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Señor Potato Head

Señor Potato Head

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Loki Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This bike is a lesson in diversity as it can go from pure chopper to long distance rider in a short amount of time with minimal tools. The man behind this creation is Brent Law. Brent is […]

Burn It Down

Burn It Down

Article And Photos By: Alex Scott Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Melted tire stuck to burnt wheels, charred frontend stripped with rust, and a scolded engine detached and disassembled. There could be, perhaps, no other scene that Doug Balko could stumble upon that would better inspire a ground-up build […]

Interview with Bandit of Bikernet.com (Pod-E Podcast)

Interview with Bandit of Bikernet.com (Pod-E Podcast)

Motorcycle Sin-Central Pod-E Podcast All about rallys, parts, Bourbon & custom motorcycles – check out the latest shenanigans on Pat Jansen’s Pod-E Podcast! Pat Jansen of Sin-Central.com gets the 411 from Bandit of Bikernet.com about Custom Bike trends: What’s the next trend in custom bikes Where is the big-wheel bagger trend going FXRs custom bike trends […]

Full Throttle Rock: ANAKA

Full Throttle Rock: ANAKA

Article By: Sara Liberte Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Lately the rock music scene has been so uninspiring, mostly loaded with guitars fighting rhythm to outshine the other; something I haven’t been able to find any connection with. These days it’s not very often you come across a band […]

Still Swingin’

Still Swingin’

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The man behind this old girl needs little introduction by the likes of me. Donny Loos has been turning old scrap iron into show beauties for twentyfive years this summer and the funniest thing about it is, today […]

DIY Tech Tips- Mounting A Horseshoe Oil Tank

DIY Tech Tips- Mounting A Horseshoe Oil Tank

Article By: Tyler Malinky Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine A stock style horseshoe oil tank is a timeless classic and looks good on stock bikes as well as choppers. When running a custom rear fender you have to fabricate rear oil tank mounts, as with a stock setup the […]

Adam’s Rail Job

Adam’s Rail Job

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Joan Bortels Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The sweet seventies styled chopper you see here was not only the “Best in Show” winner at BMR this year but happens to be owned by one of my good brothers, Adam Doyle. Adam is twenty-nine […]

Cycle Source World Report

Cycle Source World Report

**We Are Looking For Brake Systems & Components For Our Buyer’s Guide. This is a FREE Media Opportunity! GOT SOME COOL PARTS THAT WILL HELP THEM BUILD THE BIKE OF THEIR DREAMS? We’re looking for Handlebars, Controls & Electrical for our June ’17 Issue Buyer’s Guide. All you have to do is submit a high […]

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello Friends, as always I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the beginning of another awesome riding season! So many events to look forward to, meeting up with friends from all over the country as well […]

Seventies Lace Paint Job

Seventies Lace Paint Job

Article And Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine One of the first things noticed on a motorcycle, even from a distance, is the paint (and, yes, sometimes the lack of). Recently when building my newest bike I had to make the decision that can sometimes leave […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 17

FXR Spotlight: Episode 17

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Darrell Jones Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine A few months back I put out the call to FXR riders and Cycle Source readers to help me keep the FXR Spotlight alive. I received several emails from readers who didn’t want the column to […]

The Sixty Two

The Sixty Two

Article and Photos By: Joshua Elzey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Bob Long obtained the fairly stock chopped 1962 XLCH HD with a +4 bolt on hard tail from a friend of his, Ross Martin, in May 1976 as a trade for a 1948 pan motor. After several months […]

Shop Hoppin’- K&S Customz

Shop Hoppin’- K&S Customz

Article and Photos By: Will Ramsey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the last couple years, I have had the pleasure of doing business with a great local shop in Louisville KY. K&S Customz is a full service motorcycle shop owned by Josh Kinsel. The development of this shop has […]

Fuel Tank Liner

Fuel Tank Liner

By: Steve “Brewdude” Garn – www.brewracingframes.com Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the years I have seen many gas tanks. The inside of these tanks have varied from being in great condition, or in need of much work. The worst of these are the tanks that someone has applied a […]

Downtown Leroy Brown

Downtown Leroy Brown

Article & Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Terry Whitten and his best friend Paul are the original founding members of a hot rod club named Hard Knox. The club’s main interest is building cool bikes and hot rods as a way to represent their custom […]

Where’d Ya Get Them Tires

Where’d Ya Get Them Tires

Article & Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I was hanging out at the local hot rod shop with the guys having a couple of beers checkin’ out the sweet cars when I noticed on one particular car that the tires had no lettering on […]

