Tamiami Tyrants Florida Flathead


Tamiami Tyrants Custom Cycles is small shop in Naples, a little beach town bordering the western edge of Florida's Everglades. Tyler Mullins and his brother Bryan run the show, and both guys chip in on the custom builds that roll out of Tyler's family-owned business. Tyler opened his shop in 2011. According to Tyler, the motorcycle scene isn’t very big in Naples, so everything he learned about building Harleys came the hard way: first-hand trial and error experience.

With a little help from his brother and the Internet Tyler soon learned no problem was too big to tackle. Most of Tamiami Tyrants’ work consists of complete builds, usually shovelheads, with several bikes being sold through a shop owned by a friend of Tyler’s in Yokohama, Japan. The bike shown here won Best Flathead at Willie’s Tattoo Parlor in Daytona Beach last year. Since then Tyler’s been riding the piss out of it all over the Sunshine state.



Owner: Tyler Mullins

Builder: Tamiami Tyrants Custom Cycles, Naples, Florida

Bike: '42 WLA

Engine, year and make, model: 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA, original cases, jugs, and heads. Linkert DC 2 carb, old Hunt mag

Frame: 1942 WLA

Fork: Short leaf springer 

Chassis mods: Frame was slightly raked 

Tire/wheel size and style: Rear: 3.5" x 19" rim laced with stainless spokes; front: 21" stainless spokes. Firestone rear/Avon front rubber

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Split mustang tank holds gas and oil; custom bars, shifter, shortened clutch and brake levers

Thanks: To my brother Bryan, as always

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Commented on 1-14-2013 At 05:21 am

now that's a cool little bike!

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 11:21 am

its a beauty

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 11:53 am

Very clean!

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 12:32 pm

Very nice I was worried about our beloved chopcult but if this is the type of scoot we will be treated to then hurrah

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 12:37 pm

That thing is perfect! Love that they painted the tank the stock design...can't remember what year that design was on the tank though

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 12:37 pm

That thing is perfect! Love that they painted the tank the stock design...can't remember what year that design was on the tank though

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 03:00 pm

Can you show a pic of the tailight/plate mount? Or am I just blind?

Commented on 1-14-2013 At 08:29 pm

Way cool. I dig the clean seat mount.

Commented on 1-15-2013 At 05:50 am

Very nice!

Commented on 1-15-2013 At 10:16 am

That Flatty is as clean as they come, love the tank graphics, front forks, head light, handlebars and the long skinny stance!

Commented on 1-15-2013 At 06:26 pm

What you seems what you get, Sky.

Commented on 1-16-2013 At 02:57 pm

love buildin bars for those guys.

Commented on 1-18-2013 At 04:19 pm

I like the bike, Just don't seem like it's ready to ride the piss out of , at least in the state shown.
No plate, no taillight, trick one wire generator. I mean I know it can run on just the magneto but all over the sunshine state w/o lighting or papers?

Commented on 1-25-2013 At 08:22 pm

im from naples, graduated high school there in 2004. good looking bike and good to see my home town repped.

Commented on 5-18-2013 At 06:08 pm

WLA's!!! They're not just for soldiers anymore. Jockey on.

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