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The History Of The Shovelhead

The History Of The Shovelhead

Article By: Roadside Marty Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Chris first asked me to write my perspective on the history of the Shovelhead I have to admit I was both excited and a little nervous. I mean, trying to define the scope of influence that motor has had on […]

The Green Machine

The Green Machine

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Jeff Cochran Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Jeff Cochran is no stranger to Shovelheads, in fact some would say that what he can do to these old bikes is an art form. For the past ten years Jeff has run solo with SpeedKing […]

Gotta Have A Springer

Gotta Have A Springer

Article and Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul has had visions of owning a hard tail bobber for quite some time. We have worked on Paul’s bike for the last couple tech articles, got it up and running in “Knockin’ The Dust Off”, and did […]

From The Editors Desk

From The Editors Desk

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the political climate we are in today, it would seem that our country is headed to a place where the American Spirit is getting a good swift kick in the ass. While this scares the hell outta so many […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

Scooter Tramp Scotty: The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

Article and Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In the backwoods of Virginia, Shovelhead Steve toiled in the freestanding garage nestled at the forefront of his isolated property. This structure served as a makeshift Harley Shop—the only one for many miles—and it was here that […]

Indian Larry Block Party

Indian Larry Block Party

Lucky Thirteen In The City Article By: J. Ken Conte Photos By: Jason Cirrito Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I spent some time in New York City. I lived right outside the Bronx my last two years of high school and got myself into some questionable situations I’m lucky […]

Just A Little Triumph

Just A Little Triumph

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s always surprising how fast time goes by. When I was asked to write the feature for the Acme Triumph pictured here it reminded me that the first feature I ever wrote for Cycle Source was […]

Strange Days

Strange Days

A Gathering Within A Time Warp Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Mad Stork Ken Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Lets be perfectly clear about this, I may quite possibly be stabbing myself in the face as I write this because the honest journalistic approach I’m supposed to use […]

Pushing The Boundaries

Pushing The Boundaries

Article and Photos By: Chopper Charlie Weisel Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For as long as I can remember I’ve loved maps. Sitting down at the kitchen table and spreading out the Atlas is one of my favorite pastimes, I’ve been known to study them like a book. So much […]

The Beast

The Beast

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Peter Linney Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In a time where it seems everyone is looking to build vintage pans and knuck choppers, it’s a hard prospect to build an Evo that stands out. John Schroder said when he firs tscored this bike […]

The Race Of Gentlemen

The Race Of Gentlemen

The Race Of Gentlemen Pismo Beach Edition Article And Photos Twila Knight Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine   I knew of The Race Of Gentlemen only as an East Coast event. Rumors had been heard of it coming to our side of the country. My husband and I had […]

The Greasy Dozen

The Greasy Dozen

Celebrating The Builder Collective Article By: Bear Photos By: Mike Vandegriff, Rob Sparkman, the builders and Bear Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The Greasy Dozen Run has always been a group effort; without the help of industry friends, the garage builders that participate and the grassroots riders that attend, it […]

Oscar By Alpinestars

Oscar By Alpinestars

Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Oscar by Alpinestars When I saw the Oscar Collection by Alpinestars for the first time, it looked like a line of road gear I’d want to wear every day, whether I was riding or not. Then I started to hear the reviews, raves for […]

Jeff Cochran Of SpeedKing Racing’s In Motion Builder Profile

Jeff Cochran Of SpeedKing Racing’s In Motion Builder Profile

Jeff Cochran – Speed King USA Jeff has been building motorcycles for the past three decades. Despite that he will tell you that he has only been making a living with them for the last 20 years, his “Modern Bobber” style has swept the industry and changed the definition of what a bobber is for […]

Wrench Against The Machine

Wrench Against The Machine

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I was made aware of a new motorcycle television show that was coming out on the Esquire Network last month and had heard that it would be garage builder based. I immediately got excited to see how it would come […]

FXR Spotlight

FXR Spotlight

Episode 21: Jeff Larsh Article & Photos By: Jeff Larsh Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As I write this column today is Halloween and later today my wife and I hop a plane to Las Vegas for SEMA 2016. I get to spend the week with Baileigh Industrial and […]

