1957 Harley Davidson Panhead
Custom Built by: Warren Lane
El Rey is a 1957 Harley Davidson. This motorcycle is the result of 15 years of sweat, blood and creative learning. El Rey Began Life as a 1957 Harley, purchased on eBay, Warren Lane the elder brother of the infamous Billy Lane, together with the help of other craftsmen, modified, formed, and fabricated everything you see. It is truly a piece of motorcycle art and function. The Features are 23” front wheel, polished stainless spokes, hub, and rim. Designed by Warren Lane. Chrome 1934, HD, VLD springer front fork. Highly modified by Warren Lane. Chrome handle bars with internal throttle, and throttle wing, made by Warren Lane. 1957 HD Frame highly modified by Warren Lane, twisted stainless steel in the blacksmith shop (Ray& Andrew) Twisted stainless steel everywhere. Handmade Fuel tank by Warren Lane, bottom of tankis polished stainless, hidden mounts. 93” Pan head, STD heads, S&S carb, Sifton 540, Morris G5 magneto, runs, starts, and tuned perfectly. Internal oil lined (through the seat post) Handmade steel oil tank by Warren Lane with hidden polished stainless feed line and hidden return and breather lines. Suicide shift 6 speeds in a chromed Delkron case, custom shift leaver by Warren Lane and cut glass shifter handle. BLD 3 inch electric start belt drive with covers machined and bolted on. Chrome spyke super starter, custom push start button on en of starter. Hidden wiring. Handmade tail light by Warren Lane using a 1954 Cessna beacon light. 1941 Wully’s headlight. Exile sprocket brake with 48 tooth custom sprocket with water jetted crowns, 20 tooth front sprocket (wheelie machine). Custom drive chain jack with red wheel. Steel Handmade fender by Warren Lane with ¼ inch gap between tire and twisted stainless fender border. ( no rub @120 mph!). Handmade axle wing nuts. Handmade rear wheel spinner by Billy Lane modified by Warren. 18 by 19” polished stainless rear wheel, 240 tire. 2 ¼ stainless tip on 2” heat wrapped handmade exhaust pipes, hidden mounts. Handmade foot controls with hidden hydraulics by Warren Lane (clutch and brake) Uniform aluminum buttons on end of all tubing, also used for pedal buttons. Handmade aluminum spacer for front pulley. Seat, the one and only Paul Cox of Paul Cox Industries. www.paulcoxleather.com He is the best in the business, Indian Larry, Exile, Jesse James, Hank Young, Warren Lane, Billy Lane, to name a few, all choose Paul to craft their seats. Paint by the one and only Robert Pradke www.customautodesign.com he is the best. Colors: Black, sterling silver leaf with red, black and white pin striping and painted. El Rey logo on 3 inch primary belt. Another celebrity painter/artist. Miniature LED light for tag light. Handmade velocity stack by Billy Lane also comes with Goodson air cleaner for everyday riding. The details and craftsmanship are what separate this bike from the rest. It was built without compromise. No sacrifice was made for time or money. This bike rides like it looks…. Awesome, hard and fast. It goes 120 mph no problem.
Awards and press Easy rider first place, best of show judges class, Louisville Kentucky, Jan 29/2005. Easy rider best of show, invitational class, Columbus, OH Feb 18,19,20/2005. The Heritage 05. Wildest Bike show in the south, Pro class 3rd place. Official AMD World Championship of bike builders, LA 05, 1st place modified, Harley Davidson presented by custom chrome. Oakland Roadster show, Americas most Beautiful motorcycle competition, Class award, Pomona California Jan 23/2005 Press.
“El Rey” was featured on speed vision “American Thunder”04/26/2005. Also, a full DVD film was made of every aspect of the build of this bike including sound track and studio shoots. Could be coming to a TV near you soon! Magazines Vibes: Aug 05 Vol 142 Wild: April 05 Vol 41 Freeway: Sep 05 Vol 53. Kupteri Issue#69. The Horse: Sep 05 Vol 53. Easyrider:Dec 05 Vol 390. DUX International 06 Catalog. Biker Zone: Vol 154. Coffee table book: Anatomy of the chopper and lots more press we didn’t get a copy of.