Official 2018 Daytona Bike Build: Saddlemen Eliminator Tracker Tail
Photos by Mark Velasquez/ Mark V. Classics
From the get go Chaos Cycle’s George Stinsman had a vision for the 2018 Official Bike Week Motorcycle. He knew the stock 2010 Harley-Davidson Super Glide would make a sweet street tracker. Tracker-style motorcycles have been the rage the last few years, so why not make something rad and streetable out of the ol’ Dyna?
Which means the busy, dated back end of the eight-year-old Super Glide had to go. Bulky back fender, big chrome fender stays, a passenger backrest, and a bulbous taillight do not scream street tracker. A Saddlemen’s Eliminator Tracker Tail does.
The Saddlemen Eliminator Tracker Tail is made from “100% Polyester Fiberglass Construction” and comes in a black gel coat finish so it’s prime for custom paint. It’s lightweight but durable, reduces weight on the back end because the fender is removed and the fender struts are cut off, and gives the tail section a much racier, streamlined look.
One caveat, though. The Saddlemen Eliminator was designed to fit a Sportster, so Stinsman had some work to do. After stripping everything off the back end he chopped off the factory fender struts, smoothed out the cuts with a sander, and tailor made a new section to mount Saddlemen’s Eliminator tracker tail and seat on. He had to shape up the tracker tail section a tad to get it to line up properly and on it went. What a difference! The Saddlemen kit forms a really clean line from tank to tail and now the Super Glide looks fast even when it’s sitting still.
So far we’ve chronicled the Memphis Shades Café Fairing, Ridewright 40-Spoke Wheels, Twin Power Chain Conversion, and Saddlemen Eliminator Tracker Tail installs on AIMag.com, but there’s plenty more premium parts we haven’t mentioned yet. By the time you see everything that’s on this bike you’ll be chomping at the bit to have it in your garage. And you can. There’s still time to get your tickets for a chance to win as the drawing isn’t until March 17, 2018, in Daytona Beach. Tickets are available at officialbikeweek.com for $50 each with a maximum of 4,500 tickets being sold. Buy two tickets and you get one free, and your odds of winning get incrementally better. The winner of last year’s Official Bike Week Motorcycle, Rick Claar of Virginia Beach, bought two tickets and he’s glad he did because it was his second ticket that hit. Good luck. See you sunny beaches in Daytona!