National Cycle, the world's oldest windshield and aftermarket accessory manufacturer, has been collecting stock motorcycles for decades. "We buy significant bikes," says Willey, "like the CB750, Z1B, Valkyrie, V-Max…and when the Royal Star came out we had to have one of those too." National Cycle uses those bikes as templates for development and later retires them to a stable of mounts used for pleasure riding by enthusiasts at the company. However, National only started building its own customs a few years back, beginning with a 1947 Knucklehead customized exactly like a bike pictured in the company's 1948 catalog. "We put on a windshield and light bar from that era…leather saddlebags, seat skirt fenders, tail gunner lights, bullet lights and so on. We made all that kind of stuff in those days," he explains.