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Gilby’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Todd Gilby Gilbertson of Gilby’s Street Department
Story by Diane “Shadow’s Wife” Jones

Initially, Donnie Smith was on task to create a custom Strider Custom for the Flying Piston Benefit. However, as the time drew near, circumstances conspired to keep it from happening. But as happens in our motorcycle community, Donnie’s friend Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, graciously stepped up and took on the project in the last few weeks before the deadline. Continue reading Gilby’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Eric Herrmann’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Customs

Story by Marilyn Stemp

He really didn’t stand a chance: when I talked to Eric Herrmann at the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in 2018, he complimented the inaugural class of tiny customs being auctioned then. Naturally, I asked if he’d paint one the following year and he couldn’t say no! Continue reading Eric Herrmann’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Customs


Milwaukee Bucks mascot, Bango, will install the first LEGO® bricks

WHAT:  The Harley-Davidson Museum® and LEGO® invite all Milwaukeeans to make your mark on a piece of Harley-Davidson history. Visit the H-D Museum on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 as a 11-foot-by-4-foot mural is built by you … yes, you! Kids of all ages are welcome to pop into the H-D Museum lobby to snap LEGO bricks into place and help build the mural that will remain on display until spring. *Kids 17 and under will get free admission to the H-D Museum this weekend to help spark those creative juices. Plus, the new Family Fun Guide shines a spotlight on all the kid-friendly fun to be had on campus.

 Media are invited to preview the event on Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. as Bango gives the mural its first installation, showing Milwaukeeans how they can be a part of this special installation.

WHO:  Milwaukee Bucks Bango will be on hand to install the first bricks of the H-D Museum’s LEGO mystery mural. Representatives from the Harley-Davidson Museum will preview the weekend’s family friendly activities.

WHEN:   Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 AM

WHERE:   Harley-Davidson Museum

400 W Canal St., Milwaukee, WI 53201

PHOTO OPPORTUNITES: Watch as Bango installs the first bricks for the LEGO mystery mural and hear about the H-D Museum’s kid-friendly activities taking place over the weekend.

CONTACT:   For media access contact Tim McCormick at or 414-534-6180.

*Children under the age of 17 receive FREE admission to the H-D Museum on 11/2/19 & 11/3/19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when accompanied by an adult. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; void where prohibited.  Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Offer not valid on previous visits. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Offer can be changed at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. ©2019 H-D or its affiliates. Harley-Davidson, H-D, Harley, Harley-Davidson Museum and the Bar & Shield Logo are among the trademarks of H-D U.S.A. LLC. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Nikki Martin & Roy Martin’S 2019 FLYING PISTON STRIDER CUSTOM

Nikki Martin & Roy Martin
Story by Savannah Rose

Nikki Martin, COO of Roy’s Toys Customs and a custom bike builder herself, was happy to work with her dad, Roy Martin, at their shop in Centennial, CO to customize a Strider bike for the 2019 Flying Piston Builders Breakfast. Nikki’s has been an invited builder at the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art Exhibition and Sturgis is a must for her. Continue reading Nikki Martin & Roy Martin’S 2019 FLYING PISTON STRIDER CUSTOM


Brian Klock
Story by Savannah Rose

Brian Klock and the Klock Werks crew built an incredible custom Strider with a definite Klock “flair,” – to riff off one of the company’s signature components, the Klock Werks Flair windshield. Inspiration for the build came from Ricky Carmichael’s Suzuki M109r
that the KW crew had modified, and yes: that’s Ricky’s autograph on the tank! Continue reading BRIAN KLOCK’S 2019 FLYING PISTON STRIDER CUSTOM