Installing Ken’s Factory NEO-FUSION Headlight

Ken's Factory Neo-Fusion Headlight

Ken’s Factory Neo-Fusion Headlight

Sportster LED Headlight Install

Hank Thibodeau of Widowmaker Custom Design and Repair installed a Ken’s Factory NEO-FUSION Headlight on a 2007 Sportster. The install requires standard hand tools and a little bit of soldiering.

The headlight bucket from Ken’s Factory USA is so stylish that it looks like motorcycle jewelry. Ken Nagai is the renowned international motorcycle designer that builds high quality and premium components. [Read more…]

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results

Rhino Works the Crowd at the Ultimate Builder

2018 Washington DC Ultimate Builder Results – Iron Customs Take FreeStyle

Custom Bikes from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina all met at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Washington, DC, at the 2018 Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®.

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Chicago Round: 2018 Ultimate Builder

UBCBS

Results from the Chicago edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The weekend started with snow and it ended with snow. You would think that bad weather would reduce the number of custom bikes in the show but the allure of $70,000 in cash and prizes delivered over 85 custom sleds.

The Chicago round produced 8 customs transferring to the National Championship. The custom bikes came from as far away as Texas, New York and California. [Read more…]

Who Won What at the 2018 Championship

Winner at Ultimate Builder Championship

2017-2018 Ultimate Builder Awards

The championship round advanced 33 award-winning bikes from 6 qualifying competitions with builders coming as far away as California and Texas.

Listed below are the winners and the awards that they won.

FREESTYLE CLASS – 2018 Ultimate Builder Awards

1 – #2025 Motorcycle Missions, Krystal Hess

FREE 1st
10,000 10,000
$250 Gift Cert – TCX 250
$250 Gift Cert – Joker 250
$250 Gift Cert – Klock 250
Kirsh Helmets – Custom 250
Working Man – Belt 1000
Atomic Bob Art 500
VIP ALLIANCE WHL. 7500
DB Fab Hardtail 350
UKOALA BAG 300

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2018 Ultimate Builder Championship Awarded in Chicago

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CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2018 ULTIMATE BUILDER

At each round of the series, the custom bikes that won or placed received an automatic bid to compete in the national championship. The championship round advanced 33 award-winning bikes from 6 qualifying competitions with builders coming as far away as California and Texas. And that says something with all of the snow that was dumped in Chicago during the weekend.

A VIP panel of judges were selected for the championship including Chris Callen, editor, Cycle Source Magazine; Chris Theis, custom builder and stuntman; Evan Favaro, custom builder; George Stinsman, custom builder; Max Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles; and Nick Beaulieu, custom builder and 2017 champion. [Read more…]

Ultimate Builder Results in Dallas, TX

Ultimate Builder Results in Dallas

Atomic Bob Parties at Strokers in Dallas

February 2-4, 2018 – Ultimate Builder Results in Dallas – 2018
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

Dallas, Texas is the final stop before the championship round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Over 60 bikes were looking to win or place and to move on to the Chicago to compete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.

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Cleveland Ultimate Builder Results

Make Money at Custom Bike Shows

Humongous Show in Cleveland!

January 26-28, 2018 – Cleveland Ultimate Builder Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

The last few years Cleveland Ohio has greeted the hardy motorcycle enthusiast with snow, slush and sub-zero weather.

This year global warming produced a balmy 50 degrees so motorcyclists attending the Progressive International Motorcycle Show stepped a little lighter and smiled a little brighter.

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Make Money at Custom Bike Shows

How to make Custom Bike Shows Pay

How to make Custom Bike Shows Pay

Builders have asked “How do you make a custom show pay for itself” and I have a few hacks to share with you:

1. Promote your participation at IMS via social media – (we’ve had enthusiasts come 2 states away to see bikes) — Use the IMS hashtags including #RidersUnite

2. Take a rag and always polish your bike – enthusiasts will come up and ask you if you are the owner

3. Make sure you have business cards and literature (make sure your handouts are current) [Read more…]

The Cowboy builds a 10K Chopper & Wins J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in NYC

The Cowboy Kyle Shorey of Shadetree Fabrications builds a 10K Chopper and then takes his sled to NYC  Wins the NYC edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder.

They are known for creating unique styles with their parts and fabrication. They specialize in modifying HD Softails. You may have seen them in American Iron Magazine, Cycle Source, Iron Works, Vtwin, Easyrider, Freeway & many others.

 We asked the Cowboy a few questions:

  • What’s your style
  • How did you get so much out of such a small investment
  • What makes a winning bike
  • What did you think of the NYC show
  • What are the Texas trends / How do they differ from East Coast / West Coast
  • Tell us about your next custom build

 

 

Cowboy Kyle wins J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in NYC

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Custom Fit Ape Hangers on a 1995 Dyna

LA Choppers 5 degree angled riser bushing kit

LA Choppers 5 degree Angled Riser Bushing Kit

A customer rolled into Widowmaker Custom Design and Repair in Rougemont, NC complaining about his reach to the handlebars.

His Ape Hangers were a little too far to reach and made it disconcerting while running through the mountain passes and switchbacks in the local Appalachian Mountains.
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2017 Minneapolis J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Results

Winner FreeStyle

1st Place – FreeStyle

Dec 8-10, 2017 Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

Do you know why there is so much diversity and high-level customs in the Minneapolis edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows? There is just nothing to do but build something in the Winter. You certainly are NOT going to ride in 10 below.

It was bitter cold outside but toasty in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The following 8 builders have qualified for the Championship in FEBRUARY 09 – 11, 2018 to complete for $70,000 in cash and prizes.

FreeStyle – 2017 Minneapolis Ultimate Builder Results

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Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder

Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate BuilderDec 1-3, 2017 Results
By Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner, Producers of Custom Motorcycle Shows

FreeStyle – Results from New York J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder 

The Cowboy flew into town with his honey because Chris Callen, editor of Cycle Source Magazine and producer of Grease + Gears, snatched up his latest custom and brought it to NYC as he made his cross country trek from the Long Beach show to the New York show.

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