2004 Harley-Davidson Deuce, 2000 Harley-Davidson FXR, And More - Readers' Showcase

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We want to see what you ride, from doctored stock to wild custom, so send those pics to: Hot Bike Readers' Showcase, 2570 E. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806, or

Pride And Joy
This black Deuce is the pride and joy of Val Acosta. He just wanted a clean bike with a few extras to set it apart from a stock scoot, so with a few things like a Heartland 250mm wide tire kit and the Kryakyn catalog, the bike you see here is Val's love. The one thing he did not want was to cover the bike in skulls or some crazy paint to get it noticed; the bike stands out on its own.

CITY/ STATE Camarillo/CA
YEAR/MODEL '04/H-D Deuce
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D
CAMS H-D
PIPES Python
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR Black
WHEELS Landmark
TIRES Avon
BRAKES H-D

Forgiving Scoot
The bike had a small mishap when owner Randy Martin was on a trip and needed to get some work done to it. How much and how bad, we may never know, but what we do know is that Randy loves how well this bike handles when he is out cutting up the road. He went ahead with a tear-down and rebuild on the motor and added some fresh paint. After riding the bike, he knew that it forgave him and the two are back on the road.

CITY/STATE Kilgore/TX
YEAR/MODEL '00/FXR
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D
CAMS H-D
PIPES Vance and Hines
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT A friend with faith
COLOR Black/sliver flake
WHEELS H-D
TIRES Dunlap
BRAKES H-D

Mona's Bike
Everyone who owns a bike knows the feeling of getting their first bike. Well, that is how Mona Vachon feels now with hers. She was a backseat rider for years, until one day she wanted her own. Her husband Kevin told her to start looking and see what she liked. There was no need to look far, because she knew she wanted a Fat Boy, and it needed bags for the long trips (she's a girl that brings a lot of things, like hair dryers and extra shoes). This '01 was found, and a set of Heritage bags off eBay were bolted on, and now she is ready for any road trip.

CITY/ STATE Saint David/ME
YEAR/MODEL '01/Fat Boy
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D EFI
CAMS H-D
PIPES Cycle Shack
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR Pearl White
WHEELS H-D Spoke
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D

Little Red Devil
Jimi Dawson was looking for a bike to fix up and ride the hell out of when this '83 Shovelhead crossed his path. It was a good deal and needed little work, mostly cleaning up. However, Jimi wanted this bike to look as good as it ran. Since he planned to paint the frame, he pulled the motor and sent it out to get freshened up. At the same time anything and everything that needed chrome was treated to a dip in the chrome tank. The frame and all the sheetmetal was covered in devil's red with about an inch of clear coat, topped off with a custom seat and new tires.

CITY/ STATE Pinckney/MI
YEAR/MODEL '83/FXSB
BUILDER Jimi Dawson
ENGINE 80ci H-D
HEADS H-D
CARB S&S;
CAMS Crane
PIPES White Bros
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT Jimi Dawson
COLOR Red
WHEELS H-D
TIRES Dunlop