Gypsy Knuck

Gypsy Knuck

Article By: Mitch “Magoo” Bodine Photos By: Dan Vendetto Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Jerry is part of my local NJ cool bike posse. I did a story on his “Green Machine” Shovelhead back in August of 2014.That bike has gone thru some small changes over the years but […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Salutations my friends… Well, here we are another year coming to a close. I don’t know about ya’ll but man has 2016 been a crazy and wild ride. So much has happened from the coolest of things to […]

The Wet Lilly

The Wet Lilly

Article By Will Ramsey Photos By: Kevin Willis-217 Outkast Photography Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The main stream custom motorcycle industry has always been driven by changes in stylistic popularity. Modern custom styles over the last fifteen years have come and gone pretty quickly and are often regarded as […]

Bikernet Weekly News

Bikernet Weekly News

It’s all relevant to something, we’re just not sure what?   News about The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine, The Wisconsin Brake Light Controversy, Eight Really Bad Laws and More! By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Ed, Tony Pan Sanfelipo, Derrel, Zayn Malik, Rhys, Ujjwal Dey, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew.  Click HERE […]

Kings Custom Fatso

Kings Custom Fatso

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Finally!!!!!! This past August I had the pleasure of making it out to the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and not just read about in the Mag. The guys at Kings Customs, out of Oklahoma City, OK were cool enough to […]

The Motorcycle Film Festival

The Motorcycle Film Festival

From Shorts To Full Length Features, Three Days Of Non-Stop Cycle Films Article By: Elisa Seeger Photos By: Katya Fine Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The Motorcycle Film Festival was started in 2013 to have a place to showcase the love of motorcycles and all it means to us […]

Hot Rod Flathead

Hot Rod Flathead

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There comes a point in a man’s life when, if the planets align, he knows exactly what he wants in life. Two years ago, Greg “Rudy” Rudzinski found himself freshly retired from an electrician’s life and […]

Moto Art Marc

Moto Art Marc

At The Top Of His Game After 20 Years Of Hard Work Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Most kids in high school who dabble in the arts only ever dream of becoming an international artist, and would be surprised if anyone other than their mom […]

How It’s Made: Frame Tech

How It’s Made: Frame Tech

The Twisted Tea Chopper At Led Sled Customs Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Chris Callen And Matt Reel Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So last month we covered twisting steel square stock and explained that it was for the purpose of building the Twisted Tea give-a-way chopper. This […]

No Club Clothing

No Club Clothing

Sometimes When You Feel You Don’t Belong, You Fit Right In Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue OF Cycle Source Magazine No Club Clothing is a brand new clothing line started by a retired F16 Crew Chief who simply goes by the name of Kevin. Now living in New York but St Louis born […]

Feeling’ A Little Loose?

Feeling’ A Little Loose?

Article And Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month we knocked the dust-off a 1968 shovelhead and got it up and running after a long stint of setting in storage. She ended up being a good runner but you’re typically going to run into a […]

Cannonball

Cannonball

Article And Photos By: Felicia Morgan Originally Published In The January 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Lonnie Isam, Jr., a quiet, unassuming antique motorcycle aficionado from South Dakota, first started imagining a coast-to-coast ride on old iron with his friends, he had no idea what his daydream would eventually become. From the first […]

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 […]

Black Hills Shocks

Black Hills Shocks

Roadside Marty Keeps His Big Wheels Article and Photos By: Jeff Najar Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Roadside Marty keeps the biker freak flag flying high with all his antics and enjoyment of the biker lifestyle. He an all around biker and is known as a foul mouth EMCEE, […]

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 […]

The Seventh Creation

The Seventh Creation

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Holly Marcus Originally Published In The January @017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Humility and success as a custom motorcycle builder seldom go hand in hand. The days of extreme fame and fortune in the custom bike business have subsided, and the changes in the economy have rid the […]

Artist Profile: Jimmy Frizzell

Artist Profile: Jimmy Frizzell

His Art Makes Him King Shit, But Don’t Ask His Wise-Ass Brother Article By: Amelia Rose Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the TV on in the background, unaware of the characters or story, Jimmy Frizzell sits on his couch and does what he knows best, creates art. From […]

