IDEC – Tokyo Stiletto Owner

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Stiletto Voted Best In Category

It was a hot day in Hawaii.  I was getting sunburn in the shade, but what do you expect with the sunlight gleaming on all that chrome.  Onlookers were dazzled by the array of metal art displayed across the pavement.  A good turnout I’d say to the 19th Annual Ride-In Bike Show sponsored by South Seas Cycle Exchange in Waipahu, Hawaii.

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An Addition to the Family

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Pray for Japan

Our hearts are truly saddened by the devastation in Japan.  We ask that you join us in praying for the many friends and families affected by this monumental disaster.  We are encouraged to learn that our friends at IDEC corporation are safe and doing well.


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Kingdom Customs is now on Facebook

You’re invited to come join Kingdom Customs on the world wide web by becoming our friend on Facebook.  By becoming our friend on Facebook you will have access to additional photos and happenings here in the Kingdom Customs world…

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Kingdom Customs featured in HiLuxury Magazine

Click here to read the feature “Chrome Heart”


Kingdom Customs is proud to be featured in this months issue of HiLuxury Magazine.  It’s an honor to be included in a magazine known for its discerning taste, keen eye for style, and recognition of luxury living in Hawaii.  Thank you!


Do You Ship to Japan?

Absolutely!  And anywhere else in the world for that matter.  Believe it or not, we get asked that question a lot.  I guess to most people it might seem strange to ship a motorcycle halfway around the world, but not to us.  We welcome the challenge and are very excited to have a Stiletto representing Kingdom Customs in Japan.  The following photos show us packing up the Stiletto for it’s air freight journey to Japan.

This photo shows the base of our shipping crate.  A wooden saddle will be inserted along the middle of the base so that the frame is resting on solid wood.  Each tire will rest in the custom cut drop outs so that the entire weight of the bike is supported by the saddle. We do this so the suspension does not have to be compressed for long periods of time during shipping.  As you can see, every surface that makes contact with the bike is covered in carpet to eliminate any potential scratches in the paint.

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Custom Grill Fabrication

Each Stiletto is built with a custom chin scoop that is designed to direct airflow towards the oil cooler. The scoop is accented with a custom hand-fabricated grill which not only looks good, but is extremely functional as well.  We thought you might like to see some of the stages that go into fabricating such a relatively small piece.  From concept to completion, each hand-crafted Stiletto component goes through the same process to ensure that every part, big or small, is constructed to the highest level of design and fabrication excellence.  Please enjoy our process…

In this photo, you can see that the scoop is completely prepped.  All painted areas are covered with blue tape to make sure no paint is scratched.  Already installed is the wire mesh screen which serves two purposes.  The most obvious is to protect the oil cooler from damage by any debris that may get kicked up while riding.  The second purpose, being more aesthetic, is to provide a visual break between the actual grill and the oil cooler itself.  It makes it more visually appealing.  The screen is then rimmed with a stainless steel border which cleans up the edges and completes the look.

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Kingdom Customs in Pacific Edge Magazine

Check out the current issue of Pacific Edge magazine in the Edgelines section.  Here you will find a brief write up on Kingdom Customs and a photo of the Stiletto.  To read the write up in the online version of the magazine, click here.  We want to thank Natalie Schack and the rest of the staff at Pacific Edge magazine for including us in this months issue.

Silent Auction Winner

Congratulations to Mr. Toshi Funaki for placing the winning bid at the 2011 Sony Open silent auction.  At Mr. Funaki’s request, his new Stiletto will be flown to Japan and used to represent the IDEC corporation at various events.  We want to thank Mr. Funaki for supporting the Friends of Hawaii Charities and Kingdom Customs.  100% of the auction proceeds go directly to the Friends of Hawaii Charities and are used to support the needy here in our home state of Hawaii.

Dan Kokubun (left), Toshi Funaki (center), and James Kometani