Combs Customs Customer Reviews
I first heard about Combs Custom Cycle through a friend, who knew Rick and said he could be trusted to service my hand-made 2001 softail. I was very nervous, but the man who built my bike was in California, and I had no option but to give them a try. I am VERY happy I did! I only live in Lawrence in the off season, thus my bike sits for about 9 months in storage, and every spring Rick gets it ready to ride for me. They have been there for every year with great service, repair when necessary, as well as being very friendly in the process.
Because of this, I have trusted Combs with my new project, a 2003 Harley Davidson 100 year Anniversary Ultra Classic which I have had in storage since I purchased it. I am having Rick stretch the bike, gas tank, and put a few other “touches” to make it my own. I’m very excited, and sure that the finished product will be everything I hope it will be. I would highly recommend anyone with a motorcycle to head to Combs Custom Cycle!
C-F Boston Celtics, 2008 NBA Champions
Former KU Jayhawk Center
Tim L Smith
Junction City, KS
Ken Pierce II
I want to thank you for the fantastic customization of my 2005 Road King. The paint job gets compliments everywhere I go. The customer service I received from the minute I first walked in your doors, made me feel like I was in the right place. That customer service did not change from that moment, to the day I picked up my completed bike. Your team always had time for me. I came in with a “foggy” idea of what I wanted the bike to look like and you spent alot of time on each and every detail. I also want to thank Greg for his unbelieveable talent and vision. His artistic ability really made my bike come to life. For every compliment I receive, I tell them about my great experience with your team. I am sure my friends will be visiting your shop!
St. Joseph, MO
I just wanted to post that you guys are the best. I want to thank you guys on the awesome job you did on my ’08 Road Glide. I really appreciate the eye for detail and suggestions on different ideas that made my bike stand out. Already have had people say that the pics don’t do it the justice it deserves. So if anyone out there wants great custom work and customer service Combs Custom Cycle is the only way to go.Thanks again, Rick n Lori, and as always remember “Rubber side down”.
Kansas City, MO
When it comes to passion or something that fills a void in one’s life, the last thing one will accept hearing is the word “NO.” I never heard the words, “no, we can’t do that” during my experience with Combs Customs. Because of this, each time we consulted, more ideas were inspired, both for this project and future work.
After months now, I’m just as excited about my bike as I was on the maiden voyage leaving the shop. In retrospect, I greatly appreciate the fact Rick took time every time I stopped in to acquire input and give me feedback. No matter how much I needed Rick’s expertise for the wiring and fabrication, it always felt like it was MY idea.
From work order to invoice, Rick and Lori were always polite, professional, and pleasant to work with. Rick knew when to listen, when to offer input, and how to communicate what was necessary to get my job done right.
Eric Johnson, DDS
The only thing that I can say is if you want quality custom paint for your bike then Rick & Lori Combs at Combs Custom Cycle is where you need to be. I took my 09 Street Glide to them to paint my fairing. We worked on the art work & what they did is beyond phenomenal! I did this as a tribute piece for our late son-in-law Sgt. Jeff Wyers, Galveston,TX PD. I told them I wanted a grieving angel with the Blue Knights badge.
My husband & I just got back from Billings, MT where the remarks made were nothing short of incredible. I had a few people tear up when they saw this.
This was how we wanted to memorialize our son-in-law and y’all made it a reality.
This was the easiest thing that I have ever done, they were quick & kept me informed every step of the way. I cannot say enough good things about your work & your shop! Y’all are the best!!
