Monthly Archives: June 2006

Biker Stereotypes

A friend of mine, who works for a prominent motorcycle magazine, made a comment recently that caused me to think about metric cruiser riders. He believes that Harley riders are somewhat easier to profile than your average metric cruiser rider. … Continue reading

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I’m a KawBoy

No, I don’t ride a horse…or a Hog… I ride a Kaw…a Vulcan, the finest bang for the buck cruiser out there in my humble opinion.

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Pipe Sounds

Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been asked the following questions about pipe noise and performance…

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What Biker’s do in the winter…

Now that we bikers are heading into the heart of winter, thought I’d pass on an observation about passing the time while waiting for the snow to melt… Although I live in southern California and ride year round, a large … Continue reading

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Thunder Design Process

Save money, save time and get a better end result in creating that custom look for your cruiser by having a plan in mind before you begin.   Thunder Bob gives you more on the design process. Click the VCR … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Indian

Took my 11 year old daughter, who is a biker in training, out to see the “World’s Fastest Indian” last night. It’s the story of Burt Munro of Invercargill, New Zealand who overcame enormous odds to achieve his lifelong goals … Continue reading

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Thunder Bob’s Bikes

Got into a conversation with a friend of mine the other day and we were rambling on about the number and type of motorcycles we have owned or ridden over the years. His experience was almost a mirror image of … Continue reading

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Performance – Good, Stock – Bad

Dave Rash on Bikernet Radio Exhaust pipes are one of the few things that make more power immediately. Add a cam and iginition and you are cooking with oil.

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Saxon Motorcycles on Bikernet

From Bikernet Radio The Saxon Motorcycle Company storms in from the Southwest to dealers across the country with designs that are truly unique and well executed.

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Bob Kay Turns You into a Master Builder

From Bikernet Radio Thunder Bob gets the 411 on Hardbikes… the company that allows you to create your own custom motorcycle. From pro-street to choppers, Hardbikes allows you to deliver your dreams.

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The Jaz Man on Bikernet Radio

From Bikernet Radio Thunder Bob dials up Jaz to get the lowdown on R-Max USA by Roadmax. Over 50% of the custom bike builders run a R-Max product.

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Thunder Bob Interviews Brian Klock

From Bikernet Radio Thunder Bob chats up this custom bike designer from the Great White North. No wonder Brian builds such outstanding bikes… It snows 6 months out of the year!

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Thunder Bob Interviews Jesse Rooke

From Bikernet Radio Jesse Rooke profiled his new KTM Custom MotoBike at California Speedway during the opening round of the 2006 AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited.

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Biker Photographer Bob Feather

Bob Feather’s Photographs Tell a Story Bob Feather knows his way around a camera. Feather has been a professional photographer for over 16 years and is currently a staff photographer for both American Iron and RoadBike Magazines.

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Thunder Bob Snags the Big Ugly Bastard

BUB AIMS FOR 325 MPH in 2006 What does the Big Ugly Bastard (BUB) have to say about Bonneville, Rinehart exhausts and running one of the most successful exhaust pipe manufacturers in the world?

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Bikernet Radio Gives Thunder Bob the Nod

Bandit from Bikernet.com selected Thunder Bob to kick off Bikernet Radio. Over 300,000 bikers make Bikernet a monthly destination and many are listening in on TB.

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Tom Monroe of Saddlemen on Thunder Radio

Saddlemen provides innovative designs and produces industry-leading products that have your comfort in mind. Tom Monroe talks about what is happening at the firm and how they are meeting the needs of the cruiser marketplace

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Thunder Radio Features “The Baron” of Barons

Jon Von Chaldy, The Baron, talks with Metric Thunder Bob about Sturgis, design, customization and a new biker TV show… don’t miss it! Click the left button to start, the middle button to pause and the right button to stop.

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Beerman

Metric Thunder really knows their stuff. They had everything I needed for my V-Star 1100 Classic. – Robin

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Queen on the Road

“The Road Queen” rides with Metric Thunder! Here’s a great looking Road Queen with her great looking Road King!

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Thunder Rider Benny

Benny rides with Metric Thunder! So you say you like a classic studded bagger?

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Thunder Rider Garry Montague

Garry Montague rides with Metric Thunder! Ahh, the look of newly installed Hard Krome Bigs..

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Rochester Rocket

Roy Iacuzza Rides with Metric Thunder Roy and his sled, the Rochester Rocket, are breaking cover from the long cold NY winter.

