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Charging The Scene

Charging The Scene

Atomic Bob Making Positive Strides In The Motorcycle Industry Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine “The motorcycle industry has endless opportunities and has treated our family like family, I love that the most.”– Atomic Bob   From the time he first picked up a pencil, Bob […]

The Invis-A-Rack

The Invis-A-Rack

Article By: Jean Munier Originally Published In The July 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   Back in January of this year, I was getting ready for my usual Friday night ritual. No, I wasn’t going out clubbing, I was going to watch ABC’s Shark Tank. For those of you that don’t know what it’s […]

Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Christian Marsh Of Xian Leathers Article By: Chad Lemme Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The cool coastline fog hangs eerily low in the dead calm of night; the moon the only light for miles in any direction as far as the eye can see. But in the distance, on […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know – Nick Perri

10 Things You Didn’t Know – Nick Perri

Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Name: Nick Perri Age: 29 Business: Owner – Perri Ink Cartel Nick Perri is a professional lead guitarist, songwriter, producer, and business owner. He has played for Silvertide, Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Matt Sorum, his sister Christina Perri, and many others. In 2009, Nick launched Perri Ink. […]

What You Didn’t Know – Cole Foster

What You Didn’t Know – Cole Foster

Originally Published In The September 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Cole Foster Age: 48 Business: Salinasboys.com Cole Foster has been constructing rolling works of metal art since 1989. Son of Hall of National Drag Race Fame member Pat Foster, Cole creates cars that are so clean they don’t have lines — they simply […]

What You Didn’t Know – Rene Chavez

What You Didn’t Know – Rene Chavez

Originally Published In The October 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Rene Chavez Age: 41 Business: Primos’ Helmet Design Since 2006, Rene Chavez has been relining helmets and meeting interesting people along the way. Primos’ Helmet Design is a permanent fixture at the monthly Long Beach Swap Meet. Customers can choose their fabric, and […]

What You Didn’t Know – Nick And Thad Ballantyne

What You Didn’t Know – Nick And Thad Ballantyne

Name: Nick Ballantyne & Thad Ballantyne Age: 28 & 32 Business: Nightrider Jewelry I’m just one of the guys at Nightrider but my specific role is designing, drawing, and sculpting the jewelry. I’ve always had a knack for art. As a kid, I use to spend countless hours with chalk and charcoal in hand drawing […]

What You Didn’t Know – Hugh Owings

What You Didn’t Know – Hugh Owings

Originally Published In The July 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Hugh Owings Age: 33 Business: Hugh’s Handbuilt I got my hands dirty doing offroad racing fabrication with friends, then eventually professionally. I got my mind dirty when I studied Industrial Design / Product Design at University. I built my first motorcycle (an XS650) […]

Culture Shock – NightRider Jewelry

Culture Shock – NightRider Jewelry

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: NightRider and Lee Kjos Originally Published In The May 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As an artist myself, I have always been a junkie for any new or uncommon type of media. Among these, I became curios on the subject of lost wax casting. Lost wax was how […]

What You Didn’t Know – Duane Ballard

What You Didn’t Know – Duane Ballard

Originally Published In The May 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Duane Ballard Age: 46 Business: Duane Ballard Custom Leather I’m the guy that makes everything at Duane Ballard Custom Leather. Lisa is the one that makes sure everyone knows about it. This is a lifelong hobby that luckily turned into a full time […]

What You Didn’t Know – Michael Lewis

What You Didn’t Know – Michael Lewis

Originally Published In The February 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Michael Lewis Age: 30 Business: Violent Choppers After last month’s landslide victory where you, our readers, picked Michael Lewis as the 2012 Builder of the Year, we knew we had to catch up with him and get some insight on the man who […]

What You Didn’t Know – Roland Sands

What You Didn’t Know – Roland Sands

Originally Published In The June 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Roland Sands Age: 38 Business: Roland Sands Designs Roland is from Long Beach, CA. His first motorcycle was at age 5 and was an RM 50 dirt bike. His love of speed on two wheels took him to the professional racing ranks for […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Bobby Seeger Jr Originally Published In The January 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Bobby Seeger Jr. Age: 42 Business: Owner – Indian Larry Motorcycles CS: If you could attend any concert for a band or musician (alive or not), who would it be? BS: Original Black Sabbath with Pantera opening.   CS: What would […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jeremy Pederson Originally Published In The April 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Jeremy Pederson Age: 32 Business: Relic Kustoms Before Jeremy opened Relic Kustoms, he had restored and repaired quite a few bikes, did some car audio stuff, built a couple mini trucks, and reworked a 1951 […]

What You Didn’t Know- Caleb Owens

What You Didn’t Know- Caleb Owens

Originally Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Caleb Owens Age: 44 Business: Cro Customs Cro Customs Inc. is independently owned and operated by Caleb R. Owens. For over 10 years Cro Customs has focused on building clean, durable, very functional custom motorcycles with a specific focus on early Harley Big […]

Erik Buell On The FXR

Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Most of the true diehard FXR fans will tell you in a conversation about where these bikes gained their legendary handling, that it all led back to Erik Buell. Now we’ve all been big fans of his work with Buell, and have even interviewed him before about […]

Shop Hoppin’

Shop Hoppin’

Bad & G Customs Article By: Zach Williams Originally Published In The April 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine All over this country there are talented folks that will blow your mind with what they can create. The two gentleman that I’m about to introduce you to are nothing short of impressive and talented when […]