Stardust

Stardust

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You can take all the shortcuts or you can engulf yourself in the process but in the end you’re the only one that knows what it took to get there. The customer only knows so much, […]

DEI Announces 2017 Race Sponsorship Program Details Open To All Grassroots Racers – Auto And Powersports

DEI Announces 2017 Race Sponsorship Program Details Open To All  Grassroots Racers – Auto And Powersports

Avon Lake, Ohio (March 13, 2017)…Design Engineering invites racers from all series and level of participation to become a member of TEAM DEI. The Team DEI sponsorship program includes all levels and series of grassroots racing and all vehicles – truck, car, kart and powersports. As a member of Team DEI, sponsored participants receive discounted […]

Worth The Wait

Worth The Wait

Article And Photos By: Daniel Venditto Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As with many things I discovered today, I came across Matt Pontano’s ’61 Pan Head on the internet, Instagram to be more specific. Immediately, I could tell that this was a build with a lot of thought put […]

Black Knight

Black Knight

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Brandon Cooper spends the winter months immersed in his alter ego as King Bee Customs. By day he is a mild mannered engineer at a facility that makes aircraft components but when the doors to his […]

Sunrise Cycle

Sunrise Cycle

Article & Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published InThe March 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sailto Kosuke is the owner and operator of Sunrise Cycles located on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California. I know a few of you might be thinking, oh no, here comes another rock star, but give me a few more […]

Do It Yourself Tech Tips: Installing A Fuel Sight Gauge

Do It Yourself Tech Tips: Installing A Fuel Sight Gauge

Article By: Tyler Malinky Originally Published In The March 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This article shows how easy it is to install a fuel sight gauge into the side of your gas tank. A sight gauge can be handy, especially if you have a small gas tank, for seeing when you are running […]

Installing Speed Dealer Customs Lowering Kit

Installing Speed Dealer Customs Lowering Kit

Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey www.faithforgottenchoppers.com Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Lowering a stock motorcycle is one of the quickest ways to improve the overall look of the bike. Often times a lowered bike will feel more responsive on the road, but there is always a consequence anytime […]

Serving It Up

Serving It Up

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some of you reading this may have seen a few Harley Davidson trikes at a few bike shows or maybe even in some of the many coffee table books out there but take a good look […]

Working Man’s Build – Part 2

Working Man’s Build – Part 2

Customizing Jared Blake’s Sporty with Pandemonium Custom Choppers Article and Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Just to recap on last months beginning of this article, I recently was approached by Jared Blake, He is hard working country music singer, out there pounding the […]

First Ride: The Springfield

First Ride: The Springfield

Indian Offers A Chief Unto It’s Own Article By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The July 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I have ridden several incarnations of the Indian Chief. If you have read my reviews before, you know that I owned a ’48 Chief, complete with a left-hand throttle, tan rhinestone solo […]

Free -N- Easy

Free -N- Easy

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Jack Deagazio is like many of us who love to ride. Building bikes (bicycles) since he was a kid with his buddies was really what most boys did back then when life was truly all about baseball, apple […]

Ronin

Ronin

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jason Goodrich Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Who doesn’t remember the names Andre the Giant, Jimmy Superfly Snukah, Hulk Hogan or Randy Macho Man Savage? Further back, names like Rick Flair, Dusty Rhodes and George the Animal Steele come to mind. In one […]

Hole E Roller

Hole E Roller

Article And Photos By: Josh Elzey Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Vinny Schettino was just seven years old the upstairs tenant used to ride and loved how they would rip down the street on older Softails, Dynas, etc. setting off car alarms. He thought that was the coolest […]

Shop Hoppin’- Austin Speed Shop

Shop Hoppin’- Austin Speed Shop

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When we were in town for The Hand Built Show, we had a chance to visit another wellknown Austin facility that we’d been dying to write about for years. It’s a little spot on Chapman Lane that does […]

Purp Sauce ’65

Purp Sauce ’65

Article and Photos By: Daniel Venditto Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When it comes to a bike that gets some attention, Erik Everwine’s ’65 Purp Sauce Ironhead wins the prize. It’s one of those bikes that, even at an event with builds from all over the world like the […]

67 Vintage Bentley

67 Vintage Bentley

Article and Photos By: Alex Scott Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Art and motorcycles have never meshed as well as they do in Chris Calvary’s 1967 Triumph. In fact, it conjures up some of the most eloquent adjectives; I can’t help but describe it as sick, awesome or just […]

