Colony Machine hardware can be found in motorcycle parts shops in all corners of the globe. Founded in 1969, Colony Machine company has been making OEM-replacement as well as custom hardware for Harley-Davidson motorcycles for over 50 years. They have more than 4,000 kits available for H-D motorcycles from 1911 to current, and are constantly releasing new parts for vintage motorcycles. All of Colony's products are made in the USA.
The Colony Machine Catalog of Harley-Davidson Hardware
If you are looking for Harley Davidson hardware, browsing the Colony Machine catalog is the best way to find exactly what you need. Lowbrow Customs is the only source, world-wide, where you can find every single Colony Machine product. The Colony catalog is a valuable tool to help assemble a list of the hardware needed to finish that restoration or chopper project!
The Colony Machine catalog has more than 4,000 kits available for H-D motorcycles from 1911 to current.
Click the image above to view the Colony Machine 2021 PDF catalog and browse online, or download and save it for your reference.
The entire PDF catalog is searchable (hit CTRL-F to enter text to search for) and you can click on any page number in the Index (starts on page 3) to jump right to the product you want. Even better, click on any part number in the catalog to view and order that part direct from Lowbrow Customs.
Colony Machine’s custom hardware and OEM reproduction hardware for Harley-Davidson motorcycles
The History of Colony Machine
Colony Machine is the originator of chrome, custom hardware as well as OEM reproduction hardware for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Roger Reich started Colony in 1969 in nearby Hinckley, Ohio, setting up shop in an old custard stand. A tool and die maker by trade, he started making custom, chrome plated hardware for Harley-Davidson choppers.
Colony Machine company in Brunswick, Ohio where it has been located since 1979.
Now owned by long-time employee Mark Borcoman, Colony Machine is located in Brunswick, Ohio, one town over from where it was founded. They are one of the best motorcycle parts manufacturing brands in the USA.
Colony Machine specializing in Harley-Davidson Hardware
Hardware awaiting final plating before getting packaged up for sale.
In-house Motorcycle Parts distributor
Colony does all their manufacturing in-house, aside from polishing and plating (chrome, cadmium, black oxide, zinc, and others) which is handled at platers in nearby Cleveland and Akron.
Extensive range of motorcycle hardware
Owner Mark Boroman preparing to skin pack some hardware onto the familiar Colony backer cards.
Each kit is arranged on the backer card by hand, with each component counted and the label applied with the part number and description.
Excellent distribution services all over the world
Colony Machine Shop Photos
Just one style of Harley pushrod tubes manufactured in-house at Colony Machine.
Harley rocker shaft end plugs before plating. They are in the vibratory tumbler, which smooths out the finish and removes burs before they go off for plating.
There are all kinds of things lurking around the back aisles at Colony... like this Ironhead Sportster motors that was used at long past tradeshows to show off custom hardware offerings.
A Harley VL frame poking out from behind some bins of machine hardware, awaiting a trip to the plater.
Prep area, including a scale for use in getting a count on high volume, small parts. Count out 10 or so of an item and get the weight. Divide the weight of a larger batch by this number for a pretty accurate count. Old technology that still works wonderfully!