News and links about custom bikes, choppers, bobbers, Harley-Davidson, Buell and just about any other motorcycle or subject that catches the author’s attention. Enjoy and have fun! George

  • American Motorcycle 1902 Builds Hooters Bike
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    "Introducing "The Original" a custom built Ol School Bobber manufactured by American Motorcycle Co. 1902 for the new Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.. This custom built motorcycle will be used in the promotion of this years 2006 Las Vegas BikeFest™. Registration to win this exciting motorcycle will take place at the Casino during the month prior to the event."

  • Rubbermag: Buell Motorcycles Sweep ASRA Thunderbike Podium
    "Bilansky, Bemisderfer and Estok Dominate at Summit Point � West Virginia's Summit Point Raceway was the site of a dominating Memorial Day Weekend performance by Buell riders who swept the podium in the American SportBike Racing Association's (ASRA) Thunderbike class. Hal's H-D/Buell � Hal's Speed Shop rider Dan Bilansky took the victory on Monday from pole position, with Harley-Davidson/Buell of Frederick's Bryan Bemisderfer and Veatch Motorsports rider Dave Estok filling the final steps on the podium."

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  • International Journal of Motorcycle Studies

    "The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies (IJMS) is dedicated to the study and discussion of motorcycling culture in all its forms—from the experience of riding and racing to the history of the machine, the riders and design to the images of motorcycling and motorcyclists in film, advertising and literature. We welcome submissions on all areas related to the cultural phenomenon of motorcycling. We invite contributions from all members of the motorcycling community." Read their articles HERE or try Forty Years Later: Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels, Myth, Reality, and Revenge in Hunter S. Thompson’s Hells Angels or A Brief History of "Outlaw" Motorcycle Clubs. Serious stuff.

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  • Legend of The Airplane Motorcycle
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    "Here’s the deal, stirred up a couple of weeks ago with one shot of the above motorcycle, based on a seven-cylinder Rotec rotary airplane engine. Rumors spread quickly and we received another shot of an inline 8-cylinder airplane-based, rotary- engine motorcycle."

  • Panheads Forever

    "I took these pics over 15 years ago of two of the coolest pans that have ever run the streets! By far the hottest pair of pans. Wheelie pullin - ape hangin - jockey shifting bikes! - I call stilll see the orange pan pullin a wheelie outside of mrs jays in asbury at 3:00 in the morning right in front of a cop car! Everywhere you went you would see one of these bikes rippin rubber and spillin oil. These bike and the guys that rode them were what bikers were all about then and now. its hard to top these two no bullshit Rides! Enjoy!"

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  • California Choppers

    "Home of the Frisco-Style Chopper, our shop is the culmination of 29 years of motorcycle history. Originally started in 1975 on Valencia Street in the Mission District of San Francisco as a small, locals only storefront shop under the name Frisco Choppers it was acquired by the current owners, Wayne Hodges and Ron Aiello who spent a lot of time and effort expanding the shop and services in various ever larger locations on 3rd street and then 10th Street then, finally , a name change to California Choppers and a brand new 8000 sq foot facilty at its current location at 1490 Howard Street. in 1999."

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  • AP: Harley-Davidson seeks to expand overseas

    "MILWAUKEE - With its foray into China under way and an eye toward boosting sales overseas, Harley-Davidson is looking to sell its iconic motorcycles in India and Vietnam. Representatives from the company recently traveled to both countries to meet with government officials, said Tim Hoelter, Harley's vice president of government affairs. The Milwaukee-based company is working with U.S. officials to lessen what Harley sees as two major barriers to entering India — stringent emissions standards and tariffs of more than 90 percent. Vietnam recently agreed to end its outright ban on large motorcycles and lessen its tariffs more than 60 percent over the coming years, as part of a trade pact with the United States, he said."

  • Porkster: Are you a biker?

    "Are you a biker? Take this simple test. Choose the answers most appropriate to you. (Burp!) The test exists of 38 questions. At the end of the page you can check your score (only when you answer ALL the questions)."

  • GazetteExtra: HOG reaches 1 million members

    "The Milwaukee-based company formed its owner's group in 1983 to satisfy rider demand. It reached the half million membership mark in late 1999 and surpassed 1 million earlier this year, spokeswoman Leslie Hudson said. The members are spread out in 130 countries in more than 1,400 chapters, which must be affiliated with dealers. Anyone who owns a Harley is eligible for membership, she said. Passengers, often family members, can be associate members."

