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Readers' Motorcycle Submissions - Hot Bike Magazine

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.

Architectural Pro-Street

Bob Mazzadra, was proud to send us this pro-street-style bike he just finished building in his living room over a five-year period. Bob got the idea for the bike from an article called “Pro-Street Cobra” in the March 2004 issue of Hot Bike. As an architect by profession, while watching one of the bike builder shows a few years back, Bob figured if he could design and build commercial buildings he could surely build a motorcycle. It wasn’t as easy as he thought, trying to get info from any builders/shops was close to impossible except for a few like Dave Dupor and TNT Motorworks. The bike is based on a Rolling Thunder 250 RSD softail frame and has a 121ci TP engine, Rivera Primo open beltdrive, and right-side-drive six-speed tranny. He also used Switchblade Billet forward controls, PM hand controls, and Weld wheels. Bob did most of the work himself but got some help on the wiring and hydraulic lines from TNT Motorsports in Berlin, Connecticut. He also had the bike painted by Nubs Graphix.

Better Than Before

Thomas from Fort Worth, Texas, sent us this pic of his ’90 Fat Boy. After some 20-plus years on the road, the bike is far from stock. The engine was rebuilt by Darcy Racing and features JE Pistons, Branch heads, JIMS roller rockers, a TP oil pump, an Andrews EV27 Cam, 42mm Mikuni carb, and Vance & Hines Straight Shots exhaust. Up front is a Pro-One front wheel, Headwinds headlight, and Wild Ones bars and risers. Out back the bike runs an H-D wheel and Works Performance shocks. After all these years, the bike runs better than it did off the showroom floor.

Two is Better Than One

While most people wish they had one bike, TSgt Jonathan L. Walsh, from Barksdale Air Force Base, has two: an ’09 Sucker Punch Sallys Bobber and an ’02 Softail Night Train. The Sucker Punch bike is a Fiesta Bowl giveaway bike (he did not win it but came to own it) that has BR custom bars, Darwin Motorcycles Brass Knuckle footpegs, a Ruletera exhaust, and Ace air cleaner. The Softail is painted in a classy black and white scallop paint scheme with Jack Daniel’s logos throughout. The bike rolls on DNA fat diamond spoke wheels with wrap-around fenders and spits fumes out of a set of SuperTrapp pipes.

Modded V-Rod

Alberto de Hoyos was very Was very proud to show off his ‘06 Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod. The bike has been heavily modified with an Ohlins frontend, Brembo brakes, Carbon fiber wheels and mid controls. The engine was beefed up from 1250cc to 1429cc with a Vance and Hines Motorsports engine package. Albert says the bike produces about 150 hp.

Done Up Deuce

Hey Hot Bike,
I just wanted to send you some pictures of my bike, it’s an ’05 Deuce. I bought it used in 2006, at that time it was a stone stock bike with no modifications, and I was OK with that (OK, meaning I had big ideas but no money), until I went on my first ride and realized I couldn’t even hear my bike running. So I tried the cheap solution and drilled out the baffles, it worked OK, but it still looked like a stock bike. So I pulled together my pennies and bought a set of Vance & Hines Big Radius pipes. And from that point on, the desire to change things snowballed. So with help from some friends and some great days in the shop with my dad, we created this bike. I hope you enjoy it half as much as I do. Some of the changes include an Arlen Ness Big Sucker Air Filter Kit, Milwaukee Twins Adjustable Lowering Kit, Küryakyn Phantom Axle Covers, a front fender blank from eBay that was cut and shaped by my dad (Buddy Payne), and a damaged Deuce rear fender that was cut and shaped by my dad. The custom breather cover, shift linkage, and forward control extensions were from my friends at the “Shop” and the fenders were painted (pearl white) and striped to match the tank by Works of Art (Art Dailey).

Jeremy Payne, Lexington, Kentucky