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The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

Part One Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue OF Cycle Source Magazine Years ago… Early summer was upon us and perfect weather oversaw this journey as the two heavily loaded motorcycles picked their way slowly through the strikingly green forests of one small Virginia highway. Behind my […]

Chopper Charlie: With The Blink Of An Eye

Chopper Charlie: With The Blink Of An Eye

Winter Is Coming Article And Photos By: Charlie Weisel Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the blink of an eye, summer has turned to fall, and fall to winter. Leaves have turned from a bright green to yellows to oranges and finally to brown as they suffer and die […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty Dream Vacation

Scooter Tramp Scotty Dream Vacation

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The  December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Again I’d worked for tire vendors at the Daytona rally. That was over now. The mid-March date still held winter over most of the country and I had no intention of moving into the fringed north until […]

On The Edge With Jimmy Frizzell

On The Edge With Jimmy Frizzell

The Death Of Summer And The Glory Of All… Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Patient zero has graciously bestowed upon me some form of disease contracted upon the hallowed floors of the toddler labor camp his mother and I have enrolled him in in hopes […]

Am I The Last To Know…

Am I The Last To Know…

How Beautiful Southern Utah And Northern Arizona Is? Article & Photos By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I have been through Utah plenty of times. I’ve ridden on the Bonneville Salt Flats, visited friends and family in Salt Lake, and, at 18, mountain biked the famous […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: The Finale

Trip Of A Lifetime: The Finale

Cycle Source Honeymoon Run Article And Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When I left you last month I was soaking in the spring fed pool at Furnace Creek Resort while we waited for Scott of Custom Cycle Rescue (www.customcyclerescue.com) to come save our sorry assess. […]

Chopper Charlie: Sturgis And Beyond! Part Deux

Chopper Charlie: Sturgis And Beyond! Part Deux

Article and Photos By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Drip, drop, drip….damn, is that rain? I poked my head out from inside my sleeping bag, peered through 8 billion lumens of light being cast my way from the parking lot lights, only to see rain and lightning […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty- Hollywood Part 3

Scooter Tramp Scotty- Hollywood Part 3

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sunshine glistened off the Pacific Ocean on our left while the Malibu mountain range rose abruptly on the right. Sandwiched between these two landmarks, we traveled north along California’s famous Hwy-1. It was a warm southern California […]

On The Edge With Jimmy Frizzell

On The Edge With Jimmy Frizzell

God Bless The Hipsters, Each And Every One Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The fury of the ever changing dynamic in a culture so self absorbed in relevance has suddenly forced me to succumb to it’s wicked game. Every shit bird with a tight fitting […]

The Trip Of A Life Time- Part 9

The Trip Of A Life Time- Part 9

Cycle Source Honeymoon Run Article And Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month we left you as we were on our way into the inferno…er, uh…Death Valley…in August. Yeah we are pretty much crazy but Chris and Kiwi had been talking about making this trip […]

Choppering-Sturgis And Beyond

Choppering-Sturgis And Beyond

Article And Photos By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This may come as a surprise to some of you but I am not really a big fan of Sturgis. Aside from seeing friends I may only see once or twice a year and participating in the Cycle […]

Brewdude Goes Racing at Bonneville – Podcast

Brewdude Goes Racing at Bonneville – Podcast

The Brew Dude Heads 2 Bonneville – Keith “Bandit Ball” Cracks the Whip We find out why the salt in Bonneville is like Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s relationship, a total train wreck. INTERVIEW: Steve “Brewdude” Garn Questions: How did you get started in LSR? What type of bike are you running? NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA… Big […]

Will Cycle Source be the Last Magazine in USA?

Will Cycle Source be the Last Magazine in USA?

Are Publications in Crisis – Listen to the Podcast for Details Pat Jansen talks with Chris Callen, Editor and Chief of Cycle Source Magazine about the magazine landscape, Grease + Gears, Sturgis and HOG. Sponsor: Kustom Kulture Artisan Show at the Blue Ridge Run Rally at Cherokee, NC. Enter your custom sled here. Podcast Questions with Chris […]

Skin And Bones Exhibit: In Loving Memory Of Richie Pan

Skin And Bones Exhibit: In Loving Memory Of Richie Pan

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Milwaukee Mike & Heather Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Each year one of my personal favorite events at the Sturgis Rally has become the Michael Lichter “Motorcycles As Art” gallery at the Buffalo Chip. The event has grown from a way for […]

