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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pandemonium’s Sturgis Giveaway Tank

Pandemonium’s Sturgis Giveaway Tank

Article And Photos By: Daniel Donley Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Got Sportster tank? It’s hard to beat the lines and traditional styling of a vintage sportster gas tank. They are small and compact in size and very easy to mount to your custom application. There are a few […]

Where’d Ya Get Them Tires

Where’d Ya Get Them Tires

Article & Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I was hanging out at the local hot rod shop with the guys having a couple of beers checkin’ out the sweet cars when I noticed on one particular car that the tires had no lettering on […]

The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun

How To Properly Solder And Electrical Connection Article & Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So when it comes to motorcycle wiring I have pretty much seen it all! From crimped ends, half a dozen butt connectors in ONE wire, household wire nuts, to your […]

How To Install A Bandlands Illuminator

How To Install A Bandlands Illuminator

Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The July 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The lighting on most motorcycles these days seems to be very lack luster. With safety always being a concern when we ride, we want to be seen not just heard. Badlands Motorcycle Products has a […]

Clean And Rejet Your Carbs

Clean And Rejet Your Carbs

Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The June 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Just purchased a barn find? Or you just need to clean and rejet your carbs? Mikuni CV carbs have been used for many years on many different models of bikes. They are simple and very […]

Braking News!

Braking News!

Spring Tech Tips Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The May 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After years and miles of use, your brakes could be providing you with lackluster performance and you don’t even realize it. Do your brakes provide smooth progressive braking or do they work […]

Let’s Get Wired

Let’s Get Wired

Article By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumc2.com Photos By Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The April 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Making your own high quality battery cables is simple to do. I like to use car audio power cable in either 4 or 8 gauge size. Car audio wire has hundreds of strands of wire […]

The Many Uses Of Speed Wire

The Many Uses Of Speed Wire

Article By: Daniel Donley Photos By: Kerri Schindler Stainless steel safety wire or what some call, speed wire, is something that has been around for many years and was originally used in the aviation and manufacturing industries in a time before there was Loctite. In many applications like motorcycle racing, we still use safety wire […]

The High Life – Part 6

The High Life – Part 6

Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month we got the bike all mocked up, then tore down for finish welding, and then got everything sandblasted and prepped for the powder coater. So off we go to spend a day at the […]

Pandemonium Chopper

Pandemonium Chopper

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The October 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve known Daniel Donley for quite a few years now. I’ve had the pleasure of calling him my brother, and working together on the magazine. He also was a huge part of building the ’49 with […]

The High Life – Part 3

The High Life – Part 3

Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The September 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine “Life sometimes isn’t easy, so when you can find time to hang out in the shop with your friends and make cool motorcycles — that’s the “High Life!” A stock Yamaha XS650 engine will be […]

The High Life Project: Part 2

The High Life Project: Part 2

Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The August 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun! Duke stopped by for a couple days and we got some more work done on the High Life Project! Now that we have our frame hardtailed, we are […]

The High Life Project

The High Life Project

Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The July 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This all started last July at MountainFest in Morgantown, WV. Duke was checkin’ out a Yamaha XS650 build I just finished named Nekked Hayla. He said, “Man, I’ve been thinking about building something like this to […]

Daniel Donley – Slip N Slide

Daniel Donley – Slip N Slide

So your bike has a leak, whether it be an O-ring or a seal. The last thing we want to happen is to tear or rip that seal while replacing it over a threaded or a spline shaft. So with seals in hand we cut open the bag and remove the seals, but wait a […]

Daniel Donley – What Are You Really Paying For?

Daniel Donley – What Are You Really Paying For?

What are you really paying for? So you need a new tire, you call around and get prices from different shops. Naturally in human nature you go with the cheapest shop. Well here is something to think about. What are you really getting when you go with the lower priced shop. Some things you need […]

Wheel Wright

Wheel Wright

Lacing And Truing Basics Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published in The April 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine By now, all of us are elbow deep into our winter projects. With bike week & summer just around the corner, it’s time to get things wrapped up. This month’s tech […]

Get Your Head Right – Simple Shop Porting And Polishing

Get Your Head Right – Simple Shop Porting And Polishing

Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The February 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Got your engine torn down for an overhaul? Or are you just looking for a little more power? Porting & polishing your cylinder heads or head can definitely increase the power and efficiency of your […]

Nekked Hayla

Nekked Hayla

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The January 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When Daniel Donley of Pandemonium Choppers found himself with a little extra time and some extra parts, he decided he would put together a bike to take to West Virginia’s Mt. Fest. He wanted something simple […]

What’s All This Leaky Business?

What’s All This Leaky Business?

Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The May 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So… I am in the shop the other day kickin’ ideas around trying to figure out what I am going to do for a tech article for this month when I walked by Hanky […]

Let’s GetTanked!

Let’s GetTanked!

Building A DIY Oil Kit Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month I am going to show you how to build a D.I.Y Oil Tank Kit for American V-Twin commonly found on the internet. This kit is pretty nice it […]

The High Life

The High Life

Tattoo Duke Miller’s XS650 Build Part 6 Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The January 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Well this month wraps up the build of the High Life Project! Let me tell you, it’s been a blast hangin’ out in the shop with my good […]

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine omething people may not know about motorcycle builders is a lot of them don’t have personal bikes. If they do often it’s not some fancy show quality chopper with all kinds of hand fabbed pieces. Instead […]

Feelin’ A Little Outta Sync?

Feelin’ A Little Outta Sync?

Part 2 Article by: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The April 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month I showed you how to bench synchronize a set of dual carbs for a parallel twin. So for this month’s tech I am going to actually show you how to […]

Feelin’ A Little Outta Sync?

Feelin’ A Little Outta Sync?

Pandemonium Custom Shop Tech Article by: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The March 2015 Issue of Cycle Source Magazine Got a bike with two or four carbs? Engine not running so well? Well it might be time for a good carburetor cleaning and synchronization. Synchronization, what’s that? Well, it’s the adjustment […]

Is Your Engine Takin’ A Leak?

Is Your Engine Takin’ A Leak?

Pandemonium Custom Shop Tech Article by: Daniel Donley of Pandemonium Custom Choppers- pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The February 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m writing this month’s article after coming across a barn find bike… and as many of you know these could be gems or they could be hunks of junk. So before you just get […]

In The December Issue, On Newsstands Now!

In The December Issue, On Newsstands Now!

In case you missed it, here’s a little taste of what you’ll find in the latest edition of Cycle Source: The newest edition to the CS crew and now the “family pet”, Hammy, takes on his first assignment at the legendary Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party Once again Daniel steals the show with a […]

Metal Rescue Product Test Real Life

Metal Rescue Product Test Real Life

Metal Rescue is a clear, water-based solution that is nontoxic, non-hazardous, has no acids, no sol- vents, and does not have a smell. Their motto is: “Safe on everything but rust.” This rust removing solution makes some big claims. I hate to admit it but I was very skeptical about Metal Rescue, so I decided […]

How to flush mount a Handy Lift ( If you missed it last month)

How to flush mount a Handy Lift ( If you missed it last month)

In Case you missed last month’s issue. We had a tech article on how to install a Handy Lift in a pit. One Friday night, myself and a few buddies were shooting the shit and throwing a few back when Big John said “Dude, you need a bike lift. Ya know, one that goes up […]

Making your own Custom Battery Cables

Making your own Custom Battery Cables

In the April Issue of Cycle Source Magazine Daniel from Pandemonium Custom Choppers did a article on how to make your own custom battery cables. Making your own high quality battery cables is simple to do. I like to use car audio power cable in either 4 or 8 gauge size. Car audio wire has […]

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