Hot Bikes - Readers' Rides

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David W. Garrett
Wiesbaden, Germany
'99 Yamaha Road Star

Since David Garrett is stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, he has the opportunity to ride his Road Star in places most of us can only dream of. This shot, taken along the Rhine River, is a good example. Garrett had his ride custom-painted in Germany by Chris Morrell. The bike also has Baron Flame Longboards, Iron Blade brake and clutch levers, Drag Specialties mirrors and a Baron shift linkage. David's plans for this year include a trip to Switzerland to ride the Alps.

Tony Albano
Dallas, GA
'00 Suzuki Intruder 1500LC

Tony Albano bought his used 2000 Suzuki Intruder 1500LC in 2005. He had it painted candy black cherry and the powder coating was done over a two- year period, a little at a time. Performance upgrades include a Stage 3 jet kit, K&N; air filter, a Pingel high flow fuel filter and Progressive Suspension front fork springs. He also swapped the dual piston rear brake caliper for a four-piston rear brake caliper from a Suzuki C90. Tony's Intruder has about 63,000 miles and still runs like a charm. He won't be giving her up anytime soon.

Rick Cole
Langley, BC
'06 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Nomad

Rick Cole has owned a few bikes over the years but his Nomad is without a doubt his favorite. The trunk came from a 1984 Yamaha Venture and was painted at the local body shop. In the meantime Rick fabricated the rack and had it chromed. He also added an electronic/vacuum cruise control, fuel processor, K&N; filters and a Custom Dynamics LED run/turn/brake kit. This photo was taken in Waterville WA on a ride to the National Rally for, the national Nomad owners group.