Readers' Motorcycle Submissions

Readers’ Showcase

Email your submissions to: [email protected] 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.

Queens Softail

Vinnie from Queens, New York, wanted to show off his pride and joy, his ’04 Softail Standard. The old Softie has Vance & Hines Long Shot pipes, a Centerline polished rear wheel, a Harley inverted frontend, drag bars, a chromed dash console, Andrews cams, and a LePera Solo seat. Even though the bike is close to 10 years old, we’d say Vinnie has done a fine job of keeping it looking fresh and clean.

Drastic Dyna

Wayne Thom from Albany, Georgia, has put a lot of time, money, and hard work into turning his ’99 FXDWG into his ideal two-wheeled hot rod. Over the years Wayne has completely torn the bike down and added 3 inches of stretch to the backbone, raked the neck out an additional 9 degrees and added another 6 degrees with new triple trees. He also replaced the stock engine with a Screamin’ Eagle 110ci powerplant, and beefed up the primary with a Primo open beltdrive. The bike shines in the sun with its chrome PM wheels, chrome forward controls and hydraulic clutch and hand controls, and stainless steel clutch and brake hard lines. But what Wayne is most proud of is the 240mm wheel he was able to stuff in the rear with the custom swingarm and rear fender that he made.

Fast Fat Boy

Hey HOT BIKE, my name is Curtis Smith, I live in Sheridan, Oregon, and I wanted everyone to see my ’98 Fat Boy I’ve been working on. The powerplant is a 124ci S&S; engine with a Rivera Primo open beltdrive bolted to the left side. I added RC Components’ Savage wheels with matching rotors and the tins are a West Coast Choppers rear fender, Jim Nasi front fender, with a stretched tank from Custom Chrome. On top of the tank is a Milwaukee Iron steel dash, and in the rear fender is a flush-mounted skull eyes brake light. My fiancé’s oldest son, Chris Marshall, of Marshall’s Auto Body and Fabrication in McMinnville, Oregon, laid down the gloss black paint with real fire flames and skull on the front fender.

Moving On

Hey guys, my name is Donald Webber and I’m from the good old city of Lancaster, California. Here are a few pictures of my ’04 Softail Deuce. I purchased this bike back in 2007 with very low (5,000) miles on it, and in a very stock, what I considered ugly burgundy color. Since then I’ve done numerous upgrades to the bike such as paint it black, add fork gaiters and mini fairing, install a 2-into-1 pipe, and saddlebags. Over the past four years I have logged some 40,000 miles. I would really like to see the bike in your magazine, more so than ever now, because a few days ago I moved on from the Deuce and traded it in for a new Street Glide. So it would be an honor to see my hard work and efforts of this project in your magazine.

The Victory’s a Winner

HOT BIKE, I just finished reading the article on the Victory Vegas 8-Ball in your April issue and couldn’t agree more. I recently purchased an ’11 Victory Vegas 8-Ball. This bike is true American muscle and gives a whole new meaning to sport cruiser. After my first testride, I fell in love with its ultra-low seat height, sleek lines, and strong attitude—not to mention the fact that it corners as if it’s on rails, stops on a dime, and makes bumps disappear. Thanks to M.O.M.’s South in Foxboro, Massachusetts, my already amazing Victory was transformed into a winner by changing the paint to crimson, installing Lloydz’ Torque Tubes Intakes and a fuel controller, and converting the exhaust to a short black Bassani 2-into-1. Now I’m looking forward to a run on the dyno!
Lori Naismith

Not So Standard Standard

This is my ’04 Softail Standard with a new 103ci setup and plenty of other changes like custom paint, Harley-Davidson Slotted Six Spoke Mirror Chrome wheel, and chromed hand and foot controls. I just finished up the motor with stroker crank, high-compression pistons, headwork, and a Vance & Hines Big Radius 2-into-2 exhaust system. Here in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas we are blessed with great weather year round, so I get to put a lot of miles on my bike. Thanks for letting me show it.
Rey Martinez