Hot Bikes - Readers' Rides

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Ken Furlow
El Sobrante, CA
'04 Kawasaki Mean Streak

Ken Furlow got off to a rough start with his Mean Streak. Soon after he bought the bike, it tipped over while he was trying to park. He has since added custom blue paint with ghost flames, a Danny Gray flamed saddle, Vance & Hines Big Shot Exhaust, a hypercharger with a Stinger Trap Door and every chrome doodad he could find for it. Bikes never seem to be done and Furlow's Kawasaki is no different, future plans include braided brake lines, custom wheels and maybe a different paint job. He also has a Yamaha V-Max but the Mean Streak is his pride & joy.

Pedro Garcia
Montgomery, NY
'06 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Pedro Garcia put a lot of work into his Vulcan 900. He had the spokes and hub of the wheels powder-coated leaving the outer rim chrome. Then Garcia's Vulcan was highlighted with more chrome. He even added a powder-coated, custom radiator cover. To keep it moving, he added a Cobra Dragster Exhaust, a fuel commander and a hypercharger. The Vulcan is topped off with a killer flame and ghost skull paint job done by his friend Chris Cotter at C & M Auto in Middletown, NY.

Lowell Peterson
Hartford, CT
'08 Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special

Lowell Peterson's Night Rod Special started out solid black with cafe bars and no windscreen. As you can see, his Harley has undergone a transformation. All the aftermarket parts except the Bub Rinehart pipes are H-D, including the seat, sport screen, Screamin' Eagle forks, headlamp and chrome accessories. Even the handlebars are from a Softail. The custom paint is sunset yellow pearl with racing orange stripes and lettering. Peterson wanted the style and ergonomics of a cruiser with the performance and handling of a V-Rod and he is very happy with the results. Her name is Ol' Yeller and she's a great old dog!