Category Archives: Thunder Riders

Mike and Cathye’s Arizona Rides VTX1800 and VT1300

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Kevin Stanonis and his Honda VT750DC custom Shadow Sprit

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Curt Johnson’s Well Appointed Suzuki C90.

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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!

That’s what we are talking about! Bolt-on Horsepower! Nice!

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

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! {:>)

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

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Frank Shows off his Sweet VTX1800 with Sideburners by Hard Krome

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Showin off New Ceramic RPW Big Slash Pipes on Victory

Rodney Carpenter Sent us a pic of his Vic with new RPW Big Slash pipes. NICE! Another happy Thunder Rider!

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Thunder Rider Jim

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 … Continue reading

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A Classic Valkyrie

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:

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Nikki’s Star: Phase II

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 … Continue reading

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Dale’s V-Star 1300

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:

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Dillo’s Legendary Classic

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:

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C90T Ready for the Road

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…

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Mike & Maria’s Pair of Black Beauties

With Matching 3″ Hard Krome Black Res-Techs its Two for the Road!

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Reeves’ Ride Rolls

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. … Continue reading

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A NY VTX1300R For the Road

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 … Continue reading

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Rod’s Ride

Rod Rides With Metric Thunder! This sharp looking VTX1300RS is constantly evolving.

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2000 Intruder 1500, a Nod to Todd

Todd Chiddister has updated his 2000 Intruder 1500 into a fine looking and riding machine.

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Ruben’s Chromed-Out Aero

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:

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One Mean Looking 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.

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Ken Carter – C50 Thunder Rider

Jennifer Torres Thunder Rider with 2005 C50 Boulevard

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A Canadian 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 … Continue reading

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Bliss in Black & White

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.

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Wagner’s Black Beauty

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, … Continue reading

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Stratoliner & Patrick Racing

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.

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V2K Rumbles Down the Road

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.

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Road Star Custom Build

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.

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Illusion Blue 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.

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Slammed 2005 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.

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C50 Beach Cruiser

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.

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Diggerc’s LC

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.

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Nick’s V-Star & Hard Krome Pipes

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 … Continue reading

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The 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…

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VTX 1800C Muscle Cruiser

Marty rides with Metric Thunder. With those new Hard Krome Sideburners and Kuryakyn Pro-R Hypercharger, this VTX1800C is ready to roll!

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A Pair of Intruders

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!

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Award Winning VTX1800R/S Bagger

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:

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Mean Looking 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.

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The “Saddleman” Rides with Metric Thunder

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 … Continue reading

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“Rootbeer” V-Star Classic 1100

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.

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“White” in Shining Armour

Russ Downie rides with Metric Thunder Check out this classic Road Star Silverado. This bagger is reall decked out with all the essentials:

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The Pride of Utah

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 … Continue reading

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Tennessee Boulevard C90 Cruiser

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.

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V2K Muscle Cruiser

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 … Continue reading

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The Boulevard Cruiser of NY

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…

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Hard Krome Siderburners on an M109R

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!

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The “Miami” Sound Machine!

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.

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T-Ball’s Road Star

Tom Ball Rides with Metric Thunder! This Road Star is built for the long and winding road.

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Tennessee Flame Custom

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…

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The Blues 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 … Continue reading

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