This month’s Trike of the Month Award comes to us from Roadsmith dealer Ken Steenrod at Ken’s Custom Paint and Graphics in Peoria, IL. This incredible Roadsmith HDTR trike conversion was done on a brand new 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide Ultra for Tim and Nancy Foltz following a chance encounter with the Roadsmith crew in Sturgis.
Seems the Foltzes had owned a competitor’s Gold Wing trike for a short while and, while on a family vacation through Sturgis, happened upon the Roadsmith display and decided to try out another brand for comparison. As Tim tells it “There was absolutely no comparison to our other trike in terms of ride, comfort and handling. We took off on that trike and, within minutes, I turned to my wife and told her we were buying a new trike! Luckily, she agreed and we are now the owners of this beautiful, one of a kind Roadsmith.”
The trike conversion and striking paint job were the creation of master painter, Ken Steenrod. Ken has been doing custom paint and graphics for many years and is a well-known fixture in the custom motorcycle world, having done promotional bikes for the likes of Arlen Ness, Monster Energy Drinks, Jaybrake and National Cycle.
Several weeks were spent on the digital rendering for the paint scheme of custom pearl white with blue true fire. A Foltz Farm pitch fork was painted on the front fender and a farm mural was painted on the tour pack.
As for the Foltzes, in their spare time they run a multi-thousand acre farm where they raise corn, soybeans and cattle. Though they work hard to manage their massive, agricultural and livestock enterprise, Tim assured us that their Spring and Summer plans will include plenty of travel on their new trike. We hope to see them again at one of the many rallies we’ll be attending this year.
Congratulations to Tim and Nancy Foltz for their incredible Trike of the Month and thanks to Ken Steenrod at Ken’s Custom Paint and Graphics for creating, yet another, masterpiece on wheels.