Custom Culture Advisory

Custom Culture Advisory

Article And Photos By: Bob Kay Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was December of 2015 when I decided it was time to do something about my concerns regarding the changing majority demographic, the evolving custom bike scene and the potential threat to lose our right to modify motorcycles. […]

Runs Like A Duck

Runs Like A Duck

Article And Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine What do you do when you get a fast-talking German named Dragan, who is not only an engineer but a Ducati rider hand you over a 1975 Craigslist Shovel with an ugly flame paint job and tells you […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine there, open highway friends. Well, I’m back from the UK tour and what an amazing time we had. We played some amazing shows, in some very iconic venues, London’s Wembley Arena, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham; home of Black […]

2016 Year In Review

2016 Year In Review

Heading Towards Our 20 Year Mark Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Cycle Source Staff Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine If this happens to be your first copy of Cycle Source, we do this issue each and every January. It’s called the “Year In Review” and it’s one of […]

Basket Case

Basket Case

Article and Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has come and gone, but it was one for the books. It wasn’t because of any one event but because of the lack of a huge crowd. It was nice to be able […]

Ocean City Bike Week 2016

Ocean City Bike Week 2016

Article and Photos By: John Kelly Originally Published In The January 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When I pulled out of the driveway on my 1990 FXR, Police Edition, the horizon had cut the sky and the damp night was losing ground to the sunrise. Over 1300 miles lay between my front wheel and the […]

Rumbling Down The Lost Highway

Rumbling Down The Lost Highway

Article and Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Only in its second year, the southern California shindig that melds motorcycle culture with top shelf music was a rip-roaring success this past August. Over 20,000 folks made the trek to The San Manuel Amphitheater in sizzling heat. […]

The Salt Racer

The Salt Racer

Article and Photos By: Twila Knight Originally Published In The. January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It started as a pile of parts, a seized up motor and a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, just a small jaunt from Austin, TX where the builder lives and works. Seriously, that had to have been the best […]

Knocking’ The Dust Off

Knocking’ The Dust Off

What To Do Before You Dive Into A Project Article And Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s nice to have a project for the long cold winters we have here in the Midwest. My projects are typically bike builds for customers or friends. But what […]

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 […]

Milwaukee Eight

Milwaukee Eight

Article By: Chris Callen Photos Courtsey Of: Harley-Davidson Originally Published In The  December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For fifteen years the Motor Company has led their charge through the heavyweight motorcycle category with the Twin Cam engine as the driving force behind their iconic brand. With a few generations of that design behind […]

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 […]

Chromoly Vs Dom Tubing

Chromoly Vs Dom Tubing

Article and Photos By: Will Ramsey Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There has always been disagreements surrounding the use of 4130 (Chromoly) tubing for chopper frames. Many of these discussions focus on the welding procedures which seem to be misunderstood. I have found that many of the arguments lack […]

Lowbrow Getdown

Lowbrow Getdown

Article And Photos By: Mikey Revolt Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It is hard to believe Lowbrow Getdown 2016 has already come to pass. Each year we celebrate Ohio’s warmer months by having a huge moto camping party at Nelson Ledges Quarry park in July. You never really know […]

Lakota Heritage Ride And Celebration

Lakota Heritage Ride And Celebration

Article & Photos By: Kelly Quinn aka Throttle Girl Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s no doubt riders have a special place in their heart for Sturgis and what it means to them; for me, in addition to seeing friends and riding some of the best roads in the […]

Gettin’ Fall Ready

Gettin’ Fall Ready

Street Team Jacket The Perfect Addition To Our Fall Riding Gear Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published. In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine With the fall weather upon us, it’s time to start putting the layers on. While I have a heavy duty arsenal for real cold weather riding, my […]

Panstock 2016

Panstock 2016

Bringing It To The People Article By Mitch ‘Magoo” Bodine Photos By: Mad Stork, Pete McGill and AJ Milmoe Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It’s funny how we as a community come together for something when it really counts. When we loose someone or when someone is in need […]

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