Trike of The Month


Ken Steenrod’s Custom Paint Wins Again!

This month’s Trike of the Month is special for a couple of reasons. First of all, it represents yet another stunning example exceptional of paint work from our dealer Ken’s Custom Paint and Graphics in Peoria, IL. But the second reason has to do with who this trike was built for and what it means to its owners.

Some time ago, Jeff Rubnich had the inclination to look at a trike after a work-related injury left him unable to comfortably hold up his 2004 Road King. While initially interested in a Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide that his local dealer had taken in on trade, he eventually did some research and found that he could convert his beloved Road King for a lot less money and, in the process, create something truly unique. That’s where Ken’s Custom Paint and graphics comes into the picture.

After several meetings with Ken and his team, Jeff and his wife knew that they had found the right shop to create their very special trike. You see, Jeff and his wife lost a beautiful daughter several years ago and one of their most cherished possessions is a photograph of the last time they ever saw her. That photo, which also illustrated her penchant for tie-dye clothing, was used as the basis for the Rubnich’s new trike, paint and all. As a special touch, on the rear of the trike’s tour pak, Ken was able to recreate the cherished photo of their beloved daughter so that they could share her memory every time they rode their new trike.

In addition to the incredible paint, the trike build included a wide array of options and accessories that add to its already stunning appearance. The list is long, but worth a quick glance to understand the depth and breadth of this trike’s enhancements.

Roadsmith HDT kit
Electric Reverse
4° Steering Kit
Performance Sway Bar
Chrome Wheel Package
Wide Whitewall Rear Tires
Trunk Courtesy Light
Chrome Nerf Bumper
Dead Center Removable Fairing
Lighted Mudflaps
Rinehart slip-ons
Vance & Hines head pipes
Custom Dynamic custom lights
Revolution 98" kit
S&S gear drive 510 cam kit
Ness Big Sucker kit
Speaker Pods
Kuryakyn Tour Pak Mount
Kuryakyn Brake Pedal
Kuryakyn Cup Holder
Custom paint & graphics

This trike is a fitting memorial to the Rubnich’s daughter and a beautiful example of the extraordinary work performed by Ken and his team. We sincerely hope that the Rubnich’s keep their trike for a very long time and we are proud to be associated with such an exceptional piece of rolling art.

IMPORTANT: Please send us any and all trike builds that you would like to have considered for our Trike of the Month Contest. The conversions don’t have to be anything over the top, just photos of nice Roadsmith trike conversions and, even more importantly, nice customers. We post these contest winners on our Facebook Fan Page and our company website, both of which get HUGE amounts of traffic, and this exposure can help your business and inspire your customers! So, please take some photos of your next build and send them to us for consideration. We love to see what you’ve done and what you’re working on!