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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 […]

Find It Now

Find It Now

Article By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As summer 2011 rolls into full swing, plans are in motion for the second Hoka Hey Challenge. I fondly recall all of the buzz that took place this time last year here at Cycle Source home base as Chris Callen, […]

Burn It Down

Burn It Down

Article And Photos By: Alex Scott Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Melted tire stuck to burnt wheels, charred frontend stripped with rust, and a scolded engine detached and disassembled. There could be, perhaps, no other scene that Doug Balko could stumble upon that would better inspire a ground-up build […]

Fire & The Wheel

Fire & The Wheel

Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here at Wheels Through Time Museum, we have a little saying, and it goes like this: Everything is American, and everything runs! For years now, we’ve been hunting down, preserving, and displaying hundreds of America’s rarest two and four wheel vehicles, and like the […]

Interview with Bandit of Bikernet.com (Pod-E Podcast)

Interview with Bandit of Bikernet.com (Pod-E Podcast)

Motorcycle Sin-Central Pod-E Podcast All about rallys, parts, Bourbon & custom motorcycles – check out the latest shenanigans on Pat Jansen’s Pod-E Podcast! Pat Jansen of Sin-Central.com gets the 411 from Bandit of Bikernet.com about Custom Bike trends: What’s the next trend in custom bikes Where is the big-wheel bagger trend going FXRs custom bike trends […]

Full Throttle Rock: ANAKA

Full Throttle Rock: ANAKA

Article By: Sara Liberte Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Lately the rock music scene has been so uninspiring, mostly loaded with guitars fighting rhythm to outshine the other; something I haven’t been able to find any connection with. These days it’s not very often you come across a band […]

Still Swingin’

Still Swingin’

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The man behind this old girl needs little introduction by the likes of me. Donny Loos has been turning old scrap iron into show beauties for twentyfive years this summer and the funniest thing about it is, today […]

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 […]

Big Mountain Run 3: I Survived

Big Mountain Run 3: I Survived

By: Jack Shit Photos By: Geno Stull, Joann Bortels, Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Since watching the wipeout video from last year‘s Tramp Triathlon, all I could think of was, I can’t wait to get to this event. I had made big plans to ride cross country […]

Chopper Class

Chopper Class

Article By: Kevin “Teach” Baas Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine June is upon us, and warm weather, green grass and the beautiful rides have begun! I can’t say enough on how great May was with the 3rd annual Big Mountain Run ruling! Now that we are into June, last […]

Buy American Or Die!

Buy American Or Die!

Article By: Paul Wideman Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Ahh….everyone’s favorite retailer. It’s the place where you can go to find most anything, at most any time of the day. The story of the beloved Sam Walton was one that warmed the hearts of countless souls and motivated the […]

Adam’s Rail Job

Adam’s Rail Job

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Joan Bortels Originally Published In The August 2011 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The sweet seventies styled chopper you see here was not only the “Best in Show” winner at BMR this year but happens to be owned by one of my good brothers, Adam Doyle. Adam is twenty-nine […]

A Job For Everyone – The Tiny House Chronicles

A Job For Everyone – The Tiny House Chronicles

When we left off last, the Cycle Source Mobile Command Center was headed north to the Donnie Smith Show and the temperature gauge was dropping. Leaving the Florida sunshine with the proposition of near freezing conditions was daunting but the warmth in my heart overcame that. You see, I have a long time brother up […]

Indian Motorcycle & Veterans Charity Ride To Sturgis® Announces Third Annual Motorcycle Therapy Adventure

Indian Motorcycle & Veterans Charity Ride To Sturgis® Announces Third Annual Motorcycle Therapy Adventure

Nomination Program to Award Post-9/11 Veterans With Epic Adventure via “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime” Scottsdale, Ariz. & Minneapolis (April 5, 2017) – — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s First Motorcycle Company®, has again joined forces with “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis,” a nine-day journey that provides veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way […]

Hooligan Dirt Dash

Hooligan Dirt Dash

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Horny Toad Harley-Davidson of Temple, TX will host the Hooligan Dirt Dash, featuring a full day of pulse-pounding flat track motorcycle racing, live music, FXR, Dyna and Chopper bike shows and much more. The FREE event kicks off at 12 Noon and runs throughout the day until 6pm. Horny Toad […]

Paul Yaffe Celebrates 25 Years Of Custom Motorcycle Building At Arizona Bike Week

Paul Yaffe Celebrates 25 Years Of Custom Motorcycle Building At Arizona Bike Week

Phoenix, AZ (March 29, 2017) – A retrospective exhibit celebrating legendary custom motorcycle builder Paul Yaffe’s storied career will be on display at the Legends Pavilion for the duration of Arizona Bike Week 2017. Yaffe Through the Years, presented by Chuck Franklin Law, will showcase some of the most spectacular bikes and parts that Paul […]

Willie G. Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Willie G. Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award For Legendary Harley-Davidson Brand Ambassador Willie G   Sturgis, South Dakota, March 28, 2017 – Considered the patriarch of motorcycling by bikers around the globe, William G. Davidson’s artistic vision and passion for riding have not only shaped Harley-Davidson’s® identity for more than 50 years, they have transformed the entire motorcycle world. […]

