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