Indian Chieftain Elite – Pictures by Kodak of Head Turners RC
Her glowing character shines as a lot because the silver sparkle on her motorbike
We’d wish to welcome again Yvonne Lanthripp, aka “Sparkles,” to the Featured Biker Ladies Bling’n It part of our web site. We final featured her glowing, Swarovski crystal-studded Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe again in 2017 in Blinging it on a Sparkly Swarovski Bike.
The final time we spoke with Yvonne, her husband was attempting to persuade her to get into Twin Sport bikes. Although he did handle to finally persuade her, Yvonne quickly realized that they simply weren’t the correct match for her. All was not misplaced, nevertheless, and she or he ended up promoting her Twin Sport to assist fund her newest spectacular shimmering creation – her dazzling silver 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite!
Love at first sparkle
“I’m reasonably drawn to sparkly issues”
Yvonne had beforehand by no means thought-about moving into Indian bikes… till the Chieftain’s glimmering silver paint caught her eye. She rapidly realized that the Chieftain’s metallic silver paint could be the right basis for her subsequent sparkly murals!
Yvonne turned to Crystal Chaos to assist convey her imaginative and prescient to life. She started the crystallization transformation by including a bit of crystal-studded trim beneath the motorbike’s windshield and mirrors. Yvonne additionally added her street identify “Sparkles” to the fairing in nothing apart from Swarovski crystals, and extra crystals had been then added to the engine guards, saddlebag guards, decrease bag rails, seat rail, and the baggage rack.
After the transformation was full, Yvonne’s Chieftain featured a powerful whole of 45,000 Swarovski crystals!
Past the glint
Other than the glimmering paint, Yvonne admits that the Indian’s primary promoting level was the worth for cash it supplied. The San Marcos Indian dealership, the place she bought her motorbike, even went out of their option to make it possible for her new Chieftain completely match her height-challenged stature – which meant swapping out the inventory seat and air filter. Yvonne additionally added a distinct muffler and heated grips for additional consolation on cooler journeys. However that’s not all she’s added to the bike and admits that loads extra modifications had been made – giving her husband credit score because the one chargeable for customizing her Indian to higher swimsuit her.
“He sat there with a catalog and selected the issues he thought would make the bike higher for me.”
Fundraising for good causes
For the final 2 and a half years, Yvonne has loved driving and fundraising with a Southern California driving membership often called the “Head Turners.” The Head Turners participate in plenty of fundraising initiatives all year long and arrange toy drives in the course of the vacation season. The membership even hosts a sales space on the Prime Line Bike and Automotive Present each June and donates all proceeds to Carol’s Kitchen.
Yvonne’s ardour for the membership and its fundraising endeavors had her taking part on this 12 months’s 2020 membership member calendar; proudly asserting that 100% of the donations went to the Alzheimer’s Affiliation. The calendar was shot by one of many Head Turners’ members, Kodak, whom Yvonne praises for making the ladies and their bikes look so fabulous.
Driving for pure enjoyment
“I like to journey. I feel that has quite a bit to do with my love for journey and to discover new and previous locations alike.”
Yvonne loves driving anyplace scenic and is trying ahead to driving all the way down to the Daytona Bike Week and the Arizona Bike Week on her bedazzled silver Chieftain later this 12 months.
By the way in which, in the event you had been questioning what occurred to her HD Softail Deluxe, Yvonne in the end couldn’t convey herself to half with it and nonetheless enjoys a cruise now and again on her Harley. In her personal phrases, “It could take a VERY beneficiant supply for me to half with it!”
DIY shimmering crystalized helmets
Yvonne can be a DIY bling grasp and even likes to customise her helmets with… what else however Swarovski crystals!
“Sparkles” is at it but once more and is at the moment within the strategy of bedazzling one other considered one of her helmets. It’s nonetheless a piece in progress and she or he’s at the moment deciding what else so as to add to her personalized lid. We are able to’t wait to see the top end result!
Join with sparkles
You’ll find Sparkles (Yvonne) hanging out with the Head Turners RC on Fb, Instagram at @headturnersrc, and YouTube at @headturnersrc
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