Surprise Winners at 2016 Ultimate Builder in Miami

2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders

2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Miami with a pronounced Latin beat. The energy was high inside the Miami Convention Center with Cartel Baggers making their presence known by displaying 16 custom Baggers in the MOD Harley and FreeStyle classes.

And if you like a killer Baggers, then the Miami show is a “can’t miss” on the schedule. During the awards ceremony hundreds of Cartel Baggers’ enthusiasts came out to support the competitors and the custom bike lifestyle. [Read more…]

Progressive Pat Interviews Pat about his 1975 H-D

What do you do when you retire? If your Pat Issacson, you build a slick 1975 Harley Davidson bike. The bike features a 93inch S&S mill. Everything is handmade or modifiyed by me on this motorcycle



 

Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Pat on his latest build. Produced by Biker Pros.

Interview with Pat Patterson of LED SLED

Pat Patterson of LED SLED built a custom motorcycle for Progressive Insurance that is showcased at the 2015-2016 Progressive International Motorcycle Show series.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition features more than 400 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each tour stop.

Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Pat on his latest build for Progressive. Produced by http://custombikeshows.com.

Interview with Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors

Interview with Evan Favaro, the owner, operator, designer and builder of Speakeasy Motors. The firm is a custom motorcycle and hot rod shop specializing in custom metal shaping, fabrication, welding, hot-rods, and restorations.

We caught up with him before he won the MOD Retro class at the 2015 edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in NYC.

Progressive Pat of sin-central.com interviews Evan on his latest build. Produced by http://custombikeshows.com.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition features more than 400 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each tour stop.

Imogen & Andrew work the 5-Ball Leather Shoot

Imogen & Andrew working on the 5-Ball Photo Shoot with Brass Monkey

Imogen & Andrew working on the 5-Ball Photo Shoot with Brass Monkey

By K. Randall Ball with photos by Markus Cuff

This story is about two young upstarts in the motorcycle industry, Andrew Ursich & Imogen. They didn’t stumble into each other until the Bikernet.com website tossed them together for a photo shoot in the Port of Los Angeles ghetto for 5-Ball Leathers.

Actually, Imogen, who runs the Great Frog wild skull jewelry outlet on Melrose in Hollywood, was first discovered by the Bikernet feature photographer, Markus Cuff, while looking cute at a Born Free Show. Her slender form and dramatic tattoos attracted his attention.
“I need to shoot you for Tattoo Magazine,” Markus spouted to Imogen, a Born Free 2 girl. [Read more…]

Paul Andrecola’s 600HP / 177 MPH Gremlin

Progressive Pat caught up with Paul Andrecola and his 600HP Gremlin trike at the 2015 NYC edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. The Gremlin is a GM 502 CI Big Block engine. It features aluminum heads, roller cam, twin 4 barrel carbs on a tunnel ram intake mated to a turbo 400 race tranny connected to a 9” Ford aluminum rear-end.

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Interview: George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle

Stinsman’s motor, called a Shovester, features a Shovelhead top and Sportster bottom. 500 hours in machine work went into the mil. It’s an interpretation of the 70’s era drag bike. George clipped the tranny and installed a Baker 6. A slick for the rear tire and a custom Chaos Chopper front wheel gives it a down and dirty look. He took home a check for $2,000.

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Scott Avery talks Custom Harley-Davidson Springer



It started as a factory springer Softail and ended up as a custom springer Softail that took 2nd place in the 2015 edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in NYC. Scotty from North Jersey Customs talks with Progressive Pat about his latest build. Produced by http://custombikeshows.com.

Chaos Cycle takes win at Ultimate Builder in NYC

Progressive Pat starts the show with a little Cheese Cake

Progressive Pat starts the show with a little Cheese Cake


There are a million stories from the New York International Motorcycle Show. And the big story from the 2015 edition of the NYC round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is that the two custom bike reveals from Speakeasy Motors and Forever Two Wheels came in 1st and 2nd respectively.

As usual, the competition was off the chain. Builders for the NYC show fabricate bikes that can take on the mean streets of Manhattan and win at any other custom show in the nation. [Read more…]

Bandit is an Industry Icon – A Man behind the Custom Bike Industry

Bandit with Chris Richardson

Bandit with Chris Richardson

Keith “Bandit” Ball is the Godfather of the Custom Bike industry and acts like a human switch as calls start early in the morning and often runs late into the night as he puts people together and keeps his thumb on the pulse of the custom motorcycle industry.

Recently Bandit put a $100,000 restoration build deal together for Billy Lane.

Back in the day Hugh King, producer of Biker Build off series, called and wanted a fresh face for a new show called Monster Garage. Bandit gave the nod to Jesse James and he made TV history.

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Dumptruck Rides the Good Times Biker Party Circuit

Have Cocktail, Will Travel: The Dumptruck Cronicles

We caught up with Dumptruck at the photo shoot for Ridewright Wheels and 5-Ball Leathers after his podcast with Pat Jansen of Sin-Central to get a lowdown of his adventure in 2015. Dumptruck spent time on the road attending to his business and running his custom bike named Creature across the US.

The boys, Dumptruck & Pat Jansen, start a Podcast at Bikernet HQ

The boys, Dumptruck & Pat Jansen, start a Podcast at Bikernet HQ


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Neo-Fusion weld-in gas caps

Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion weld-in gas caps

Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion weld-in gas caps

Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion weld-in gas caps are now available from the firm’s Signal Hill, California, North American headquarters. A top seller online and a popular phone-order request, they are machined from billet aluminum and available in polished or black contrast machine cut. They include a weld-in bung and are sold with a materials and manufacturing warranty.
Ken’s Factory USA, www.kens-factory.com