Blog posts of '2016' 'August'

The 2017 CVO Pro Street Breakout is back for the new model year, and for good reason. The ultimate Softail muscle cruiser features a stout 110ci engine, premium front and rear suspension, and aggressive styling that makes it a definite standout in Harley’s overall cruiser lineup.
She freaked outa : On her 90th birthday, she finally got to ride a Harley
John Diffee and Donna Owen help Stella Sarandis put on her helmet prior to her motorcycle ride that was on her bucket list. Headed from Warner Robins, Ga., to Macon's Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church for her 90th birthday party Saturday, Stella Sarandis thought her son was taking a wrong turn when he pulled into Whiskey River, a Pio Nono Avenue nightclub on the south side of Macon.
Nothing says success like excess. What happens when a build is taken to the nth degree? What happens when the budget and time are removed as factors and the throttle is turned all the way up? That’s essentially what happened with Johnny Klein’s 2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna called “El Chromeo.” Believe it or not, you’ve seen this bike in the pages of Hot Bike before. But Johnny isn’t able to settle as second best, and as the scene has grown and the bikes have gotten more and crazier, there was no way he was going to fade off into the pages of Hot Bike history. Shortly after the shoot, the bike was taken down to its core and started from scratch, this time with no expense spared. Here’s the result.
Discovery is gearing up for motorcycle mania with the debut of its newest series SACRED STEEL BIKES, premiering Monday, September 12 at 10PM ET/PT as part of the network’s iconic Motor Mondays line-up. The series, produced by Half Yard Productions, will take viewers inside one of the most exclusive and unusual bike clubs in the world that produces one-of-a-kind pieces of art. SACRED STEEL BIKES debuts a week after Discovery Channel’s highly anticipated 3 part mini-seriesHARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS which tells the story of the iconic Harley Davidson.
75 Harley-Davidson FL Chopper | Street Chopper
Custom 1975 Harley-Davidson FL Chopper Between Rhett, Big Will, and Jason Hancock there isn’t much that The Butcher Chop boys don’t get done or do in-house at their shop. Rhett and the rest of the boys in Danville are all good as gold in my book. You don’t find many like them anymore. Each of them would drop anything to help a friend out no matter what. The “Tater Digger” here is a terrific example of what I mean when I say The Butcher Chop can do all the work in-house.
Wheelie Fails
Now that sturgis is winding down, enjoy some of the fails from some riders we love to hate
1973 Harley Davidson Shovelhead Chopper
I picked up this bike as basket case about seven years ago, and even though I was building my first bike (a Twin Cam rigid), I knew that at $1,500 it was something I couldn’t pass. My original plan was to build more of a stock-looking Shovelhead with minor tweaks here and there, use up some of my spare parts I had lying around, and keep the original frame. I messed around with it for about a year whenever I had time and eventually realized that I was going to need to go a different direction in the build. I ended up ordering a stock rake 0 stretch rigid frame, and got it to a roller state. I then began to see in my head exactly what I was after.
Hot Bike Model Annelise Marie on A.R. Hayrapetian's 2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna FXDB painted by Valley Kustoms.
I spent months looking for the perfect project bike with my wife Yolanda and kids. I was really looking for that diamond in the rough, and finally after searching and searching we ended up finding one from a really good guy in Utah. The second he opened the garage, it was hard for me to contain myself. It was in perfect shape, low miles, and the price was right (not to mention the tons of accessories and work he had done to it from Harley). I tried to play hardball with him for a bit until we finally agreed on a number. As soon as I took her home, I knew the fun times had begun for the transformation to make her the “Black-Magic Woman.”
96 H-D Sportster | Karn's Kustoms
96 H-D Sportster | Karn's Kustoms Depending on your perspective, this story starts with either a cream puff or a turd. It ends, however, with a really cool hardtail bobber, no matter who you are. We’ll talk more about the cream puff/turd controversy in a moment. For now, what you really need to know is that this bike was created by Adam Karns from a ’96 Harley Sportster. He’d wanted to cut a Sportster in half and make it a hardtail bobber for years. Adam just never had the opportunity to do so with the other Sportsters that have passed through Karns Kustoms over the years. He finally bought this one just for that reason.