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How It’s Made: Frame Tech

How It’s Made: Frame Tech

The Twisted Tea Chopper At Led Sled Customs Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Chris Callen And Matt Reel Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So last month we covered twisting steel square stock and explained that it was for the purpose of building the Twisted Tea give-a-way chopper. This […]

Feeling’ A Little Loose?

Feeling’ A Little Loose?

Article And Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month we knocked the dust-off a 1968 shovelhead and got it up and running after a long stint of setting in storage. She ended up being a good runner but you’re typically going to run into a […]

Black Hills Shocks

Black Hills Shocks

Roadside Marty Keeps His Big Wheels Article and Photos By: Jeff Najar Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Roadside Marty keeps the biker freak flag flying high with all his antics and enjoyment of the biker lifestyle. He an all around biker and is known as a foul mouth EMCEE, […]

The Seventh Creation

The Seventh Creation

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Holly Marcus Originally Published In The January @017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Humility and success as a custom motorcycle builder seldom go hand in hand. The days of extreme fame and fortune in the custom bike business have subsided, and the changes in the economy have rid the […]

Artist Profile: Jimmy Frizzell

Artist Profile: Jimmy Frizzell

His Art Makes Him King Shit, But Don’t Ask His Wise-Ass Brother Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the TV on in the background, unaware of the characters or story, Jimmy Frizzell sits on his couch and does what he knows best, creates art. From […]

Runs Like A Duck

Runs Like A Duck

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine What do you do when you get a fast-talking German named Dragan, who is not only an engineer but a Ducati rider hand you over a 1975 Craigslist Shovel with an ugly flame paint job and tells you […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine there, open highway friends. Well, I’m back from the UK tour and what an amazing time we had. We played some amazing shows, in some very iconic venues, London’s Wembley Arena, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham; home of Black […]

2016 Year In Review

2016 Year In Review

Heading Towards Our 20 Year Mark Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Cycle Source Staff Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine If this happens to be your first copy of Cycle Source, we do this issue each and every January. It’s called the “Year In Review” and it’s one of […]

Basket Case

Basket Case

Article and Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has come and gone, but it was one for the books. It wasn’t because of any one event but because of the lack of a huge crowd. It was nice to be able […]

The Salt Racer

The Salt Racer

Article and Photos By: Twila Knight Originally Published In The. January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It started as a pile of parts, a seized up motor and a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, just a small jaunt from Austin, TX where the builder lives and works. Seriously, that had to have been the best […]

Knocking’ The Dust Off

Knocking’ The Dust Off

What To Do Before You Dive Into A Project Article And Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s nice to have a project for the long cold winters we have here in the Midwest. My projects are typically bike builds for customers or friends. But what […]

Chromoly Vs Dom Tubing

Chromoly Vs Dom Tubing

Article and Photos By: Will Ramsey Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There has always been disagreements surrounding the use of 4130 (Chromoly) tubing for chopper frames. Many of these discussions focus on the welding procedures which seem to be misunderstood. I have found that many of the arguments lack […]

Lakota Heritage Ride And Celebration

Lakota Heritage Ride And Celebration

Article & Photos By: Kelly Quinn aka Throttle Girl Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s no doubt riders have a special place in their heart for Sturgis and what it means to them; for me, in addition to seeing friends and riding some of the best roads in the […]

Gettin’ Fall Ready

Gettin’ Fall Ready

Street Team Jacket The Perfect Addition To Our Fall Riding Gear Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published. In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the fall weather upon us, it’s time to start putting the layers on. While I have a heavy duty arsenal for real cold weather riding, my […]

Little Blue Meanie

Little Blue Meanie

Article And Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The faithful readers of this fine magazine may remember the owner of the bad mammajamma that is gracing these pages. His name is Roy Richardson and his little purple sporty was one of the St. Louis 7 that […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 20

FXR Spotlight: Episode 20

Tanis Rangel Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Tanis Rangel Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month we were able to keep the Spotlight alive thanks to Tanis Rangel out of Vine Hill California. Tanis and I have never met but we do follow many of the same people […]

