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S&S Track Day At The Sturgis Dragway 2016

S&S Track Day At The Sturgis Dragway 2016

Article By: Joe Mielke Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine For the last couple of years S&S has hosted a Demo Ride Day during the Sturgis Rally. The intent of the day is to allow customers the opportunity to feel the power of the S&S T124 and T143. Not something […]

First Rides: 2016 Indian Cheiftan

First Rides: 2016 Indian Cheiftan

Article and Photos By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine One of the perks of being a moto-journalist is getting to ride different makes and models of bikes. Typically, these sojourns last from a few hours to a few days, and you get a sense of the […]

Flyin’ Hawaiian

Flyin’ Hawaiian

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Sean Bowie Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sometimes it’s both nurture and nature. When motorcycles are in your blood it’s a disease very few of use try to cure. At a young age, Noah Ogeen witnessed his father breathe new life and speed […]

10th Annual Run To The Line

10th Annual Run To The Line

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Each year during Sturgis the Cycle Source crew along with its readers and rally goers take to the roads as a pack for a few laughs, libations and memory making. This, is usually my favorite day […]

Grease And Gears Garage

Grease And Gears Garage

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This year the good folks at the Iron Horse and Broken Spoke Saloons gave me the privilege to try something new during the Sturgis Rally. The premise was to take some of the top industry craftsmen […]

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream

Article And Photos By: Milwaukee Mike Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Once or maybe twice in a lifetime a bike like this iconic Evo comes along. But it is never an easy road and this bike is no exception to that set of laws. This bike came to be […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings riders. Well, here we are another riding season coming to a close, just another few months and some of you will be getting ready to winterize the ol scoots. Some of us will riding a lil longer […]

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 […]

Iron Horse Saloon Sturgis Hosting Grease & Gears Garage Round Two

Iron Horse Saloon Sturgis Hosting Grease & Gears Garage Round Two

Iron Horse Saloon Sturgis Hosting Grease & Gears Garage Round Two! Industry leading builders and craftsmen to hold live demonstrations throughout the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the second year in 2017. Sturgis, SD July  2017 :Last year Cycle Source Magazine and the Iron Horse Saloon launched a brand-new type of rally entertainment, the Grease & […]

Priorities

Priorities

Article & Photos By: Joshua Elzey Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Leigh Walker was 7-years old his dad died in a tragic car accident. However, Leigh had fond memories of sitting on his father’s bike and riding around the block. These early memories became the foundation for Leigh’s […]

S&S Cycle Returns to AIMExpo

S&S Cycle Returns to AIMExpo

  The American International Motorcycle Expo is again expanding and in that effort, relocated to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Running September 21-24 of 2017, this all inclusive powersports centric show is hitting its stride as it enters into its 5th year. “We feel the move to Columbus and the addition of key OEMs is […]

Vice President Pence to Address Industry at AIMExpo?

Vice President Pence to Address Industry at AIMExpo?

Vice President Pence to Address Industry at AIMExpo? There’s been some chatter recently that Vice President Mike Pence may be visiting and delivering the keynote address at this year’s AIMExpo presented by Nationwide. We’ve been working hard to make this happen and have been given an initial positive response.  We’re looking forward to him joining […]

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Chris Callen As some of our faithful readers know by now, I have been spending a fair amount of time around the St. Louis area. It is one of the perks of my days, that I have the ability to see the quality machines that are coming out of […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 19- Andy Sharpe

FXR Spotlight: Episode 19- Andy Sharpe

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Andy Sharpe Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month’s spotlight comes from half way around the globe. Andy Sharpe comes to us from Germany but he was born in England. If you look at the history of the motorcycle and think England, you […]

S&S Engine Science- It’s Not As Easy AS It Looks!

S&S Engine Science- It’s Not As Easy AS It Looks!

Article and Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

The Shit Shovel

The Shit Shovel

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Desired results can sometimes easily get distorted when you let the reward get swayed by the return. Too many times we make a decision based on the reactions of others and the mere need to someday […]

THE BORN FREE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS from June 22, 2017

THE BORN FREE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS from June 22, 2017

News from the Coast, the NRA, Le Pera, Vard, Brass Balls, Top Gear, Avon, Barnett, NCOM, and far, far, away By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Sidehack Jerry, Gearhead, Ed, EL WAGGS, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew 6/22/2017

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello there from Baltimore where it’s HOT!!!!! We’ve dam near crossed the entire United States and it’s hot everywhere!!! We’ve played some amazing bike events lately and I’m always surprised at the turnout. I mean we’re talking 90’ plus degrees […]

Lowbrow Weirdo

Lowbrow Weirdo

Article & Photos By: Mikey Revolt Originally Published In The October2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Todd from Lowbrow purchased this bike as part of a two bike deal. When he got this bike it consisted of a stock swing arm frame with a complete motor that had the correct 8 bolt top end, a […]

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 […]

