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Installing HD Controls On Non Dimpled Bars

Installing HD Controls On Non Dimpled Bars

Article By: Tyler Malinky Originally Published In The May 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There are a lot of ways to do it, but this is the simplest way we know, with the simplest of hand tools. We jacked around a lot and still did it in ninety minutes. What are dimples and why? […]

DIY Tech Tips: British Chopper Wiring

DIY Tech Tips: British Chopper Wiring

Article By: Tyler Malinky Originally Published In The February 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As a follow-up to our last DIY Tech Tip on cleaning up your bike’s wiring, here are several wiring diagrams that will apply to your Triumph, BSA or other British chopper or custom bike project. This is the nitty-gritty; no […]

DIY Tech Tips: How To Clean Up Your Wiring

DIY Tech Tips: How To Clean Up Your Wiring

Article By: Wes White Originally Published In The January 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Following tips on wiring your bike are from Wes White of Four Aces Cycle Supply (www. fouracescycle.com) in Pacoima, California. This is a great look at how to give your bike a really nice wiring job with cloth covered wire. […]

Iron Horse Saloon – Sturgis To Host Grease & Gears Garage

Iron Horse Saloon – Sturgis  To Host Grease & Gears Garage

Industry leading builders and craftsmen to hold live demonstrations throughout the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2016. For Immediate Release Sturgis, SD July 14, 2016 – Ever wonder what it takes to make a great tig weld, build a frame for a custom motorcycle, or bend your own set of custom handlebars? This year at the Sturgis […]

Part 5 Of The High Life Project

Part 5 Of The High Life Project

Published In The November 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Daniel Donley I’m pretty stoked this month! We got the ACME Choppers’ Springer! Let me tell ya, this thing is sweet: great craftsmanship, nice lookin’ welds and it even has needle roller bearings in the rockers! So, ya know this things gonna be […]

Brake Bleeding

Brake Bleeding

Published In The December 2013 Issue Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey www.faithforgottenchoppers.com First off, I would like to apologize for my lack of tech articles over the last couple issues. I was super focused on completing the build for the Artistry in Iron show in Las Vegas last month and was unable to find time […]

Wire Plus Wiring System

Wire Plus Wiring System

Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Gary Maurer & Jules   Photos By: Jordan Campbell & Wrench Well, here we go. When Kustoms Inc. was asked to be the lead builder, with Ron Harris from Chop Doc’s Choppers, we didn’t even stutter. It was hell yeah! Just think, we get to […]

Shaving Fork Legs

Shaving Fork Legs

Published In the November 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Words and Photos By: Ross Lenoir and Ian Smith of Americana Speed Shop Shaving brake tabs and fender mounts off of cast fork lower legs is a timeless modification that most Chopper Jockeys make a priority when building their rides. In my opinion, nothing looks worse […]

Valve Guide Replacement

Valve Guide Replacement

Published In The November 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Well it’s always a bummer, but it needs replaced! It’s not easy to diagnose a faulty valve guide. In this case, the rear cylinder was running like it was low on compression. It was burning oil out of the rear cylinder as well. After taking a compression […]

Gas Welding Aluminum

Gas Welding Aluminum

Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Will Ramsey – Faith Forgotten Choppers – www.faithforgottenchoppers.com There is some debate as to the best method of welding aluminum sheet metal (under .090”). The two methods most commonly used to weld aluminum are gas welding (Oxy- Acetylene) and TIG welding with AC current. Although […]

Metal Prep And Finishing

Metal Prep And Finishing

Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Working on your winter project? Maybe a new build? Or just cleaning the ol’ gal up? This month I’m gonna give you some paint and powder coat preparation tips, as well as some tips on steel and […]

Lincoln Electric Welding – Pipe Job

Lincoln Electric Welding – Pipe Job

Published In The April 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Vincent Stemp  Photos By: Sean Fraser Performance is important to all of us, in one way or another. Whether it means stripping fenders and swingarms to improve your power-to-weight ratio or just swapping mufflers to shape your torque curve, we all have our own […]

