Thunder Riders

Mike and Cathye’s Arizona Rides VTX1800 and VT1300

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Nice Honda VTX1800

Also Nice Yamaha VT1300
Couple of great rides for the Arizona climate!

Kevin Stanonis and his Honda VT750DC custom Shadow Sprit

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Curt Johnson’s Well Appointed Suzuki C90.

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Our good friend Magnus in Sweden got a impressive 20.45 HP increase on his Victory with S&S air kit and RPW Thor pipe from Metric Thunder!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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That’s what we are talking about! Bolt-on Horsepower! Nice!

New HK Velocity Pro 2-1 on New Zealand’s Derek Miller’s Sweet M109R

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Metric Thunder’s friend Derek Miller in Invercargill New Zealand sporting new Hard Krome Velocity pipes from Metric Thunder on his Suzuki M109R. NICE!!!!! Invercargill, that name should ring a bell for all you Indian fans! {:>)

Maria’s new Black Ceramic Cobra Sweepers on her Honda Fury…..NICE!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Frank Shows off his Sweet VTX1800 with Sideburners by Hard Krome

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Showin off New Ceramic RPW Big Slash Pipes on Victory

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Rodney Carpenter Sent us a pic
of his Vic with new RPW Big Slash pipes.
NICE! Another happy Thunder Rider!

Thunder Rider Jim

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
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JimJC Rides with Metric Thunder as the new owner/operator.

1999 was the only year that Suzuki produced a Red & White Intruder 1500LC and Jim’s done a great job with his…Here’s just a few of the mods he’s added to the bike: Continued »

A Classic Valkyrie

Friday, April 25th, 2008
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Mike Martin Rides with Metric Thunder

Mike got a steal of a deal on this two-tone, clean as a whistle power cruiser. He’s done quite a few upgrades to this classic bike from Honda: Continued »

Nikki’s Star: Phase II

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
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It’s been nearly two years since Nikki & her V-Star appeared as a Thunder Rider.

We caught up with Nikki and about 300 other riders during the 10th annual Star B Q in San Diego recently. Although her bike looked really great two years ago, she made some new modifications that took her V-Star to another level. Continued »

Dale’s V-Star 1300

Monday, April 7th, 2008
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Dale Hines Rides with Metric Thunder!

One of the latest in a growing line of classic crusiers from Yamaha Star is the new V-Star 1300. Check out Dale’s Blue Beauty below and some of the mods he’s done so far: Continued »

Dillo’s Legendary Classic

Monday, February 25th, 2008
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Steve “Dillo” Katz Rides with Metric Thunder

This Suzuki 1500LC is ready to rock ‘n roll! Check out the short list of Steve’s mods on his Legendary Classic: Continued »

C90T Ready for the Road

Thursday, January 24th, 2008
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Bryan Gregg Rides With Metric Thunder

Although he’s obviously done a lot of modifications to the bike, Bryan has requested that we be “discrete” in listing his purchases due to the “approval process” in his residence… Continued »

Mike & Maria’s Pair of Black Beauties

Monday, January 21st, 2008
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With Matching 3″ Hard Krome Black Res-Techs its Two for the Road!

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Reeves’ Ride Rolls

Sunday, October 14th, 2007
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By day Greg works the counter at Metric Thunder, when he’s out of the shop you’ll either find him on his Bandit 1200 or this Volusia.

This bike has seen better than half the USA, and just this summer alone. Greg’s family likes to ride…they hopped on their bikes and rode from SoCal to Sioux Falls, South Dakota this past summer. Continued »

A NY VTX1300R For the Road

Friday, September 21st, 2007
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Dennis rides with Metric Thunder!

If your riding in back roads and highways in upstate New York and you see a black blurr passing by, that just could be Dennis on his VTX1300R. This baby is built with for the long haul and ready to burn the blacktop too! Continued »

Rod’s Ride

Saturday, August 18th, 2007
Honda VTX 1300R

Rod Rides With Metric Thunder!

This sharp looking VTX1300RS is constantly evolving. Continued »

2000 Intruder 1500, a Nod to Todd

Friday, April 13th, 2007
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Todd Chiddister has updated his 2000 Intruder 1500 into a fine looking and riding machine. The goodie bag Continued »

Ruben’s Chromed-Out Aero

Friday, March 30th, 2007
Honda Shadow Aero 750

Ruben Rides with Metric Thunder!

