September 2011 Fighter of the Month Winner – HardCore

Lance A. Lewsader:  What got you into motorcycles?

HardCore:  My brother was the person who got me interested in motorcycles. He had a ’71 Ironhead. I wanted a bike, but I wanted something more aggressive and when I came to Custom Fighters I knew what I wanted.

LL:  What got you into Streetfighters?

HC:  I was looking for something badass I could do to my Speed Triple and found the website.

LL: Why did you build the bike you did?

HC:  I actually didn’t build the bike. I bought the original Speed Triple from eBay. I brought it to my bothers house in between my deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. I figured out with him what we wanted to do and while I was deployed to Afghanistan my brother took it to his friend Kyle Ford, The Shop Supervisor and Bike Builder at Southeastern Steel Choppers in Jacksonville, NC.

LL:  Why did you enter this month’s FOTM?

HC:  I had finally gotten all the little things done to the bike I wanted to, like the drag bars and front end painted, the brake reservoirs on, and the switches under the tail.

LL:  You relocated all your switches under the tail. Has this ever been an issue for you?HC:  It’s never been an issue really. I like having all that off the front bars more then I dislike having to reach back to start it or switch the headlights.HardCore Bike Side ViewView from the bars.

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