Photos: Yvonne Walker’s 98″ street Shovel was a real crowd stopper; There is little debate that Charlie Brown has one of the finest show machines in the natiion. Big Inch Honda boasts unique turbo-weber set up along with hand made body, 12 spoke mags and super elaborate art work; Larry Goldsmith’s 68 Shovel makes for quality show’n’go material; “Polaris” is one of the southland’s latest entries into the national show circuit, owner Jim Welch had Jim Chen of Independent Honda handle the engine work while intricate paint scheme was applied by Jim Reagan.
It’s fortunate for both Arlen and Kevin Ness that they aren’t in competition against one another. Arlen is well known for his one of a kind trend setters. But what many don’t realize is, that brother Kevin has his hands in a majority of those scooters and comes up with some super material of his own. This is evidenced by his latest creation the “Sportstar” seen here…
1979 Street Chopper – “SportStar” – Kevin Ness, San Leandro, CA 4-Page Print Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com
When is a trike not a trike? When you have to overcome the Man and legal registration hassles. So the idea becomes a sidecar or “outfit” in Australia. Anmd that’s what the wedge three wheel “Cyclotron” became when Lance Seadon did a number on a 750 Honda…
Shown: Don Vesco – 318.598 MPH, Russ Collins – First 200 MPH Quarter-Mile, Ron Teson – Fastest 7 Second Motorcycle, Warner Riley – 159.414 MPH
Ask a Pro, or ask the people who own phase 3 drive lines. We are number one in the belt drive field. Let’s cut through all of the advertising claims…No one makes a better drive, in any way, then PHASE 3. With good reason; we originated the modern motorcycle belt drive 5 years ago, and we are way ahead of the imitators…
AMEN’s patented rear suspension is the secret to a good looking but ridable custom motorcycle. You get the best of both worlds – cushy comfort for miles of tireless jammin’, and a look that’s close to rigid for complete designing versatility. AMEN Savior sprung frames are constructed from the finest heavy-wall mild steel stock available, carefully heliarc welded in fixtures which insure perfect alignment and excellent construction…Savior frames are available for 750, 550, 500, 450, and 350 Honda engines, the Kawasaki Z engines, Harley 74’s and Sportsters…
Cover: “Exercise in Originality” a beautiful panhead built by George Lesseos, partner in U.S. Motorcycles, can be seen on the streets in Lynwood, California.
Features: Swedish Choppers; Long Beach Show; Technical: Frame Work for the 74; Mount a Swinging Bar and Seat; Turned Down Lower Legs; How to Brake the Law; Cycles: Exercise in Originality; Form with Function; The Best of Both Worlds; Refinement of a Classic; Old Favorite; more
Front Cover: featured this month – completion of the new Super Sport. Here it is seen cruising the streets of Los Angeles upon its return from a recent tour of the United States. Back Cover: Denver Mulins Shovelhead
Features: Build a Super Sport, part 6; Chopper Testing the Yamaha; “Shovelhead,” part 3; Molly; Laconia; Technical: Chopping the 750 front end; Tired of Carb Trouble?; X-L-Lent Chopper Frames; Cycles: Baldwin’s Super Achievement; Rainbow 74; Built for a Purpose; Introducing the Vincent; Team Effort; more
Cover: Bill Cody’s “Iron Horse” moves proudly through the streets of Redodo, California. This unusual 74 is decked out in a flavorful butterscotch paint job.
