Rides, Rallies and Events Recap


Owner: Shane Sherman
City/State: Overland Park, Kansas

- Fabricated: Quicktime Motorsports in St. Louis, Missouri
- Year:2003
- Make:Suzuki
- Model:GSXR 1000
- Assembly:Quicktime Motorsports
- Assembly Time: One year and one week
- Chromed by: Prepped by Quicktime Motorsports and dipped by Classic Components

- Year & Model: 2003 Suzuki
- Displacement (ci):3mm over stock 1000
- Carburetor: Fuel Injection
- Air Cleaner: Air box with NOS dry shot
- Pipes: Hindle by Brock Davidson Racing Titanium/Stainless

- Year & Model: 2003 Factory
- Shifting: 1 down 5 up with airshift

- Molding: Factory
- Painter: Custom Paint and Powder Coat in St. Louis, Missouri
- Color/Type: House of Color Tangelo with some custom tint and other house of colors hues with custom tints

- Type: Polished factory Suzuki
- Builder: Suzuki
- Rake:Factory
- Stretch:Factory
- Rear Swingarm: By Quicktime Motorsports with a 6 inch over arm and a slider

- Bars: Factory Chromed
- Fenders: Factory
- Headlight: Factory
- Taillight: Factory
- Speedometer: Factory Digital
- Pegs: Factory Chromed
- Gas Tank: Factory with polished fill
- Oil Tank: Factory
- Seat: Factory
- Mirrors: none
- Grips: pro grips

- Type: Factory Chromed
- Extension: Pulled Through 2 inches
- Builder: Suzuki

- Type: Factory Chromed
- Size: 17
- Rim Width: Factory
- Tire: Avon 120/60/17
- Brake: Chromed and shaved factory with dual rotors and calipers

- Type: Factory
- Size: 17
- Rim width: Factory
- Tire: Avon 50/17/200
- Brake: Factory chromed and shaved

Other Information/Features:
- Adjustable lowering arm
- 50 HP Dry Shot NOS system with 2lb custom painted bottle
- On board air compressor and tank
- All plastics are painted with the same graphics and marbleized on the inside as well as the outside (never know when someone might look in there)
- On board Drag strap to remove all travel from the front suspension
- Custom shaved lower fairing for more suspension travel during a launch
- Shaved and filled factory mirror mounts
- Rear fender eliminator kit
- Front flush mount blinkers
- Custom clear drag wind shield
- Hyper pro fully adjustable steering stabilizer
- Riders choice electric drag fans
- 50 mph no clutch roll on burn outs are my favorite thing to do!

Photos by Shane Sherman

This month’s cover girl is Lorie from Raymore, Missouri. Find out more about Lorie by reading her November Cover Page Interview.

Owner: Pablo Palao
City/State: Kansas City, Kansas

Fabricated by: Hellraiser Choppers

Year: 2004

Make: Hellraiser Choppers Spyder Bike

Model: Hardtail Chopper

Assembled by: Hellraiser Choppers

Assembly Time: Five months

Chromed by: None

Year & Model: S&S 113” Show Polished

Rebuilder: Ilya Blond at Hellraiser Chopper

Displacement (ci): 113

Carburetor: S&S Super G

Air Cleaner: S&S

Pipes: Martin Brothers

Year: 2004

Shifting (foot/hand & speeds): 6SP Foot

Molding: Tommy “TOO MUCH” Martin

Painter: Tommy “TOO MUCH” Martin

Color/Type: Red – Black Web

Year/Type: 2004

Builder: Hellraiser Choppers

Rake: 40

Stretch: 6

Rear Swingarm: Hardtail

Bars: Hellraiser Choppers

Fenders: Hellraiser Choppers

Headlight: Headwinds

Taillight: Drag

Speedometer: None

Pegs: Midwest

Gas Tank: Hellraiser Choppers

Oil Tank: Pro-Street Frame Works

Seat: George at Classic

Mirrors: CCI

Grips: CCI

Type: Midwest

Extension: 16” Over

Builder: Hellraiser Choppers

Type: Avon

Size: 80/90/21

Rim width: 2.15

Tire: 2.25

Brake: HHI

Type: Vinom

Size: 250

Rim width: 8.5

Tire: 250

Brake: HHI

Photos by Mike Schweder and Wayne Thompson

This month’s cover girl is Angel, from Blue Springs, Missouri. Read our Behind the Scenes Interview with a Vampire to find out more about Angel.