  • myrtlebeachonline Biker Blog: John Deere Trike

    John Deere again, remember this post? Now we have three of them :-)

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  • Blings Cycles

    Cool Old School Bikes made by Bling´s Cycles.

  • Nash Boys: Libido Bike

    "Nash Motorcycle Company was established in the spring of 2003. NMC may be a new business, but has been in the works for years. Founded by three brothers; Trent, Taber and Teddy, who own and operate the shop. These brothers have been refining their skills since they were small boys, tinkering in the garage, working on anything they could get there hands on; bikes, cars, lawnmowers, whatever. NMC specializes in one of a kind ground up built motorcycles. NMC bikes are choppers, bobbers and hot rod bikes, mixing the old with the new. "

  • L.A.County Choprods

    "From Hollywood to Sturgis the streets are buzzing about the rugged art we create at L.A. County Chop Rods. Our custom choppers begin with a biker's dream. From there we set about bringing your vision to life. Through experience and innovation we forge apractical balance between custom and function for a ride that's unique as its rider. If you can stand the attention we've got just the ride you've been dreaming of."

  • Santiago Chopper: Old Skool Chopper 05

    "Santiago Chopper Specialties has a wide variety of custom parts to add to your bikes. ... and remember It's Not A Bike It's a Chopper."

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  • Ghost Rider

    "In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a gogetting reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles charges Johnny with defeating the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one."

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    "Cool pics. Freelance photography...shooting cars, bikes, people & bands."

  • AMD: Places Filling Fast For World Championship

    "Since entries officially opened last week, fifty bikes have already entered this year's World Championship of Custom Bike Building, which will be held at the Thunderdome, Thunder Road, Sturgis, South Dakota, USA from August 5-7." Visit the AMD Championships Forum with all the news.


    "BILLY LANE BRANDS EXPANDING-- As mentioned over past several emails we have had a great deal of great news lately involving Billy Lane's brands. As of now, we are expecting; A. To hear great news from a major network regarding approval a new television series featuring Billy by mid-next week B. Activision is planning to release the Lane Video Game fall '07 C. Harper Collins has just contracted with Mr. Lane to create a book all about him with a Fall 2007 release date D. Billy is filming his 5th Biker Build Off right now in Melbourne E. V-Twin TV, #1 rated show on SPEED Channel on Two-Wheeled Tuesday just aired an episode focused on Lane F. In its 2nd year, Blood Sweat & Gears continues to gain incredible momentum on the road, we have just finished a wildly successful stop in Myrtle Beach G. Billy and I leave June 30 for Germany to visit with the wounded soldiers on their way back to the US from Iraq. The USO reached out to us after hearing about BSG. They are even planning to show the DVD on base while Lane is in country. H. That's just the tip of the iceberg In 2007 we hope to accomplish many, many great things, but most importantly we will focus on three key needle movers; 1. Series on television 2. Blood Sweat & Gears Tour (3rd Year), national presence at major rallies. 3. Choppers Inc relocation a. We are beginning plans for a new building in Melbourne as well as a 2nd retail location in Daytona Beach "


    "CUSTOM CHROME ANNNOUNCES DESIGN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEGENDARY EUROPEAN BUILDER FRED KODLIN-- Custom Chrome, a division of Global Motorsport Group, Inc., has announced a new strategic design partnership with legendry European motorcycle builder Fred Kodlin. Kodlin will join other industry notable designers like Rick Doss and John Reed to create high-quality, innovative new parts and accessories for Twin Cam model motorcycles to be manufactured and distributed by Custom Chrome globally. Fred Kodlin stormed the US market with his unique design and build talents back in 1990 when he came to the US for the first time and won the Rat's Hole Show. From that point on, Fred became what we in the US call a Master Builder and since then has continued to wow bike builders and enthusiasts across the US and globally. Kodlin maintains his motorcycle business in Germany and welcomes visitors from across the world daily. "I am looking forward to the new alliance with Custom Chrome and to developing world class parts for Twin Cam models. This new partnership will set the standard for all things Twin Cam. My first designs will be available in the 2007 Custom Chrome catalog" Kodlin explained. To learn more about Fred Kodlin please visit:"

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  • Clutch and Chrome: Hall of Fame announces 2006 inductees

    "The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum today announced nine new members for induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, with ceremonies scheduled for Saturday evening, October 7, 2006. Each year, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering."