Evo Knuckle

Evo Knuckle

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By:Mad Stork Ken Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all been at the burnt embers of a family picnic gone brutally wrong. Junior turned 3 and the wife thought it would be a nice gesture to maybe invite a couple of your friends over […]

Artist Profile: Derick Miller

Artist Profile: Derick Miller

A Man With His Own Style Takes Over The Moto Art Scene Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Not many people see drawing odds and ends at the 17th St Surf Shop in Virginia Beach as a gateway to becoming a full time artist. Then again, […]

Killin’ It: On Tour With X

Killin’ It: On Tour With X

Article and Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello Dear Friends, I hope everyone has been enjoying the last few months of riding before it gets butt ass cold out there. So much has happened since my last article, some very great stuff and some not […]

Priceless

Priceless

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It didn’t seem that long ago that we had paid a visit to Kyle Shorey at his new digs in Roanoke Texas. Inside an old airplane hangar he set up his new facility and hung a sign to […]

Supafly Pan

Supafly Pan

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Have you ever seen a bike that just “looks” right? One that you look over several times trying to find something that you would personally change if it was yours? Well, after seeing this beautiful Pan […]

Pandemonium’s Sturgis Giveaway Tank

Pandemonium’s Sturgis Giveaway Tank

Article And Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Got Sportster tank? It’s hard to beat the lines and traditional styling of a vintage sportster gas tank. They are small and compact in size and very easy to mount to your custom application. There are a few […]

Adjusting The Valve Train On a 1813 Perry Mack

Adjusting The Valve Train On a 1813 Perry Mack

Billy Lane Brings The Past To The Present Article and Photos By: Will Ramsey Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Writing for Cycle Source Magazine over the years has certainly had its perks. As tech editor I have a unique opportunity to help publicize pertinent and accurate tips and techniques […]

S&S Track Day At The Sturgis Dragway

S&S Track Day At The Sturgis Dragway

Article By: Joe Mielke Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For the last couple of years S&S has hosted a Demo Ride Day during the Sturgis Rally. The intent of the day is to allow customers the opportunity to feel the power of the S&S T124 and T143. Not something […]

The Liberator

The Liberator

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As you may know Harley Davidson has produced multiple engine platforms since their inception but what you may not know is that the 45” Flathead was the longest running production engine in the Motor Company’s history […]

Tell Us Like It Is, And Use Big Words!

Tell Us Like It Is, And Use Big Words!

S&S Engine Science- Part 2 Article And Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In our last article, we talked to S&S Principal Engineer Roy Meyer, about structural and physical considerations in building big engines. In this article he delves more deeply into what it takes to […]

Gettin’ It Lowered

Gettin’ It Lowered

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   While we were doing the Grease & Gears Garage Stage work in Sturgis, we had made arrangements to bring along Mark’s 2003 Sportster for a front end swap with one of Dana of Siouxicide Choppers Springers. At the […]

First Rides: 2016 Indian Cheiftan

First Rides: 2016 Indian Cheiftan

Article and Photos By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine One of the perks of being a moto-journalist is getting to ride different makes and models of bikes. Typically, these sojourns last from a few hours to a few days, and you get a sense of the […]

Flyin’ Hawaiian

Flyin’ Hawaiian

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Sean Bowie Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sometimes it’s both nurture and nature. When motorcycles are in your blood it’s a disease very few of use try to cure. At a young age, Noah Ogeen witnessed his father breathe new life and speed […]

Grease And Gears Garage

Grease And Gears Garage

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This year the good folks at the Iron Horse and Broken Spoke Saloons gave me the privilege to try something new during the Sturgis Rally. The premise was to take some of the top industry craftsmen […]

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream

Article And Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Once or maybe twice in a lifetime a bike like this iconic Evo comes along. But it is never an easy road and this bike is no exception to that set of laws. This bike came to be […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings riders. Well, here we are another riding season coming to a close, just another few months and some of you will be getting ready to winterize the ol scoots. Some of us will riding a lil longer […]