Lincoln Electric Welding – Testing The Lincoln Power MIG216

Lincoln Electric Welding – Testing The Lincoln Power MIG216

Published in The April 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Vincent Stemp   Photos By: Sean Fraser Last time, me and the rest of the guys at the shop took some time to get familiar with our Lincoln Electric Power MIG 216 welder. Despite the learning curve, we got pretty comfortable with it and were […]

Installing A Fuel Sight Gauge Kit & Relocating Your Petcock

Installing A Fuel Sight Gauge Kit & Relocating Your Petcock

Published In The March 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com For this month’s tech article, I am gonna show you how to install a fuel sight gauge kit and relocate your petcock. These modifications not only look killer, but are also very practical. With the installation of the […]

Fuel Tank Sealing With Visual Impact

Fuel Tank Sealing With Visual Impact

Published In The January 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Visual Impact Custom painting isn’t just about what you see on the surface. What lies under the paint is just as important. The finished product depends on excellent attention to detail and prep work. Half ass prep work will make for a […]

Fuel Tank Bodywork With Visual Impact

Fuel Tank Bodywork With Visual Impact

Published In The February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article &Photos By: Visual Impact In our first “how to” we talked about the importance of sealing a gas tank internally, and we showed you steps to achieve a good seal job. The next step in the process to a killer paint is the bodywork. This […]

Metal Rescue Product Test

Metal Rescue Product Test

Published In The February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers  www.pandemoniumc2.com Metal Rescue is a clear, water-based solution that is nontoxic, non-hazardous, has no acids, no solvents, and does not have a smell. Their motto is: “Safe on everything but rust.” This rust removing solution makes some big […]

Tech Cycle Install – The Rotary Top Gains Cool Points

Tech Cycle Install – The Rotary Top Gains Cool Points

Published In The August Issue Of Cycle Source Article by Will Ramsey Faith Forgotten Choppers www.faithforgotten.com    www.techcycle.com The rotary top 4 speed transmission has always been the ugly duckling when compared to its older brother, the ratchet top. But this unattractive little guy has some admirable qualities and is quickly starting to make a comeback […]

Have A Seat Nancy – Tooling Your Own Leather Seat

Have A Seat Nancy – Tooling Your Own Leather Seat

Published In The August 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Chris Callen  Photos By: Heather Callen The process of learning a new skill set and doing something yourself carries a greater reward than simply saving money. The pride of knowing what you have accomplished and then sharing it with others is worth far more […]

Slow Down And Think About It – Pandemonium Custom Shop Tech

Slow Down And Think About It  – Pandemonium Custom Shop Tech

Published In The August 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Daniel Donnley www.pamdemoniumcustomchoppers.com TheHigh Life Project came back into the shop over the winter to have the electric foot installed and we are at the end of May and here In Defiance Ohio we have only had 2 weeks to our riding […]

Three Two Choppers Wishbone Install

Three Two Choppers Wishbone Install

Published In The July 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos B: Three Two Choppers  www.threetwochoppers.com After spending some time with Jimmy Lee And JC of Three Two Choppers while we we \re in Texas I have even more respect fro what these cats put out of their Dalas Based shop. Thye quickly taught me […]

Getting’ Tanked Up – Custom Tank Fabrication

Getting’ Tanked Up – Custom Tank Fabrication

Published In The July 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen In this episode from Flat Broke Chops & Rods, we are fast on the fabrication of our entry to the Sportster Challenge for this year’s Big Mountain Run. One of the items that has to be completed sooner rather […]

Tool Time With Pandemonium Custom Choppers

Tool Time With Pandemonium Custom Choppers

Published In The July 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Daniel Donnley www.pamdemoniumcustomchoppers.com Our shop and our tools are a very important asset in what we do. We create build and customize motorcycles as our job and/or hobby. At times we get wrapped up so much in creating or customizing this new sweet […]

Kick Standing With Led Sled

Kick Standing With Led Sled

Published In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com For this month’s tech feature we are going to use Led Sleds’ Kickstand. Most people don’t even think about servicing their kickstand but if you don’t you might have to replace it one day. So here is a […]

