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 Mickey Rourke Build
When we successfully take the long way, we realize we would not have changed one single thing about the way we went, even if it took us much longer than expected. We realize there is a reason for everything and we appreciate all we have learned. Eventually, we even understand that we didn't take the long way, but rather we took the only path we could. Photos by Taylor Herron and Matt Wignall 
 
Mickey Rourke Build
Some serious seat work by Bitchin Seat Company.
 
Mickey Rourke Build
 
Slowly the pieces trickle in. The finished body is assembled onto the skeleton. The skeleton becomes flesh, tendons and muscles grow and the form of a finished product  begins to take shape. Thank you Chris Wood for the beautiful pearl white paint.
 

Mickey Rourke Build

 

Mickey Rourkes Roland Sands Bike 

All that glitters is Gold. We started off going rustic with Mickey’s bike, but it’s turned into something much more finished and a bit experimental. After a visit from Mickey a few months ago we decided to go with satin black on pearl white flake paint and over the top Gold and Black finishes. All the gold accents went on the gloss black motor and our first set of two tone anodized black and gold Boss wheels arrived. It was very cool seeing all the parts come together, but there’s still a lot of work to do to finish it. Up next is the classy white out paint from Chris Wood.

Mickey Rourkes Roland Sands Bike

Mickey Rourkes Roland Sands Bike

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krold says:
7/21/2011 12:56:43 PM
 
Bad Ass Elegant Bike! Can you please post some videos of it when done? I wanna hear it roarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Thanks kold canada
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Rocky says:
8/5/2011 7:26:07 AM
 
Roland, that bike is so cool. The contrast with the Gold & Black is unbelievable. Would be great if you did a run of Ano Gold Billet covers in your catoloque also your Gas Caps & Master Cylinder covers in the Brass would real neat also. Keep up the great work, your gear is the best on market, I have purchase heaps of your product for my Fatboy Lo. I get heaps of comments on your products and many guys have purchased your product by seeing my bike out and about. Rocky.
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shane davis says:
8/24/2011 8:20:03 PM
 
Roland,as allways your work inspires!wen I grow up I wanna be just like you!
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bunny bike co says:
9/5/2011 8:31:02 AM
 
Far, far, far be it for me to critique anything that comes out of your shop. But do you think those valve stem caps are out of place? I thought about trying to cast some art deco caps in gold and send them to see if you would use them (maybe a running chihuahua, hmm too much?). But then I saw the price of gold. It's as far out of my price range as you are out of my league. Anyways, much respect to you and M.R.
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rolandadmin says:
9/9/2011 4:49:55 PM
 
We look forward to receiving the little gold dog caps from you. Please make sure they are Chihuahuas and not Retrievers. Thank you!
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Nicky Landry says:
9/10/2011 3:26:16 AM
 
i think these wheels should come in multi anodize colors an custom colors sweet parts people!
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Alex says:
9/15/2011 3:21:23 PM
 
Roland whats the word on taking these bikes to production! They're sick
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rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 12:01:36 PM
 
There would be WAY too cost much in tooling to mass produce thes frames, tanks and tail sections. Feel free to contact us for a custom build at info@rolandsands.com
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tj says:
9/20/2011 4:45:42 PM
 
I love the look of that gas tank. It would look cool on a chopper.
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Jake says:
9/26/2011 1:29:42 AM
 
Is there any plan on putting these wheels into production? I'd buy
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rolandadmin says:
10/3/2011 5:44:19 PM
 
We can build you custom two-tone anodized wheels/discs/pulleys. Any color combo, any size, any pattern! Contact us at directly at info@rolandsands.com
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whoville says:
2/12/2012 7:48:06 PM
 
The Gold is so freakin Bitchin!!
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JCP puerto rico says:
6/12/2012 6:01:11 PM
 
That's art "J
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Dan says:
6/12/2012 6:27:09 PM
 
Love this bike. The colors are different, with the gold, black and white. I like how the rear wheel seems independent from the whole bike and I just like how the rear "fender" just floats above the rear wheel. Great lines, great bike. Mickey Rourke is a cool dude, I've seen a lot of his movies.
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El Mateo says:
6/12/2012 8:12:33 PM
 
Unique bike for a unique individual! Fantastic build!
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JUPER says:
6/13/2012 3:07:16 AM
 
I, we, want a video!!!! Want to hear the exhaust
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Beto Araujo says:
6/13/2012 5:48:13 AM
 
Awesome bike, so many nice details! I would love to see more close ups of the one-ofs.
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Bud says:
6/13/2012 7:38:31 AM
 
Would love to see a close-up of the rear caliper setup.
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Bill says:
6/13/2012 7:41:41 AM
 
Roland: Another masterpiece from you. The two-tone wheels are sick. I normally don't like white bikes but man that it just sets off this bike. I bet Mickey is a very happy man.
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ElJuvi says:
6/14/2012 12:28:10 PM
 
God-like... Where is the rear brake?
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rolandadmin says:
6/18/2012 9:53:19 AM
 