Owner: Eric Davis
City/State: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Year, Make & Model: 2003 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper

Color: Atomic Green

Engine: Polished S&S 111 cu. in. – 1819 cc

Horsepower: 108.1

Carburetor: S&S

Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.5 US Gallons

Exhaust System: Sampson

Transmission: Polished 6-Speed Close Ratio

Dry Weight: 672 lbs.

Rake: 38 Degrees

Photos Mike Schweder and Stripe

Art Direction by Wayne Thompson

CC: Eric, what is your occupation?
Eric: I’m co-owner of Financial Freedom Mortgage LLC

CC: What hobbies do you have, other than motorcycling?
Eric: I enjoy going to the movies, camping, horseback riding, and snow skiing.

CC: Why do you ride?
Eric: I ride because I like the power and speed.

CC: How long have you been riding and what was your first bike?
Eric: I have been riding since the age of 10 and I am currently 35 years old.

CC: What was your first bike?
Eric: My first bike was a KX 80 Dirt Bike.

CC: How many bikes have you owned?
Eric: My first bike was a KX 80 Dirt Bike.

CC: How many bikes do you currently own?
Eric: One.

CC: What do you like most about your current bike?
Eric: The style and power.

CC: What is your dream bike and why?
Eric: own a chopper and that has always been my dream bike.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience?
Eric: My most memorable riding experience was riding up in the mountains in Hawaii on a road only 7 feet wide, with cars coming the other way, what a rush.

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience?
Eric: My least memorable riding experience was when I broke my back on a YZ 490.

CC: Which motorcycle rallies & events have you attended, and which is your favorite?
Eric: I have a attended a ride for Down Syndrome Children, Hawg Wyld’s Bike Wash and David Mann’s Benefit.

CC: Which is your favorite bike night location and why?
Eric: My favorite bike night is Paddy O’Quilgey’s because it is close to home.

CC: Do you have any tattoos?
Eric: I have 2 tattoos covering each shoulder.

CC: Who is your favorite tattoo artist?
Eric: Ben Alvarez with Illustrated Man he is the best in KC. If you need a good cover up he is your man.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself and why?
Eric: I prefer to ride in a small group of friends, because we know each others driving habits and we know what each other will do next.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?
Eric: Micah Bartlett, Joshoa Hawkins, Kenney Atkins and
Jason Klint.

CC: Just for fun, which of your riding buddies is the best rider?
Eric: I am (Ha-Ha).

CC: Just for fun, which of your riding buddies is the worst rider?
Eric: Joshoa “I Need a Chew” Hawkins.

CC: Eric, thank you for your time, and appreciate the use of your bike…and your wife, for our August cover.

Interview by Mike Schweder

Photos by Mike Schweder and Stripe

Art Direction by Wayne Thompson

Our August cover model is Lisa Davis from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Owner: Clint Galloway
City/State: Desoto, Kansas

Year, Make & Model: 2004 Swift Bar Chopper/CF

Color: Stars & Stripes

Engine: S&S 113 cu. in. – 1853 cc

Engine Bore: 4 in.

Stroke: 4.5 in.

Compression Ratio: 10.1:1

Horsepower: 107

Ignition: Compufire – Single Fire

Carburetor: S&S Super G

Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 US Gallons

Exhaust System: Bubs - Baffled

Transmission: Baker 5 speed

Primary Drive: Primo Rivera Brute III

Dry Weight: 595 lbs.

Wheel Base: 76 in.

Seat Height: 24 in.

