BTR Reader’s Ride – Roosterz Rod Shop’s Rigid Sporty
Born To Ride is proud to present our first Reader’s Ride offering a showcase for scooters just like yours. Every rider thinks they own the world’s coolest bike and we want to see yours!
This month we kickstart our Reader’s Ride program with a sizzlin’ rigid Sportster. It’s the perfect barhopper that was freshened up by our friends at Roosterz Rod Shop John Benedict, Jim Cecil and Tim Hahn out of Clearwater, Florida. The boys specialize in traditional American hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles.
Tim found this scooter on eBay and bought it with thoughts of it becoming the Roosterz shop bike. They took apart the Sportster motor and gave it a refresh, changed up the front end to a 2-inches under stock springer by D&A and changed out the front wheel. They handmade many of the one-off pieces right at Roosterz including the sissybar and hand shift. They also modified the pipes and massaged every part on this Sporty to make it the gleaming groundpounder seen here. The orange, purple and pink paint on the gas tank came with this awesome eBay find, so they have no idea who the original painter was but it sure fits the look of this little badass.
Roosterz has been involved with Born To Ride for quite some time, participating in last year’s Chopparama and the boys are creating an event on July 11th that is a killer swap meet that includes burn out contests and ride-in car and bike show. For more info or to check out some killer customs visit www.roosterzrodshop.com or call 727-289-2896. You can also find Roosterz on Facebook and Instagram.
A friend of John’s named Trey Davis recently saw the shop bike and just had to have it. He’s now the proud owner of this month’s Reader’s Ride. To get your motorcycle seen right here in Born To Ride send a few photos and your contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Dave “Chopper Daddy” Nichols
Images: Erick Runyon