Fat Boys, An FXST, 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.

Coast to Coast

Whiskey Bill moved from California to Florida and absorbed what he calls a "Southern flair." We at HOT BIKE are a little confused as to why Whiskey Bill moved to Florida when everyone knows that the best whiskey in the nation comes from Kentucky. Besides that, Bill wanted to share his '06 Big Bear Choppers Sled 300 with the world-or, more importantly, you.

OWNER WILLIAM "WHISKEY BILL" EVANS
CITY/STATE Bonifay/FL
YEAR/MODEL '06/Big Bear Choppers(BBC) Sled 300
BUILDER BBC
ENGINE S&S; 113ci
HEADS S&S;
CARB S&S; Super E
CAM S&S;
PIPES BBC 2-into-1
IGNITION Crane
TRANSMISSION Baker
PAINT BBC
COLORS Root-beer flake, black flames/gold pinstriping
WHEELS PM
TIRES Avon
BRAKES PM

Close Call

Um...Mike? You're not related to a Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, are you? Whoa! Thank God! Mike Krueger (once again, no relation to Freddy) was so proud of his dad, Brad Krueger's, custom build that he sent in some photos of his dad's "old-schooler" without his knowledge. Brad's bike gets plenty of attention on the streets of Baraboo, WI, and his bike also won Best in Show at the only bike event it appeared in.

OWNER BRAD KRUEGER
CITY/STATE Baraboo/WI
YEAR/MODEL '98/H-D FXSTC
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D Evo
HEADS H-D
EFI H-D
CAM H-D
PIPES Paughco
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT Brad Krueger
COLOR Flat black
WHEELS H-D
TIRES H-D
BRAKES H-D

Jimmy's Fat Boy Bomber

Jimmy's First Edition Fat Boy looks like an old bomber from a World War II movie. The frame is painted silver instead of the Harley-Davidson classic black. Also, notice the yellow rings painted throughout the bike: one on the primary cover, cam cover, and the inspection ring, and two on the rocker boxes and gas tank.

OWNER JIMMY AMICUCCI
CITY/STATE Henderson/NV
YEAR/MODEL '90 Fatboy First Edition
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D Evo
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D w/Kryakynhypercharger
CAM H-D
PIPES Python
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR Air Force gray
WHEELS Chrome Specialists
TIRES Metzeler
BRAKES H-D

Look Closely

When bike owners buy a stock bike, the wheels in their noggins start turning as to what upgrades they're going to make to better fit their needs. Frank chromed out the rest of the engine, changed the rear wheel to a 5-1/2-inch sealed-spoke rim, and swapped the stock fender for a 9-incher. There are too many things to list, but look closely. Maybe you can point them out.

OWNER FRANK SOLLITTO
CITY/STATE Totowa/NJ
YEAR/MODEL '00/FXST
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D Twin Cam
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D
CAM H-D
PIPES H-D
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR Blue
WHEELS H-D
TIRES Avon
BRAKES H-D

Power Beneath the Seat

Matt bought an '03 Screamin' Eagle Deuce, a 100th Anniversary Harley, which is loaded with a 1,550cc fuel-injected Twin Cam with a Screamin' Eagle big-bore kit. We see you wanted something with a little power under the seat. We'd say you made the right choice, Matt!

OWNER MATT HILTON
CITY/STATE Flushing/MI
YEAR/MODEL '03/FXSTDSE
BUILDER H-D
ENGINE H-D Twin Cam 95
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D
CAMS H-D
PIPES H-D
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR Centennial Gold and Vivid Black
WHEELS H-D
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D

Don't Worry...We Found It

Scott feels that HOT BIKE is one of the best publications around, so naturally it's only fair to feature his bike in our Readers' Showcase section. However, all we had was one photo of this awesome Harley...without knowing who owned it. Well, after rummaging through our files, we came across Scott's envelope with more pictures of this bike, along with some general information, and sure enough...well, you can figure out the rest.

OWNER SCOTT PIETILA
CITY/STATE Sussex/WI
YEAR/MODEL '06 Fat Boy
BUILDER H-D/Scott Pietila
ENGINE H-D Twin Cam
HEADS H-D
CARB H-D
CAMS H-D
PIPES Vance & Hines Big Radius
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT Attitude Custom Painting
COLOR Red w/black flames
WHEELS Xtreme Machine
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D