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Adventuring: A Purifying Experience For The Soul

Adventuring: A Purifying Experience For The Soul

Article By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Adventuring is a purifying experience for the soul. Adventuring also comes in all shapes and sizes. Many quests will take you deep into foreign territory, leaving you in awe at the wondrous sights and smells of a new found environment. […]

Passing Summer Days With Misty

Passing Summer Days With Misty

Article By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I wrote this piece a long time ago. It was never submitted for publication because I figured that, in the light of such unorthodox outrageousness, this story would be rejected. But I think the time has come. The images […]

Buy American Or Die: Led Sled Spins USA Made Custom Fenders

Buy American Or Die: Led Sled Spins USA Made Custom Fenders

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine At this point, Led Sled Customs is well known for their custom hand spun steel fenders, but I’m not sure everyone knows exactly where they come from or the history behind the whole deal. Now, there is nothing that completes […]

Buy American Or Die: Kiwi Indian

Buy American Or Die: Kiwi Indian

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sometimes the sentiments of the American made way comes from those individuals who look to produce a new quality item while also producing an American made component. By keeping control of the construction from start to finish they are finding […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 5

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 5

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Callen You know, it really is amazing how much crap you can fit on a motorcycle when necessary. We had been setting up and breaking down every day for a bit now but that was just a few pieces and parts each time. This time, because […]

Buy American Or Die: Hot Leathers

Buy American Or Die: Hot Leathers

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Each and every July Cycle Source dedicates an issue to the American Manufacturers of this country under the title Buy American. Now, we don’t believe that this will bring upon enormous change, it’s surely not a ploy to […]

Yaffe: 25 Years Of Trendsetting

Yaffe: 25 Years Of Trendsetting

Article By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I distinctly remember the first time I saw Paul Yaffe in person. It was August 2001, and I was attending the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ for the first time. We stopped in Spearfish on the way into town, and he […]

COTA Moto GP In Austin

COTA Moto GP In Austin

Article By: Joe Mielke Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine On April 6th my wife Michelle and I hit the road headed for a long weekend in Austin Texas. Our plans were to attend the Handbuilt Show, Lone Star Round Up, RSD Super Hooligan races, AMA Flat Track races and […]

Maximize Your Time On The Road With Tips From Progressive

Maximize Your Time On The Road With Tips From Progressive

Article By: Doug Quinn, Motorcycle Underwriter for Progressive Insurance Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the snow finally meting away, it’s time to get our bikes out of storage and on the pavement again. Here are a few tips from Progressive Insurance to keep you and your bike on the […]

The History Of Jack Daniels

The History Of Jack Daniels

Article And Photos By: Gene Stull Originally Published In The June 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When the words “Gimme a Jack”’ ring around the world, few know the story behind the brand they’re enjoying, or the man who molded it. As a boy, his relatives were fighting in the war, while he worked […]

Skate Fast, Ride Faster

Skate Fast, Ride Faster

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This year at Stone Edge during bike week, I ran into a group of young guys that were hanging around the lot. I hadn’t seen them before at any of our other gatherings. I made a few inquires to […]

Off To Africa: Part 10

Off To Africa: Part 10

Article And Photos By: Tim “Buzzy” Bussey Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the sound of my engine I heard a voice yelling, “Pull over!” A rider, wearing a florescent vest and helmet, had appeared beside my Wide Glide on a Vespa scooter. He was shouting and pointing to […]

Buy American Or Die – Chinese Steel: Part One

Buy American Or Die – Chinese Steel: Part One

Article By: Paul Wideman Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle source Magazine China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001. Upon joining the WTO, member countries are expected to abide by a set of agreed upon principles. Among these expectations are nondiscrimination principles, reciprocity principles, binding and enforceable commitments, maintain […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 4

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 4

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sunday morning, August 16th, we woke to the sounds of morning traffic rumbling overhead. In case you forgot we were unfortunate enough to spend a night at the worst KOA ever in Ellensburg WA, thankfully […]

Buy American Or Die!

Buy American Or Die!

Niedwick Machine Originally Published In the February 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Nichole and I have known Russ Niedwick for a while now. Russ owns and operates Niedwick Machine in Orange, CA. While getting to know Russ and building a bike for him, we naturally started talking shop. Russ’ shop is very capable, and he […]

Killin Time – On Tour With X

Killin Time – On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello fellow lovers of the open road, here we are again at the begging of another riding season! For those of you who are still in the grips of old man winter fear not, it’s right around the corner. I’m […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 3

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 3

Just A Tent And Two Sleeping Bags Article And Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Believe it or not we are only about to begin day four of the most epic honeymoon trip ever. I mean c’mon so far we’ve seen Devil’s Tower, prairie dogs out […]

