Check This Out: It’s Our Very First “Readers’ Rides” Winner!

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February 4, 2011 | By: Bud Milza

Editor’s Note: As promised on our Facebook Page, we’ve initiated a new monthly series called “Readers Rides of the Month,” spotlighting the best-looking bike selected from photographs submitted by you to our discerning team of J&P staffers. Shown here is the January 2011 winning entry, and we outline below why this bike won. If you think your ride is deserving of our accolades, send us a crisp, clear photograph.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted pictures to be considered for our new Readers’ Rides series. This month’s ride is a 1999 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy belonging to David Stewart of Eldorado, Ark. This is a perfect example of what you can achieve without performing any major modifications or fabrications. In this case, bolt-on Harley parts and accessories, paint and chromed stock parts were all that was needed to set this bike apart from the crowd. Here’s what Dave had to say when we told him his bike had been chosen:

“I have owned many different bikes over the last several years, including both Harley and metric bikes. This is my third Harley project in the last seven years. The first was a 2003 Harley XL1200 Custom that I converted to a custom trike for my wife. The second started off as a stock 2003 Harley Road King and ended up a nice custom project. My latest project is this 1999 Harley Fat Boy and I think it’s my favorite all-around bike so far. Thanks so much for choosing my bike to be featured in the first installment of Readers’ Rides.”

SPECIFICATIONS — DAVE STEWART’S WINNING ENTRY

GENERAL

Year: 1999

Make: Harley-Davidson

Model: FLSTF

ENGINE

Year: 1999

Make: H-D

Model/Size: H-D 1340 Evolution

Cases: H-D

Flywheels: H-D

Cam: Andrews

Cylinders: H-D

Pistons: H-D

Heads: H-D

Carb: S&S

Air Cleaner: V-Twin

Exhaust: Vance & Hines

Ignition: H-D

TRANSMISSION

Year: 1999

Make: H-D

Type: 5-Speed

PRIMARY

Make: H-D

Model: H-D

Clutch: H-D

FRONT SUSPENSION

Type: H-D

Triple Trees: H-D

Fork Tubes: H-D

Lower Legs: H-D Chrome

REAR SUSPENSION

Type: Softail

Swingarm: H-D Chrome

Shocks: H-D Profile Low

FRONT WHEEL, TIRES & BRAKES

Wheel Make/Size: H-D Chrome

Tire Make/Size: Dunlop D402

Rotor: Pro-One

Caliper: H-D

REAR WHEEL, TIRES & BRAKES

Wheel Make/Size: H-D Chrome

Tire Make/Size: Dunlop D402

Rotor: Pro-One

Pulley: Pro-One

Caliper: H-D

ACCESSORIES

Handlebars: Wild 1

Hand Controls: H-D Chrome

Grips: Pro-One

Dash: Pro-One

Mirrors: Pro-One

Cables: Barnett

Floorboards: V-Twin

Footpegs: Pro-One

Fenders: H-D

Gas Tank: H-D

Gas Caps: Arlen Ness

Downtube Cover: Kuryakyn

Neck Covers: Kuryakyn

Frame Covers: Kuryakyn

Axle Covers: Kuryakyn

Oil Tank: H-D Chrome

Headlight: H-D Chrome

Taillight: Red Blackout LED

Turn Signals: Pro-One

Seat: C&C

License Plate: Pro-One

PAINT: Hagen Kustoms (Mason City, Iowa)

Interested in submitting your ride for consideration as February’s Readers’ Ride of the Month? The only requirement to enter is that you own a good-looking bike. You don’t have to be a J&P Cycles customer — heck, you don’t even have to have any J&P parts on the thing! Entries come from those who follow J&P Cycles on Facebook and read our blog. Stay tuned as we post calls for submission on FB and here on the blog. And good luck!

Comments: 5 Comments | Categorized Under: Announcements, J&P Contests, Readers' Rides

Comments (5)

awsome looking bike. the paint is as good as it gets, and I’m sure it stands out in the crowd…

Nice looking ride!
Congratulations David…

for me personally. this ride is everything a bike could be and everything a bike should be….love the paint on this bike.your

Only the Dyna and Touring models were Twin Cams in 99.

Nice Bike,Nice paint,CLEAN!!!!Thought the 99`s were Twin Cam 88″s.

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