Fabricating Handlebars With Faith Forgotten Chopper

Fabricating Handlebars With Faith Forgotten Chopper

Published In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article And Photos By: Will Ramsey – Faith Forgotten Choppers www.faithforgotten.com I’ve received quite a few questions over the last year about the handlebars that I built for Tight & Shallow. So many questions in fact that I have done a couple of small production runs […]

39MM Springer Kit From Siouxicide Choppers

39MM Springer Kit From Siouxicide Choppers

Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Siouxicide Choppers I ran into the cats from Siouxicide Choppers a while back and they were telling me about their 39mm springer kit that is a simple bolt on springer for all new model Sportster and Dyna model motorcycles. Quite simply it […]

Mixing & Matching – Retro Fitting A CV Carb On A Shovel Head – Part Two

Mixing & Matching – Retro Fitting A CV Carb On A Shovel Head – Part Two

Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey – Faith Forgotten Choppers – faithforgotten.com This is the second installment of a two part tech article on retro fitting a CV carb to a shovelhead motor. In the first article we fabricated a new intake manifold by welding a machined adapter to […]

Mixing & Matching – Retro Fitting A CV Carb On A Shovel Head – Part One

Mixing & Matching – Retro Fitting A CV Carb On A Shovel Head – Part One

Published In The October 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Will Ramsey – Faith Forgotten Choppers – www.faithforgotten.com   I’ve been asked many times about the CV carburetor set up on the last couple bikes I built. So, I’ve decided to write a two part tech series that will illustrate how I mounted the carburetors […]

Building A Chromoly Swingarm

Building A Chromoly Swingarm

Published In The September 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Will Ramsey – Faith Forgotten Choppers www.faithforgotten.com Kevin Dunworth of Loaded Gun Customs is fast becoming one of the premier designers and builders in the motorcycle industry. His Retro mod designs are pushing the envelope in both performance and style. I met Kevin two […]

Basic SU Carb Maintenance

Basic SU Carb Maintenance

Published In The November 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Chris Callen So, I know by now that when something goes wrong with my bike to follow a couple general rules: A. Keep it simple, or in other words start with simplest thing to check. B. Go to the last thing you messed with. […]

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease

Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease

Published In The September 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Pandemonium Custom Choppers Tapered Wheel Bearings rarely get serviced when necessary or properly. I suggest servicing them with a tire change or every two years, whichever comes first. With tapered wheel bearings there are two bearings, two bearing races and an inner bearing spacer […]

Installing LA ChopRods Internal Throttle

Installing LA ChopRods Internal Throttle

Published In The August 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey www.faithforgotten.com here is no denying the fact that internal throttles are just cool. Clean looking handlebars, hidden throttle cable, what could possibly be the down side? Well, some internal throttles have gotten a bad rap due to performance issues and […]

Pop A Cap On It

Pop A Cap On It

Published In The July 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Got a local hub cab store? Well, that’s where I picked up these old 16” Beauty Rings. Back in the day they were used on your car or truck to snazz up your wheels. For this month’s tech […]

Don’t Junk That Case, Repair A Loose Motor Case Bearing Insert

Don’t Junk That Case, Repair A Loose Motor Case Bearing Insert

Published In The July 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Chris Condon We are going to show you how to repair a loose motor case bearing insert. Rather than junk your case, this modification will make it better than the original factory setup. James Best of Dudley’s Basement in Central Islip, N.Y. is going […]

Shimmy, Shimmy Shake – Servicing Your Neck Bearings

Shimmy, Shimmy Shake – Servicing Your Neck Bearings

Published In The June 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com A service point that is commonly overlooked, is servicing your neck bearings. The reason it is often overlooked is they gradually fail over time and by human nature you just adapt to how they are and don’t realize […]

Adjusting Pushrods With Solid Lifters

Adjusting Pushrods With Solid Lifters

Published in The June 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey – www.faithforgotten.com The season is finally upon us, here in the Midwest, and it’s time to get the bikes back on the road. The do it yourself guys (our loyal Cycle Source readers) are changing fluids, lubricating cables, cleaning out […]

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