2000 Deuce by Luca Manni
Special thanks to Marco Marroni for his professional photo’s.
|Original Colour:||Vivid Black|
|Date Started Work:||2000|
|Why Did You Start Customising:||Because I have to give a personal touch to all the objects I have!|
|First Thing Changed:||Billet wheels PM Tempest|
|Have You Finished:||2013|
|Engine:||SE 1550 HTCC big bore PRO(16546-99), HTCC CNC ported heads(16925-02A) with hi-compression forged pistons (22439-00A), MIKUNI flatside 45 SE Pro(28040-02), selectable map SE PRO ignitjon system(32704-01), SE-257 cams(25155-00), V&H exhausts ,reinforced clutch spring(37951-98), Kuryakyn intake, Doherty power vents.|
|Suspension:||Lowering kit White Bros|
|Wheels:||Performance Machine TEMPEST (rear 5.5in wide with same tyre 160/70-17in … oem was 4.5in wide)|
|Electrical:||Selectable map SE PRO ignitjon system (32704-01 + led gas level + Dakota Digital speedo + Garmin Navy System under the dome + led front light + led rear light + led turn signals and stop+position light in swingarm|
|Additions:||PM 'Tempest' wheels, lowering kit White Bros, led lights, GMA brake-pulley in the rear and 13” PM floating front disc with 6-piston calipers by PM, Kuryakyn fork plate, special rebuffini moonline swingarm (handmade only for me ) and moe ( you can read in “story” under…)|
My name is Manni Luca and I’m 48 yo. I live in Grosseto, Tuscany Italy.
I have been a motorcycle enthusiast since childhood, I managed after years of savings to buy the bike of my dreams!
in 2000, at the turn of the millennium, the factory of Milwaukee introduced the DEUCE, an innovative model with a fabulous stretched gas-tank, rear fender with a lower horizontal cut and lighthouse diamond cut, fully chromed fork enlarged. and it was love at first sight!
I was planning to make a bike based upon futuristic motorcycles in the late ’90s built by brothers Battistini in England (the Battistini are of Italian origin!).
then i had project the bike of my dreams in collaboration with the Harley Davidson Viterbo.
Wheel rims PM “Tempest” with the rear wheel with 5.5″ wide, purchase brake-pulley from GMA (USA) and i went to the bike factory to Rebuffini Cycles to build ONE PIECE the aluminum swingarm Rebuffini Moonline with attacks for GMA brake pulley.
Result: fabulous! the right side is completely free to view the rims while the left is dedicated to the brakes and clutch discs : GMA brake-pulley in the rear rear and 13 PM floating front with 6-piston calipers (the disc was given to me by Ted Send in person!). And also vision derby cover where you can see clutch discs.
Anodised black footpegs of Italian OMP, lowering suspension White Bros, original fairing with integrated headlight extension,LED front headlight and rear light, saddle Badlender.
But now we come to the piece de resistance: the engine.
The kit complete processing of Screamin Eagle displacement 95ci has forged pistons, CNC ported heads with valves from 2 inch, new camshafts, programmable ECU, Mikuni flat slide 45 mm filter Kuryakyn corsair, drains V & H and valves PowerVent. The power is about 115 HP and the bike revs in an awesome way!
After making all these changes, I have received international awards! have been published in major magazines in the world, Russia, USA, Japan, Italy, France etc… but the greatest satisfaction was after the publication in the journal American IRONWORKS !!
Willie G. Davidson in person asked about me (via his secretary Miss Christine Eggert who contacted the director of the magazine, Miss Marilyn Stemp) asking my brochure with all the changes and information. was a very exciting time of my life and immense satisfaction for me!
I use almost daily my Deuce and is definitely not a show bike!
Often seen in exhibitions beautiful bikes that are only aesthetically beautiful but are not suitable for daily use. I wanted to make a nice bike, powerful, but you could always use! Here in Tuscany, there are some stunning scenery, with winding roads in the hills. My Deuce is aggressive mixed routes and manages to keep up with road bikes fairing! Deck the bike up to touch the chassis to the ground and out of corners just touch the gas engine emits un’accellerazione awesome so much as to put the bike sideways in making the curve! Racing!
In all this, however, I wanted to keep the look of the Deuce. a bike that standard is not as pretty but that, in view of what I had in mind, it was just perfect!
Thanks to / Special mentions-
-My big friend Ted Sands (ceo of Performance Machine USA)
-Harley Davidson Viterbo dealer