Jan Seutter’s radically custom-made 2013 Harley-Davidson Highway Glide bike could also be referred to as an excessive bagger by cycle followers, however to him it is the success of a dream.
The a number of award-winning touring and present bike has customized fenders, fairing, an oversize fuel tank, air consumption, a chin spoiler in entrance of the engine, a 30-inch entrance wheel and, in fact, the trademark saddlebags that earned it’s nickname as a bagger.
“I at all times wished one,” mentioned the 71-year outdated a farrier, horseman who has resided in since 1989.
The bagger developed from a inventory six velocity, V-Twin engine outfitted Highway Glide Seutter bought in 2013 from Struggle Horse Harley-Davidson in Ocala.
About 5 years in the past he was hit from behind whereas driving in Ocala, and his accidents required remedy for a few yr. He determined to change and repaint the bike, and he later despatched the cycle to Kory Souza Originals in Sarasota for a seven month front-to-back redo.
The attention-catching bike is an $80,000 complete funding, Seutter mentioned.
The choices and equipment on Seutter’s bagger embrace entrance and rear disc brakes, air journey suspension, halogen headlights, cruise management and GPS stereo with a Rockford four-speaker system.
Seutter mentioned one of many high prizes garnered by his bike was a Home of Kolor paint firm Greatest In Class award on the 2019 present in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Courtney Lambert, with Kory Souza Originals, said in an electronic mail the customization took seven months and the bike is painted in Home of Kolor customized paint — Pagan Gold and Brandywine over Silver Mini Flake.
Randy Akers, a buddy of the Seutter household and promoter of bike exhibits in Florida, mentioned Seutter’s bike is a standout in any bike occasion and that Seutter has a ardour for displaying his bike.
Akers mentioned the cycle garnered a high award within the 2019 Cabbage Patch Present held in Volusia County. Skilled judges on the exhibits he promotes verify wiring, fitment and different facets of the bikes together with look.
A household pursuit
Jan and his spouse Judey Suetter operated Jan D. Seutter Farrier firm in Delaware earlier than transferring to Ocala in 1989, and so they’ve operated the corporate right here since. Future plans name for his or her son, Jose Suetter, to ultimately take over the enterprise with Jan nonetheless visiting long-time prospects.
Jan Seutter is listed because the 2007 Restricted Open World Champion rider on the Nationwide Reigning Horse Affiliation web site, and Jose Suetter is listed as a 2001 Reserve Champion. Judey Seutter is a champion barrel racer, driving Yellow Palominos.
Jan and Judey Seutter, in addition to Jose Seutter and and his spouse Kate, have shared their love of driving bikes since 2008 and recurrently show Jan Seutter’s bagger in exhibits and occasions in Leesburg, Daytona, Myrtle Seaside, North Carolina and different areas.
Jan Seutter, who mentioned he rode grime bikes as a youth, has made prolonged cross-state street journeys and mentioned his members of the family at all times put on helmets after they journey.
Judey Seutter at present has a maroon 2017 HD Trike with a 26-inch entrance wheel, whereas Jose and Kate Seutter each have Harley Davison bikes.
Kate Seutter has been displaying the 2013 bagger for in regards to the final yr as he recovers from surgical procedure after having a ventricular help machine implanted with a purpose to assist pump blood from the left ventricle of his coronary heart.
Jan Seutter mentioned motorcycling has at all times been an uplift and encouragement for him and that driving makes him really feel like a brand new particular person. Judey Seutter is a breast most cancers survivor, and Jan Seutter has most just lately has been recovering from a shoulder harm earlier than he will get again within the saddle.
Jan Reutter mentioned he appears like his life is full because of his household, and that feeling is topped off with the showpiece bagger, which he seems to be ahead to driving quickly.
“It’s a must to have religion and God will handle you,” Jan Seutter mentioned.
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