Jonathan Lujan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the owner of this Harley, has always been into the hot rod scene, while his brother Mark Lujan hand been into lowriders. Jonathan's brother Mark, originally owned this 1987 Harley-Davidson. Mark had customized the Harley with a lowrider style to it. During a road trip to Georgia (to go buy another Harley) a deal was struck between the brothers where Jonathan would be the new owner of this Harley. "By the time we got home, we both owned a new bike," says Jonathan while laughing.
When it came time for Jonathan (the hot rodder) to customize his bike, he ended up going with a lowrider style to it. "Helping my brother build lowrider style motorcycles just took over me and I wanted my bike to have that Chicano style with the stretched-out look and metalflake paint," says Jonathan. When it comes to cars, he is still a hot rod fan, but when it comes to motorcycles he's all about lowrider. "I don't want to take anything away from the hot rods, but if I ever build a second bike, I'm going to do it with the lowrider style to it." Even though they have different taste in custom cars, their taste for motorcycles will always be the same.
Jonathan would like to thanks his brother Mark, Victor Cordero, and all the guys at La Vida Customs who helped out on the build.
1987 Harley Davidson Softail
Vehicle Nickname: Man's Ruin
Owner: Jonathan Lujan
City/State: Albuquerque, NM
Club: La Vida Customs
Engine: 80cc Harley Davidson that's been blueprinted and balanced with a high-performance cam and carburetor, and Samson exhaust
Body/Paint: Mark Lujan at La Vida Customs in Albuquerque, NM, stretched the tank and fenders before painting it candy tangerine. Then Victor Cordero of San Diego, CA, got his hands on it to stripe and mural it
Wheels/Tires: 21-inch Dayton wire wheels