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THE BORN FREE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS from June 22, 2017

THE BORN FREE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS from June 22, 2017

News from the Coast, the NRA, Le Pera, Vard, Brass Balls, Top Gear, Avon, Barnett, NCOM, and far, far, away By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Sidehack Jerry, Gearhead, Ed, EL WAGGS, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew 6/22/2017

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello there from Baltimore where it’s HOT!!!!! We’ve dam near crossed the entire United States and it’s hot everywhere!!! We’ve played some amazing bike events lately and I’m always surprised at the turnout. I mean we’re talking 90’ plus degrees […]

Lowbrow Weirdo

Lowbrow Weirdo

Article & Photos By: Mikey Revolt Originally Published In The October2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Todd from Lowbrow purchased this bike as part of a two bike deal. When he got this bike it consisted of a stock swing arm frame with a complete motor that had the correct 8 bolt top end, a […]

Chopper Charlie: Unhitched

Chopper Charlie: Unhitched

The Path Less Traveled Is Less Traveled For A Reason, It Isn’t Easy Article By: Chopper Charlie Weisel Photos By: Kayla Koeune For weeks I’d been beating my head against the wall trying to find a way to approach this topic. From the first day I began to share my stories in this magazine I […]

The Real Smokeout

The Real Smokeout

Article and Photos By: Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine TheFriday morning of Smoke Out 17 I found myself 300 miles away and facing a day that the weatherman basically shrugged his shoulders at winked and said good luck. Uncomfortable heat and unpredictable rain storms were a guarantee […]

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2016

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2016

Article And Photos By: J. Ken Conte Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” I have had many motorcycle trips that were all about the destination. Burn daylight, haul ass as fast you can and get to where you’re […]

Tangled Up In Blues

Tangled Up In Blues

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Carsten Fritzen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m sure almost everyone reading this magazine will agree that there’s nothing quite like the sound of a well-tuned Harley with straight pipes, especially a cone Shovel. Man, that’s absolute music to my ears! Well, at […]

S&S Engine Science

S&S Engine Science

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycle Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood Part 2

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood Part 2

Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was the winter of 2015 and, I had been living in the Hollywood houses for better than two weeks. I’d become almost used to this strange world of constant parties, movie sets, filming in the back yard, the occasional visiting celebrity, and the […]

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Hunters Of The Mechanical Herd Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine There is no rhyme or reason to the bullcrap that has inflicted this great ball of molten rock, hurling through a mass vacuum at some ungodly speed towards imminent destruction. It’s a calming thought once you get to the […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 8

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 8

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In the last installment of our most amazing honeymoon we ended in the loving, adorable arms of our 18-monthold grandson. Now, up to this point we had already traveled a few thousand miles across 8 […]

Laconia Bike week 2016

Laconia Bike week 2016

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After a brisk ride up from West Virginia where we closed out an incredible Big Mountain Run, we drove all night and headed into the New England States for the Grand Daddy of them all, Laconia. […]

Shopes Shovels

Shopes Shovels

Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Paul Morton Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you are a designer/ builder at the top of the custom motorcycle game, what do you give your 11 and 7-year-old sons as a gift? Well, if you are John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts, […]

Sturgis Rally 2017 Grand Marshall Announcement

Sturgis Rally 2017 Grand Marshall Announcement

Sturgis SD – Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ Names Jessi Combs as Grand Marshal for 2017 Mayor’s Ride. Known as the Fastest Woman on Four-Wheels, Black Hills native, Jessi Combs has been named the Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride scheduled to take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 during the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. […]

Grease & Gears at R.O.T.

Grease & Gears at R.O.T.

Grease & Gears at R.O.T. Through a partnership with JP Cycles, Grease & Gears Garage will be featuring some of the most talented craftsmen and artisans of the custom motorcycle scene on stage during the Republic Of Texas Rally June 8th-11th.  Have you ever wanted to see just how a frame is raked or hard […]

Indian Motorcycle Racing Remains Undefeated with 1-2 Finish at Springfield Mile

Indian Motorcycle Racing Remains Undefeated with 1-2 Finish at Springfield Mile

 Indian Motorcycle racing REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH ‘1-2’ FINSH AT SPRINGFIELD MILE Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Extends Win Streak to Four   SPRINGFIELD, ILL (MAY 30, 2017) – In its return to flat track racing in more than 60 years, and on an all-new race bike, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 are […]