  • Biker News Online: Harley Davidson Ride Atlas of North America

    "It's packed with definitive maps of secondary roads, road construction information, local motorcycle laws and an expansive mileage directory, into a compact 8.5-inch by 11-inch ride atlas fits snugly into a saddlebag. Wrapped in a black, rubber-like, touche cover are 284 pages of four-color maps, mileage charts, city indexes and descriptions of motorcyclist-tested rides in the United States. The Harley-Davidson Ride Atlas is packed with in-depth descriptions, custom trip maps and essential rider tips for 25 key rides nationwide. The scenic rides take motorcyclists off the beaten path -- to the coves, hollows and water gaps of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, through the towering oaks and cedars of Texas Hill Country, and past the emerald lakes and swift streams of the Cascade Range in northern California."

  • bigsword: The Dodge Tomahawk Motorbike

    "The Viper-powered Dodge Tomahawk concept vehicle shatters all the barriers of conventional thinking about personal transportation. This four-wheel, single-passenger vehicle is a sleek, rolling sculpture that combines art-deco styling with extreme engineering. The 500 Horsepower Viper V-10 engine powering the dual rear wheels gives this radical vehicle a potential top speed of nearly 400 miles per hour - for anyone who wants to test it. The Tomahawk roared into public view at the North American International Auto Show." via Oliepeil See video HERE

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    "The word from Buell UK; 10 Capital Cities in 10 days for BLISS Goes Live Sat 27 May 2006 Tom Johnson and Rob Dransfield will be taking on their extreme challenge with the help of two Buell Ulysses XB12X Adventure Sport motorcycles on Saturday 27 May as they leave London to complete their 4,000 mile journey to raise £30,000 for premature baby charity BLISS." ... "For further information, or to pledge your support for Tom and Rob’s journey, please visit or visit"

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  • Miles and Smiles: Harley-Davidson Eyes India
    "Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the US-based maker of iconic sportster and cruise motorcycles, has set its eyes on the Indian market. Harley-Davidson will look at tapping the Indian market by using the import route. In the first week of this month, the company’s executives were here, making the rounds of the commerce ministry. Their agenda was to find out the government’s intent regarding the emission norms on high-end motorcycles and to seek a reduction in Customs duty on the bikes, says government officials."

  • threetwochoppers: El Segundo

    "Innovation is a very basic concept. You either set the trends, or you follow them."

  • thekneeslider: Roland Sands Wins 2006 Biker Build Off

    "It will be very interesting to see how the rest of the bike builders respond to this change of direction. We may see some drop by the wayside as they find themselves unable to build something that works and there may be a rise of a whole new breed of bike builder, individuals that have taken the time to learn about motorcycle dynamics. I know to most of us around here, this is refreshing, I’m just all smiles!" Roland Sands

  • BNO and Uncaged Librarian: PEZ Chopper

    "Orange County Choppers, Inc., the group behind the American Chopper television show, is constructing this PEZ chopper for display at the PEZ factory. OCC charges $100,000 or more to do a themed motorcycle like this. PEZ is apparently also planning an Orange County Choppers Gift Set that will be "limited" to 250,000 or 300,000 sets. There will be a set of three dispensers, one for each of the stars of the show: Paul Sr., Paul Jr., and Mikey. The release date is supposed to be around October. If this happens, it will represent a departure from PEZ's long-standing rule that no dispensers are made of real people. Dispensers showing "humans" are not prohibited, but dispensers showing a real-life person are -- or were. A Princess Leia dispenser shows a "person", but that person is a character from a movie, not the actress playing the character. The OCC guys may seem a bit cartoonish, but they are real people playing themselves on the show, not actors playing a character."

  • Myrtle Beach Online: Build legend Billy Lane roars into Myrtle Beach

    "Billy Lane and Choppers Inc. pulled into Myrtle Beach this week and parked at the Broken Spoke Saloon. A frequent face on the Discovery Channel, Lane is known as a legend in biker circles. He doesn't just design bikes that leave enthusiasts wanting more, he holds seven patents on motorcycle parts and accessories."

