Monday, November 29, 2010

What do all these have in common?

Well other than being cool as hell all of 'em are in our SPECIALS PAGE! Our Devils and Angels DVD is on sale as well as the Instigator Gas Tanks. We also have some discontinued bars in here too; A great deal on the Biltwell Four Aces bars, and we have the last of the Master Blaster and Capital Z bars from No School Choppers! When they are gone they're gone! We are also saying goodbye to a few of our oldest T-shirt designs, they have had their run and will now make room for some cool new designs. So if you're one of our customers who has gone through 5 of them in the last 6 years ya better stock up, this is it!

Rolling Art Bike Show, Corpitos, TX

Friday, December 3rd at House of Rock in Corpitos, Texas. Bike show including our friend Rob of Rouser Works and a couple of his bikes. Check it out.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pre Unit Triumph Drag Bike

This lonely drag bike showed up at my door and I didn't have the heart to turn it away. I picked it up in California though it came out of Pennsylvania a while back, apparently sold by either a friend or some family of the guy who built it. It was run at some tracks here and there and displayed, I don't have any photos of the original set up but I am pretty sure the OIF Triumph tank wasn't part of the original go-fast build plan.

Really cool aftermarket drag frame with a factory rigid rear bolted on. This style frame is different than the Hagon frames I have seen as this one has a full cradle and the motor is not a stressed member of the frame. Backbone is the oil tank.

Needless to say, this bike isn't going to sit around like a slacker, it is going to be put to work. There are a couple bikes ahead of it in line but I am starting the process already gathering some parts I will need to make this bike feel like it has a fulfilled life with purpose and passion. Stay tuned.

You don't want to miss this......

Our good buddy Larry down at Garage Company Customs Inc. down in Pelham, AL. is selling one of his latest projects, Dixie Wrek'd! You may have seen this on the cover of the current Cycle Source, this man and his bikes have been getting some press lately and for good reason! If you haven't picked up the magazine yet, you should! And if you are interested in owning this beautiful bike contact him at

Monday, November 22, 2010

Weirdo #1 is Here!

The first issue of Weirdo is finished and available now! This 48-page, full color, digest-sized 'zine serves as Lowbrow Customs' catalog and also contains DIY Tech Tips, customer bike builds, event and race coverage. We are stoked on how it turned out and can't wait to get it in your hands and hear what you have to say! They go for $2.50 each, but we throw one in free with every order on over $100.

Dice Release Party

We are back from our trip to Vegas for the issue #35 release party. As always Matt and Dean threw a killer party, and where better than Vegas? Dino's bar was a great choice, there are few bars like this in Vegas. Good little dive bars are pretty rare on the L.V. strip! There was a great turnout and some really cool bikes, but as I started drinking the minute I got off the plane....there are not that many great shots! Or no flash...yeah. I didn't get a picture but there were a ton of bicycles there also, I never saw anyone ride them in or out though so I am not sure what was up with that!? Bicycles are quiet and the Prius.
It was a great turnout even with the cold weather! Bill and Tyler were the only ones to show for the long ride in from CA and made it in good time despite the rain and winds. Andy and the SLC guys made it in, Murray Baxter, our friends Cleen, Craig and Jess, and I am sure many more I am forgetting to mention.
This band was awesome and put on a hell of a show! But...I forgot their name and don't see it on a flyer! Someone help me out here?
And there was some rock n roll karaoke, Dean even got up and sang a little something! Hope to see everyone at the next one! Cheers, Kyle

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Quick Stop In Amboy, California

On the way to Vegas..
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Lost Vegas....Today!

Tyler's out in L.A. and riding in with Bill from Biltwell and I am flying direct into Vegas this afternoon.... if you're in the area come out for the party! I got the first case of the new Weirdo zine/catalog we put out too, these won't be out for another week other than this case!
Cheers, Kyle

Friday, November 19, 2010

Introducing the DOT Hustler Helmet by Biltwell, Inc.

