Hometown Harleys: Readers Rides

Custom iron from our readers

cfl frame

Father Son CFL

Jeff Lum

Keep those awesome reader's rides coming! You guys build some really cool rides and we love sharing 'em with the world. Here are three bikes in three different styles to get you in the mood for riding season as we head into Daytona Bike Week.

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Bling Bling

When I bought this bike in January, I didn’t even know how to ride it, and it had to be delivered. I always wanted one but was too intimidated to get one. No less than 20 times I would go to the dealership and walk out with a new T-shirt. I had no idea where the journey would take me! I love, love, love this bike. She’s an attention grabber everywhere I go! I’ve added more than 25,000 Swarovski crystals with the help of Devas Bling and Crystal Chaos. It has chrome from front to back, diamond-cut motors, Screamin’ Eagle 255 cam, dyno tune, etc. I also added the Dragon Fly fairing and LED lights. She’s a beauty, a beast, and my daily rider.

Shannon Venturo, Las Vegas, NV

jesse james chopper cfl

Father Son CFL

After being in love with motorcycles since I can remember, I finally decided it was time to build my own. I spent hours and hours poring over magazines and TV shows. It was all about taking in different styles and deciding which was me. I idolized Jesse James’ bikes, so when I heard about a CFL frame for sale locally, I had to jump at the chance. Of course I didn’t have the money, but my dad knew how passionate I was, so he made that dream a reality. I was very specific about every component on the bike. This was going to be the best of the best, in my opinion. Years later, the last bolt was tightened and it was time to start her. I’ll never forget that feeling. I love this bike for many reasons but mainly because it represents a bonding experience with my dad that I will never forget.

Jeff Lum

harley flst with flames

Sin City Softail

My bike is a 2010 Harley-Davidson FLST that I bought earlier this year. The bike originally came pretty well chopped up and butchered by a builder who was trying to build an old-school bobber on a budget. Since then I have torn it down and built it back up starting with a Trask Performance Turbo Kit, which is controlled by a Thunder Max ECM pushing 8 pounds of boost for approximately 120 hp from the 96ci motor. From there came Chubby drag bars, Windvest windscreen, Harley two-up seat, AIM Variable Clutch, forward controls, Ride Wright 21-inch Fat spoke front and 18-inch rear wheel both wrapped in Metzeler rubber, air suspension is from Shotgun Shocks, flame job was shot by Hagen Kustoms of Woden, Iowa, and all de-chroming was powdercoated by Custom Powder Coating here in Las Vegas. There are numerous bits and pieces from the usual suspects RSD, DNA, DK Custom Products, Pro 1, Colony Chrome, Garage Leather Products, Oil Buds Coolers, Küryakyn, and many more.

P. Weaver, Las Vegas, NV