Spring Hill, KS
2008 Ultra Classic
When I decided to ride my 2008 Ultra Glide Classic across the country to raise money for families of fallen police officers, I knew it would need a special look. I searched the Internet for ideas and a shop that I could trust to do a great job. I was very surprised when the paint jobs that impressed me the most were being done in my hometown of Lawrence, KS. The artwork at Combs Custom Cycles was clearly some of the best work in the country. I had flags painted at half staff on both tanks and on the lid of the trunk. However, the mural they airbrushed on the front of my Harley touches the families of a fallen hero the most. It is a picture of St. Michel taking a fallen officer to heaven. What is really impressive about this image is that the picture I had did not have a full set of wings on the angel and they had to totally recreate them. The detail is incredible, every feather was painted individually. It is very common for a spouse or child to reach out and touch the face of the officer and express how much this means to them. Thank you Rick & Lori Combs and Greg Mauer for helping me create just the right look for my Ride4Cops mission.
If you have ridden much at all, you can appreciate my frustration when I got stuck behind a sand truck traveling 70 mph on a two lane road with a 25 mph head wind. No matter how hard I pushed my 2008 Ultra Glide Classic, I could not get around this sand blaster on wheels. Irritated, I immediately went to Combs when I returned to town and asked Rick if there was anything I could do to prevent this issue on future rides. He smiled and told me he had the perfect solution. He took my 96 cc HD engine to 106 cc. The difference in power was unbelievable. My only concern now is keeping my Harley anywhere close to the posted speed limit. In fact, I was so impressed with the difference in power, I immediately took Rick my 2009 Softail to receive the same upgrade.
Rick & Lori,
Just want you and everyone else to know how pleased I am with the work you did on my ’03 Ultra. After stumbling across your website I spent quite awhile researching options before deciding where to take my bike for the paint work I was wanting to do. After seeing your work and getting an online quote from you, I felt you were the ones I wanted to work with. And now that it’s all done, I can say that I definitly made the right choice! From the pleasant greeting at the door that first day, to the impressive shop you work in, to the art workups, to the email updates, and pictures sent to me during the process and finally the finished product..it was ALL GOOD. I’ll definitly be back! Everyone who has seen my bike so far is quite impressed with it and they all want to know where I got it done…..I just say…”Combs Custom Cycle…where else?!”
I am happy with the bike. I just got back from a 9 day 3500 mile trip on Route 66 out to Nevada for the River Walk Rally and back. The bike ran without a single hitch and I got so many compliments on the paint job I couldn’t even count them. Once again thanks so much for all the work.
My husband has always wanted to have a Dresser customized, so when he bought his 2009 Ultra Classic with intentions to customize it, I had no idea exactly what that meant and just went along with it. He pulled up in our business parking lot about 20 minutes ago……. WOW, I am still in shock!!!!! I had no idea it would look this awesome. I LOVE this bike. My husband looks so good on it and I can’t wait to jump on the back!!!! Hurry up spring time!!!!. Thank you so much Rick and Lori for such an exceptional job, we are really going to enjoy our new customized bike!!
Rick and Lori Combs built my dream bike. A Chopper that I had drawn on a Big Chief note pad back in the Third Grade. Highly influenced by my older brother, I drew picture after picture of a “Captain America” style bike. This year after riding back from Sturgis, I decided to make the dream a reality. Rick and Lori walked me through step by step, part by part, a three month build that ended with the bike of my dreams. I’m truly impressed with Rick’s attention to detail, and the paint job, well, the bike just looks awesome. Rick and Lori were great to work with, honest and dependable. Rick always asked for my opinion, gave his thoughts, thus giving the best outcome possible. My Combs Custom not only looks great but performs as well. I own a Sucker Punch Sally’s Old School Bobber, a 100th Anv. H.D. Fatboy, and now to complete my collection, a COMBS CUSTOM CYCLE… I think my Great Grandfather, who had a 1914 Harley-Davidson would be proud.
