Sunday, November 27, 2022

New CC Feature

Article and photos by Josh Hawks - The beautiful thing about custom motorcycles is that as divisive as building bikes can be, it can also bring people together. This is the case with Chris Edwards, a friend of mine. Had it not been for custom motorcycles, I probably wouldn’t have met him. What’s shocking is that we’ve known each other since elementary school, but I would have never known the guy if not for meeting him a few years back at a local ice cream joint. Read more.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

New Bike Feature: Slim-Pickins

After years of looking at photos of classic-style choppers, Steven Lee “Slim” George decided to put together one of his own. The goal was a traditional style chop with some newer tech for added reliability. Killer chop builds tend to start with finding a suitable frame. Steven had heard rumors of a vintage piece that might be available and scored a “Jimmy Allen Special” custom-built classic.

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Monday, August 15, 2022


"We're back and excited to announce the 17th Annual David Mann Chopperfest will be taking place on Sunday December 11, 2022, at the Ventura Fairgrounds from 8 am - 4 pm. The show will feature a very special David Mann and Friends Art Show with tons of original and tribute art on display and for sale. The "If You Build It They Will Come" all brand antique and custom motorcycle show features over 20 classes with something for every motorcycle enthusiast. There will be hundreds of motorcycle culture vendors as well as a new and used parts swap meet, world class bike builders showcasing their latest builds, Rock and Blues Bands. Come join us to celebrate the legendary David Mann, the artist whose work influenced and inspired so many! For more info go to Thank you to our sponsors, we appreciate your support!"

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
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Barnett Clutches and Cables
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Born-Free Motorcycle Show
Cycle Source Magazine
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My Garage Ventura
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Choppers Magazine
The Shop: American Motorcycle Specialists
Learn To Ride VC
Black Bike Wheels
Kiwi Indian Motorcycles
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Sunday, August 14, 2022

On Location: Fuel Cleveland

Fuel Cleveland is a custom motorcycle show featuring bike builders, motorcycle artists, and a whole lot of custom vans. For 2022, the party was held south of Cleveland in Cuyahoga Valley National Park at Hale Farm. They couldn't have picked a better setting for the work on display. We spotted clean Panhead choppers, beefy Evo choppers, and some of the best custom Sportsters we've seen. Some super talented people also took the time to chat with us a bit about their work. Enjoy the show!

A huge thank you to Throttle Addiction for partnering with us on our coverage! Shop their top-quality selection of hardtails, gas tanks, sissy bars and more at

Fuel Cleveland: Website@fuelcleveland

How to Bore and Hone Cylinders By Panhead Jim

Whether you are punching your 883 out to a 1200, or rebuilding a clapped-out Shovelhead, you are going to need your cylinders properly bored and honed. On the surface, the concept of boring and honing cylinders is pretty straightforward, but things get tricky when it comes to the actual execution. To do the job right, you need a variety of expensive machines, precision measuring devices and the knowledge and experience to correctly use them all. Even though it is unlikely that most of you reading this will ever bore and hone your own cylinders, it’s always important to know the proper procedure, so you can ask the right questions when you are looking for a reputable machine shop and be able to give your machinist the right information to do their job. For this article, I traveled down to Bill’s Cycle Salvage in Jacksonville, NC, and let their lead mechanic Dave take me through the entire process.