make: Harley-Davidson
    • Model: EVO
    • Displacement: 80 C.I.
    • Carburetion: S&S E
    • Air cleaner: S&S teardrop
    • Exhaust: D&D Performance Enterprises


    • Year: 2009
    • Make: BAKER Drivetrain
    • Gear configuration: 5 speed
    • Primary: Tauer Machine 2" Warlord
    • Clutch: Tauer Machine
    • Frame
    • Year: 2009
    • Make: Brass Balls Bobber
    • Style or Model: Standard
    • Stretch: 0 up, 0 out
    • Rake: 36 degrees

Front End

    • Front end: 2009 Springer
    • Length: 2" under Standard

Sheet metal

    • Tanks: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Fenders: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Oil tank: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB


    • Sheet metal: Model 1 Midnight Wrinkle Black
    • Frame: Model 1 Midnight Black

Front Wheels

    • Front: chrome 40 spoke
    • Make: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Size: 21" x 2.15"
    • Brake calipers: Wilwood 4 piston
    • Brake rotor(s): Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Tire: Metzler ME 880 Marathon 21" x 90MM

Rear Wheels

    • Rear: chrome 40 spoke
    • Make: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Size: 16" x 3.5"
    • Brake calipers: Wilwood 4 piston
    • Brake rotor: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Tire: Metzler ME 880 Marathon 16" x 150MM


    • Foot controls: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Master cylinder: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Brake lines: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Handlebar controls: Hawg Halters
    • Finish: Chrome/Polished
    • Clutch Cable: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Brake Lines: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Shifting: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Kickstand: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB


    • Ignition: MSD
    • Ignition switch: MSD
    • Coils: MSD
    • Regulator: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Charging: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Wiring: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Harness: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Headlight: Bobber style
    • Taillight: Dual – 2 Inch Rocket Lights
    • Accessory lights: Signals
    • Electrical accessories: horn
    • Switches: yes
    • Battery: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB


    • Seat: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Mirror(s): radius arm retro chrome
    • Gas caps: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Handlebars: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Grips: Old school black rubber
    • Pegs: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Oil filter: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Oil lines: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Fuel filter: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Fuel Lines: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Throttle: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Throttle cables: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB
    • Fasteners: Darwin Motorcycles/BBB

Program Details

  • Contest begins: March 10, 2009
  • Contest ends: Midnight, January 31, 2010
  • Eligibility: Subscribe or renew your IW subscription
  • Delivery: 2010 Daytona Bike Week
  • Rules of the Program

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NHTSA Manufacturer

Darwin Motorcycles, manufacturer of Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers, is a registered & licensed NHTSA Manufaturer and listed with Kelley Blue Book and N.A.D.A. services. Our bikes are easy to finance and insure.

Call 405.270.0995 for more details.

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