Indian Motorcycle Pays Tribute to 50th Anni of Munro Land Speed Record

Indian Motorcycle Pays Tribute to 50th Anni of Munro Land Speed Record

“The World’s Fastest Indian” to be Memorialized with 2017 Bonneville Land Speed Record Attempt by Munro’s Nephew MINNEAPOLIS (May 24, 2017) – It’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history – a story immortalized by the feature film, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring […]

An Original Jesse James Sled before he was Jesse James — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

An Original Jesse James Sled before he was Jesse James — On the Sin-Central Pod-E

Pat Jansen interviews Bob Kay about his original Jesse James build before Jesse James was Jesse James as well as the Kustom Kulture Artisan Show. Got Question on: Marital issues Telling a Bro “Get the f*$%K off my bike Bob and Pat take you down the road of riotousness. All on the Pod-E Podcast.     […]

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place – The Tiny House Chronicles

A Place For Everything And Everything In Its Place – The Tiny House Chronicles

One thing is for sure when it comes to tiny house living, there MUST be a place for everything and everything MUST be in its place. We were acutely aware of this as we made preparations months ago for life on the road in the Cycle Source Mobile Command Center. Deciding that with space at […]

BMR Backyard Banger

BMR Backyard Banger

Article By: Panhead Frank Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source  Magazine After coming off of a really hard winter, all that was streaming out of the motorcycle chamber of my mind was the Big Mountain Run (BMR). There cannot be a BMR without a Gypsy Tour and there can’t be a […]

First Rides: Magnum X-1 Stealth

First Rides: Magnum X-1 Stealth

Article By: J. Ken Conte Photos By: Heather Callen & Ken Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’m not ashamed of flying to a motorcycle rally and arriving there in a cage. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I do it, either. It makes for less of an […]

’64 Duo Glides

’64 Duo Glides

Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Daron Gray Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I’ve known Eric Stein for a few years now and every time I hear that he’s building a bike I look forward to seeing it. This Pan was no different as he told me that it […]

Gettin’ It Covered

Gettin’ It Covered

With Led Sled’s Pan Style Rocker Boxes for XL’s Article And Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine While many of us have known this little motorcycle secret for a while more and more people seem to be figuring it out lately, “the Harley Davidson Sportster platform […]

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Jimmy Frizzell: On The Edge

Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Tourism: The uncontrollable urge to rediscover a watered down stereotypical version of the ideal situation filtered through the minds of money grabbing locals dressed in perfectly pleated pants, tourism, just don’t do it. I lead a charmed life filled with solidified hallow ideologies based […]

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Sweet Mo Lasses Shovel

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Jeff Ruttinger Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Paul Smyth has been a mechanic at UPS for ten years now and like so many of us he does his daily grind which is a good job but all the while he’s dreaming of the […]

Bucket List: Texas Style

Bucket List: Texas Style

Article & Photos By: Steve Klein – Contributing Writer Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Cycle Source Magazine is, of course, a part of the leading edge pioneering group of gas inhaling, 50wt bleeding Gearheadz that we are, and became an immediate sponsor of the Cherokee Pate Swap Meet in Texas […]

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. […]

Leatherhead

Leatherhead

Article and Photos By: Mark Velazquez Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some people dream and other people make the dream come true. Making the dream come true is the case of Grigoriy Georgiev of Bad & G Customs now in Williamsburg Virginia. From the days back home in Bulgaria […]

BMR 7: The Gypsy Tour

BMR 7: The Gypsy Tour

Killer And Company Hit The Road For Three Days Of Riding And Fun Article By: Killer Photos By: Cycle Source Staff Gypsy Tour-(jips? – to?or) – noun. A journey for pleasure in which several different places are visited by a group of nomadic, free spirited people. Last year when Chris told me to load up […]

Chopper Charlie: Choppering

Chopper Charlie: Choppering

What Started As A Ride To A Rally Turned Into Something We Never Expected Article By: Chopper Charlie Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hot. Really damn hot. This was all I could think about when we were crossing State Highway 24 across Utah a few days back. The lunar […]

Sportsters Rule At The 2016 BMR

Sportsters Rule At The 2016 BMR

Photos By: Matt Reel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Well, the best event of the year has come and gone again, The Big Mountain Run once again out did last year. This year brought with it all the riding, camping, site seeing, and friend making of the last along […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood

Article and Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was years ago, while staying with an eccentric entrepreneur who surrounded himself with old motorcycles and ragged biker types in Milwaukee Wisconsin, that I experienced a very unique adventure. In fact, the situation was so outrageous […]

