There isn’t anything in this world that is more liberating than the roar of the engine, the styling of a low riding bagger, the pavement flying by beneath me, and the highway ahead. I’ve been riding Harleys for what seems like my whole life. In case you haven’t heard the story, when I was growing up my dad, Rick Klein was adamantly against motorcycles. It wasn’t until my parents separated, and it may seem a little backward, that my mother finally allowed me to ride.
It was a big secret around my dad’s house and eventually my sister ratted me out. But to my surprise, my dad didn’t get upset, he simply joined the club. Rick bought his first motorcycle on his 50’th birthday. From that point on, my dad rode thousands of miles and owned three different motorcycles. He not only joined the club, he became a very passionate rider. Around the time of his 54th birthday, he and his close friend Joe, ordered themselves Ultra Classics. As he was waiting to take delivery of the new bike, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. Joe’s Ultra Classic came in first, but he passed it on to my dad so that he could ride the mountain passes of Colorado and New Mexico.
The last ride through New Mexico and Colorado with my dad is one I’ll never forget. It is by far one of my favorite memories. Unfortunately, my dad passed away at age 54, one month after that last ride. Today, Speed By Design is driven by that same passion my father had for custom motorcycles. It is a constant reminder of those unforgettable memories. The blue bike in the picture above is my dads bike and it is the bike I ride most today. A few years ago, I redesigned the bike and named it 5150.
I am driven by that same passion my father had for motorcycles…
As I grew up, I would jump between high performance boats and motorcycles. Throughout my life, I have had a passion for making things fast, light, fun to drive, and unique, and things that give the crowd the “wow” factor. I have been designing and building cool shit my entire life.
During my time in the marine business, I learned how to work with fiberglass, tooling molds, and rigging. I combined that knowledge with my years of racing offshore powerboats and building the fastest production boats in the industry. I understand how important it is to invest in the right employees, equipment, technology, and manufacturing materials.
I made the switch back to motorcycles…
Eventually, I took this experience and knowledge and made the switch back into motorcycles industry. My passion for motorcycles and creating custom parts is my motivation. I promise you that Speed By Design and Unlimited Bagger will continue to be an innovator in the bagger industry.Be sure to check out our full product offering. We strive to bring you the sickest low riding baggers, and highest quality service and parts on the planet.
Simple Facts About Our Products
From the desk of Coby Klein
We use nothing but the highest quality products throughout our whole design and build process.
In the manufacturing business, quality materials are extremely important. When cheap resins and fillers are used in designing parts, the parts move and slightly change shapes before you even take a mold off of them. These effects can multiple throughout the entire manufacturing process. For example, when you use those same cheap products to make your molds from the original part, the molds will eventually move around on you. And again when you use the cheap materials to make your parts in the mold, then your finish part will move around as well only multiplying the shitty fit by three times. These imperfections in the finish parts will end up costing you more in body work to make them fit. More body work will result in more labor hours. Cheaper resins and materials = cheaper parts. The reason other companies use these cheap materials is they cure fast, the faster they cure and the less the materials cost, the cheaper they can make parts. You have seen these parts, bags that are warped so bad lids don’t fit and don’t even look the same from left to right, and side covers that don’t fit up to the frame and won’t even fit plush to the bags. We highly recommend before you buy any companies parts, that you do your research and find out how much money you will spend in body work. Speed By Design is confident that you will save money on the body work.
Don’t be fooled by the guys that do this only to increase their margins.
At Speed by Design this does not fly. We use high grade resins with less styrene which equals less shrinking and longer cure times but much straighter parts. Fact is we spend much more time tooling them and spend more money building them. So it saves you time and labor on your build. You will also get the longevity in these parts, they won’t change shapes, cracks or blisters down the line. Our parts will fit like we say they do or you simply return them for what you paid us.I am Coby Klein and you will not find a higher quality product on the market, we do not cut corners. Our team and I will always give you our best work, we are proud of what we do. We will always give you the personal service you deserve and answer the questions you have, we answer the phones and do not avoid them.
Again for any reason if you aren’t 100% satisfied simply return to us undamaged.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us when you are ready to make your next purchase or if you have any questions or concerns. Be sure to think of us during your next build.With respect,