Baltera rode the bike in this incarnation for a few years. That is, until he heard that someone else had a custom bike with a similar pink paint scheme. What’s an individualist to do? He found a fresh ’96 engine and stripped the bike back down to the frame. Since Baltera works at a body shop, he applied the purple paint himself. The graphics were laid on by Rare Form Studio. Once all the colors were in place, Baltera applied multiple layers of clear coat to give the bike the wet look. Baltera repolished all the polished parts, and added most of the chrome dress-up items. Baltera hints that V-Max owners may want to check out the Royal Star accessories in the Pro-One catalog. Many of them (like the headlight, mirror, pegs and taillight) will bolt directly to the V-Max. Baltera plans on joining the aftermarket industry himself by manufacturing the seat he handcrafted for Badmax. From the number of comments the seat has generated, it should be popular. When we asked him how he built the seat, he responded that he could tell us, but then….