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Your Motorcycles: Hippochick's Pink Honda VTX 1300S

Bubbles the hippo inspired this ride

By Margie Bierman, Kimberling City, Missouri
3/23/2015

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Margie Bierman’s 2004 Honda VTX 1300S was originally black. Hard to imagine this flashy pink bike as anything else!

I love the color pink and have collected hippos since I was in the fourth grade. I had my Honda VTX 1300S custom-painted pink with lifelike water drops. Water and hippos go together.

your motorcycles: hippochick's pink honda vtx 1300s bubbles
Margie’s bike memorializes Bubbles, the two-ton hippo that managed three escapes from California’s Lion Country Safari in 1978. Bubbles' name is airbrushed under the illustration of the hippos on the tank.

your motorcycles: hippochick's pink honda vtx 1300s trunk
Margie’s handle is “Hippochick,” and it’s airbrushed on the trunk as well as her helmet.

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Pinky, Margie’s pink stuffed hippo rides along with her. She’s decked out in leathers and has a scarf with her name on it.

The Honda VTX 1300S has been customized with Oxford heated grips, chrome trim, and an accessory trunk. I also added an Ultimate X seat and driver’s backrest. I had saddlebags shipped from a company in California, Mutazu, that has a variety of bags and accessories for Harleys and metric cruisers.

Nobody sold a pink-tinted windshield so I bought pink tint off eBay and tinted my windshield and lowers myself. I’ve added highway bars and crash bars to the Mutazu MU saddlebags. The front fender proudly displays a "Road Queen" logo. Most recently, I’ve replaced the spoke rims for cast wheels.

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Margie has ridden her pink VTX 4,600 miles from Missouri to the Grand Canyon in Utah and Colorado and back. Way to go, Margie!

Have you customized your motorcycle a little, or a lot? No matter what you did, we want to show off your bike on WRN! Find out how to submit your bike photos here.

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