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    Open Road - Destination Ricks Garage

    Open Road - Destination Ricks Garage

    Ricks Garage is definitely a must do destination back in time.

    The first thing you notice when you arrive at Ricks is the upbeat busy vibe and the Retro façade. Once inside you are warped back in time with floor to ceiling memorabilia.

    Ricks garage is an American style bar and diner, with a large beer garden and also has a whiskey bar. Ricks has everything you could possibly want for in food, beverages and a great atmosphere.

    If you’re riding from Toowoomba, be sure to go through the picturesque Somerset Dam Region and on to the stunning hinterland town of Maleney and Monteville, which is abuzz with B&B accommodation, café’s and unique retail shopping. 

    Ricks Garage will not disappoint and neither will the scenic road there, no matter which direction you are coming from.

    Ricks Garage also hosts a yearly event Time Warp Festival. "Celebrating the very things that make Ricks Garage a Sunshine Coast institution - rockabilly music, hot rods and pin-up dress. Add in quality local food, a vibrant atmosphere, and family entertainment, and it’s clear to see why the event has grown exponentially in its short life" Check out the webpage for more info about the Time Warp Festival and Ricks Garage 


    FLHOG Engine build

    FLHOG Engine build

    We heard there was a guru technician in our midst, who people source by reputation to build their engines. Here is a time-lapse video of Tech Tommy from Darling Downs Harley Davidson dropping in our sweet engine upgrade, Screaming Eagle 107-114 (125hp) stage 4 kit. After having a chat to Tommy about my riding style (ride it like you stole it) he tuned and tweaked my engine to an inch of its life to get all the horses running perfect for me. 

    Tommy has also built every aspect of FLHOG's upgrade from the engine to the complete replacement front end, handle bars and exhaust fitment. 

    FLHOG Unleashing The Beast

    FLHOG Unleashing The Beast

    We purchased our first touring model Harley, for comfortable 2 up riding. As standard they are a great looking bike. But as most Harley owners, they add their signature style to their ride, to make it their own. We also felt the need to shed the stigma of being an older persons ride and we didn't want the bike to be the same 'Standard' model straight out of the box.

    Unleashing the beast was a 7 month project. We have listed what we have done to our ride, aka FLHOG. 

    The business FULL HOG evolved from this build, as we wanted to create our own brand of bagger parts, that are built right here in Australia.

    The bike:

    Purchased off the floor from Andrew Hewes (aka GUS) at Darling Downs Harley Davidson (DDHD) 2017 Street Glide FLHXS, Screamin' Eagle stage 2 kit standard model with 4/12" Screamin' Eagle Street Cannon performance slip on mufflers

    Engine Upgrade:

    Screamin' Eagle 107-114 (125hp) stage 4 kit + heavy breather elite performance air cleaner kit, by the formidable Tech Tommy Miller at Darling Downs Harley Davidson.

    Performance Machine:

    Rival 23" rim and 11.8 rotors plus wrap around fender

    Contrast cut tech fork leg set and covers

    Headlight bezel around Hog Lights 7" Day Maker headlight

    Inverted Black Ano Torque mirrors and scallop cut windscreen trim

    Contrast cut floor board and levers

    Hog Lights:

    7" Day Maker headlight


    Triple tree bolt on neck, 49mm 6 degree rake, suit 23" wheel

    Wild 1:

    Bagger Chubby Reapers 10" satin black bars, all internally wired

    Custom Dynamics: 

    Front indicators and run lights. N/Plate frame, curve black indicator brake and run light. 10" plasma rear strip lights, run light, indicator and brake.

    Freedom Exhaust: 

    2 into 1 turn out, satin black with black sculptured tip

    Dirty Air: 

    Rare air ride suspension system, fast up


    Electric Centre Stand

    Harley Davidson: 

    2017 CVO Street Glide solo seat

    FULL HOG: 

    Razor Back ass end bagger kit, side covers, stretch tank shroud and dash.

    Shaw Signs Designs: Jay Shaw did the custom paint in high gloss Panther Blue Black with layered Charcoal and Red flame graphics. The tank logo is the Harley Davidson bar and shield silhouette, embossed in chrome, black, grey and white.