The Real Smokeout

The Real Smokeout

Article and Photos By: Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine TheFriday morning of Smoke Out 17 I found myself 300 miles away and facing a day that the weatherman basically shrugged his shoulders at winked and said good luck. Uncomfortable heat and unpredictable rain storms were a guarantee […]

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2016

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2016

Article And Photos By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” I have had many motorcycle trips that were all about the destination. Burn daylight, haul ass as fast you can and get to where you’re […]

Tangled Up In Blues

Tangled Up In Blues

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m sure almost everyone reading this magazine will agree that there’s nothing quite like the sound of a well-tuned Harley with straight pipes, especially a cone Shovel. Man, that’s absolute music to my ears! Well, at […]

S&S Engine Science

S&S Engine Science

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycle Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

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 […]

Laconia Bike week 2016

Laconia Bike week 2016

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After a brisk ride up from West Virginia where we closed out an incredible Big Mountain Run, we drove all night and headed into the New England States for the Grand Daddy of them all, Laconia. […]

Shopes Shovels

Shopes Shovels

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Paul Morton Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you are a designer/ builder at the top of the custom motorcycle game, what do you give your 11 and 7-year-old sons as a gift? Well, if you are John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts, […]

BMR Backyard Banger

BMR Backyard Banger

Article By: Panhead Frank Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source  Magazine After coming off of a really hard winter, all that was streaming out of the motorcycle chamber of my mind was the Big Mountain Run (BMR). There cannot be a BMR without a Gypsy Tour and there can’t be a […]

First Rides: Magnum X-1 Stealth

First Rides: Magnum X-1 Stealth

Article By: J. Ken Conte Photos By: Heather Callen & Ken Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m not ashamed of flying to a motorcycle rally and arriving there in a cage. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I do it, either. It makes for less of an […]

’64 Duo Glides

’64 Duo Glides

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve known Eric Stein for a few years now and every time I hear that he’s building a bike I look forward to seeing it. This Pan was no different as he told me that it […]

Gettin’ It Covered

Gettin’ It Covered

With Led Sled’s Pan Style Rocker Boxes for XL’s Article And Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine While many of us have known this little motorcycle secret for a while more and more people seem to be figuring it out lately, “the Harley Davidson Sportster platform […]

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 […]

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul Smyth has been a mechanic at UPS for ten years now and like so many of us he does his daily grind which is a good job but all the while he’s dreaming of the […]

Bucket List: Texas Style

Bucket List: Texas Style

Article & Photos By: Steve Klein – Contributing Writer Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Cycle Source Magazine is, of course, a part of the leading edge pioneering group of gas inhaling, 50wt bleeding Gearheadz that we are, and became an immediate sponsor of the Cherokee Pate Swap Meet in Texas […]

Hardtailing With Voodoo Vintage

Hardtailing With Voodoo Vintage

Article & Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I had a local guy stop by the shop, wanting to know if I could put a hardtail on his old Ironhead Sportster. He had an old bolt on hardtail that he didn’t like the lines of. […]

Leatherhead

Leatherhead

Article and Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some people dream and other people make the dream come true. Making the dream come true is the case of Grigoriy Georgiev of Bad & G Customs now in Williamsburg Virginia. From the days back home in Bulgaria […]

BMR 7: The Gypsy Tour

BMR 7: The Gypsy Tour

Killer And Company Hit The Road For Three Days Of Riding And Fun Article By: Killer Photos By: Cycle Source Staff Gypsy Tour-(jips? – to?or) – noun. A journey for pleasure in which several different places are visited by a group of nomadic, free spirited people. Last year when Chris told me to load up […]

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 […]

Sportsters Rule At The 2016 BMR

Sportsters Rule At The 2016 BMR

Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Well, the best event of the year has come and gone again, The Big Mountain Run once again out did last year. This year brought with it all the riding, camping, site seeing, and friend making of the last along […]

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 […]

Lil’ Miss Red

Lil’ Miss Red

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Father and son projects are some of the greatest things gearheads can do together. I will always remember working with my dad on my first car and I’m sure a lot of you share the same […]

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 […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 18

FXR Spotlight: Episode 18

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Dave-O Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you write for a magazine you meet a lot of people; a lot of interesting people, both good interesting and bad interesting. This month’s spotlight Dave-O is just a Koo Koo Bird from the west coast […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings from somewhere in Middle America (at least for now)! Man what a crazy month it’s been since the last issue! We’ve been playing to some amazing crowds. I finally got to play and see Laconia for the […]

Big Mountain Run 2016

Big Mountain Run 2016

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen, Darren McKeag, Matt Reel, Killer & Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Believe it or not, with all the articles I have to write throughout the year, this is one that I toil over. You see, it’s easy to give […]

LA Lane Splitter

LA Lane Splitter

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The story of La Lane Splitter you see pictured before you is one that starts with our introduction to Mike and Mike. You see, back at the Pate Swap Meet last year we ran across a cat with […]

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 […]

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