Lightning Rod Motorcycles Pro Street Buell







Do you own a pre -2003 Buell motorcycle (or you can buy one for dirt cheap)? A shop in Florida called Lightning Rod Motorcycles offers to turn it into the Pro Sttreet like the one featured here. Quite a cosmetic change. Call Steve Carr or Rick Bonin at 813-416-2666.

15 Responses to “Lightning Rod Motorcycles Pro Street Buell”

  1. 1 alan May 10th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    very nice bike and well done

  2. 2 jatinder pal May 11th, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Indeed a very nice bike.Good work on ugly BUELL………..

  3. 3 THUG CUSTOM CYCLES May 11th, 2009 at 8:43 am


  4. 4 ben faiella May 11th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Steve has built quite a few radical Buell or Sportster bikes . They are all show winners! They have been featured in many national magazines.We are proud that he has choosen to include our PIPE DREAMZ custom SPORTSTER pipes on ALL his bikes .Congatulations again! nice job, Ben PIPE DREAMZ

  5. 5 Rodent May 11th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    It’s an improvement over Eric’s invention

  6. 6 Brenda Fox May 11th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Looking good!

    Amazing how a Nice cosmetic procedure can enhance a pre -2003 Buell motorcycle.
    Good work.

  7. 7 Rob R. Iowa May 11th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Always great work Steve! You’ll have to build me one soon…


  8. 8 James (Kiwi) May 11th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Yep, take a perfectly good sports bike put a tire fatter than an opera singers arse on the back.Remove the suspension and call it cool.
    It is a good looking bike, but over here we get allot of secondhand Buells that come in cheap.
    They are a clever, good handling motorcycle.Why do they not keep their value over there.
    The motors in Sportsters and Buell since 04 up have been brilliant and for bugger all can be made to go faster than a school boys hand.
    You can see why HD put the XR1200 into Down under and Europe first.
    Very different markets.

    James (Kiwi)

  9. 9 Nicker May 11th, 2009 at 3:16 pm


    “…. Why do they [Buells] not keep their value over [here]…”

    Could be because here MCs have never been a general-public-transportation device.
    Those who ride every day, wet or dry, sleet or snow, by necessity learn to “Ride.”
    The riding public here, by and large are recreational fair weather MC “Drivers.”
    Where there is no premium placed on riding ability, there is no interest in handling performance.

    Today, performance criterion are more about tire shredding than handling….. 🙁
    But when BO gets gas up to $5 a gallon, all this will change…… 🙂


  10. 10 Doc Robinson May 11th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Cool hot rod!

  11. 11 James (Kiwi) May 11th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Your the man with the silver lining…I guess your right ,you guys have too much money. When I was a boy you could only own a MC or car cause it was too expensive to do both. So I rode BSA’s and Triumphs.
    Today over here cars are now cheap, these WRX Subarus are the preferred method of travel for the young and they don’t buy MC’s hardly at all.

    It’s gone into an early winter over here and it is bloody cold and that company Camray has a dam fine heater..I’m getting soft.
    For me the Japs did us a favour, the car is just a method of getting from a to b if you want to travel and go on a journey youi take a MotorSickle


  12. 12 stephen May 11th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Across the pond here in Aus, it is not that much different to NZ. The young guys for the WRX or some Jap sports bike.
    The American style cruiser will probably die out with us. The market is crotch rocket or cruiser and the Buell just does not fit in.

    I ride to work most days and there is no way I would do it on a hard tail.

    That said this bike is a big improvement in looks on the std Buell.

  13. 13 FUJI May 13th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Stephen ; The American style cruiser will probably die out with us. The market is crotch rocket or cruiser and the Buell just does not fit in.

    I find your statement interesting apart from what I perceive the Motor Co telling us in there press releases.

  14. 14 Steve Carr May 14th, 2009 at 12:09 am


    I looked on your site to find the bike you did 5 years ago, seems I was unable to find that bike. I would love to see the outcome of that bike you did back so long ago. How many of those bikes that were so easy to build made it into any magazine, or magazines? How many did you sell?

    We love these bikes and think they are one of the better styles for the Buell/Sportster motor that is availible. Its wonderful to know that you did “one” 5 years ago, Thanks for letting us all know.

    As far as I can tell, we have built more of these bikes than anyone I know of. If I am wrong, please let me know and show us who did more.

    We have other options for this bike now other than the MCWorks frame, as the MCWorks frame is currently not being built.

    We all enjoy hearing from you because of your vast bike building knowledge, and up to date design ability.

    keep up the good work!

    Steve Carr
    Lightning Rod Motorcycles

  15. 15 thc Aug 7th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Why cripple a great handling bike with yet another common sight on the roads of America? A Honda Chopper would have been a more appropriate choice for a donor motor. This beast is neither here nor there-WTF?

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