Overland Park, KS
Growing up in Lawrence and being a fanatic Jayhawk fan has given me a lot of pride over the years. Like many Jayhawk fans, I have rooms, walls and boxes full of Jayhawk memorabilia, but most of it wasn’t unique to what everyone else had. I wanted something different, something spectacular, something no one else could match. I wanted a nostalgic custom Harley, a “Roaring Jayhawk”. I knew what I wanted it to look like sorta, but I didn’t know how to get there. I did some research and learned of Combs Custom Cycles and their many custom designed award winning show bikes. As soon as I met with Rick, he convinced me that he could create my dream, and boy did he. My bike has been featured in a couple magazines and has taken a couple first place finishes. And that’s because it’s only been entered twice. If I had the time, it would be shown everywhere. People just stand around staring at it wherever it goes. To look at it, you would assume that I spent tens of thousands on it, but Rick makes it affordable. I’m working on my next concept, and you can bet that Rick Combs will be doing it. Rick and his wife Lori are just great people, doing extraordinary things in very ordinary ways!
Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Roar KU!!!
Prairie Village, KS
Took my baby in to freshen up the motor with cams, tuner, true duals and a big sucker. Rick called me Friday to say it was done. Weather was in the mid 30’s so with the help of a friend, I was able to get her picked up. Did a quick run around there shop before loading her up for the trip home. She sounded and ran AWESOME. Once home I noticed that I was low on gas, so after filling up I took the long way home :0). Man it felt good. I can’t say enough about the service I received for the both of them. I went in with what I thought I wanted but after talking with Lori and Rick, they saved me over $500.00 and again the bike runs AWESOME. Thank you much Lori and Rick. In the word of Arnold, I’ll be back.
The bike really sounds good and runs even better. Thanks for getting it done so fast since I wasn’t expecting it until the middle of August. Thanks again for everything you are the BEST. I WILL ONLY BRING MY BIKE TO YOU FROM THIS DAY FORWARD. YOU BOTH WERE GREAT TO WORK WITH.
After the tremendous work the team at Combs did on my 2008 Ultra Classic, they were my only choice when it came time to personalize my 2009 HD Softail Deluxe. I am taking this bike on cross country trips and decided I needed a fairing to help cut down on the wind. Lori immediately began researching fairings and actually rejected the first one that arrived without even showing it to me. Her explanation was simple, it was not of the quality she expected and she looked for a new manufacturer. After locating the proper fairing, it was time to personalize it. I had been walking around with a machine gun toting, cigar smoking “Rebel Hawk” concept in my head for a couple of years but had nothing on paper. I explained to the team at Combs what I wanted my “Rebel Hawk” to look like and they hit it perfectly on the first draft. In fact, they came up with a few suggestions that made it even more impressive. Needless to say, I get a lot of “Rock Chalk” shouts no matter where I ride this bike. Thank you Rick & Lori Combs and Greg Mauer for such an over the top job!
Just wanted to let you know my bike runs great! I’m very happy that I stopped in your shop when I did. You both are very professional and, in addition, very nice. It makes me feel good when you both greet me by name. Keep up the good work.
I finally got a chance to get my bike out on the highway Saturday. What a beautiful day to ride. What made the day even better was the way my bike rode. Although I have over 33,000 miles on my bike I don’t believe it has performed better. I don’t have that “slip” when I change gears and the acceleration is what I expected and wanted. Thanks for doing a great job, and for getting me in so quick!
Dear Rick and Lori,I just wanted to let you know again how thrilled I am with the work you did on my 2002 Wide Glide. The Paint and workmanship on the tank and fenders is outstanding! I am proud to ride my bike again!
As a woman rider, it is so fun to pull up next to some dude that tells me I have a sweet ride. Thanks for that! 🙂
I also want you to know that I feel that you both went above and beyond my expectations when it comes to customer service. The second time I walked in your doors, you guys called me by name and that really left a lasting impression on me. I love the personal service that you guys provide. Keep up the great work, I will definitely be back – even if it is just to tell you both Hello!
Rick and Lori,Just wanted to drop you a note about how happy I am with the “Combs” experience! The artwork, painting, and above all the personal service was fantastic! Everyone who looks at my bike has to stand and observe the detail as it’s incredible! I am so happy my only complaint is that I should have had the work done sooner!
Thanks so much,
Kansas City Area
Gary R. Jones
Center for Army Tactics
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027