Chopper Charlie: Unhitched

Chopper Charlie: Unhitched

The Path Less Traveled Is Less Traveled For A Reason, It Isn’t Easy Article By: Chopper Charlie Weisel Photos By: Kayla Koeune For weeks I’d been beating my head against the wall trying to find a way to approach this topic. From the first day I began to share my stories in this magazine I […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood Part 2

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood Part 2

Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was the winter of 2015 and, I had been living in the Hollywood houses for better than two weeks. I’d become almost used to this strange world of constant parties, movie sets, filming in the back yard, the occasional visiting celebrity, and the […]

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Hunters Of The Mechanical Herd Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There is no rhyme or reason to the bullcrap that has inflicted this great ball of molten rock, hurling through a mass vacuum at some ungodly speed towards imminent destruction. It’s a calming thought once you get to the […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 8

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 8

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In the last installment of our most amazing honeymoon we ended in the loving, adorable arms of our 18-monthold grandson. Now, up to this point we had already traveled a few thousand miles across 8 […]

An Original Jesse James Sled before he was Jesse James — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

An Original Jesse James Sled before he was Jesse James — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

Pat Jansen interviews Bob Kay about his original Jesse James build before Jesse James was Jesse James as well as the Kustom Kulture Artisan Show. Got Question on: Marital issues Telling a Bro “Get the f*$%K off my bike Bob and Pat take you down the road of riotousness. All on the Pod-E Podcast.     […]

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place – The Tiny House Chronicles

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place – The Tiny House Chronicles

One thing is for sure when it comes to tiny house living, there MUST be a place for everything and everything MUST be in its place. We were acutely aware of this as we made preparations months ago for life on the road in the Cycle Source Mobile Command Center. Deciding that with space at […]

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Tourism: The uncontrollable urge to rediscover a watered down stereotypical version of the ideal situation filtered through the minds of money grabbing locals dressed in perfectly pleated pants, tourism, just don’t do it. I lead a charmed life filled with solidified hallow ideologies based […]

Chopper Charlie: Choppering

Chopper Charlie: Choppering

What Started As A Ride To A Rally Turned Into Something We Never Expected Article By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hot. Really damn hot. This was all I could think about when we were crossing State Highway 24 across Utah a few days back. The lunar […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood

Article and Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was years ago, while staying with an eccentric entrepreneur who surrounded himself with old motorcycles and ragged biker types in Milwaukee Wisconsin, that I experienced a very unique adventure. In fact, the situation was so outrageous […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 7

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 7

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After a good meal, great company and a bitter sweet good-bye with our brother Ray Ray we started barrel assing south towards San Francisco, I wanted to check another thing off my bucket list before […]

Barter King: Bartering Is A Way Of Life

Barter King: Bartering Is A Way Of Life

Article & Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The way the economy is, most people in this industry barter for one thing or another. I am sure you have done it once or twice; need a frontend to make your ride over the top but don’t […]

Chopper Class

Chopper Class

Article By: Kevin “Teach” Baas Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine June is upon us, and warm weather, green grass and the beautiful rides have begun! I can’t say enough on how great May was with the 3rd annual Big Mountain Run ruling! Now that we are into June, last […]

Buy American Or Die!

Buy American Or Die!

Article By: Paul Wideman Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Ahh….everyone’s favorite retailer. It’s the place where you can go to find most anything, at most any time of the day. The story of the beloved Sam Walton was one that warmed the hearts of countless souls and motivated the […]

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Mercy Killings And Lollygagging Demi Gods Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Northwest Jersey has finally given way to the constant down pour of spring rain, and as the temperatures begin to find a constant medium the less adventurous weekend warriors start to pollute the streets. […]

Choppering

Choppering

This Is Not A Prius: This Is A Chopper Article By: Chopper Charlie Photos By: Kayla Keoune Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The wind through your skin like a butcher’s knife, the rain is like tiny daggers piercing your face. The wind howls like a runaway train tossing you […]

Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Article By: Chris Callen Photos Courtesy: Cycle Fab Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine an effort to get over the winter doldrums, the mid-build blues or the foretelling of the slow business of the motorcycle industry this time of year drags with it, I decided to take a look back […]

Venture Heat Saves the Daytona Ride

Venture Heat Saves the Daytona Ride

The weather in Daytona Beach during Bike Week is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’ll get. I did get a pretty good hint when leaving Columbia, SC as it was 30 degrees and snowing. The week before Bike Week it had been 80 degrees. So our initial plan was camping on […]

Trip Of A Life Time: Part 6

Trip Of A Life Time: Part 6

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather And Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So last month when we left off we had bunked down for the night at The Trees Motel. The next morning we were up early and ready to go but first we had to […]

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 […]

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