Here at the Hot Bike Baggers Base of Operations, we've been getting a ton of quality Readers' Rides submissions from all over this great land of ours. We really dig seeing what the man (or woman) on the street has been doing to customize/personalize his/her bike, so keep 'em coming!
If you are interested in being a part of this section, send in those pics to Hot Bike Baggers Readers' Rides, 2570 E. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806.
Barry from Florida sent us a pic of his 2003 Ultra. It's vastly different than when purchased from his buddy as stock. It now sports a 131-inch motor that scoots out 165hp and was built by Wes at Cycle-Rama in Tampa, Florida. It has a lowered and smoothed Screamin' Eagle front fender, stretched Milwaukee Bagger bags and rear fender and one-off custom wheels (18-inch rear, 21-inch front) with a 360 brake on the front. To keep rockin' down the highway, he installed a Sony sound system with J&M; speakers.
Owning three Twin Cam bikes is a dream come true for our man Rick Martin, and having two of them be baggers is even better. It seems in Rick's garage, there is a bike for every occasion, including the driven-daily '00 Road King, which has been hot-rodded to 95ci with sky-high apes, the bar-hoppin' '05 Night Train and the crown jewel of the fleet, a 2005 Electra Glide Classic, which has stretched its legs from Rick's home in Alabama to Myrtle Beach Bike Week. Both baggers have been mildly customized for more power and sound and even a bit of style. Nice work, Rick!
|2000 Road King|
|CARBURETOR||H-D CV/Yost Performance|
|HANDLEBAR||16-inch Wild 1 Chubby apes|
|2005 Electra Glide Classic|
|CARBURETOR||H-D CV/yost Performance|
|HANDLEBAR||16-inch Wild 1 Chubbys|
Les Is More
Les Edwards of Hannibal, Missouri, has done a bit of work to his Road King. It sports a 95-inch motor that has 90hp and 96 lb-ft of torque. And he's always looking for new ideas from Hot Bike Baggers magazine. It has a 21-inch Ride Wright Fat Daddy spoke wheel on the front, a Dragonfly fairing with stereo and a Corbin seat. He can be seen riding 8 to 10,000 miles a year in the hills of Missouri.
Ed Giesbrecht from all the way up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, sent us this picture of his slick black Nomad, which sports a plethora of aftermarket and customized parts.
Here's another Nomad that Steve from Ontario, Canada, has racked up 42,000 miles on, and it's still running strong. It features killer two-tone paint and a flamed tour pack.