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DEPARTURE BIKE WORKS CREW

We take pride in the work we perform & strive to satisfy our customers needs & concerns. All of our technicians own motorcycles, and we understand what customers want and expect for their motorcycles.

  

LEE CLEMENS

Head Of The Crew

Created DBW in 1973

Bikes:

-'47 Knucklehead

  • Half a century of experience of making bikes look cool and go fast...
  • E-mail the "Head Honcho"

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    BRENDA CLEMENS

    Office and Parts Manager

    Joined DBW in 1975

    Bikes:

    -"Back of whatever Lee is riding"

  • Head Honcho's Wife

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    ANDREW WILLIAMS

    Fabricator & Machinist

    Joined DBW in 1995

    Bikes:

    -'97 Shovelhead Rigid Frame Chopper

    -'92 Softail Chopper

    -'67 Flatside Shovel Chopper (in the works)


  • Winner of Indian Larry's "Young Gun" Award 2004
  • S&S 50th Anniversary Bike Builder
  • Metal and Gas Welding Certificate
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate
  • Featured many times in major industry publications such as The Horse, Back Street Choppers and American Iron (April & May 2009).

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    ERNIE COATES

    Service Manager

    Joined DBW in 1998...Rejoined in 2006

    Bikes:

    -'57 Panhead Chopper

    -'66 "Roadking"

    -'97 Classic


  • Dyno expert
  • Has rode all lower 48 states

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    Front Counter Mechanic

    Joined DBW in 1998... Rejoined in 2015

    Bikes:

    -'47 FLH

    -'76 bobbed XLH


  • MMI Graduate with emphasis in Harley Davidson Factory Elective, Technician Program, and Early Model
  • PHD in-dealership training program
  • Factory Electrical Diagnostics Program
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate
  • Zipper's Thunder Max ECM Trained

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    BILLY WHEATLEY

    Engine Man

    Joined DBW in 2001

    Bikes:

    -'94 Ultra Classic (113" S&S & Baker 6-Speed)

  • Decades of building industrial, race car & Harley engines
  • VCU Graduate- B.S. Biology, minor in History & Psychology
  • PhD in Motor Science

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    JIM-BOB

    Mechanic

    Joined DBW in 2009

    Bikes:

    -'99 Big Inch Softail Custom



  • Merciless

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    SEAN HIGGINS

    Part Time Help...When you can find him

    Joined DBW in 2004

    Bikes:

    -'81 Wideglide

    -'50 Panhead (in the works)


  • Virginia Tech Graduate- B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • ASE Certified Mechanic
  • Machinist & MIG Welder
  • In-House Engineer
  • E-mail Sean

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    RB

    Folk Hero & Ladies Man

    RB is actually made from spare parts...

    Bikes:

    -Traveler

    -Big Red

    -Blackie


  • "Hull Street...live it...love it" -RB '06

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    ANNA LEIGH CLEMENS

    Chief Inspiration of DBW

    Joined DBW at birth

    Bikes:

    -'05 Huffy Low Rider


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