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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. […]

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 […]

Working Man’s Build – Part 2

Working Man’s Build – Part 2

Customizing Jared Blake’s Sporty with Pandemonium Custom Choppers Article and Photos By: Daniel Donley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The July 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Just to recap on last months beginning of this article, I recently was approached by Jared Blake, He is hard working country music singer, out there pounding the […]

Moving Forward: Installing Forward Controls with TC Bros

Moving Forward: Installing Forward Controls with TC Bros

Article & Photos By: Daniel Donnley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month I showed you how to internally wire a set of handlebars on a 1997 sportster. With the bike already being in the shop the customer decided his sporty was in need of a facelift. First […]

Woah There??

Woah There??

Install A Rear Disc Break And Space It To The Rotor Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month, I showed you how to correctly space your rear wheel in the chassis of a bike with a drum brake. This month […]

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 […]

The XS650 Chop-Off

The XS650 Chop-Off

Pandemonium Custom Choppers Hosts The 3rd Annual Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The Yamaha XS650 world has been slowly coming to the scene for a while now and there is not a show or event that is specific for the XS650, until now… Pandemonium Custom Choppers figured that it […]

Thread In Time: Thread Repair Kit

Thread In Time: Thread Repair Kit

Article & Photos By: Daniel Donnley – www.pandemoniumcustomchoppers.com Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month I did the tech about on the fly thread repair on a shovelhead exhaust port that was damaged because I didn’t have any type of thread repair kit, so I made my own. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

XS Street Trackin

XS Street Trackin

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Kerri Schindler Originally Published In The May 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul Bucher’s first experience with the Yamaha XS 650 was in his high school days. Paul and his buddy would do some stop light drags; Paul on his Honda 750 and his buddy on an XS. […]

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 […]

XS650 Brakes

XS650 Brakes

Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The February 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You ever ride a Yamaha XS650 before? The stock front brakes suck! You might as well drag a piece of wood down the road to stop. This month I am gonna show you how to […]

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 […]

Is Your Twin Cam Under Pressure?

Is Your Twin Cam Under Pressure?

Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The June 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I have seen many Twin Cam engines lose oil pressure, start knockin’, and have a catastrophic failure all because of a bad oil pressure sending unit, a bad electrical gauge, or even a 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 […]

Go Strapless

Go Strapless

Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The November 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month’s tech comes from trying to find an easier way to do something without having to call up a bunch of friends to help. Have you ever tried to load your bike yourself and […]

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 […]

Twin Cam Swapin!

Twin Cam Swapin!

Part 2 Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The June 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month we showed ya how to tear down a Harley Twin cam to do a cam swap. This Month I’m headed to Dead End Cycles in Defiance, Ohio to show you […]

Twin Cam Swapin’!

Twin Cam Swapin’!

Article By: Daniel Donley – Pandemonium Custom Choppers – www.pandemoniumc2.com Originally Published In The May 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month I’m headed to Dead End Cycles in Defiance, Ohio. Jayme Price — the head wrench and owner of the shop — is a local go-to guy for your late model Harley needs. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cookies Are Gone – Customizing Your Ride In A Few Easy Steps

Cookies Are Gone – Customizing Your Ride In A Few Easy Steps

Published In The August 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Daniel Donley At Pandemonium Custom Choppers www.pandemoniumc2.com Photos By: Duke Miller Do you have a stock Harley- Davidson that is just like all the rest? You know what I’m talking about, when you are at an event and the parking lot is full of bikes […]

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 […]

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 […]

SpaceGrass By Pandemonium Custom Choppers

SpaceGrass By Pandemonium Custom Choppers

Featured In The May 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Kerri Schindler The owner of Space Grass, Ron Gratop, learned at an early age not to touch. His dad and uncle both had motorcycles and he was never allowed to touch them except for the times he sneaked a peek under the cover. […]

Hanky Panky – Best Of MtnFest

Hanky Panky  – Best Of MtnFest

Featured in the December 2014 Issue of Cycle Source Article By: Matt Reel   Photos By: Kerri Schindler Something 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 it’s a […]

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 […]

Kick-Standing With Led Sled Customs

Kick-Standing With Led Sled Customs

  Originally Published In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine. 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 tech article on how to replace your […]

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 […]

In The October Issue- On Newsstands Now

In The October 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: One of our writers runs south to the border for the legendary El Diablo Run and writes some killer coverage. Our good friend Daniel passes the torch in this month’s tech as he teaches the next […]

The High Life Project Part 6

The High Life Project Part 6

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 powder coater . Prior to powder coating, Mylar tape is used to protect the areas on the parts that […]

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