Priorities

Priorities

Article & Photos By: Joshua Elzey Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Leigh Walker was 7-years old his dad died in a tragic car accident. However, Leigh had fond memories of sitting on his father’s bike and riding around the block. These early memories became the foundation for Leigh’s […]

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Chris Callen As some of our faithful readers know by now, I have been spending a fair amount of time around the St. Louis area. It is one of the perks of my days, that I have the ability to see the quality machines that are coming out of […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 19- Andy Sharpe

FXR Spotlight: Episode 19- Andy Sharpe

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Andy Sharpe Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month’s spotlight comes from half way around the globe. Andy Sharpe comes to us from Germany but he was born in England. If you look at the history of the motorcycle and think England, you […]

S&S Engine Science- It’s Not As Easy AS It Looks!

S&S Engine Science- It’s Not As Easy AS It Looks!

Article and Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

The Shit Shovel

The Shit Shovel

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Desired results can sometimes easily get distorted when you let the reward get swayed by the return. Too many times we make a decision based on the reactions of others and the mere need to someday […]

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello there from Baltimore where it’s HOT!!!!! We’ve dam near crossed the entire United States and it’s hot everywhere!!! We’ve played some amazing bike events lately and I’m always surprised at the turnout. I mean we’re talking 90’ plus degrees […]

Lowbrow Weirdo

Lowbrow Weirdo

Article & Photos By: Mikey Revolt Originally Published In The October2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Todd from Lowbrow purchased this bike as part of a two bike deal. When he got this bike it consisted of a stock swing arm frame with a complete motor that had the correct 8 bolt top end, a […]

Tangled Up In Blues

Tangled Up In Blues

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m sure almost everyone reading this magazine will agree that there’s nothing quite like the sound of a well-tuned Harley with straight pipes, especially a cone Shovel. Man, that’s absolute music to my ears! Well, at […]

S&S Engine Science

S&S Engine Science

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycle Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

Shopes Shovels

Shopes Shovels

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Paul Morton Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you are a designer/ builder at the top of the custom motorcycle game, what do you give your 11 and 7-year-old sons as a gift? Well, if you are John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts, […]

BMR Backyard Banger

BMR Backyard Banger

Article By: Panhead Frank Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source  Magazine After coming off of a really hard winter, all that was streaming out of the motorcycle chamber of my mind was the Big Mountain Run (BMR). There cannot be a BMR without a Gypsy Tour and there can’t be a […]

First Rides: Magnum X-1 Stealth

First Rides: Magnum X-1 Stealth

Article By: J. Ken Conte Photos By: Heather Callen & Ken Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m not ashamed of flying to a motorcycle rally and arriving there in a cage. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I do it, either. It makes for less of an […]

’64 Duo Glides

’64 Duo Glides

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve known Eric Stein for a few years now and every time I hear that he’s building a bike I look forward to seeing it. This Pan was no different as he told me that it […]

Gettin’ It Covered

Gettin’ It Covered

With Led Sled’s Pan Style Rocker Boxes for XL’s Article And Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine While many of us have known this little motorcycle secret for a while more and more people seem to be figuring it out lately, “the Harley Davidson Sportster platform […]

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul Smyth has been a mechanic at UPS for ten years now and like so many of us he does his daily grind which is a good job but all the while he’s dreaming of the […]

Hardtailing With Voodoo Vintage

Hardtailing With Voodoo Vintage

Article & Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I had a local guy stop by the shop, wanting to know if I could put a hardtail on his old Ironhead Sportster. He had an old bolt on hardtail that he didn’t like the lines of. […]

Leatherhead

Leatherhead

Article and Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some people dream and other people make the dream come true. Making the dream come true is the case of Grigoriy Georgiev of Bad & G Customs now in Williamsburg Virginia. From the days back home in Bulgaria […]

Lil’ Miss Red

Lil’ Miss Red

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Father and son projects are some of the greatest things gearheads can do together. I will always remember working with my dad on my first car and I’m sure a lot of you share the same […]

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