From top to bottom, this Shadow Aero 750 has just about everything you can imagine. Here’s the short list of what Ruben’s done to his ride: Continued »

One Mean Looking Streak

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
Kawasaki Mean Streak

Carlo Rides With Metric Thunder!

If you ever find yourself in the Troy, New York area, you just might see a blurr of orange, blue and chrome flying down the highway. Continued »

Ken Carter – C50 Thunder Rider

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
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Here is a picture of my 2005 C50 Boulevard with a custom touch. It’s almost done!
– Ken Carter
Note: Ken uses his wife’s email address and we mistaken identified him as Jennifer Torres. Sorry Ken, still really like your bike though! Continued »

A Canadian Classic

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

John Sharhon Rides With Metric Thunder!

If you ever have the chance to get up to eastern British Columbia, Canada, you just may spot this great looking Vulcan Classic on the road. I really like that 2-toned paint job with the whitewalls. Continued »

Bliss in Black & White

Saturday, December 30th, 2006
Yamaha Royal Star Venture

Officer Bliss Rides With Metric Thunder.

When Traffic Control Officer Brock Bliss traded out his police issue Kawasaki for this Royal Star Venture, his partner couldn’t figure out what he was looking at. Continued »

Wagner’s Black Beauty

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
Honda VTX 1300R

Wagner Rides with Metric Thunder!

He also works for the company. Wagner began with Metric Thunder a couple of months ago and rode a Honda VLX 600 at the time. After following the V2K to Cook’s Corner a few times, he knew he needed to step up to something with a bit more punch. Continued »

Stratoliner & Patrick Racing

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
Yamaha Stratoliner

Larry Rides With Metric Thunder.

Yamaha offers two models of their flagship bike that comes in three flavors:
1. Roadliner/Roadliner Midnight/Roadliner S
2. Stratoliner/Stratoliner Midnight/Stratoliner S

The Midnight versions are blacked out, while the “S” versions are chromed out. Continued »

V2K Rumbles Down the Road

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

Dan Rides With Metric Thunder.

Dan really likes the massive torque of this muscle cruiser. He recently added hand painted pinstriping in Kawasaki Green against the black paint background. Continued »

Road Star Custom Build

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Yamaha Road Star

Custom Builder Jim McLain Rides with Metric Thunder.

This Roadie is truly a custom build from the ground up. Jim McLain, along with the help of Jim Travis, put a lot of sweat equity into this bike. Continued »

Illusion Blue Rune

Monday, December 18th, 2006
Honda Rune

Jim McLain rides with Metric Thunder.

Truly a one-of-a-kind bike, the Honda Rune is is like no other ride on the road. Jim is a real motorcycle enthusiast. Continued »

Slammed 2005 C50

Thursday, December 7th, 2006
Suzuki Boulevard C50

Tim rides with Metric Thunder.

I hadn’t seen this bike for a while, probably the reason I didn’t recognize it when Tim rode in today. He’s really done some nice one-of-a-kind mods to his ’05 C50. Continued »

C50 Beach Cruiser

Thursday, December 7th, 2006
Suzuki Boulevard C50

Gilbert rides with Metric Thunder.

Talk about clean lines…this 2005 C50 sure looks sharp! Vance & Hines Straightshots with Fishtail tips, Cruiser Performance Beach bars, Cobra Engine guards and white walls all fit together just right. Continued »

Diggerc’s LC

Saturday, November 18th, 2006
Suzuki Intruder 1500LC

Stan rides with Metric Thunder

Gotta love that flame paint job! Stan has carried the flame theme to his mirrors and ape hangers. Very unique and nice looking bike. Continued »

Nick’s V-Star & Hard Krome Pipes

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Nick rides with Metric Thunder

Every biker should have a tool set up like the one behind this sharp looking V-Star!

Nick just added a set of Hard Krome American Classic Straights to his bike and they look like they were made for the bike. Continued »

The Midnight Star

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
Yamaha Midnight Star

Richard Davis rides with Metric Thunder

Richard recently bought a set of Baron’s Pullback Risers for his Midnight Star and they seem to have been just what the doctor ordered… Continued »

VTX 1800C Muscle Cruiser

Sunday, November 12th, 2006
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Marty rides with Metric Thunder.