A Thousand Miles, The Hard Way

A Thousand Miles, The Hard Way

Article and Photos By: Charlie Weisel Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This wasn’t my first time taking on a 1000 plus mile day, but it was by far the worst of them. Going into these long days there is always the question of “why am I doing this” in […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty – Oaxaca Part 2

Scooter Tramp Scotty – Oaxaca Part 2

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Compared to the U.S., deep Mexico is another universe; but after two weeks in the city of Oaxaca I was beginning to settle in. My $3.50 a day campground was set, membership in a local gym offered […]

Not Just Oil And Water

Not Just Oil And Water

Article By: Amelia Rose Photos By: Lee Bullock Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Spending his mornings practicing his technique before tending to his dogs and dairy goats on his ranch out in the country, Lee Bullock is not your everyday moto artist. Having been around art all his life, […]

Buy American Or Die

Buy American Or Die

Protectionism Or Fair Trade? Article By: Paul Wideman And Nichole Grodski www.bareknucklechoppers.com Originally Published In The January 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It would seem that any American that still holds dear the tenants of the U.S. Constitution would believe in free trade. Free trade means that any American company or individual is free […]

Fire & The Wheel

Fire & The Wheel

Building The 2011 Raffle Bike Originally Published In The January 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Each year here at the Wheels Through Time Museum, we take on countless projects of rebuilding and restoring vintage American motorcycles dating all the way back to the beginnings of our country’s two-wheel movement. Whether it’s bringing a bike […]

American Harley Rider: In Africa

American Harley Rider: In Africa

Part 6 Article And Photos By: Tim “Buzzy” Bussey Originally Published In The January 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine high-pitched sound of a motorcycle engine could be heard outside the wall that surrounded the Auberge Sahara hostel. The night guard opened the large steel doors and the headlight of a dual sport bike lit […]

Bonneville

Bonneville

BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Article By: Big Joe Mielke Photos By: Bart Mitchell, Chris Callen Originally Published In The December 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 2006 BUB Speed Trials was my first trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats for landspeed racing. That year and every year since, I have spent at least one […]

Tri Of A Lifetime: Part 2

Tri Of A Lifetime: Part 2

Cycle Source Honeymoon Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So when we left off the last time we had just bedded down at the Sheridan KOA in Wyoming. All that lay before us was the open road and I was excited to […]

Traveling With The Cycle Source To Sturgis

Traveling With The Cycle Source To Sturgis

Article By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I have always been an “it’s the journey, not the destination” kind of person. Maybe it comes from all the family vacations growing up, or maybe it’s from being the son of a Greyhound bus driver and brother of a […]

Trip Of A Lifetime

Trip Of A Lifetime

Part 1 Article & Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As if being part of history at the 75th Anniversary of the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally, the world’s biggest rally, wasn’t enough I was blessed at the end of it all to marry my best friend […]

Allagash Is A Village At The End Of The Road

Allagash Is A Village At The End Of The Road

Article And Photos By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine On that cool spring morning the rooster crowed as the gentle rain drummed lightly on the roof of my tent. As I woke from my night’s sleep my eyes reluctantly opened with the realization that I would start […]

Freeway Prophecies With Bean’re

Freeway Prophecies With Bean’re

Join Bean’re On: https://www.facebook.com/#!/beanre Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle SourceMagazine When Chris Callen and I discussed me writing this monthly article, we came up with the idea that it would not be about point A to point B with me, but something deeper — a kind of soul searching journey that I […]

Mid-Summer Annual

Mid-Summer Annual

Chopper Class With Mr. Baas Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine July is here and the hot days of summer have come on strong. One-hundred plus days have the roads dry and the bikes running hotter than ever; 70 weight oil has definitely become my friend! I am writing this […]

15th Anniversary Subscription Sweeps Bike Build

15th Anniversary Subscription Sweeps Bike Build

Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve never had so much fun building a bike, and it’s not even for me. This one-off custom, art object, long-run bobber/chopper, will be awarded to either a Cycle Source subscriber or a Bandit’s Cantina subscriber on Bikernet. com. There’s always a growing buzz […]

Super Hooligans And The Inaugural Superprestigio Of The Americas

Super Hooligans And The Inaugural Superprestigio Of The Americas

Article & Photos By: Chris Callen Photos By: Todd Williams Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The stage was set, the hype had been made and the lights were on. The Super Hooligan races that we had all been hearing so much about were about to be underway. But wait, […]

Freeway Prophecies With Bean’re

Freeway Prophecies With Bean’re

Join Bean’re On: https://www.facebook.com/#!/beanre Originally Published In The July 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Being an ordained minister, sometimes I’m asked to perform weddings. I take this very seriously in that it is joining two souls and making them one. There aren’t too many more things on earth that make a bigger impact then that. […]

Buy America Or Die!

Buy America Or Die!