Ground Clearance: 4 in.

Rake: 38 Degrees

Brakes (Front & Rear): Performance Machine

Caliper: 4-Piston

Rotor: 11.5 in.

Tire (Front): 90/90 H21

Tire (Rear): 250/40 HR18

Wheel (Front): 21” x 2.15” Billet

Wheel (Rear): 18” x 8.5” Billet

Photos by Mike Schweder

This month’s cover girl is Angela, from Grain Valley, Missouri.

I met Scott Ryals and his 1974 FLH Harley-Davidson a couple of years ago when I moved into my new home. I had just finished putting the first spring coat of wax on my bike when I heard the sound of an older Harley cranking up down the street. Within a couple of minutes, Scott and his pristine 1974 Shovelhead came rolling down the street. Of course, I had to flag him down and introduce myself as a fellow rider. After a short introduction, I was immediately taken by the excellent condition of his bike and the fact that he was riding it like it was a new bike, not an antique, 30 years old. Let me introduce you to Scott and his ride.

CC: What is your occupation?

Scott: I’m an Operations Manager for a heavy equipment company.

CC: What hobbies do you have, other than motorcycling?

Scott: I’m a pilot and really like to fly small planes when the opportunity arises. Also, golfing is a passion I pursue, as it gives me the opportunity to meet other players.

CC: Why do you ride?

Scott: For the instant feeling of freedom and the wind in my face. I ride with a few good friends, but I like to ride solo when I need to decompress.

CC: How long have you been riding and what was your first bike?

Scott: I’ve only been riding a short time, since 1999. This 1974 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead is the first and only bike I’ve ever owned. I guess you could say I cut my teeth on a classic, something many riders never get to experience.

CC: What do you like most about your current bike?

Scott: The great thing about this bike is that it is a classic. It is in excellent condition and no matter where I ride, it turns heads. If I park with 20 great looking bikes around me, everyone always comes to look at mine and ask questions about the bike and how great it looks for its age.

CC: What is your dream bike and why?

Scott: I would like to have a custom built bike. It would allow me to help in the design, reflecting more of my personality and attitude. Many of the builders are coming out with some really great designs and the painters are breaking new ground in color application. Personalization seems to be a driving force for most of us riders.

CC: What is your most memorable riding experience and why?

Scott: I’ve never been much of a long distance rider, but I do like to ride locally with friends or by myself. However, I do like to get together with friends on Wednesday nights and ride to a bike night somewhere in the Kansas City area. Bike nights are fun, as I get to show off my bike, look at a lot of other bikes and meet new friends.

CC: What is your least memorable riding experience and why?

Scott: Actually, I never really had a bad ride, although, I really don’t care to ride when the flying bugs are out in full force. A few bug splats are acceptable, though I prefer to get my protein from a hamburger at the local bar and grill.

CC: Which is your favorite bike night location and why?

Scott: I like riding to The Other Place in Overland Park, as it always has plenty of different bikes, good food, great atmosphere and a variety of people.

CC: Do you prefer riding in a group or by yourself and why?

Scott: Well, it’s probably a 30/70 split. I like riding with others around 30 percent of the time, and usually with two to four riders. However, I ride about 70 percent of the time by myself, as I find solo riding my best stress buster. As soon as I fire up the bike, the tension from the day begins to fade away, and once I start riding and feel the wind in my face and hear the roar of the pipes in my ears, I feel no pain.

CC: Who are some of your closest riding buddies?

Scott: I’ve been riding with two great friends since 1999, Scott and John.

CC: Just for fun, which of your riding buddies is the best rider and why?

Scott: My friend Scott has been riding since he was a kid. Over the years, he has owned and rode so many different types of bikes. He currently has several older bikes that he rebuilds and rides.

CC: Scott, thank you for your time and candor during this interview. We appreciate the use of your bike for our June cover. Your Shovelhead is truly a bike of beauty from the past; thanks for sharing it with us.

By Bart

Photos by Mike Schweder
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