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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 […]

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 […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings from somewhere in Middle America (at least for now)! Man what a crazy month it’s been since the last issue! We’ve been playing to some amazing crowds. I finally got to play and see Laconia for the […]

LA Lane Splitter

LA Lane Splitter

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The story of La Lane Splitter you see pictured before you is one that starts with our introduction to Mike and Mike. You see, back at the Pate Swap Meet last year we ran across a cat with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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