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._
Check out Harold Kihega’s fifth bike-and second Harley. The Otoe-Missouria, Comanche, and Kiowa Indian from Albuquerque, NM, wanted to go with a classic-looking bike. We’d say that he accomplished his goal by going with this Springer Classic…wouldn’t you?
|CITY/STATE:||ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO|
|YEAR/MODEL:||’05 H-D SPRINGER CLASSIC|
|CAMS:||SCREAMIN’ EAGLE 211|
|WHEELS:||H-D POWDERCOATED BY|
|TIRES:||DUNLOP WIDE WHITEWALLS|
Javier Gonzalez of Hobbs, NM, spent about a year and a half with his first garage build, featured here. After putting in grueling hours for Schlumberger as the company’s maintenance supervisor, he loved coming home to put in even longer hours to wrench on his ride. Now, he’s reaping the rewards
|ENGINE:||H-D TWIN CAM 88B|
|CAMS:||SCREAMIN’ EAGLE 203|
|PAINT:||LUBBOCK CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES|
|TIRES:||AVON 250 REAR, 21 FRONT|
Steve Bonk of Chicago, IL, sent us some photos of his fifth bike, which he’s built over the last 44 years (he is now 56). This ’36 knucklehead was his most complicated build yet, because it’s a first-year bike. As you know, they were almost handmade individually, and so had many subtle variations that made them unique. Nice work, Steve!
|IGNITION:||FAIRBANKS MORSE MAGNETO|
|TRANSMISSION:||STOCK H-D FOUR-SPEED W|
|PAINT:||THE PAINT SPOT/ADDISON, IL|
|COLOR:||BLACK AND FLYING EYEBALLS|
|80-SPOKE 500×16 REAR|
Tony Gevo of Belleair Beach, FL, felt it was time for a Sportster to grace the pages of the “Readers’ Showcase” section. Tony feels that the Sportster has the most beautiful lines of any bike ever made and exemplifies what biking is all about. With a little creativity, money, and initiative, here’s what he did with his stock bike.
|CITY/STATE:||BELLEAIR BEACH, FL|
|ENGINE:||H-D 883 BORED TO 1,304CC|
|W/WISECO RACING PISTONS|
|HEADS:||H-D PORTED AND POLISHED WITH|
|OVERSIZED VALVES AND|
|CARB:||H-D WITH DYNOJET STAGE II KIT|
|CAMS:||H-D SCREAMIN’ EAGLE STAGE II|
|PIPES:||BASSANI STREET SWEEPERS|
|IGNITION:||H-D SCREAMIN’ EAGLE|
|PAINT:||J&P; GRAFIX/LANGHORNE, PA|
|COLOR:||H-D MYSTIQUE GREEN W/|
|AIRBRUSHED “BEGINNING Of|
|THE TRAIL” GRAPHICS|
|WHEELS:||H-D & HARLEYSVILLE MC COMPANY|
|BRAKES:||H-D W/FLOATING ROTORS|