Readers' Showcase - Samson Exhaust

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.

The CobraChuck's '04 Big Dog Bulldog is a living testament that a custom chopper can be built to any rider's ideals without draining the bank account. With a little research and some compromising with his wife, Chuck found this pro-street-looking custom chopper. Chuck got the fast, low, fat, and long look he aimed for without giving up the handling he needs to run in the foothills of Colorado. With his S&S; 117ci Super Sidewinder cranking out 140 mph on the dyno, Chuck achieved the speed he wanted with the look of a one-of-a-kind custom chop.

OWNER CHUCK LISA
CITY/STATE Arvada/CO
YEAR/MODEL '04/BDM Bulldog custom
BUILDER BDM
ENGINE S&S; 117ci Super Sidewinder
HEADS S&S;
CARBURETOR S&S; Super G, chromed, bored, and boosted
CAMS S&S;
PIPES Super Trapp "Mean Mother" (No Baffles)
IGNITION S&S;
TRANSMISSION Baker RSD six-speed
PAINT Custom
COLOR Black/Grey
WHEELS Performance Machine "{{{Monaco}}}"
TIRES Metzeler
BRAKES PM

Mad MaxMichael took his '05 H-D Springer and turned it into a road warrior of his own. Keeping the heart of this asphalt monster intact with stock H-D parts, Michael added his own touch with Thugs Hot Rod fenders, handlebars, and pipes. He says he named his bike after his son, and that if we met him we would see why both of them have earned the name, "Mad Max."

OWNER MICHAEL INTERNOSCIA
CITY/STATE Fort Lauderdale/FL
YEAR/MODEL '05/H-D Springer
BUILDER Tom Keller, Thug Cycles
ENGINE Twin Cam 88
HEADS H-D
CARBURETOR H-D
CAMS H-D
PIPES Thugs Hot Rod
IGNITION H-D
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT H-D
COLOR H-D Red and Black
Old School
WHEELS H-D with black
powdercoating
TIRES H-D
BRAKES H-D

Bright WhiteSometimes keeping it simple is all it takes to make your chopper jump out ahead of the pack. This is what Mark got with his all white and chrome '04 Fat Bastard chopper. This bike took him only five months to build, and he says it runs great and is as fast as a cobra's strike. Watch out, because the white cobra might just leave you with a need for the winding road.

OWNER MARK MCFARLAND
CITY/STATE Campbellsville/KY
YEAR/MODEL 04/Fat Bastard
BUILDER Mark McFarland/
Ricki Rodgers
ENGINE Ultima 113ci.
HEADS Ultima
CARBURETOR S&S; Super G
CAM Ultima
PIPES Long Rifles
IGNITION Crane
TRANSMISSION Chrome Horse 5-speed
PAINT Crack Head
COLOR Bright white
diamond pearl
WHEELS 40 Spoke
TIRES Metzeler
BRAKES N/A

Frank's Daily RiderFrank James, from Anaheim Hills, CA, received this slick '06 H-D Street Bob as a birthday present from his wife. A little spoiled, are we? Not one to waste time, Frank quickly installed an S&S; air filter and pipes, which gave him the throaty rumble he was looking for. Seeing that this bike is a daily rider, Frank also slapped on new saddlebags so he can take his lunch and other necessary goodies along for the ride.

OWNER FRANK JAMES
City/State Anaheim Hills / {{{California}}}
Year/Model 2006/Street Bob
Builder H-D
Engine H-D Twin Cam 88
Heads Stock H-D
Carburetor No carb, fuel injected!
Cam Stock H-D cam
Pipes S&S;
Ignition Finger
Transmission H-D six-speed
Paint Black (is there any other color?)
Color Black
Wheels Chrome-laced
Brakes Disc

Why So Blue?Everett Miller, from Rantoul, IL, hopes that all you custom lovers out there dig his blue chopper. The design is clean and classic with just enough chrome to complement the cobalt and white paint. We look forward to seeing Everett's next bike build!

OWNER EVERETT MILLER
CITY/STATE Rantoul/IL
YEAR/MODEL '06/Chopper
BUILDER Everett Miller
ENGINE RevTech
HEADS RevTech
CARBURETOR Mikuni
CAMS RevTech
PIPES Vance & Hines
IGNITION RevTech
TRANSMISSION Ultra
PAINT Miller Custom Paint
COLORS {{{Cobalt}}} blue/white
WHEELS Custom
TIRES Avon
BRAKES Performance Machine

Built From The Ground UpGary Dunn decided it was time to custom tailor a bike to meet his standards. The inspiration for Gary's bike came to him after he saw a couple of pro-street choppers that were featured in HOT BIKE. This beautiful custom was completed in only four months and is sure to parade the streets of Prescott, AZ, for years to come.

OWNER GARY DUNN
CITY/STATE Prescott/AZ
YEAR Custom
BUILDER Gary Dunn
ENGINE S&S;
HEADS S&S;
CARBURETOR S&S;
CAMS S&S;
PIPES Samson
IGNITION Crane
TRANSMISSION Ultima
PAINT Garry Dunn
COLORS HOK cobalt blue metallic
WHEELS Road Rave
TIRES Avon
BRAKES RC Components

First AttemptSkip Hochreich of Agawam, MA, would like to share his first custom bike with our readers. Skip loves his chrome, so he opted for a bright swingarm, new frontend, and shiny calipers. Future plans for this Fat Boy include new Samson pipes. No need for the shameless plug, Skip, we selected your bike because we love this picture you sent in!

OWNER SKIP HOCHREICH
CITY/STATE Agawam/MA
YEAR/MODEL '94/H-D Fat Boy
BUILDER Skip Hochreich
ENGINE H-D Evo
HEADS H-D
CARBURETOR Mikuni
CAMS Competition Cams
PIPES Vance & Hines
IGNITION Crane
TRANSMISSION H-D
PAINT Richard Markham
COLOR Custom
WHEELS H-D
TIRES Dunlop
BRAKES H-D

California CustomThis smooth and low bike from Oakdale, CA, is definitely a head turner. Owner Don Brock has put in some serious time, hard work, and cash toward the creation of this rolling masterpiece. Equipped with a Legend air ride system, Dakota Digital gauges, and a myriad of other custom goodies, this bike must cause severe cruising envy.

OWNER DON BROCK
CITY/STATE Oakdale/CA
YEAR/MODEL '05/Whiplash
BUILDER Rob Dirickson
ENGINE Fatso
HEADS Delkron
CARBURETOR Edelbrock
CAMS Midwest
PIPES Arlen Ness
IGNITION Spyke
TRANSMISSION Custom
PAINT Rob Dirickson
COLORS Custom
WHEELS Weld
TIRES Avon
BRAKES Weld