WITH all the talk about the new-model Harley Softails with their revolutionary chassis engineering, bargains abound among the early girls, ideal if you’re looking for a platform for a city-based custom as a gift for your dad.

Roland Sands paid $5000 for a 2003 FXST Softail in rugged condition but with a stock TwinCam 88 motor. “It’s a 100th Anniversary model that someone had stolen and ridden through the desert, so it was all beat up and dirty,” says Roland. “When I picked it up, it had so much dirt and s**t on it, it was a real train wreck. That’s why we called her Dusty to

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