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.