Lil’ Miss Red

Lil’ Miss Red

Article By: Matt Reel Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Father and son projects are some of the greatest things gearheads can do together. I will always remember working with my dad on my first car and I’m sure a lot of you share the same […]

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 7

Trip Of A Lifetime: Part 7

Article By: Heather Callen Photos By: Chris & Heather Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After a good meal, great company and a bitter sweet good-bye with our brother Ray Ray we started barrel assing south towards San Francisco, I wanted to check another thing off my bucket list before […]

FXR Spotlight: Episode 18

FXR Spotlight: Episode 18

Article By: Joe Meilke Photos By: Dave-O Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When you write for a magazine you meet a lot of people; a lot of interesting people, both good interesting and bad interesting. This month’s spotlight Dave-O is just a Koo Koo Bird from the west coast […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings from somewhere in Middle America (at least for now)! Man what a crazy month it’s been since the last issue! We’ve been playing to some amazing crowds. I finally got to play and see Laconia for the […]

Big Mountain Run 2016

Big Mountain Run 2016

Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Heather Callen, Darren McKeag, Matt Reel, Killer & Jimmy Frizzell Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Believe it or not, with all the articles I have to write throughout the year, this is one that I toil over. You see, it’s easy to give […]

LA Lane Splitter

LA Lane Splitter

Article And Photos By: Chris Callen Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The story of La Lane Splitter you see pictured before you is one that starts with our introduction to Mike and Mike. You see, back at the Pate Swap Meet last year we ran across a cat with […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2017 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit “Old Iron – Young Blood” Draws Next Generation Of Motorcycling’s Masters

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2017 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit “Old Iron – Young Blood” Draws Next Generation Of Motorcycling’s Masters

A new generation is shaping the industry, and they are ready to show what they can do. Sturgis, SD (May 4, 2017) An incredible group of young builders and artists who have been inspired by the iron stylings of previous generations will be creating new works that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present […]

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Features Inaugural Year For Youth Vintage National Championship Classes

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Features Inaugural Year For Youth Vintage National Championship Classes

Hare scrambles, motocross, exhibition races among weekend events  PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Youth competitors will be able to vie for national championships in vintage hare scrambles and motocross at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, on July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “We are really focused on expanding AMA vintage racing,” said AMA Racing […]

Collection Of ‘Roaring 20s’ Bikes Found On Berkshire Farm For Auction At ‘No Reserve’ With H&H Classics At National Motorcycle Museum

Collection Of ‘Roaring 20s’ Bikes Found On Berkshire Farm For Auction At ‘No Reserve’ With H&H Classics At National Motorcycle Museum

The first H&H Classics sale at its prestigious new venue – the National Motorcycle Museum on June 2nd– offers a complete collection of mainly 1920’s era bikes with a focus on lightweights. The whole collection is in at ‘No Reserve’. Many of the bikes from ‘The Home Farm Collection’ are getting close to a century […]

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Announces Entertainment, Bike Show

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Announces Entertainment, Bike Show

Old Bike Barn Crossroads features vendors, music, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Fans of country music, rockabilly and high energy party rock are in for a treat at the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, scheduled for July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The Old Bike Barn […]

Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2017 Biker Belles® Welcomes All To “My Motorcycle Life”

Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2017 Biker Belles® Welcomes All To “My Motorcycle Life”

The Buffalo Chip’s Biker Belles tradition of honoring women in motorcycling continues with special guests, new features and old friends. Buffalo Chip, SD (May 2, 2017) – An inclusive opportunity to celebrate women in motorcycling and connect with those who are shaping the industry, driving change and breaking long-held traditions will take place Tuesday, Aug. […]

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Makes its Texas Debut at Revival Cycles The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Makes its Texas Debut at Revival Cycles The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Carmel, Calif. – April 26, 2017 – For the first time in its 9-year history, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering took the show on the road with an appearance at Revival Cycles’ The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Guests of this annual festival in Austin, Texas were treated to a special preview of some of the bikes that […]

Moto Stampede(R) Race Series Expands Diverse Schedule

Moto Stampede(R) Race Series Expands Diverse Schedule

Sturgis, SD — More adrenaline-packed racing events have this year been added to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede race series at the premier action center of the rally. Six of the motorcycle and music festival’s nine days offers thrilling racing from American Flat Track and RSD Super Hooligan to street drags, Dirt Riot Off-Road, and […]

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 […]

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