Readers' Motorcycle Submissions - Hot Bike Magazine
Email your submissions to: Hot.Bike@sorc.com Or snail mail to: HB Reader’s Showcase 1733 Alton Parkway, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92606. Please include hi-res jpegs, your name, hometown, email, phone #, bike year/model, engine size, frame, wheels, sheetmetal, painter, custom accessories, and anything else interesting about your bike.
Bryan Simpson from San Luis Obispo, California, wanted to show us his daily rider, and we were very impressed with what the guy accomplished. The bike started off as an ’02 FXDX, but Bryan had other plans for it. After searching for a T-Sport fairing and bags, he ripped the bike apart and rather quickly gave it a horsepower increase with the help of a Screamin’ Eagle 103ci kit and, some lightening/balancing as well as ported/polished heads from Revolution Performance.
While the bike was getting a plethora of performance parts, the tank, fairing, fender, chin spoiler, hand controls, and H-D 13-spoke mag wheels were all treated to a pearl white basecoat. The sheetmetal was also covered with double-vision flames in Cali-Flake Orange and Greasy Black, which are pinstriped and drop-shadowed. The rest of the bike’s shiny bits got shoved off to the powdercoater for the blackout treatment.
When the bike was being put back together, Ryan slapped on a set of 12-inch West Coast T-bars with Autometer gauges and a Thunderheader exhaust, cementing the Club look of this bike. Ryan built this bike to be ridden hard and fast, and by the looks of his wheelie photo, he sure as hell does.
Andrew Cuevas is in the Air Force and has been for the past 13 years. He is currently stationed in Guam where he has been for the last three years. There aren’t many good things about Guam except that it’s 93 degrees year round, so the riding season really does last 365 days a year. In February, Andrew’s wife took him to the local H-D store to buy some goodies for his ’05 Nightrain for his birthday. Once his wife saw the look in his eye and gave the nod, Andrew wasted no time trading in his old baby for his new ’10 H-D Fat Boy Lo in Black Denim.
Jerry, who wrote in from Redondo Beach, California, enclosed some photos of his custom Shovelhead chopper that features a raked and rigid frame, slab-sided motor with open beltdrive, custom-made Z-bars, a set of big and blacked-out Ride Wright Fat Daddy wheels, a Wide Glide frontend, forward controls with BMX pedal pegs, a leather solo seat and saddlebag, and a custom-bent sissybar over the big rear fender. The paint is a very simple, yet nice, silver-scallops-over-gloss-black scheme. This cycle is one heck of a beach cruiser!
Rob Shimonovich from Jackson, New Jersey, dubbed this skulled-out ’06 H-D Softail Deluxe The Headache after its transformation. Rob added a big-inch motor with a stage 2 kit, Heritage retro spokes with white walls, Vance & Hines slash cut pipes, and tons of skulls. The paint is so detailed there are skulls of just about any horror character you can imagine including Freddie and Jason.