Article By: Paul Wideman – Bare Knuckle Choppers – www.bareknucklechoppers.com Originally Published In The July 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine A little more than a year ago, if your sentiments on China’s economy were less than optimistic, you may have been called crazy. The country with the highest GDP growth for the last few decades […]

Real American Suspension

Real American Suspension

Article & Photos By: Jeremy Johnson Originally Published In The June 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine One of the long, overlooked aspects of the Harley has been the suspension. They have lacked the performance that the Japanese brands of motorcycles have. Harleys are supposed to be American made, right? However, for years they have […]

Is Nothing Held Sacred?

Is Nothing Held Sacred?

Article By: Chris Callen Quoted And Partialy Reprinted Through The Permission Of : The Horse Magazine thehorsebc.com Originally Published In The June 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve been running articles under the heading of Buy American or Die for a good solid two years now. In that time we’ve probably made as many friends […]

Fire And The Wheel

Fire And The Wheel

Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here at Wheels Through Time, we’re always keeping an eye out for rare and unique machines that help tell the story of America’s love affair with two and four wheels. Every once in a while, something comes along that absolutely blows our minds. A […]

Spring Riding Safety Tips

Spring Riding Safety Tips

Article By: Article By: Edgar Snyder, Esq. Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In 2010, over 4,500 people were killed nationwide in accidents involving motorcycles. That’s a scary statistic. With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, riders will take to the road to kick off the 2012 riding season. May is […]

Next Generation, Liquid-Cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker Breaks Cover at AMA Pro Springfield Mile

Next Generation, Liquid-Cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker Breaks Cover at AMA Pro Springfield Mile

MILWAUKEE (May 26, 2016) – A new-generation Harley-Davidson® flat-track motorcycle is ready to race. The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Factory Team is unleashing the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years, to battle in fierce, adrenaline-filled competition on dirt ovals across the U.S. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, […]

Interview with Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers

Interview with Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers

Custom Motorcycle Design & Fabrication Shop – For a lot of builders there’s the dilemma of whether they build a custom bike to only win shows or build a bike to ride the hell out of on the street. Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers builds ride-able show bikes.   Mr. Ramsey of Louisville, Kentucky, […]

A Great Start To The Day

A Great Start To The Day

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There are only a few things in life that I enjoy as much as a good blast of coffee. A few of those are not fit for print; one that I can mention here is breathing air. I drink an […]

Buy American Or Die!

Buy American Or Die!

A Lot Changes In 15 Years Article By: Paul Wideman And Nichole Grodski – www.bareknucklechoppers.com Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Cycle Source has always prided itself on being the working man’s cycle mag. For 15 years, The Source has been based in Pittsburgh, PA, once the steel capital of the world. […]

Back In The Day

Back In The Day

What Were Some Of Our Staffers Doing 15 Years Ago Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Roadside Marty Fifteen years ago, I was still in the Army and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA. I was happily married to a beautiful woman named Shannon. We used to ride my Panhead […]

The Fifteen Year Stretch

The Fifteen Year Stretch

Article By: Jack Shit Photos By: The Whole Staff Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You’ve all heard the story about the kid who goes down to see the carnival and ends up leaving town with them, right? This kid and his friends are just walking around, cotton candy in […]

Small Town Chopper Club

Small Town Chopper Club

Article And Photos By: Fred Mathews Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine 5,114 people call La Crescent, Minnesota their home. Now that a chopper club has settled in, things are about to change. Even though this chopper club only has 8 members besides their fearless leader, they will shake things […]

Cold Spaghetti-O’s – An American Poem Of Freedom And Expression

Cold Spaghetti-O’s – An American Poem Of Freedom And Expression

Article By: Chad Lemme Originally Published In The March 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the previous year of our Lord, 2011 in the books, I find myself surprised to have avoided the stiff arm of the law yet again, despite its long reach and our seemingly constant interaction. This year’s decadence reflected my […]

The Trip Of A Lifetime – Part 2

The Trip Of A Lifetime – Part 2

Published In The Recent April 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hey there loyal readers, we wanted to take the time to apologize for the mishap with the story in the April issue and not having the full story in the mag. So we’d like to publish it here for anyone who wanted to read […]

Cycle Source Salutes Garage Builders

Cycle Source Salutes Garage Builders

Article By: Chris Callen and Garage Builders Everywhere Originally Published In The February 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So the times have well changed since the days of the milliondollar choppers when it seemed as if motorcycles were only part of the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous. The baby boomers rocketed the […]

The Endless Highway – Part 2

The Endless Highway – Part 2

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month, in part one of this little tale, I told you about 2 of 3 motorcycle drifters: Panhead Billy Burrows and Bean’re. This month I will tell you about the last of the trio, myself – […]

Kansas Breakdown

Kansas Breakdown

Article And Photos By Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The October 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The time in Billings, MT. had been unusually strange, if not a little fantastic, but the story I’d like to tell now would not begin until two weeks later in Kansas. It was just after Sturgis and […]

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