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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 […]

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 […]

Easy Installs: Fork Shrouds

Easy Installs: Fork Shrouds

Originally Published In The March 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month, follow along as Todd Muller, Head Tech at Lowbrow Customs, installs a pair of 39mm Fork Shrouds on an ‘06 Harley- Davidson Sportster. Fork Shrouds are a quick and easy install, but like any work you do on a motorcycle, it must […]

Repairing A Spark Plug Hole

Repairing A Spark Plug Hole

Article By: Tyler Malinky Originally Published In The February 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Especially when it comes to old motorcycles, you may find that threaded holes for fasteners or spark plugs may have been a bit abused. It doesn’t take much more than one ham-fisted mechanic cross-threading a spark plug in an aluminum […]

Shotgun Exhaust Pipes: Bolt-On Fit 1986-2016 Sportsters

Shotgun Exhaust Pipes: Bolt-On Fit 1986-2016 Sportsters

Whether giving you added ground clearance on a scrambler or tracker, or just for high-and-tight style on a rigid or stock Sportster, the Shotgun Exhaust Pipes from Lowbrow Customs make quick work of improving your motorcycle’s look and sound. Quick and E-Z bolt-on install with the included heavy-duty mounting brackets and hardware. Available in your […]

Updates On The Sportster Challenge At BMR

Updates On The Sportster Challenge At BMR

Article By: Matt Reel We are excited to announce that LowBrow Customs has joined the sponsors of the Sportster Challenge. LowBrow has an amazing selection of chopper parts, apparel, patches, stickers, etc. on their web site, check them out. Builders you will be receiving an email from me about this soon. www.lowbrowcustoms.com

GEICO Insurance presents Cycle Source Magazine’s 8th Annual “Run To The Line” & Shovel Drags

GEICO Insurance presents Cycle Source Magazine’s 8th Annual “Run To The Line” & Shovel Drags

Join the Cycle Source staff and many illustrious guests from the motorcycle industry on a perfect afternoon with breath taking sights and killer bikes for the 8th year in a row. Cycle Source Magazine will be holding their annual “Run To The Line” for readers attending this years Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Anyone who loves the […]

Mounting A Custom Fuel Tank

Mounting A Custom Fuel Tank

Article By: Tyler Malinky When it comes to mounting a custom gas tank on your bike, there are many ways to skin a cat. With quite a few tanks coming with welded on but undrilled tabs, one of the easiest ways is to weld a couple of threaded bungs into the back bone of your […]

Venting a Gas or Oil Tank Cap

Venting a Gas or Oil Tank Cap

Article By: Tyler Malinky If you’re building a custom oil tank, you can forgo the vent fitting and vent the cap to keep a super clean design. Also, if you need to vent a cap for a gas tank, this method also works great. What you need are a 1/8” NPT tap (which needs a […]

Relocating Gas Tank Filler Neck

Relocating Gas Tank Filler Neck

Article By: Tyler Malinky Relocating or replacing the filler neck in your gas tank not only gives you a custom look, but can help get the most capacity out of your gas tank. Todd wanted to use this Narrow Alien gas tank, which is 2.1 gallons, on a chopper he is building. The tank sits […]

The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express West Coast Premiere

The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express West Coast Premiere

The world premiere of The Salt Ghost: Return of the Nitro Express takes place at The District Lounge in the city of Orange, California on July 30th, 2011. Plenty of bike parking, doors are at 7pm, the one hour film will be shown at 8pm and the party will go on into the evening. Come […]

Modifying a Stock Exhaust for a Custom Look

Modifying a Stock Exhaust for a Custom Look

You can use a stock or aftermarket exhaust as a starting point for a custom exhaust, instead of piecing one together totally from scratch. What follows is a late-night account of how I did just that to customize the exhaust on my ‘59 Panhead chopper. I started with a set of Paughco side- by-side header […]

Installing a Fuel Sight Gauge

Installing a Fuel Sight Gauge

Article By: Tyler Malinky 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 low on gas. We show the installation on a new Sporty […]

British Chopper Wiring

British Chopper Wiring

Article by: Tyler Malinky As a follow-up to our last DIY Tech Tip on clean- ing 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 turn signals, horn, heated grips or other superfluous volta- ic […]

How to Clean Up your Wiring

How to Clean Up your Wiring

Do it Yourself Tech Tips The 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. To me, nothing ruins a flashy period custom or a […]

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