Gold Coast Harley Custom Character: Brad & His Softail Deluxe

“I’ve had a few bikes over the years which were all Japanese Cruisers and at the time they all did what I wanted from them, which was the freedom to get out and ride.

I sold my last bike, a Yamaha XV1600 almost 10 years ago when I started a business and had absolutely no spare time for riding bikes.

Now 10 years later I found I have plenty of spare time and my wife said let’s go look at some bikes.

This time however I wanted to look at Harley-Davidsons. My previous bikes were good, but as we know we really always wanted to own a Harley.

We went into Gold Coast Harley-Davidson just to look (ha ha) and spent the morning looking at all the bikes they had. I sat on the Softail Deluxe and immediately I knew it was the bike for me, so we bought it then and there.

That’s when Doug came along to see what accessories I would like. At the time I said I just need a couple of things, a back rest and some passenger foot boards and that was about it. Doug said this is only the beginning there is plenty we can do.

I remember saying I am just really happy to be buying the Softail Deluxe. One year later and we haven’t really stopped. I would say to Doug, let’s do this, or that, and he would say “NO that’s not right it needs to maintain its classic style”. This is what it should have. Never has any of the staff at Gold Coast Harley-Davidson just sold me stuff just for the sake of it, they believe I want it to look right also.

I certainly have caught the bug of customising or as I think personalising my bike and the enjoyment I get from what we have achieved, thus far.

Today we fitted the new tank and guards with the limited edition paint set which now truly makes it mine. Thank you Gold Coast Harley-Davidson.”

This is Brad and Leah Cox taking delivery of his Softail.. You can see the massive difference the custom work has made!

Brad’s 2013 FLSTN Softail Deluxe has the following Parts and Customisation. (amongst others)

  • Stage One with Vance and Hines Big Shot Staggered Exhausts
  • Screamin Eagle Ventilator Air Cleaner
  • Chrome Front End
  • Diamondback Cables
  • Chrome Beach Bars
  • Chrome Flushmount Fuel Caps
  • Chrome Pulley Cover
  • Chrome Switchblocks
  • Chrome Master Cylinder
  • Genuine Paintshop Bombshell Tinset
  • Ride Wright Fat 50 21 inch Front Wheel with Hub
  • Ride Wright Fat 50 18 inch Rear Wheel with Hub
  • Whitewall tyres to match
  • Detachable Sissy Bar