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Dragon Slayer Runs Metric

James “Dragon Slayer” McCracken Rides with Metric Thunder! This smokin’ 1500LC has just come out of it’s winter hibernation to emerge as a real eye-catcher! It took quite a bit of burning the midnight oil to get this one back … Continue reading

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Thunder Rider OzKruz

OzKruz Rides with Metric Thunder! The wonder from down under…Here’s Neale’s Boulevard C90 that’s ready to tour the outback or cruise the streets of Brisbane. What’s he done since it left the showroom?

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Leo Runs the Thunder

Thunder Riders ride with Metricthunder.com

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Down Under Thunder

Bolox Mike of Thunder Riders ride with Metricthunder.com

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Thunder Rider Terry Bishop

Terry Bishop Thunder Riders ride with Metricthunder.com

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Riding the Intrudian

Is that an Indian?? No, it’s Helges and his 1998 Intruder 1500LC. He’s done an amazing job of customizing his ride. The “Intrudian” is not only a great looking bike, but it set up for the long haul. Keith has … Continue reading

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Thunder Rider Marantz

Gordon Marantz Rides with Metric Thunder Gordon’s got one of the most “customizable” bikes on the road, the V-Star Classic. He’s done a great job of making his mark on this fine looking classic.

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Thunder Rider Robert Bolt

Robert Bolt Rides with Metric Thunder! So you like fast? This ’00 V-Max claims to deliver north of 110 foot pounds of torque to the rear! Robert brought his muscle bike to the Metric Thunder Open House. Obviously, steroids in … Continue reading

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“Dirty” Rides Metric Thunder

“Dirty” Rides with Metric Thunder!

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Thunder Rider Doug Forsythe

Running Vance & Hines 2 into 1 Pro Pipes on the V-Star 1100

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Thunder Rider Prince

Thunder Rider runs his 1988 Intruder VS1400 at Metric Thunder

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Thunder Rider Doc Parker

Many Thunder Riders run Vance and Hines Straight Shot exhaust.

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Thunder Rider Skip

Many Metric Thunder Riders ride with great parts and accessories by Kuryakyn, MC Enterprises and Nelson Rigg.

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Thunder Rider Eric Nichols

Metric Thunder Riders ride RC Components and Thunder Manufacturing Air Kits

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Thunder Rider Kenny Metcalf

Kenny Metcalf Rides with Metric Thunder. The VTX 1800 Retro in red, a great looking ride for the founder of X-Cessories, Kenny Metcalf. Here’s a snapshot of what he’s done:

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Thunder Rider Crow

Built for the highway and backroads…Here’s “Crow’s” Suzuki Intruder 1500LC and a sample of some of his modifications:

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Big Joe Thunder Rider

Joe Gschweng Rides with Metric Thunder. Here’s “Big Joe’s” award winning VTX 1800C. As the President of KewlMetal, you have to dress to impress, and Joe has really dressed up this bad baby…

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Riding the Czernobog

Vince Beltz Rides with Metric Thunder The “Czernobog” as Vince calls it, is his black with yellow trim 2003 VTX 1800C.

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Thunder Rider Geesh-Man

Here’s Bill’s 2005 Black Suzuki Boulevard C90. He’s made some great choices for customizing his new ride:

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Thunder Rider Pat Sanders

Pat Sanders Rides with Metric Thunder. Here’s Pat’s black VTX 1300RS…

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Thunder Rider Kevin Crawford

Kevin “Revkev” Crawford Rides with Metric Thunder. Deep candy red on top of green gold on his 2001 Suzuki Intruder 1500. Accessories include,

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Thunder Rider RevKev

Kevin “RevKev” Crawford still Rides with Metric Thunder! See the guy in the photo above on the 2001 Suzuki Intruder 1500LC…either he has an identical twin brother or it’s the same guy! Hey, it IS the very same Guy!

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Thunder Rider Dean Crowson

Dean Crowson Rides with Metric Thunder. That purple VTX1800R looks sharp with that matching front fairing.

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Thunder Rider Mike Hanes

Rider Mike Hanes Rides with Metric Thunder! If you are ever in the Colorado Springs area, there’s a good chance you’ll see this custom Intruder 1500LC. If you ask Mike, he’s likely gonna tell you that “there’s more to do.” … Continue reading

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Thunder Rider Raymond

Gotta love the classic lines of the Road Star. Raymond went with the black and white paint to match those great looking whitewalls. He’s just starting to customize his ride and already has a nice start…

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Thunder Rider Magicman

Here’s Bill and his 1500LC in blue. His ride is really set up for some long distance touring…

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Thunder Rider Dave Massaro

Here’s Dave Massaro and his ’02 VTX 1800R. The “R” stands for “Retro” and Dave has done a great job dressing up his ride with:

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