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.
Keith Price from Puyallup, Washington, emailed us some snaps of the bike he just finished. This West Coast Choppers CFL sports an Ultima 107ci motor, a set of Black Bike wheels, an air ride seat, an original '31 Ford taillight and his buddy's titanium leg pin for the shifter rod. The bike is finished in rust that he made come to life upon the bare sheetmetal with some patina products he scored from the arts and crafts store Michael's.
Hot Road Glide
Eric Rowland from Tacoma, Washington, finally got rid of the sportbikes and bought a grown man's bike in the form of an '05 Road Glide. Once he had the shark-nosed cycle in his mitts, he added a few upgrades such as a set of Dominos 14-inch bars, a Milwaukee Bagger rear fender and full bags, a set of H-D lowers, a custom Philly front fender, Arlen Ness cowl bells, a custom Corbin seat with ostrich skin, Küryakyn engine dress-up, and an Arnott air ride just to name a few. Eric is also in the process of building a big and loud 113ci engine.
Old and Sweet
Brad Wiebelhaus of Waddell, Arizona, rides this sweet '84 FXST that has 153k miles on the clock. Harley-Davidson remanufactured the 80ci Evolution engine at 103k miles. It has 80 stainless-spoke wheels, Avon 90H/21 front and 150/16 rear tires, 12-inch bars with 4-inch risers, and a rare Rivera "Tilt Forward" SU carb intake manifold. Brad lowered the front and back and made the sissybar, front turn signal bar, rear luggage rack, and railroad spike footpegs all by himself. What a craftsman!
Martin from Jacksonville, North Carolina, rides around on this not-so-vintage-looking '98 Heritage Softail powered by an 80ci Evolution motor dripping in chrome. Other upgrades include Performance Machine Wheels, a Fat Katz front fender, a West Coast Choppers rear fender, Performance Machine brakes, Arlen Ness floorboards, a Küryakyn Hypercharger, and a revered red paintjob with black scalloped graphics.
Big Inch Papa
This past winter Marty Pascuzzi of Niagara Falls, Canada, took his bike to the next level. He installed a brand new Jim's 131ci engine with a 51mm CV carb. To get all that horsepower to the ground, Marty bumped up the 250 back tire to a 280. And just to make sure that he could get that 135 lb-ft of torque to hook up on the pavement, he went to a rear final chaindrive. Those numbers are before he even uses the new nitrous system, which adds another 80 hp. To finish the look, Marty blacked out a set of solid smoothie rims and powdercoated his pipes purple.
Erwin "Sheik" Folse from Lockport, Louisiana, built this one-off special construction pro streetbike with the aid of his son, Zeb, who also painted it. A 127ci Ultima motor powers the bike. The bike rolls on a set of Ultima wheels as well. The Sheik himself made the frame and it features a 2-inch forward stretch with a 1-inch stretch in the rear over a stock H-D. The tank, rear fender, handlebars, and oil tank were also fabbed up by the Folses. Not to shabby Sheik!