I'm loving this story!!!!
Good observation. I hadn't named the actual dealership simply because I'm new to this forum and didn't want to look like I was shilling for them. I'm actually working primarily with Stonewall H-D in Orange, VA. It's a Barner-owned dealership. My contact with Ken (who runs Quantico H-D) has been mostly limited to setting up the paint decisions. Yes...I completely agree on the quality of their builds. I've really enjoyed working with the guys at Stonewall H-D...an older facility with tons of history and appeal. Anyway....once the paint work is completed, the parts will be delivered back to Stonewall where the actual build will happen.I had it pegged for a Ken Barner dealership fairly quick. They do some amazing builds. Quantico or one of the others? Your plate kinda looks.like ours in Ohio.
I'm north of you either up 77 or 800.And yes....we are Ohioans. Southeast to be more specific...just in case anyone likes to ride where traffic is light and roads are challenging.
I did quite a bit of research on custom paint and prices prior to setting out on this adventure. What I learned was pretty interesting. A very basic (but professional) paint job on a big bagger (including lowers and tour pak) runs about $3k. A lot of the price goes into the sanding and pre-paint prep of every piece. A decent custom starts above $3k typically and easily goes to $5k+. The higher quality and more involved jobs start at $5k and the sky’s the limit. A lot of it has to do with the exact colors chosen and specialized techniques required. I was quoted $5k for my bike and think its reasonable. Consider that H-D gets several thousand dollars just for their better color schemes.It'll look sweet. If you don't mind saying, what's the current day ballpark cost of a custom paint job (minus upholstery) similar to what you're getting? Just curious to see if the price has gone up much in the last couple years.