About a Custom Shovelhead with a Single-sided Swingarm

Curt Owen talks with Pat Jansen of Progressive Insurance at the 2015 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Chicago.

Owen built Moonlight Tango, a Pro Street sled, featuring a single sided swing arm, stretch and rake on the frame with hydraulic suspension, wide glide girder front end, head work, Leineweber cam, crank work and Wiseco pistons.



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Interview with Tony Odom of Fancy Cycle

Tony Odom, owner of Fancy Cycle, has been customizing sport bikes since 1993. Pat Jansen of Progressive catches up with him at the US Nationals in Chicago. They interview is before he won the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show competition in MOD Custom.



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Mama Tried in Milwaukee

mama-tried-motorcycle-show-milwaukeeThe title of a 1968 Merle Haggard song about rebellious youth, “Mama Tried,” has become widely used in biker circles referring to the notion that most mothers just don’t want their kids to ride motorcycles.

The Milwaukee-invitational features motorcycles of various vintages, including flat trackers, hill climbers and choppers built by a diverse group of fabricators from the Midwest with some from as far as California, New Mexico, Texas, New Jersey and New York.

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Indian Motorcycle’s New Indian Chief Dark Horse

Moments before the Indian Chief Dark Horse Reveal

Moments before the Indian Chief Dark Horse Reveal

Indian Motorcycle pulled the cover off its latest ride at ‪#‎ChicagoIMS‬… the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse. It was revealed at the Chiacgo Edition of the International Motorcycle Show.

Blacked-out from end to end and starting at $16,999, the 2016 Indian® Chief Dark Horse® brings bold new styling to the Indian Motorcycle line-up.

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Carl Pusser is Walking Tall with his J&P Cycle Ultimate Builder National Championship

Carl Pusser - US National Champion

US National Champion

Winter Storm Neptune brought a swath of snow, high winds and dangerously cold temperatures from the Midwest to the Northeast on Valentine’s weekend. Along with the snow, 60 sizzling hot motorcycles lined up at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show and competed at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

Record crowds braved the cold and icy conditions and descended on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center outside of Chicago O’Hare International Airport to view the custom bikes and the latest motorcycle releases from the major motorcycle manufacturers. [Read more…]

Biker City USA – The City of Buffalo Chip

SturgisBuffaloChipCampgroundLogo-1024x1024The first-ever biker city in the world? It could happen if recent rumor becomes reality: the Sturgis Buffalo Chip might soon be known as the City of Buffalo Chip, South Dakota.

The posted agenda for the February 12 Meade County Commissioners meeting lists “Municipal Incorporation of Buffalo Chip” as one of the items to be considered, meaning this isn’t just a pipe dream.

On the cusp of the Sturgis Rally’s 75th anniversary, the thought of bringing the rally back to its authentic grassroots is undoubtedly appealing. Longtime Sturgis Rally riders who have felt the sting of “special pricing just for bikers” know it wasn’t always this way – and it doesn’t have to be. [Read more…]

The Interview with Katie Washnok of Blackout Motors

Katie Washnok has a custom motorcycle. The only thing she wanted on her bike was a custom Coach Leather saddle. She got that and Pat Jansen of Progressive Insurance got all the details on the bike including Ridewright Wheels, S&S KN93, Black Doom Frame, Springer and an open primary. This little lady knows how to ride a choppa.



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Baggers Kill It @ 2015 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder in MN

Warm Weather During Ultimate Builder

Warm Weather During Ultimate Builder

The Minneapolis edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show hit town on Friday, February 6th with the weather so warm that builders were pushing their bikes in with their short sleeves on.

Who knew these crazy Minnesotans would think 34 degrees would be considered warm?

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Gary Savill of Silver Wraith Choppers talks Diggers

Gary “Hollywood” Savill of Silver Wraith Choppers discusses his latest Digger build with Pat Jansen of Progressive Insurance on the show floor at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.


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Interview with DC MOTO about their 1947 H-D WL

Pat Jansen of Progressive Insurance interviews David Cook of DC MOTO about his 1947 Harley-Davidson WL at the 2015 edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Cleveland, OH. Paint and stripes were done in-house. The engine, a Flathead 45, has been bored and stroked.



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