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  • Custom Motorcycle Talk: Harley Flamethrower

    "While I wouldn’t exactly say I condone this method of dealing with tailgaters, I must admit at times it’s been very tempting. This one’s just too good to pass up, folks. Give it a look see and please rate this post." See the video HERE


    "I decided to post this funny for the weekend. I am leaving for another short weekend up is at Harley getting the bags on.....changing out the pipes....and excited to take it on my next trip outtahere! In the meantime..have a good laugh, OR --- you can say "EEEWWWWWWWWW"!"

  • Flyin’ Dutchman: Legend of the motorcycle" show...

    "Two weeks ago the "Legend of the motorcycle" show was held in Half Moon Bay, California. I stumbled upon a website with a lot of photos from the show, taken by Craig Howell.."

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  • How Would Harley-Davidson Run the Church?

    "#1 Our passion for this business, for riding, and for relating to and being one with our customers. #2 Our sense of purpose — in other words, our focus on growing demand by offering great products and unique experiences. #3 Operational Excellence — which is the continuous, relentless drive to eliminate waste in all aspects of our operations and to run Harley-Davidson better and more efficiently with each passing day."

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News and Links for 2006-05-17

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  • motorcyclecruiser: The Deadly Dozen: 12 Motorcycle Safety Myths and Misconceptions

    "Maybe you know BS when you hear it, but maybe you have heard some myths repeated so often or by people whose expertise you respect that you think they are actually true. Unfortunately, there are a lot of motorcyclists who do believe them. We thought that some of these fallacies should be brought out into the light of day so that riders have the right information upon which to make informed riding-safety decisions. We also hope it will keep more motorcyclists from repeating such misconceptions to riders who turn to them for advice."

  • insidebikes: lightning 2006

    "But the answer for anyone on the `built-for-comfort-not-for-speed’ side, who still wants to own an American made sporting motorcycle, is to buy a Buell Lightning Long. It has fairly high handlebars, decent room on the saddle and a semi-upright riding position. You can go medium fast in the twisty stuff on this bike, but commute in comfort too."

  • Robbie's Ironhead

    "Robbie has completed the rear frame, mocked up the supercharger, added cool old-school Avon tires, modified the tank etcetera..."

  • Rubber Mag: Xerox Revs Up Nu-Ness Motorcycle For First Reveal

    "Xerox Reveals Eye-Catching Custom Motorcycle Inspired by High-Speed Printing System - Legendary custom bike designer Arlen Ness rides his latest creation - "Nu-Ness" - a black-and-white, chrome-covered motorcycle inspired by the Xerox Nuvera digital production print system. To be seen for the first time at the AIIM/On Demand print industry show, the 9-foot-long bike features eye-catching designs as well as a paint scheme with halftones, fine detailed line work and smooth curves, all to reflect the high image quality of jobs produced on the Xerox Nuvera system."

  • INQ7: 6,000 km cross-country in 22 days on a motorbike

    "THIS is a story of a 6,000-km, 22-day cruise on my Harley Davidson Sportster 1200, across the Philippines from Zamboanga City, and back—via Dapitan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Surigao, Tacloban and Sorsogon cities, Manila, Subic (Zambales), La Union, Vigan City, Pagudpud (Ilocos Norte), Tugueguerao (Cagayan), Banawe (Ifugao), Baguio City, Manila, Puerto Galera (Oriental Mindoro), Kalibo (Aklan) and Dumaguete City."

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News and Links for 2006-05-15

  • Bikes in the Fast Lane: Respect ! David Barr

    "Here's a biker that deserves respect ! Going on a RTW on a Harley Davidson Sportser is tough. Anyone who rides long distance on a motorcycle will tell you that. But David Barr's challenge was greater than most; he has had his two legs amputated after he drove over a landmine in the military !"

  • Kneeslider: Harley Davidson Stunt Bike

    "Jason Pullen, former supermotard racer, decided to give it a try when his supermotard motor blew at an event in Sacramento. He was checking out the other riders around the place when he saw some stunt riders and said, why not? All he had available at the time was a Harley Davidson FXR so he gave it a shot. He got some attention from his unconventional ride and has since added a Sportster to the lineup."