Leather Working Tech

Leather Working Tech

Article By: Taber Nash – www.nashmotorcycle.com Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We all know that no matter what happens, you are bound to break down and run out of gas sometime when you’re riding, especially on long trips. Years ago on a ride from Washington State to North Carolina for […]

Super Tracker

Super Tracker

Article By: Wrench Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine ome features roll out of my pen like a smooth ride through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains heading north for the Badlands. Others burn out, like a high standard shotgun blasting away. This one feels more like a […]

American Dream

American Dream

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Do you think that the American Dream is dead or dying? If you do, boy have I got news for you. I don’t know how many of you have heard that naturalized citizens of the US […]

Stepping It Up: Part 4

Stepping It Up: Part 4

Article and Photos By: Joe Trozzo Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As you may recall, a few months ago I did some tech articles on the Super Tuner and the Thunder Max Auto Tuner. It’s now roughly 9000 miles later and here is my summary of the two products. […]

Sun Will Rise

Sun Will Rise

Article By: Otto Von Blotto Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This bike is the kind you can’t help but notice in a sea of bolt-on billet barges; the Scott Craig paint virtually ensures that. The one-off parts and hand-picked swap meet treasures like the Wassell […]

Super Sano Sporty

Super Sano Sporty

Article By: Otto von Blotto Photos By: Lisa Ballard – www.dbcustomleather.com Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Everyone knows Sportsters are hot right now, some might say they’ve always been hot. Certain bike clubs used ‘em for years as their preferred mode of transportation because they were light, tough and […]

ACME Choppers Springer Swap

ACME Choppers Springer Swap

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Gene Stull, Jeff Cochran, Jason At Gas 33 Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   Sohow do you improve upon perfection? Well, when you start with a bitchin’ sled like Roadside Marty’s “Purple Haze” from our February ’11 cover, it’s a pretty tall order. […]

Throttle Junkie Tech

Throttle Junkie Tech

Article By: Paul Wideman Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve wanted to write this article for some time now. I’ve heard the debate waged that 4130 chromoly is the be-all end-all when it comes to fabrication in the racing and powersports industries. I’ve also heard the exact opposite; moly […]

Way Back Shovel

Way Back Shovel

Article By: Paul Wideman – www.bareknucklechoppers.com Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Howie Huellen had the world by the curlies. Howie was playing in a rock band, traveled the countryside on a killer Pan/Shovel chop, and had a beautiful wife […]

Cycle Source Year In Review “Best Of” Awards

Cycle Source Year In Review “Best Of” Awards

Announcing Our 2016 Apparel Product Of The Year

Cycle Source Year In Review “Best Of” Awards

Cycle Source Year In Review “Best Of” Awards

Announcing Our 2016 Artist Of The Year  

Cycle Source Year In Review “Best Of” Awards

Cycle Source Year In Review “Best Of” Awards

Announcing Our 2016 Best Accessory Product Of The Year

Beer Runner On A Budget – Part 6

Beer Runner On A Budget – Part 6

Article By: Wayne At Wicked Willy’s Choppers Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In this section, we are going to build a gas tank from scratch. I will be using 18 gauge sheet metal and our tank will be a little radical because instead of sitting on the top of […]

Resurrection

Resurrection

Article By: Lisa Ballard Photos By: Sean Peterson Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine If you went to the Slab City Riot or even Sturgis last year, you have probably run into Gilby Clarke. Most people know him as a member of Guns N’ Roses, I just knew him as […]

Poor Sport

Poor Sport

Article and Photos By:Cycle Nazi Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Michael Geltz, better know as “Weasel,” is a good friend of mine, and also the builder of this fine machine properly titled “Poor Sport.” “Poor Sport” got its name due to the fact that at the time of the […]

Installing HD Controls On Non Dimpled Bars

Installing HD Controls On Non Dimpled Bars

Article By: Tyler Malinky Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There are a lot of ways to do it, but this is the simplest way we know, with the simplest of hand tools. We jacked around a lot and still did it in ninety minutes. What are dimples and why? […]

Shop Hoppin’ – Classic Cycles

Shop Hoppin’ – Classic Cycles

Article And Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This meticulous shop is run by Tony and Andy Dunn, a father and son team who has been keeping vintage British motorcycles alive in Orange, California. This very small, yet organized shop is currently working on thirtyfive motorcycles of […]

No Bullshit Pan

No Bullshit Pan

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Gene Stull Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Jeff Heisler is a good friend of my brother Roadside and lives near him in Pensacola. While Geno was there at the beginning of the year shooting “Purple Haze,” he came across Jeff’s Pan that is […]

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