Single-sided swingarm so rear brake is mounted on the left side of the wheel, on the right side of the hub. Sprocket is on the left side of the hub.
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John says:
6/18/2012 1:22:38 PM
 
Beautiful bike. Who did the seat???
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rolandadmin says:
6/26/2012 5:34:54 PM
 
Bitchin Rich at Bitchin Seat Co. http://www.bitchinseats.com/01/modules/multiMenu/
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Ryan says:
6/19/2012 8:30:11 PM
 
The gold contrast cut is off the charts! And the gloss black engine makes a surprisingly large difference.
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Gary Sideburn says:
6/21/2012 1:36:13 AM
 
The bike looks great and I love the kickstand-down cornering shot. One of the guys in the opening shot looks like he's been set on fire and put out with a shovel. Mickey Rourke is looking good, though. G
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Claude Cantin says:
6/27/2012 4:03:49 PM
 
Roland thats a work of art !
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JC Hart says:
6/30/2012 6:38:21 PM
 
Where'd ya hide a rear brake on this rig?
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rolandadmin says:
7/2/2012 11:46:33 AM
 
It's a single-sided swingarm so the sprocket is on the left side of the hub and a PM caliper is on the right sidee. Both the sprocket and brake are on the left side of the wheel. We'll get a close-up photo posted this week.
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Cadillac Jack says:
7/11/2012 8:28:43 AM
 
Roland, you know you're doing something right when the motorcycle boy commissions a build from you! And you don't disappoint, this may be my favorite yet, fantastic job!
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dave yamasta says:
7/22/2012 9:39:18 PM
 
stopped by your shop from guam magic work!thanks for signing my trucker hat.
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Gil says:
8/15/2012 9:27:30 PM
 
Hey guys where did you get the mesh cover for the headlight?
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rolandadmin says:
8/24/2012 4:03:09 PM
 
Custom fabricated
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Pavel says:
9/17/2012 6:04:07 AM
 
proportions! what size this wheels?
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rolandadmin says:
9/18/2012 9:03:05 AM
 
21x3.5" Front / 18x5.5" Rear
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CKL says:
10/2/2012 7:33:04 AM
 
Can you tell me who fabricated the 'loki' emblem? I'm looking for a custom emblem for my bike and have had trouble finding anyone who can do anything with this much detail.
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rolandadmin says:
10/11/2012 2:31:22 PM
 
http://www.ss-fin.com/jp-top.html
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WilEastNy says:
10/27/2012 1:43:56 PM
 
The rocker box&cam covers are powder coated? I would love to order some parts in the blk&gold
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rolandadmin says:
10/30/2012 7:51:38 PM
 
NO, they are gold anodized. We do not offer gold as a production color but you can custom order them from us, or buy black ones then strip, re-polish and gold anodize them yourself.
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bigsteveo says:
6/1/2013 8:09:32 PM
 
I'm doing a black and brass highball and am interested in having the victory 106 rocker covers milled out of brass along with some other parts. Whats your opinion on this vs. doing the gold anodizing ? how different would you say the gold anodizing looks compared to brass ? I sent an email to your shop with my number. Call me so we can discuss some possibilities.
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rolandadmin says:
7/10/2013 10:02:42 AM
 
You would need billet rockerbox covers to anodize them. We do not make them for Victorys. Brass rockerboxes would be VERY expensive. A better option would probably be to brass plate or Nitride coat the stock covers. Good luck with your build.
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James says:
8/13/2013 3:59:37 PM
 
I would like to put this seat and rear end on my Night Train. Is that self fabricated or do you sell a kit?
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rolandadmin says:
8/13/2013 3:59:35 PM
 
This was all custom
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Anonymous says:
11/20/2013 10:24:06 PM
 
Roland... you make dream bikes ! For serious funds.. I hope I hit the lotto soon cause you'll be my first stop!!! BRAVO!! Living the dream... KEN-EVEL.
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Peter says:
11/23/2013 12:34:49 AM
 
Amazing! what kind /year is the engine and frame from? looks the same as the RSD Black Beauty! is the single-sided swingarm custom?
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rolandadmin says:
12/2/2013 3:24:07 PM
 
Twin Cam, custom swingarm
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Brian says:
11/24/2013 4:51:56 PM
 
This is one of my favorite RSD builds!! The attention to detail is second to none. Is this frame nickel plated?
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rolandadmin says:
12/2/2013 3:23:32 PM
 
yup
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Carlos Pena says:
3/2/2014 10:15:03 PM
 
Those inverted forks, they look like shows but I'm Not sure. My question is did you use a sportster wheel or a custom wheel and axle? I'm trying to install my cbr forks to my sporty. I have custom trees and I knocked off the right side brake mount. I just don't know what wheel to use or axle. Do you sell wheels for this kind suspension?
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rolandadmin says:
3/6/2014 10:19:12 AM
 
full custom wheels
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Okoang says:
5/4/2014 11:44:22 AM
 
Wow you inspired me I want to build motorcycles like you one day you are a amazing motorcycle builder.
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