  • Riding Sun: Confederate News

    "Confederate designers are also working on a third bike, a twin-cylinder machine that is expected to debut in 2008. Chambers says the new model will be a higher-volume bike with a lower price point." Read more

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  • Chad: 101 reasons to own (and ride) a Harley-Davidson

    "They're made in North America. Most of their components, anyway. They're loud (or they can be with a little help). They're beautiful. Everyone wants to own one. There are thousands of accessories available, so you can make your Harley uniquely yours. They can be painted outrageous colours, with strange murals, and no one thinks they look terrible or silly. They just look like Harleys. There are more Harley mechanics around than for any other bike." Read all

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  • Storz XR1200 Conversion Kit

    "Storz Performance Celebrates 25th Anniversary with new XR Style Conversion Kits for 2004-06 Sportsters. The love of dirt track racing runs deep at Storz Performance so what better way to celebrate our 25th year in business than by building a new XR style Sportster. Harley introduced the new Sportster in 2004 with a rubber mounted engine and it is easily the best handling Sporty ever produced. So good that we just had to develop an XR style conversion kit that will fit any of the 2004-06 Sportster 883 or 1200 models."

  • Flyin’ Dutchman’s: Knuckle from Switzerland...!!

    "A minute ago Pierre yves from the Cheaters car club from Switzerland sent me these photos of his Knuckle he rides around on, down there in the fuckin' Alps! It doesn't get much better than this.."

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News and Links for 2006-05-10

  • Krazy Horse Custom Cycles: Pauls Pan

    "Fishtails and Flames 1952 Pan Frame; Harley Davidson wishbone. Front end; 2" under electraglide. Other bits; S&S super B carb, 1.5" primary belt drive. Paint; Pageant."

  • Flickr: Toni_V

    "German Stuntrider Rainer Schwarz with his friends - at the Swiss Loveride 2006 in Dubendorf, Zurich"

  • Flickr: suzuki_chris

    "Brolly Babe(s) from the 2005 NEC bike show."

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News and Links for 2006-05-09

  • Rubber Magazine: Buell Voltage Paint Set

    "Buell Accessories has released three new accessory items painted to match the bold, red "energy" pattern of the Voltage Custom Paint Set (P/N 95738-05YAD) for Buell Lightning models. The new components include the Voltage Tail Section (P/N 50779-06Y, $169); the Voltage Rider Heel Guards (P/N 50778-06Y, $39.95) and the Voltage Passenger Heel Guards (50777-06Y, $35.95). Each fits 2003-later XB9S and 2004-later XB12S models."

  • A Krugger Classic

    "No one has the touch of Krugger and so far this in the Bikernet favorite of the European winners. But I'd like to throw in a thought. When it comes to competitions such as this we seem to be drawn toward bikes that look historic, and the flashy chopper are left behind. In the past we looked at stock classics with distain, tore 'em apart and built candy apple red, stretched monsters. All of a sudden that 40 layers of hand rubbed lacquer, and smooth as-a-baby's-ass sheet metal is frowned upon. I say we divide the classes, so the craftsmanship of both realms is considered."

  • A Retro Sporty Makes Top Five

    "Fifth place was taken by Krazy Horse Cycles from the UK, with their 'Zeroesque', an Ironhead Sportster homage to the styling that emerged from Shinya Kimura's Zero Engineering in Japan. Other trends now clearly seen through the Official European Championship have been the growing popularity and quality of 'retro' styling, and, conversely, the continuing development of cutting edge suspension, chassis and driveline technology and the use of light weight materials. "

  • SFC: Pull over Harley, looks like Honda's on your tail

    "For nearly 100 years, Harley has dominated the U.S. market -- the company said last year that its motorcycles "are presently in service with some 2,800 law enforcement agencies nationwide. Now, however, Honda, the world's most successful maker of motorcycles, is testing the law enforcement waters here. Honda has the largest share of the U.S. civilian motorcycle market, with 26.9 percent of all new bikes sold in the United States, followed by Harley with 23.7 percent and then a handful of other manufacturers, according to figures for 2004 provided by the Motorcycle Industry Council. " (Thanks to BikerSwag)

  • Cycle Source: Etched in Time - a Johnny Chop bike

    "You could look at a bike that Chop built, even before you saw him with it and know that it was one that he did. His work with this bike was such a great combination of the classic styling and modern functional attributes that it demands credit and deserves nothing less. Little details are where the devil lies for Johnny, and its features like the oil line routing or lifted skirt on the gas tank that defines this as a Johnny Chop bike. For so many people in this industry today the words “Old School” have become a way to sell you something or make you think that their product is cool, but this, this is old school man. "

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