2006 Harley Custom And More - Readers' Showcase

Attention, Hot Bike Readers!

Samson Exhaust has big news for you. As the sponsor of this department, Samson will give you a $75 gift certificate toward a set of Samson pipes if we select your bike. That's right-get your bike published in full color in your favorite mag and receive bucks off your next set of Samson pipes! You can't lose.

All we ask is that you follow these simple guidelines: Take a shot of your bike from the left and right side with a clean background. Don't show us your cars, boats, neighbors, or bicycles in the photo, just your bike. Please send color prints, slides, or high-resolution images on CD. No digital prints from your computer, please. Remember, the better the picture looks, the more likely it is to be published. And now that you can get some new pipes cheap, there is even more reason to send sharp photos.

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.

Black Beauty

We would just like to say that Lance's '91 Fat Boy is one clean-looking bike. He did all of the custom work in his one-car garage, but this is the most recent result as it has been through many makeovers over the years. If his next makeover looks anything like this, we say go for it, Lance. You seem to have done fine with this one.

OWNER Lance Tindall
CITY/STATE Canton/IL
YEAR/MODEL '91 H-D/Fat Boy
BUILDER Lance Tindall
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARBURETOR Keihin
CAM H-D
PIPES Vance and Hines
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT Lance Tindall
COLOR Black
WHEELS H-D Thunderstar
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D

Good Decision

Ricky says he used to be into crotch rockets until he saw the light and crossed over to American iron. This is his fifth bike, and he built it pretty much from the ground up in his garage. He owns a paint and body shop in Devine, TX, and when he is not working his fingers to the bone, he spends his time as a weekend warrior on this beautiful custom.

OWNER Ricky Byrd
CITY/STATE Devine/TX
YEAR/MODEL '06/Custom
BUILDER Ricky Byrd
ENGINE El Bruto
HEADS El Bruto
CARBURETOR S&S;
CAM El Bruto
PIPES Vance and Hines
IGNITION Bulletpruf
TRANSMISSION Baker six-speed
PAINT Rainman Graphics
COLOR Candy Apple Violet
WHEELS Renegade
TIRES Avon
BRAKES HHI

Rhode Island Ride

It's pretty much safe to say that Matthew likes power and speed. This baby has a two-tank, 40 psi-plus NOS system on it! He had the motor custom built by H/H, which created an output of 137 hp on the dyno. Since he spent over $9,000 on the motor alone, he better get some pretty good numbers out of it. There is so much extra bling on his '03 Dyna Glide that he probably can't leave it alone without worrying about somebody trying to take it for a little spin. Better keep it locked down when you're not around, Matt.

OWNER Matthew Jones
CITY/STATE Slatesville/RI
YEAR/MODEL '03/H-D Dyna Glide Custom
BUILDER Matthew Jones
ENGINE H/H
HEADS H/H
CARBURETOR Mikuni
CAM H/H
PIPES Custom
IGNITION Crane
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR Silver/Black
WHEELS Performance Machine
TIRES Metzeler
BRAKES Performance Machine

Flamin' Hot Bagger

Craig Gould, a long time subscriber of HOT BIKE, teamed up with custom fabricating guru Brian Klock from Klock Werks to come up with this bright '04 Electra Glide. Brian and Craig put their heads together to design many of the fabricated pieces. Keep up the good work, Craig!

OWNER Craig Gould
CITY/STATE Leawood/KS
YEAR/MODEL '04/H-D Electra Glide Custom
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARBURETOR H-D
CAMS H-D
PIPES H-D
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT CC Custom Graphics
COLOR {{{Lexus}}} Absolutely Red w/flame
WHEELS Weld
TIRES Metzeler
BRAKES H-D

Indian Lookalike

The '50s Indian-style paint job on this '96 Softail immediately caught our attention. The simplistic paint scheme captures your gaze the moment you lay eyes upon it; it is hypnotizing. There is also an abundance of other ideas that Keith wanted to turn into reality. He tucked the wires into the handlebars, and also modified the shifter and floorboard brackets. There is way too much to list, but we love this bike.

OWNER Keith Cornell
CITY/STATE Agoura Hills/CA
YEAR/MODEL '96/H-D Heritage Softail
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARBURETOR S&S;
CAM Crane
PIPES Samson
IGNITION Crane
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT Dave of Ventura
COLOR Brown/red and black Indian-style
WHEELS Custom
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D

Happy Holidays

First of all, we would just like to wish Fran a very, very belated Merry Christmas. He sent his letter in on Christmas day and we are only getting his bike in this issue. You'll have to excuse the delay, Fran; we get so many letters with so many beautiful bikes that it's hard to choose. So here is an early present from us to you for the next holiday, a picture of your beautiful '99 Softail Custom in our mag. Enjoy!

OWNER Fran Capozzi
CITY/STATE Syracuse/NY
YEAR/MODEL '99/H-D FXST Custom
BUILDER H-D/Fran Capozzi and friends
ENGINE H-D
HEADS H-D
CARBURETOR CV
CAM Andrews
PIPES Vance and Hines
IGNITION RevTech
TRANSMISSION H-D five-speed
PAINT Lenny Smith of Kolorcraft
COLOR Silver, charcoal, flames trimmed in blue
WHEELS H-D
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D