Features: Coliseum Classic; Motorcycle Show Circuit; Technical: Front End Modification; Settling the Steel Matter; Tackle that Top End! Shop Style; The Sound of Silence; Cycles: Bill Cody’s Iron Horse; TR-IFFIC; Encore 74; Unit Construction “Wow”; Shadow Custom Cycle; Bleah! Beauty; more
Contents: Bikes: Git Back; The Hunter; Honda Two Ways; Wrecking Crew; Star Rider; One of These Nights; Space Hawg; Fresno Flyer; Fresh Air; Technical: Electronic Ignition; Fiction: Choices; Missing Part; Features: Fond Du Lac Custom Fest – ABATE of Wiscobsin and Bizarr Cycle bring together the best of “Show ‘N’ Go” for this 2nd annual Wisconsin Custom Show; News from Sifton; Waupun Prison Git Down; BBA Bike Meet; Road Test – Kawasaki KZ650; more
Cover: Hootie’s Hauler; Bike Features: 2005 Coyote Customs, Road Star – Hellborn; 2008 Metal Morphosis Engineering Sportster – Toe-to-Toe Trackmaster Sportster; 1997 Fortune Cycle Custom Bagger – Hootie’s Hauler; 2007 Rat Shop Punisher Chopper; 2004 Wicked Customs VStar 1100 – Eleanor; 2006 Tempest Cycles Razorback – Curvaceous; 2008 Carolina Custom Products – Blue Suede; 1997 Tony Cangiano Royal Star – The Yankee All-Star; Moto Art – the haunting and inspiring art of Sara Ray; Featured Builder – Kirk Taylor; Profile: Big Bear Choppers; more
Contents: Silver State Sportster; Alphabet Harley; My 150th Bike; Invader Sportster; Crispy Critter; All The Way; College Kid; The Sidewinder; Elegant Four; Stretch; Straight Line Cruiser; Coast to Coast Chopper; Guts Galore; Par Four; Been Down, But Not Out; First Edition; Flight of the Phoenix; Long Beach Dave
Contents: Ashcroft MC, Suave Custom – Legal Limit – retired brigadier general Lynn Ashcroft is also a passionate cutom bike builder; 2006 Redneck Engineering, Curves, Pure Sin; 2005 Britt Motorsports Yamaha XV1700 – The Sturgis Bike; 2006 Rucker Performance, Baggers Rule!; 2006 Covingtons Cycle City, Pro-Street – One Hundred Bucks Bought It!; 1999 Morton’s Custom Cycle V Star 650 – Back Tracker; 2006 Metry Customs, Pro-street – The Tempest; 2003 Eric Beshures, Ultima Custom – Dark Day – a tribute to the heroes of 9/11; 2007 Palhegyi Design, V Star 1300 – A Delicate Balance; 2007 Big Bear Choppers, Devil’s Advocate, Runnin’ With the Devil; Arlen Ness Motorcycles; Master Builder – Jim Weems; more
Bike Features: 2008 Alley Rat Custom, Woody – 200 Proof Powerhouse; 2000 Wicked Customs VTX – City Slicker – Lisa Amodie Takes her Bobber on the Town; 2007 Paul Yaffe Originals, G-Ride; 2007 Valla Choppers – Island Style – On This New York Island…Choppers Rule; 2000 Greg Herdkicka Custom Road Star – 333; 2007 Jamie’s Customs, Low-life – Cinnamon Stick; 2005 Palhegye Design, Stratoliner – Flame-Out; 2007 Jolly Roger Customs – Lucy; Best Biker Movies; Profile: RS Custom Painting – Renee Schroder; Profile: Roger Bourget Update; Featured Builder Roger Goldammer; more
Bob Fanniff, motorcycle policeman from Glendale, California, has definite ideas about doling up a bike. Starting with a stock 1947 Harley-Davidson ohv job for which he paid $425, Bob promptly dismantled it to the last bolt and headed for the platers. Care was taken not to over-chrome, fault of many motorcycle perfectionists. Note phosphorus bronze-plated heads.
1951 Fanniff’s Fancy – Old Dobbin transformed into dashing thoroughbred 1-Page Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com
Bike Features: 2003 Baron’s Road Star Chopper – Revillusion; 2003 Kirk Taylor Special Construction – Saga II; 2001 Neal Maylath Harley-Davidson Dyna – Hated It; 2001 Honda VTX – Lost in the Crowd – John Rodriguez; 2003 Michael Brummitt Custom Softail – Motorcycles in the Mist; 2002 Special Construction – Six First Places and Counting – Joey Indellicati gets it right; 2003 Redneck Engineering Low-Life – Runnin’ with the boys – Jennifer Smathers isn’t taking a back seat to anyone; 2000 Keith Hege Yamaha Road Star – Friends; Test Ride of 2004 Vengeance – Tres Hombres; Master Builder – John Vaughn-Chaldy; Industry Profile – Kevin Alsop; Profile: David Lafrance; MGS Custom Bikes – The latest from Mike Stafford; more
Bike Features: 1991 Jeffifer Condy, Harley-Davidson Sportster – Chopped Right; 2002 Jason Conley Yamaha Road Star – The General Lee Connection; 2004 Rob Foeth Special Construction – Cleveland Cyclone; 2004 Lotta Carlstrom, Special Construction – Little Lotta; 1999 Javier Salvador Yamaha Road Star – “Shrek” – X-Treme Custom Cycles Friendly Green Ogre; 2004 KC Creations Custom – A Fine Vintage – Kim Suter Chablis Custom; 2003 Elite Custom Motorcycles – An Urban Knight; 2002 Heavy Metal Customs – Born Under a Golden Horseshoe – Steven Jones; 2002 Pedro Rodriguez Yamaha Road Star – The Good Life; Pomona Bike Show; Master Builder – Russell Marlowe; Laconia Bike Week – everything you need to know; more