Kuryakyn, Sturgis Buffalo Chip Debut Signature Build At Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show

Kuryakyn, Sturgis Buffalo Chip Debut Signature Build At Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show

SOMERSET, WIS, MARCH 29 — Kuryakyn® and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® kicked off the Midwest’s biggest bike show with a bang, debuting the 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion signature build in front of a packed house at the 30th annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. Representing seven days of electrifying racing in August at […]

Cycle Source World Report

Cycle Source World Report

**We Are Looking For Brake Systems & Components For Our Buyer’s Guide. This is a FREE Media Opportunity! GOT SOME COOL PARTS THAT WILL HELP THEM BUILD THE BIKE OF THEIR DREAMS? We’re looking for Handlebars, Controls & Electrical for our June ’17 Issue Buyer’s Guide. All you have to do is submit a high […]

Adjusting Your Perspective – The Tiny House Chronicles

Adjusting Your Perspective – The Tiny House Chronicles

So, the tiny house started to not be so tiny by the beginning of the week. As you may remember we had a few days of tight adjustment and it would seem as if things might not go as the perfect life we had planned but with a little patience we started to fall in […]

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Mercy Killings And Lollygagging Demi Gods Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Northwest Jersey has finally given way to the constant down pour of spring rain, and as the temperatures begin to find a constant medium the less adventurous weekend warriors start to pollute the streets. […]

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello Friends, as always I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the beginning of another awesome riding season! So many events to look forward to, meeting up with friends from all over the country as well […]

Jared Mees Captures Victory For Indian Motorcycle Racing In American Flat Track Season Opener At Daytona TT

Jared Mees Captures Victory For Indian Motorcycle Racing In American Flat Track Season Opener At Daytona TT

Armed with the Indian Scout FTR750, America’s First Motorcycle Company Makes Triumphant Return to Flat Track Racing Taking 1st and 2nd Place Podium Positions   DAYTONA BEACH, FL.  – After a 63-year hiatus, Indian Motorcycle returned to flat track racing in grand fashion, as Jared Mees outclassed the field to take top honors at the Daytona TT American […]

Jared Mees Wins Inaugural Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT Presented By Politis & Matovina

Jared Mees Wins Inaugural Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT Presented By Politis & Matovina

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – History was made under the lights at Daytona International Speedway as the American Flat Track series entered its new era at the Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT presented by Politis & Matovina. Jared Mees took home a dominant AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines win in to become the first rider to win an American […]

Choppering

Choppering

This Is Not A Prius: This Is A Chopper Article By: Chopper Charlie Photos By: Kayla Keoune Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The wind through your skin like a butcher’s knife, the rain is like tiny daggers piercing your face. The wind howls like a runaway train tossing you […]

Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Perewitz Cycle Fabrications

Article By: Chris Callen Photos Courtesy: Cycle Fab Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine an effort to get over the winter doldrums, the mid-build blues or the foretelling of the slow business of the motorcycle industry this time of year drags with it, I decided to take a look back […]

Hill Climbs Return To Laconia Bike Week

Hill Climbs Return To Laconia Bike Week

Gunstock To Again Host Motorcycle Event By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN GILFORD — After a hiatus of five years, the hill climb, long a signature feature of Laconia Motorcycle Week, will return to the ski jump at Gunstock Mountain Resort during the 94th running of the “World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally” in June. The Gunstock […]

Venture Heat Saves the Daytona Ride

Venture Heat Saves the Daytona Ride

The weather in Daytona Beach during Bike Week is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’ll get. I did get a pretty good hint when leaving Columbia, SC as it was 30 degrees and snowing. The week before Bike Week it had been 80 degrees. So our initial plan was camping on […]

Seventies Lace Paint Job

Seventies Lace Paint Job

Article And Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine One of the first things noticed on a motorcycle, even from a distance, is the paint (and, yes, sometimes the lack of). Recently when building my newest bike I had to make the decision that can sometimes leave […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 17

FXR Spotlight: Episode 17

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Darrell Jones Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine A few months back I put out the call to FXR riders and Cycle Source readers to help me keep the FXR Spotlight alive. I received several emails from readers who didn’t want the column to […]

11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

Article & Photos By: Kustom Jeff Dailey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The 11th annual Barber Vintage Festival is in the books and I’m happy to say I’ve been to them all. If you’ve never been, you need to make plans to be there next year. The swap meet […]

St. Louis Cycle Showcase

St. Louis Cycle Showcase

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine January brought the third incarnation of the Cycle Showcase STL, an event that I have had the pleasure of bringing to the faithful readers since 2013. This go around was different than the previous with a […]

The Sixty Two

The Sixty Two

Article and Photos By: Joshua Elzey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Bob Long obtained the fairly stock chopped 1962 XLCH HD with a +4 bolt on hard tail from a friend of his, Ross Martin, in May 1976 as a trade for a 1948 pan motor. After several months […]

