Reader's Rides

A custom bike gallery

Our readers make some cool custom iron and we love it. Here's a quick sample of some of the bikes you've sent in to the magazine share. Keep 'em coming!

harley rocker

Rock Out

Here is a picture of my 2009 Harley Rocker FXCW. It was completely customized by myself and my business partner, Andrew Silvers. We are the owners of a small motorcycle custom shop called Big Sliv Customs. The current modifications to this bike include: 103-inch big-bore kit, Andrews 54h Cams, Vance & Hines Big Radius 2-into-1 exhaust, custom paint and powdercoat, Danny Gray seat, LED turn signals, swingarm bag, side-mount license plate, and, the icing on the cake, the Shotgun Shock air ride setup.

Jeremy James

harley deuce

Gone But Not Forgotten

This is my 2002 Deuce I inherited from my brother in 2008 after his accident. Unfortunately I lost him to a bike wreck on the same ride, but I rebuilt it in his memory. He would be as proud as I am, and it’s comforting to know I have someone to ride with for a long time. Chris, we miss you.

Matt Tucker

shovelhead chopper


This is my generator shovel project that I recently finished. I have owned the bike in several forms with this being the fifth version in the last 15 years. The motor is an 88-inch stroker with Torque Monster wheels and S&S 10:1 pistons. Everything sits on an Ultima frame that measures 2 inches up and 36 degrees of rake sporting a +6 DNA Springer. And just to be a little difficult, I decided to throw a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750 rear wheel into the mix. Power is sent through a Revtec kicker four-speed trans. This bike runs and handles awesomely and turned out pretty good for something I threw together in my dining room.

Brett Daniels

harley springer chopper

Vintage Acid

My bike is a 2001 Chrome Horse frame, 117-inch S&S engine, Primo Brute V 4-inch open primary, Paughco Springer front end, old-school Performance Machine 18-inch apehangers, 1962 original handmade leather saddle, Jesse James Kick Back pipes, Rick Doss Gangster rear fender, LaRosa Design solo saddlebag, stainless-steel rear swingarm, custom velocity stack, Mikuni 48 smooth-bore carb, Voodoo coil, solid rear rim powdercoated black and red, diamond-cut front spokes with black powdercoated rim, old-school Performance Machine front and rear brakes, and Paughco Frisco tank. The tins were Whizz Wheeled clean down to bare metal, slightly polished, then quickly acid washed and cleared with six coats. There is no chrome on the entire bike; everything is polished steel or aluminum.

Toren Tommas

dyna lowrider

Dyna Days and Nights

I’ve been an avid reader for the last 15 years and love the new format. I am 30 years old and have been building bikes as a side gig/hobby for the last 11 years, typically doing about one per year. This is my 1999 Dyna Lowrider, built from the frame up with all-new components, everything gloss black powdercoat, Sputhe positrac front and rear stabilizers, 2000–’03 Dyna Defender swingarm, Defender front legs with 2-inch-over tubes, Race Tech suspension, and Speed Merchant adjustable caps. It also has 2000–’03 Dyna mag wheels for sealed wheel bearings, ability to use late-model legs/swingarm, 2008 Bagger floating rotors, with ’08 Bagger H-D/Brembo four-piston brake calipers dual front and rear, SE fork brace, Dyna Defender hard bags, 13.5-inch H-D stunt shocks, 10-inch straight risers with Biltwell Moto bars, PM grips, 2008 Bagger hand controls, Biltwell pegs with FXRP heel toe shifter, and 1984 FXRP fairing blinker cutouts molded off. I cut a new windshield and side marker lenses for the vent section. The stock FXRP bracket was cut and extended 1.5 inches to allow the Dyna turning clearance, and the bracket was made to mount on the factory crashbar top mount to catch the bottom of the bracket. The motor is a 124-inch twin cam built by Dee’s V-twin, Zippers heads reworked by Hannan’s Machine Shop, SS Super G carb, Thunder Header pipe, and built-up transmission with a Rivera lockup pro clutch. Final drive is a chain setup from D&D with a 51-tooth sprocket.

Justin Duncan, Flatline Fabrications