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Family Road Trip
I wanted to send in these pictures of my daughter, Jackie, from our first road trip together on the Harley. Jackie has been riding with me since she was seven years old, now she is 14 and I felt it was time for her first real road trip. We rode from our home in Bailey, Colorado, to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the Sturgis rally. I own a 2011 Street Glide with a Klock Werks windscreen, H-D driver and passenger backrest, and a Stealth Luggage Rack with a T-Bag on top. Right now the motor and trans are stock, but not for long. We stopped at the Tatanka Hot Shot Base because it's where the top fire fighters train and it made a great photo. I took her to a lot of the attractions in the Black Hills area including Rushmore and of course Main Street during Sturgis bike week. It was a great 1,200-mile, five-day road trip before she went back to school.
Bob and Jackie Ikola
Like Father, Like Son
I bought a teal green 2004 Road King Classic and then installed a Invicta Fairing with a Pioneer Stereo, 6x9 Rockford Fosgate speakers, and an a Arc Audio Amp. I dressed up the wheels by installing a set of DNA Fat Spokes, a 21x3 front and 16x3 rear with Metzeler tires. My son liked my bike so much he purchased a 2006 Street Glide in Satin Blue. He installed DNA Diamond Cut Spokes, 21x3 front, and a 16x3 rear. I have been a subscriber for years and we'd love to see our bikes in your Readers' Rides section.
Can't Wait to Ride
Hey Baggers Mag,
I love reading your magazine every month. My wife and I have two months off (unpaid of course) from our jobs each summer. This year our plan was to head out just a couple days after our June vacation started and go on a 10- or 15-day voyage to wherever we wanted. All that mattered was that we were going to be on the Electra Glide! While at home, on the third day of vacation, something snapped in my old worn-out knee that put me in the hospital for a total knee replacement. Now here we are in September and I can't ride until next summer. At least the bike was ready to be put away during winter. I have read you want to see pics of Evo-powered bikes. Well here is a pic of my 1994 FLHTC, which I have owned since December 25, 1993. It has many updates to it that most won't see in the pic. To list a few, it has a handmade H-D cruise control from pieces and parts from flea markets, 2006 Road Glide wheels, a chrome frontend, lowered Progressive Suspension rear shocks, Sony Xplod stereo with rear speakers, and much more. I'd like to thank my son, Ryan, for all his assistance over the years. He's an H-D tech and helps me a lot. I plan on keeping this bike until I can't ride any more, then it's going to my son. I hope to see it in the Readers' Rides section soon and sorry for the pic of it in the garage but that's where it must stay until next summer when I can ride again.
Lee Bruce from Bayou, Lafourche, Louisiana, sent us this pic of his 2009 Fat Boy that he converted into a bagger. Lee says he built it in his man cave. He installed a chrome frontend with a detachable fairing, added some saddlebags, a set of true dual pipes, a wrap around chrome fender, and a pair of Colorado Custom wheels. As you can see chrome was installed just about anywhere it could be.