Now in stock, Hustler DOT Open Face Helmets by Biltwell, Inc.! Currently three flat colors are available, Flat Black, Flat Copper, and Flat Titanium, and at the killer price of only $99.99. These helmets have DOT certification and are available in four sizes, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. You can check out more info on the DOT Helmet FAQ page, including photo and weight comparisons of the Biltwell Hustler, Fulmer V2 and Bell 500 open face helmets.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New DIY Tech Tip: How To Make a Custom British Oil Tank

I just got a new DIY Tech Tip online that I did several weeks ago. How To Make A Custom British Oil Tank. It uses one of our DIY Oil Tank Kits and shows you just one configuration possible and the basics to spending an afternoon welding up your own custom tank.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lowbrow Customs Holiday Gift Guide

The smell of winter is in the air... I assume, if I wasn't sick maybe I could actually smell something. The holidays are fast approaching, and Lowbrow is your one-stop spot for grabbing gifts that will make that greasy biker in your life smile. Below are just a few items or product categories that are sure fire hits if you aren't positive what to get. If this still doesn't help there are always gift certificates!

3-DVD Set: Perfect for Triumph & BSA Afficionados

2-DVD Set: For the Aspiring Fabricator In Your Life

Hoodies For Those Chilly Fall Rides

Radical T-Shirts

Helmets in Every Color of the Rainbow

Books, DVDs & Magazines You Can't Find at the Mall

Arlo's Shovel Finished!

I guess I should have emailed Arlo before I posted the pics he sent before, because he has since finished the bike and has been tearing up the streets of Phoenix on it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sale on the Instigator Tank!

I have had more than a few people ask me where I got my tank from or where I found an old peanut tank in such good condition. The truth is I used one of the Detroit Brothers deep tunnel Instigator tanks on my race bike instead of going through the work of finding an old Wassel, cleaning the rust out, hammering dents out, re-welding the seams and all the other work involved! The tank was high quality, American made, and really looked great on the finished bike.

Get yourself one, now until the end of the month we're knocking 20 bucks off! Available in Deep Tunnel and Frisco Mount. Cheers, Kyle

Monday, November 15, 2010

Customer Bike Spotlight: Arlo's Shovel

Here are some photos from Arlo's Shovelhead build-in-progress. We look forward to seeing pics of the finished bike!

"Its an 1980 80 cu. in. cone shovel completely rebuilt and freshened up. Points ignition, Baker 6-into-4 kick only..23" front spool with a knobby and a 19" firestone rear, chain driven, modern disc brakes...rigid Paugcho wishbone 4 speed frame, 35mm narrow glide front end, shaved lowers, garage built handlebars, license plate bracket, suicide shift arm, shotgun exhaust, sissy bar, battery box and top motor mount...axed alien tank from Lowbrow and ribbed rear fender that are still being my mock up picture there is a cylinder type oil tank, ive decided to run an old chrome horseshoe oil tank instead... open primary, jockey shift and suicide clutch...blah blah blah...hope you guys can dig on it..."

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Slab City Riot 2

Slab City Riot 2 put on by the fine folks at Biltwell, Inc. and ChopCult was a huge success, with a turnout of around 1,500 people! We couldn't make it out this year (we did last year, though Kyle broke his jaw and foot on the ride out so he didn't have as much fun as I did!) but it looks like it is an event not to miss in 2011 for sure. The video above is by Rob Rouser, check it out.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Here at Lowbrow HQ we want to thank all the Vets and active duty personnel for their service! I hope you are all having a good one! Since we can't ship today I think it's time for a little break to enjoy this beautiful day. Maybe a few laps in the mud?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Great gift for your home builder!

This two disc DVD set is a great gift for your home builder! Whether he or she knows how to weld or not, these are a great gift! Learn the basics or more advanced techniques for MIG and TIG welding from David Bird! Get the set HERE or check our website to buy each individually!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Check out the Dec. Cycle Source!

We Love Chris Callen and the rest of his crew over at Cycle Source Magazine, they put out a great magazine, especially compared to some of the crap on the newsstand. It is one I honestly enjoy reading every issue cover to cover, and is really well done. They are also a huge supporter of Lowbrow Customs, they publish our tech articles every month and we advertise in every issue. Last month they published the Bonneville Primer article Tyler wrote on our trip to Bonneville Speed Week this past August, and this new issue they not only did our british DIY oil tank tech tip but a 6 page spread on our Bonneville bikes! I am extremely proud of the bike I built and to open a magazine and see it featured is a great feeling! Thanks again guys! Cheers, Kyle

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Swap Meet this Sunday!

