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Austin Andrea Of Austin Martin Originals’ In Motion Builder Profile

Austin Andrea Of Austin Martin Originals’ In Motion Builder Profile

Austin Andrella of Austin Martin Originals started building bike’s in 2003. He worked his way out of his basement shop into a modest 800 sq. ft. pole building in his backyard near Akron, Oh. Austin prides himself on thinking outside the box and being able to make it a reality with his own two hands. […]

Gotta Have A Springer

Gotta Have A Springer

Article and Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul has had visions of owning a hard tail bobber for quite some time. We have worked on Paul’s bike for the last couple tech articles, got it up and running in “Knockin’ The Dust Off”, and did […]

FXR Spotlight

FXR Spotlight

Episode 21: Jeff Larsh Article & Photos By: Jeff Larsh Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As I write this column today is Halloween and later today my wife and I hop a plane to Las Vegas for SEMA 2016. I get to spend the week with Baileigh Industrial and […]

Bikernet Weekly News

Bikernet Weekly News

It’s all relevant to something, we’re just not sure what?   News about The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine, The Wisconsin Brake Light Controversy, Eight Really Bad Laws and More! By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Ed, Tony Pan Sanfelipo, Derrel, Zayn Malik, Rhys, Ujjwal Dey, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew.  Click HERE […]

Hurricane Irma Not Strong Enough To Dampen Spirit Of Tourism In Daytona Beach

Hurricane Irma Not Strong Enough To Dampen Spirit Of Tourism In Daytona Beach

Biketoberfest® 25th Chrome Anniversary October 19-22 is on! DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 21, 2017) – Two weeks after Hurricane Irma worked its way up the center of the state of Florida, the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) says the area’s tourism industry is recovering swiftly. “Tourism is a significant economic engine in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 18

FXR Spotlight: Episode 18

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Dave-O Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you write for a magazine you meet a lot of people; a lot of interesting people, both good interesting and bad interesting. This month’s spotlight Dave-O is just a Koo Koo Bird from the west coast […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2017 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit “Old Iron – Young Blood” Draws Next Generation Of Motorcycling’s Masters

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2017 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit “Old Iron – Young Blood” Draws Next Generation Of Motorcycling’s Masters

A new generation is shaping the industry, and they are ready to show what they can do. Sturgis, SD (May 4, 2017) An incredible group of young builders and artists who have been inspired by the iron stylings of previous generations will be creating new works that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present […]

Collection Of ‘Roaring 20s’ Bikes Found On Berkshire Farm For Auction At ‘No Reserve’ With H&H Classics At National Motorcycle Museum

Collection Of ‘Roaring 20s’ Bikes Found On Berkshire Farm For Auction At ‘No Reserve’ With H&H Classics At National Motorcycle Museum

The first H&H Classics sale at its prestigious new venue – the National Motorcycle Museum on June 2nd– offers a complete collection of mainly 1920’s era bikes with a focus on lightweights. The whole collection is in at ‘No Reserve’. Many of the bikes from ‘The Home Farm Collection’ are getting close to a century […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Installing An S&S Hydraulic Valve Train Conversion Kit

Installing An S&S Hydraulic Valve Train Conversion Kit

Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey – www.faithforgottenchoppers.com Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month we are visiting Jess Cleary at K&S Customz in Louisville Kentucky. Jess is responsible for building every motor that has powered a Faith Forgotten Chopper. I have followed him from shop to shop for 7 […]

Bar Swappin’ – Sportster Handle Bar And Grip Swapping

Bar Swappin’ – Sportster Handle Bar And Grip Swapping

Article & Photos By: Lowbrow Customs – www.lowbrowcustoms.com Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Swapping out the handlebars and grips on your motorcycle makes a big change visually as well as in handling. This step-by-step article will walk you through the process and ensure that you are completely comfortable in […]

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