Shop Hoppin’- K&S Customz

Shop Hoppin’- K&S Customz

Article and Photos By: Will Ramsey Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the last couple years, I have had the pleasure of doing business with a great local shop in Louisville KY. K&S Customz is a full service motorcycle shop owned by Josh Kinsel. The development of this shop has […]

Fuel Tank Liner

Fuel Tank Liner

By: Steve “Brewdude” Garn – www.brewracingframes.com Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Over the years I have seen many gas tanks. The inside of these tanks have varied from being in great condition, or in need of much work. The worst of these are the tanks that someone has applied a […]

Monday Morning Editorial

Monday Morning Editorial

The Road Less Travelled Makes All The Difference Editorial By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The March 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So the holidays are over, the tree is in the trash, even the hangover from New Years Eve is gone….. What now? For whatever reason, this time of year always comes with […]

Downtown Leroy Brown

Downtown Leroy Brown

Article & Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Terry Whitten and his best friend Paul are the original founding members of a hot rod club named Hard Knox. The club’s main interest is building cool bikes and hot rods as a way to represent their custom […]

Trip Of A Life Time: Part 6

Trip Of A Life Time: Part 6

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather And Chris Callen Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine So last month when we left off we had bunked down for the night at The Trees Motel. The next morning we were up early and ready to go but first we had to […]

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 […]

HARLEY-DAVIDSON SCREAMIN’ EAGLE DRAG TEAM THUNDERS INTO GAINESVILLE SEASON OPENER

HARLEY-DAVIDSON SCREAMIN’ EAGLE DRAG TEAM THUNDERS INTO GAINESVILLE SEASON OPENER

Ride to the Race to See World Champions Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec Blister the Track MILWAUKEE (March 15, 2017) – The grandstands will quake to a ground-pounding Harley-Davidson® V-Twin cadence when the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines drag racing team lines up to open the Pro Stock Motorcycle season at the Amalie Motor Oil […]

Stardust

Stardust

Article By: Jimmy Frizzell Photos By: Markus Cuff Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine You can take all the shortcuts or you can engulf yourself in the process but in the end you’re the only one that knows what it took to get there. The customer only knows so much, […]

DEI Announces 2017 Race Sponsorship Program Details Open To All Grassroots Racers – Auto And Powersports

DEI Announces 2017 Race Sponsorship Program Details Open To All  Grassroots Racers – Auto And Powersports

Avon Lake, Ohio (March 13, 2017)…Design Engineering invites racers from all series and level of participation to become a member of TEAM DEI. The Team DEI sponsorship program includes all levels and series of grassroots racing and all vehicles – truck, car, kart and powersports. As a member of Team DEI, sponsored participants receive discounted […]

EICMA Customs

EICMA Customs

Article and Photos by Marilyn Stemp Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As early as the 1860’s, primitive two-wheeled vehicles were being developed in France, England, Germany and the U.S. But no matter where the modern motorcycle traces its pedigree, the EICMA show in Milan, Italy last November proves that […]

Worth The Wait

Worth The Wait

Article And Photos By: Daniel Venditto Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine As with many things I discovered today, I came across Matt Pontano’s ’61 Pan Head on the internet, Instagram to be more specific. Immediately, I could tell that this was a build with a lot of thought put […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® To Give Away Indian Scout Sixties Customized By Roland Sands And Carey Hart

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® To Give Away Indian Scout Sixties Customized By Roland Sands And Carey Hart

Moto StampedeTM giveaway bikes come complete with hooligan race battle scars and wild stories Sturgis, SD (March 14, 2017) – Creative motorcycle madmen Roland Sands and Carey Hart are molding identical 2017 Indian Scout Sixty motorcycles into wicked racing machines for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. Before being given to two fans […]

Bikes And Brews

Bikes And Brews

Article By: John Kelly Photo By: John Kelly & Bob Novak Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Great beer, a good cause and killer location made for a successful second annual Bikes at the Brewery bike show. Fifteen years ago the LaCrosse Boot Company stopped production at it’s LaCrosse, WI […]

Black Knight

Black Knight

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Brandon Cooper spends the winter months immersed in his alter ego as King Bee Customs. By day he is a mild mannered engineer at a facility that makes aircraft components but when the doors to his […]

Indian Motorcycle’s 2017 Roadmaster Classic Blends Vintage Styling With Modern Touring Amenities

Indian Motorcycle’s 2017 Roadmaster Classic Blends Vintage Styling With Modern Touring Amenities

Rich in leather and luxury features, the Roadmaster Classic reimagines what a heritage-inspired American touring motorcycle can be MINNEAPOLIS (February 21, 2017) — Welcome back, Americana. Indian Motorcycle®, America’s First Motorcycle Company®, is proud to present the newly crafted Roadmaster® Classic, a bike that reimagines what a heritage-inspired American touring motorcycle can be by blending […]

The Tiny House Chronicles – Monday Morning Editorial

The Tiny House Chronicles – Monday Morning Editorial

So, the plan was simple and seemed clear as mud. We get a little trailer, make the necessary modifications and put the whole office in it to live for long stretches as journalists at large.  I mean, what could be better than never having to go home again, right? Well, the reality of living in […]

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