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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 […]

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 […]

Find It Now

Find It Now

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As summer 2011 rolls into full swing, plans are in motion for the second Hoka Hey Challenge. I fondly recall all of the buzz that took place this time last year here at Cycle Source home base as Chris Callen, […]

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 […]

Fire & The Wheel

Fire & The Wheel

Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here at Wheels Through Time Museum, we have a little saying, and it goes like this: Everything is American, and everything runs! For years now, we’ve been hunting down, preserving, and displaying hundreds of America’s rarest two and four wheel vehicles, and like the […]

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 […]

Big Mountain Run 3: I Survived

Big Mountain Run 3: I Survived

By: Jack Shit Photos By: Geno Stull, Joann Bortels, Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Since watching the wipeout video from last year‘s Tramp Triathlon, all I could think of was, I can’t wait to get to this event. I had made big plans to ride cross country […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

Article & Photos By: Kustom Jeff Dailey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 11th annual Barber Vintage Festival is in the books and I’m happy to say I’ve been to them all. If you’ve never been, you need to make plans to be there next year. The swap meet […]

St. Louis Cycle Showcase

St. Louis Cycle Showcase

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine January brought the third incarnation of the Cycle Showcase STL, an event that I have had the pleasure of bringing to the faithful readers since 2013. This go around was different than the previous with a […]

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 […]

Monday Morning Editorial

Monday Morning Editorial

The Road Less Travelled Makes All The Difference Editorial By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So the holidays are over, the tree is in the trash, even the hangover from New Years Eve is gone….. What now? For whatever reason, this time of year always comes with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday Morning Editorial

Monday Morning Editorial

Sometimes You Have To Lose It All Editorial By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The February 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   In the world we live in today it’s easy to admire someone who wins. We have made it to a place where winning the lottery or signing a big contract gives people […]

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 […]

The Hoka Hey: Part 4

The Hoka Hey: Part 4

Article By: JJ Phipps Photos By: JJ Phipps & Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   Let me start off this final part of my Hoka Hey experience by telling you that the Alaska Highway suck’s ass! It should be called the “Alaska Hellway.” This is the worst […]

Lone Star Rally 2012

Lone Star Rally 2012

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Bryan Harley at Motorcycle USA.com (who bailed my dumb ass out when my camera got stolen the last night of the show. Mad props to you dude!!!) Originally Published In The March 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine get a phone call from Sasha who consults for the Lone Star […]

Monday Morning Editorial

Monday Morning Editorial

Welcome To The Metaphysics Of Motorcycling Editorial By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine My editorials are always a bit strange and unusual compared to the other mags you might read and this one will probably go a little off the deep end into my hippy roots. I […]

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 […]

Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

Article and Photos By: Mitch “Magoo” Bodine Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Asbury Convention Hall is a legendary venue, a real who’s who in rock-n- r o l l . Led Zeppelin played there once; KISS, Black Sabbath, James Brown, The Rolling Stones and so many more that I can’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Serving It Up

Serving It Up

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some of you reading this may have seen a few Harley Davidson trikes at a few bike shows or maybe even in some of the many coffee table books out there but take a good look […]

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 […]

First Ride: The Springfield

First Ride: The Springfield

Indian Offers A Chief Unto It’s Own Article By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The July 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I have ridden several incarnations of the Indian Chief. If you have read my reviews before, you know that I owned a ’48 Chief, complete with a left-hand throttle, tan rhinestone solo […]

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 […]

Free -N- Easy

Free -N- Easy

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Jack Deagazio is like many of us who love to ride. Building bikes (bicycles) since he was a kid with his buddies was really what most boys did back then when life was truly all about baseball, apple […]

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 […]

The Inaugural Lone Star Half Mile

The Inaugural Lone Star Half Mile

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We were lucky enough to attend the Inaugural Harley-Davidson Lone Star Half-Mile in Austin this past month and it was a night filled with surprises. At the world class Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) facility in what would be touted […]

The Handbuilt Show

The Handbuilt Show

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Chris Callen & Heather Callen Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Finally I was on my way to the show I’ve heard so much about. These days it seems like everyone uses the term “the greatest show ever” when describing their event. Now, I […]

Ronin

Ronin

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jason Goodrich Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Who doesn’t remember the names Andre the Giant, Jimmy Superfly Snukah, Hulk Hogan or Randy Macho Man Savage? Further back, names like Rick Flair, Dusty Rhodes and George the Animal Steele come to mind. In one […]

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 […]

Hole E Roller

Hole E Roller

Article And Photos By: Josh Elzey Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Vinny Schettino was just seven years old the upstairs tenant used to ride and loved how they would rip down the street on older Softails, Dynas, etc. setting off car alarms. He thought that was the coolest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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