Reader's Rides Gallery

Three great bikes from you guys

The Laughlin River Run is almost here and as you gear up for the run to the casinos, be sure to take pictures of that bike you've been working on along the way. That way, we can share it on our site just like we're doing with these reader bikes today.

harley shovelhead

Modern-Day Legend

Matthew Martin | Manteca, CA

"This is my 1982 FXR Shovelhead. Very little of the original bike is left on it from ’82. Motor work includes S&S heads, Wiseco 10:1 pistons, lightened rods and flywheels, Andrews cam, Super E carb, and a Thunderheader. A 2-inch tank lift, 12-inch T-bars, an H-D 1/4 fairing, and a Roadawgz windshield complete the front. It also has a set of FXRS convertible saddlebags rebuilt by a local leather shop. This bike was basically a box of parts and a frame back in 2005. It took some months to get it roadworthy and a few years to get it to its current incarnation. Next for this bike will be a set of mag wheels, a rear shocks upgrade, and possibly a built 39mm set for the front."

harley panhead

Extortion 17 Remembered

Pat Tozzi | Green Devil Garage

"I built this bike at my shop from the ground up. It has a 1955–’57 replica straight-leg Panhead frame with a replica Knucklehead springer front end. The motor is a 2014 S&S 93ci Panhead, 2014 Baker 6-into-4 transmission, jockey clutch/suicide shifter, Primo quiet clutch, 2-inch open belt primary, with a Paughco exhaust. It has custom paint and pinstriping and a custom embossed leather seat from Buttskinz.

I built this bike to donate as an auction item to the Third Annual Extortion 17 Memorial Ride. The ride honors the memory of 30 active-duty servicemen and one military working dog, killed in action on August 6, 2011, when a CH-47 helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan. The proceeds from the auction went to families of the fallen."

Harley sportster

Mud Boggin’

Todd Jessie

"This was my first Harley, a 1993 Sporty. It was originally lost in a flood and recovered two weeks later after someone spotted handlebars poking out of the mud. I bought the bike for pennies on the dollar knowing it was going to have to be completely overhauled. With the help of my friend Jeremy, it was torn down and rebuilt. It was an 883, which we installed a 1200 kit, Andrews Cams, Buell heads, S&S intake and carb, Python pipes, Wide Glide tank, 14-inch swap-meet apes, chopped rear fender, solo seat, and finally paint and powdercoat by Chris Customs. I’d say for being buried in a flood, it has made a full recovery."

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