Builder Profile: Ross Latimer wins 2017 Ultimate Builder DC

Rats Customs’ Ross Latimer took the win in DC

Ross Latimer’s personal bike is a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Ross Latimer’s personal bike is a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Ross Latimer’s personal bike is a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster named Rats Hot Wheels and it took 1st place in MOD Harley. It features a Layer Custom Candy teal/ Hot Wheels paint scheme with a 1250cc Hammer Performance motor that makes 110+ HP.

Ross Latimer’s personal bike is a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Ross got the big check

Past awards:

Ross won is the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in DC in 2015.

How and why did you get started building bikes?

I got started building bikes through painting. Out of high school I made money going to car shows and doing pinstriping on the spot. That quickly turned into doing airbrushing and full blown custom jobs. I decided I needed a canvas of my own and the only thing in my budget was a ratty old CB 750.

What is your biggest challenge in building a bike?

My biggest challenge when building a bike is finding the time to do it. Between working a 40+ hr job as a welder and school two or three nights a week it’s hard to put all the time and focus into a build like I would like to. Another thing I find difficult is waiting till a build is all the way, 100% complete, before trying to ride it.

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