2004 Harley-Davidson Lowrider, 2007 Ground Up - Reader's Showcase

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Less Is More
When Brian Malkowski was looking for a bike to buy and fix up, he kept finding bikes with too much shine as he put it. So when he saw this '04 Lowrider in need of paint, Brian struck a deal and the bike was his. As soon as the bike was home Brian started to break the bike down for paint and powdercoating. If the chrome was clean it stayed, if not it was covered or coated. Brian said he was not after a flashy bike, but he still liked the paint.

CITY/ STATE Toledo, OH
YEAR/MODEL '04 / H-D Lowrider
BUILDER Brian Malkowski
ENGINE 88ci TC
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D
PIPES Brian Malkowski
TRANSMISSION H-D 6-Speed
PAINT K&K; Toledo
COLOR Flamed Tangerine Pearl
WHEELS H-D
TIRE Dunlop
BRAKES H-D

Don't Buy A Bike, Build A Bike
Ben Kubicki started building this bike just after he laid down his '99 Softail at the H-D 100th anniversary in Milwaukee. Some joker turned left in front of him. Sadly the bike was a total loss but Ben ended up with a few bumps and lumps. After a long battle with the insurance company, Ben was given a check to replace the Softail, but feeling the need to build a bike not buy a bike took him to the world of customs. Two years later what you see here is the outcome of Ben working nights and weekends to build his own custom.

City/State: Green Bay, WI
Year/Model '07/Ground up Builder
Ben Kubicki Engine 113ci Ultima Heads
Ultima Carburetor Mikuni Cam
Ultima Pipes CCS Choppers LLC Ignition
Crane Transmission 6-speed Ultima Paint
Ben Kubicki Colors Lime Gold Green Tires
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