Dr. Mechanik

Dr. Mechanik

Article By: Bruce Tessmer Of S&S Cycles Originally Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here in the states we like to go fast, but we have to watch it or we’ll end up at odds with “the man”. Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to just get on your bike […]

The Art Of Jamey Jordan

The Art Of Jamey Jordan

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was a few years ago that I was introduced to Mike Mittler. I already knew of his company, Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool by the reputation of his tools and it was a blast spending a day with a […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Taber Nash Originally Published In The June 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Taber Nash Age: 35 Business: Nash Motorcycle Company Taber Nash was born and raised along the U.S. west coast and discovered his love for motorcycles in Northern California, where biker culture has always thrived. Growing up with this influence, and landscaping […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Willie Jones Name: Willie Jones Age: 60 Business: Tropical Tattoo Inc. I was born in Daytona Beach, Fl and started riding bikes when I was 15. My first bike was a Honda, next I got an XLCH and then it was on! Harley’s were in my blood, even though all my older brothers rode Triumphs. […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Dave Barker Photos By: Kris Bennet Originally Published In The February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Dave Barker Age: 34 Business: SpeedMetal Dave Barker, son of champion dirt track race car driver Jim Barker, got his start with cars and bikes early on in life. Dave’s dad also got him into music at […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

Michael Lichter Originally Published In The January 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Mike Lichter Age: 58 (YIKES!) Business: Motorcycle Photographer Michael Lichter began photographing custom bikes and the biker-lifestyle in the 1970s. Working with Easyriders magazine since 1980, he has produced over 1,500 stories for them. More recently, Michael contributes stories to more […]

What You Didn’t Know

What You Didn’t Know

John Dodson Originally Published In The March 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: John Dodson Age: 39 Business: Gangster Choppers Hello, I’m John Dodson (the crowd cheers). I work under the banner of Gangster Choppers. It’s been the shop name and website domain since 1999. I could be all trendy-like and drop the Gangster […]

What You Didn’t Know?

What You Didn’t Know?

Joe Skinner Originally Published In The May 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Name: Joe Skinner Age: 33 Business: Twisted Choppers / Custom Innovations, Inc. I have been in the metal fabrication/welding industry for 16 years now. I teamed up with Jason Kangas to form a new era of Twisted Choppers and a metal works […]

Outta Sight Sure Isn’t Outta Mind

Outta Sight Sure Isn’t Outta Mind

Catching Up With Jesse James During The Lone Star Rally Article By: Jack Shit Originally Published In The April 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine If you’ve never been to the Lone Star Rally, then I suggest you make plans to attend. Where can you find a place to ride and party that as you […]

New 4E2W Podcast up with Jack Schit

New 4E2W Podcast up with Jack Schit

Do you have a long ride back from Biketoberfest? Long commute to work? Subscribe to the 4Ever 2Wheels podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and listen to interviews with some of the finest people from the motorcycle industry, including todays guest Jack Schit. Earlier podcasts feature Arlen and Cory Ness, Chris Callen, Michael Lichter, Eddie Trotta, […]

Bobby Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles on 4Ever2Wheels

Bobby Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles on 4Ever2Wheels

The latest episode of the 4Ever2Wheels podcast is up with Bob Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles. We have a long form discussion about who he got into bikes, Larry and Brooklyn. H evinces no words, I let him talk.   http://4ever2wheels.com/2014/10/4e2w-podcast-27-bobby-seeger/

VIDEO: Inteview with Willie G @ BikeWeek

VIDEO: Inteview with Willie G @ BikeWeek

The 2012 Harley-Davidson Ride-In Show in Daytona Beach had a great turnout. Harley closed Beach Street for the day and over 120 motorcycles showed up for the event. A sea of enthusiasts kept the show area jammed. We caught up with Willie G to get his views on custom bikes. Get information about Harley-Davidson at […]

Interview with JIMS

Interview with JIMS

Established in 1967, JIMS has over 40 years of precision machining experience. With a background in aerospace, engine and transmission components and complete assemblies, JIMS is familiar with critical and tight tolerances. JIMS parts are used and trusted worldwide, on a daily basis, in critical working assemblies. Aside from these raw materials, JIMS is also very experienced in designing, […]

So…Who the Efff is Roadside Marty?

So…Who the Efff is Roadside Marty?

Posted: January 22, 2011 by dixieashley in FAMILY, Roadside Marty Tags: Who the —- is Roadside Marty? (This was taken off the Limpnickie Lot blog, too good not to share, Thanks Ashley!) The question that so many have pondered, but NOONE has answered…UNTIL NOW! It is hard to miss the stickers "Who the —- is […]

We are so proud of you

Words can’t express how happy we are for Chris completing the Hoka Hey Challenge. Listening to him on this video, you can sense that he got way more out of this trip than he planned. Get some rest buddy, you deserve it!

Garage Girls talks to Marilyn Stemp of Iron Works Magazine

Woodruff to Appear on Car Crazy Television

Woodruff to Appear on Car Crazy Television

Rod Woodruff, owner of the Legendary Buffalo Chip and purveyor of many Sturgis memories, will be featured on an episode of Car Crazy Television to air November 9. Car Crazy Television, the leading worldwide automotive enthusiast television show, visited Sturgis Bike Week this past August to get a behind-the-scenes peak of the yearly festival’s inner-workings. […]

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