With those new Hard Krome Sideburners and Kuryakyn Pro-R Hypercharger, this VTX1800C is ready to roll! Continued »

A Pair of Intruders

Friday, November 10th, 2006
Suzuki Intruder VS1400

Ron Prevost rides with Metric Thunder

The VS800 and VS1400 Intruders from Suzuki were two of the first import cruisers to hit the market over twenty years ago. Ron’s VS1400 in this photo is as clean as they come! Continued »

Award Winning VTX1800R/S Bagger

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
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This VTX won in it’s class during American Heat in Palm Springs

Bill has done just about everything you can do to his 2006 1800cc machine. Here’s the short list: Continued »

Mean Looking Mean Streak

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Kawasaki Mean Streak

Joe Watter rides with Metric Thunder!

Kawasaki only made a small number of the 2006 Mean Streak 1600 Limited Edition. Joe pick one up and quickly installed a set of the Bub Jug Huggers exhaust. Continued »

The “Saddleman” Rides with Metric Thunder

Monday, November 6th, 2006
Aprilia Tuomo 1000R

Tom Monroe and his Aprilia Tuomo 1000R

What does a guy who works all week at one of the largest motorcycle seat makers world do on the weekend? He rides…duh!

Tom owns a couple of bikes, the one in this photo is probable the fastest of the bunch, an Aprilia Tuomo 1000R. Continued »

“Rootbeer” V-Star Classic 1100

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
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Jim Nadau rides wtih Metric Thunder

This is one bike that has to been seen in person to truly appreciate the yellow/gold flames against the rootbeer pearl basecoat paint. Continued »

“White” in Shining Armour

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Yamaha Road Star

Russ Downie rides with Metric Thunder

Check out this classic Road Star Silverado. This bagger is reall decked out with all the essentials: Continued »

The Pride of Utah

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

Brian Burton rides with Metric Thunder!

Some of the best motorcycle riding in the country can be found in the state of Utah. If you have the chance to travel the interstates and backroads there, be on the look out for this great looking V-Star. Continued »

Tennessee Boulevard C90 Cruiser

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Suzuki Boulevard C90

Bob Oden Rides with Metric Thunder!

Cobra Speedster Slashdowns were tough to find, but the wait was worth it. Check out Bob’s silver Boulevard cruiser. Continued »

V2K Muscle Cruiser

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Kawasaki Vulcan 2000

If you like torque, this is the bike for you.

You can claim 2053cc’s or 125 cubic inches, both are accurate in describing Kawasaki’s Vulcan 2000. Introduced in 2004, this muscle cruiser earned Bike of the Year honors in short order. Continued »

The Boulevard Cruiser of NY

Sunday, October 29th, 2006
Suzuki Boulevard C90T

This Boulevard C90T is well dressed for the road!

Attention to detail always makes the bike in my humble opinion. This baby’s got it all… Continued »

Hard Krome Siderburners on an M109R

Saturday, October 28th, 2006
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Randy rides with Metric Thunder!

We were able to snag one of the first sets of Hard Krome 2 into 1 Sideburners for Randy and his silver M109R.

I think those pipes were really built for that bike!

The “Miami” Sound Machine!

Saturday, October 28th, 2006
John Beoto and the Honda VTX1300R

Here’s John “Miami” and his jet black VTX1300R

John really enjoys riding either one of his two bikes, a ’90 Yamaha 600 dirt bike or the VTX above. Continued »

T-Ball’s Road Star

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
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Tom Ball Rides with Metric Thunder!

This Road Star is built for the long and winding road. Continued »

Tennessee Flame Custom

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
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Lugem1 Rides with Metric Thunder

This is one great looking custom 1500LC! Wayne has really given this cruiser some serious TLC. Check out what he’s done to this motorcycle… Continued »

The Blues Trike

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
Jim JC’s trike.

Jim JC really has all the bases covered!

He owns cars, trucks, motorhomes, horses, motorcycles and now this eye-catching baby blue trike.

Jim recently dropped by the shop to pick up a set of whitewalls for his son’s 1500LC. When he turned up on this three wheeled machine I bolted for the camera. Continued »