Come see us at the Classic Swap Meet this Sunday in Medina, OH. We will have a big booth set up with a bunch of apparel and parts as well as one of our Bonneville Salt Flats bikes. Here's the skinny or get more details HERE:

This Sunday, November 7th in Medina, Ohio

Classic Events by Will Stoner opens its 2010-2011 season with a swap meet and show Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Community Center Building East Hall at the Medina County Fairgrounds on U.S. 42, just south of Medina, Ohio.

The event will feature all brands of motorcycles, parts, literature, memorabilia and accessories. Sharing the spotlight at the events will be vintage motorcycle shows. The shows are open to all bikes 1991 or older, with awards in over ten classes up for grabs.

Show Hours

Hours for all our winter shows will be as follows:

  • Vendor setup: 6:00 AM-9:00 AM
  • Gates open to public at 9:00 AM
  • Show Hours: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Admission Costs

  • Adults: $6.00
  • Early bird admission (before 9:00 AM): $12
  • Enthusiasts under 16: FREE

Friday, November 5, 2010

New DIY Tech Tip Video Added

Here is a new DIY Tech Tip that we filmed with our friend Todd earlier today. I added a couple videos to the DIY Tech Tips section and I have another that I will post next week on pressure testing your gas tank for leaks. You can also subscribe to our Lowbrow Customs YouTube channel and get an alert every time a new video is uploaded!

Triumph Chopper By TroyFab

You may know of Steve Sheldon from Troy Fabrication. This is his Triumph, which is just oozing detail and one-off parts.

"1970 frame, 1971 engine completely rebuilt, 1968 front end, 1969 wheels, stock tank narrowed 2", TroyFab oil tank, motor mounts, and anything else I could make. 2 year build on and off."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The wait is over.............

Back in stock.....Black Dimpled 1" Keystones. Get em HERE. Also make sure to check out the new Kung Fu grips available in 7/8".....I am stealing a pair of these!

Every shop needs a dog right?

Well this is ours! Katy got him a few weeks ago and he has been in everyday to work with us since! His name is Bluey, he's an Australian cattle dog, he likes to chew on cloth covered wire, and apparently that's his panhead frame he's sitting next to! Who knows, maybe he'll make it to some shows someday or maybe we can train him to carry product or messages from room to room...hmmmmmm.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I feel slightly embarassed...

About how excited these carburetors make me. Amal GP 1-5/32" carburetors, with matchbox float. Super clean. I wonder where these could end up?


Biltwell, Inc. Kung Fu 7/8" Grips Are Here!

The long awaited Kung Fu Grips from Biltwell, Inc. are now in stock! Currently available in 7/8" in your choice of Black or Natural priced affordably at only $17.99. Grips for 1" bars will be coming in towards the end of the year.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Get one while you can! They're almost gone!

Get one while you can! We just went through the last of the boxes of these cool NOS bubble shields and just updated the quantities on the website. When these are gone they are gone!
Get one HERE!

Skate Fast ... Ride Faster! Bike & Skate Show Nov. 12 - 14 2010 Florida

Check out the Skate Fast... Ride Faster! show coming up Nov. 12th - 14th!

"Round up your crew, bikes and boards and get ready for a weekend ride you won't forget. A ride filled with motorcycles, hot rods, skateboarding, rock n' roll, booze and we can only hope women."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Limies & Krauts... what gives?

Kattie wrote me an email, and the subject was Limies and Krauts... what gives? Well, yes we do a lot of Brit bikes, but we don't discriminate; Brit, metric, American, homebuilt....we love em all! For you Kattie above is a knucklehead I love built by Shinya Kimura.

If you guys want to see more American bikes featured on our blog or in the customer gallery send some pics in! Good pics are a must, crapy cell phone pics won't fly, and a little info on the bikes and what you did always helps! You can send them to

Also keep an eye out for Weidro #1, the new catalog/zine we have been working on for over a month, we just got the proof and man it's rad, it also features several customer bikes from the pics you guys send in! We plan on doing two of these a year so if you didn't make this one or know about it you'll have another chance! Cheers, Kyle