Rider Files: Kevin Buchanan’s 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King Police FLHRP

Words: Kevin Buchanan  Photos: Jeff G. Holt

I bought this bike new in 2015 after test riding a Dyna Switchback. There was a “cop bike” on the lot that had caught my eye, so I figured I’d take it for a rip. 

The Zombie Memphis Police Road King
One of the firsts of its kind

It had so much more torque than the Dyna it just wasn’t a hard decision to make. So I went with the Road King and started visualizing the direction I wanted to go with it. 

It had the newer style H-D bags, came with the blacked out nacelle and it had no no badging. So it made the perfect platform to work with. 

The first upgrade was swapping the Road King fenders for the cleaner look of the Street Glide fenders. I was fortunate enough to score a sweet deal on some take offs from a friend, add a Memphis Shades fairing and the transformation began. 

Mind you, this was before the Motor Co. started cranking out the Road King Specials. From there, pipes and air cleaner followed. 

I debated on bars for another year before deciding on MX T-Bars from West Coast T-Bars. My guy, Adam Barrett from Hooligan Cycles, helped me through all of the transformations. 

Adam had worked at an H-D dealership in Oceanside,CA and had put T-Bars on a lot of Dynas and FXRs but never on a bagger. So it was a first for both of us. 

You can imagine the looks I got in 2016 from all of the “Hell yeah, brother”kind of “Bikers” in Tennessee. Probably. my favorite comment was “Get some normal fuckin’ bars, Memphis!” 

And from a friend who of course is now running similar bars on his Road Glide. 

Oh how times have changed!

SPEC SHEET

GENERAL

Owner- Kevin “Memphis” Buchanan

Shop- Hooligan Cycles

Shop Phone- 615-410-3245

Website- hooligancyclesusa.com

Year/Make/Model- 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King Police FLHRP

Fabrication- Some stuff

Build Time- A bit of time 

ENGINE

Year- 2014

Type- High-Output Twin Cam 

Size- 103” 

Builder- HD

Cases- HD

Cylinders- HD  

Heads- HD

Rocker Boxes- HD

Cam(s)- SE 255

Throttle Body- HD

Carburetor-

Air Cleaner- Performance Machine

EFI Controller-

Exhaust- Fab28

TRANSMISSION

Year- 2014

Type- HD

Gears- 6 Speed

Clutch- SE

Primary Drive- Stock

FRAME

Year/Type-  2014 Stock

Rake/Stretch- 26 degrees

SUSPENSION

Frontend

Make- HD

Triple Trees- HD

Rearend

Swingarm- HD

Rear Shock- HD

ROLLING STOCK

Front Wheel

Builder/Size- HD Enforcer 19”

Tire Brand/Size- Michelin Commander III 130/60 B19

Brake Caliper- Brembo Dual ABS 4 Piston Hydraulic Disk

Brake Rotor- HD

Rear Wheel

Builder/Size- HD Enforcer 16”

Tire Brand/Size- Michelin Commander III 180/65 B16

Brake Caliper- Brembo Single ABS 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc

Brake Rotor- HD

Pulley- HD

Sprocket- HD

Belt/Chain- Stock Belt

PAINT & PLATING

Painter- H-D

Paint Manufacturer- H-D

Colors Used-Vivid Black

ACCESSORIES

Front Fender- FLHX Fender

Rear Fender- FLHX Fender

Gauges – CVO Style Speedo/Tachometer

Handlebars- West Coast Tbars 14” MX Tbars

Grips- RSD Tracker Grips Black Ops

Mirrors- HD

Hand Controls- Elite Mototech Clutch and Brake Levers 

Throttle Tube-

Foot Controls- Purpose Built Motorcycles Shift Linkage

Floorboards- HD

Pegs- Death Metal Racing Bear Trap Pegs

Headlight- Cyron Beast

Taillight – Stock

License Mount- Stock

Front Turn Signals- None

Rear Turn Signals- Custom Dynamics LED

Engine Bar- HD w/ off road LEDs

Seat- Saddlemen LS Step Up 

Fairing- Memphis Shades Road Warrior

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