Monday, October 31, 2011

Customer Bike Spotlight: Bobes' S&S "Drag Bike"

hi from spain guys!!!!!

mi name is bobes, here is my last bike ,wearing with some of the shit you sell.hope you like it...

builder: me & my pals at speed metal
frame: santee goosenek traded for some old bike shit
fuel burner: s&s 96, shovel copy...
shemale (a.k.a trans) : 70's 4 speed survivor (shifts like crap...)
bars: keyno
seat: white...
tail light: lowbrow
oil filter: lowbrow
paint: no money...some sitckers and spray.
air filter: church of choppers
pipes: home made shotguns

gas cap: crashed sportster piston
rear fender: old spare wheel cover...i think.
wheels: 21'' & 18'' - avon
gas tank: sportster modified

Saturday, October 29, 2011

El Diablo Run DVD Screening, December 17th, 2011 Cleveland, Ohio!

We set up a screening of the El Diablo Run DVD (to be released next month!) at The Spitfire Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. Check out the event page on Facebook here for updates. It is a free event, come on out and eat some free grub, watch the film, hang out and talk motorcycles while it is snowing like crazy outside. Cheap drinks and punk rock, you can't go wrong! Brought to you by Lowbrow Customs, Biltwell, Inc., Four Aces Cycle and The Gasbox.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Patch-stravaganza! a.k.a. Get Patched In

We knocked out ten new patch designs and they are all finished up and for sale here! A large back patch version of our popular winged motorcycle wheel design, a couple new Sportster patches and a smattering of other cool designs. At only $5 a pop for the small patches ($14.95 for large back patch) the price can't be beat!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bonneville Short Film Teaser!

Lowbrow Customs Bonneville Salt Flats 2011 Trailer from Jon on Vimeo.

Our friend Jon Glover came out to Bonneville Speed Week 2011 with us this past August and took thousands of great photos as well as filming throughout the week. He told us he was going to put together some cool clips, but then sent us this, A teaser for a short film he is putting together on our 2011 race experience! It looks amazing Thanks Jon, we can't wait to see it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Customer Bike Spotlight: Magnus's Finnish Triumph

"Hi Tyler, Happy you like it! Been watching the Salt Ghost DVD a few times during the rebuild...

The bike is a 1953 6T Thunderbird sold new in Sweden back in -53. (Still got the original bill of sale and title. I´m the 5th owner!) It was cut up in the 70's as a typical Swedish chopper. In the 90's it was found in boxes and rebuilt to look more or less like this. When I got hold of it a few
years back it was fairly beaten up and ran like a sack of shit compared to now.

The engine is rebuilt with .060 oversize pistons and new valves. Still have the original cast cylinder and head. High lift cams and balanced flywheel. Changed the pointsplate and bearings on the Lucas K2FC magneto and got a new ATD for it. Scrapped the single Dellórto carb that came with the bike for twin Amal 928s. Now it runs beutifully. I also rebuilt the gearbox, primary and clutch. And got a new generator so I sometimes got lights...

- Wheels are 21" and 18" on Akront rims.
- Triumph TLS front brake.
- Magura and Tomaselli controls.
- Moon oil tank.

Have not decided on paint yet. Kind of dig the raw finish. It won´t do any records on the salt but for beating around the gravel roads of Finland it´s a blast!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Harpoon's P-Nut Tank for Oil & Water Art Show

Our firend The Harpoon is one of the artists at the Oil & Water Art Show coming up November 12th at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles. We sent him one of our P-Nut gas tanks to paint for the show, and he just sent us this update:

"Got the tank in on the weekend. Full speed ahead with prep. I use a primer that dries glossy.
These tanks need very little Bondo to be readied. Nice one Tyler. Thank you, Harpoon"

Also, our bros over at Biltwell, Inc. and ChopCult set up a Shop Crawl to the art show starting from Biltwell HQ in Murrieta, then on to Classic Cycles in Orange, and on to Cro Customs in Culver City and on to the show. Meet up with them at any of the stop sand ride to the show in style.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Customer Bike Spotlight: Raphael's 2001 Sportster

Raphael Conte runs Conte Kustoms down in Pelham, Alabama. He sent us pics of his recently finished Sportster that features a handful of parts he got here at Lowbrow (Aris style triangle headlight, Biltwell bars, risers and seat, fender, etc). In his own words:

"The bike is a 2001 Sportster 883 with 9k miles. All the stock tins & lights got canned. I put the Biltwell risers and Frisco handlebars narrowed 2" on each side. Single cable jackhammer throttle, no control switches. The tank is a Pandemonium STR tank. The seat is a Bitwell custom mounted. Burly Slammer 10.5" shocks. The fender came from you guys, I just cut it down and made it fit. The headlight and side mount bullet tail light also came from you guys. The front end was shaved, no front brakes. Tires are AVON MK II's. All the tins were powdercoated 85% gloss black. No paint on this bike. The motor is stock, I just added the air cleaner and pipes. I think that about sums it up. Thanks man!"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

THIS SATURDAY: Salt Ghost Chicago Screening

This Saturday! The Salt Ghost midwest screening in Chicago on October 22nd in conjunction with the Hellrider versus Godzilla Halloween party! Wes White of Four Aces is flying out on Friday, Kyle and I drive out Friday morning, and Greg & Katy are coming out Saturday morning. Should be an action packed fun weekend, come on out!

Motorcycle show starting at 1pm at Ace Motorcycle & Scooter Company (1042 West Jackson, Chicago, IL) followed by an 8pm screening of The Salt Ghost at The Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607), with live music by London Calling to follow at 10pm!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

AEE Choppers Bonneville Pit Crew

Scanned this out of a copy of Hot Bike from December, 1971. AEE Choppers knew how to do it, that is for sure. The caption from the photo above: "AEE Choppers at Bonneville. When Leo Payne and Mel Disharoon of AEE's High Performance Division go racing, they do it in style. Leo's beautiful Molly painted Sportster is backed up by one of AEE's custom Cessna twins, also covered with Molly's epoxy magic, and the wildest pit crew ever."

Lowbrow Customs needs to step up our game for Bonneville Speed Week next year!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Customer Bike Spotlight: Mobtown Cycles

Tim from Mobtown Cycle over in Baltimore, MD sent these pictures over a couple weeks ago, and we dig it and wanted to share!

He also used some of our bungs and stainless steel strut kit, a P-Nut tank, a Monster Craftsman chain tensioner and some other cool bits putting this together.

Good job guys feel free to share next time you roll another motorcycle out!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thank You Notes from Mrs. Meyers's Classroom

We just got in a packet of notes from the kids in Mrs. Meyers's classroom in Missouri that got donations from Lowbrow & customers for the month of September. I forgot that lined paper like this even existed. Maybe I should use some, my handwriting looks way worse than these kids'. Thanks to everyone who donated their spare change during checkout in September, you helped buy school supplies and learning aids for this classroom!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oil & Water Art Show: Known Gallery, Los Angeles, Saturday Nov. 12th 2011

The Oil & Water Art Show is coming up next month, we sent them out a bunch of P-Nut and Narrow Alien gas tanks for some of the artists to paint. Check out their microsite for more details!

Public opening:
SATURDAY November 12th, 2011 8-11pm

441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Gift From A Friend: Pan Painting

Got in a painting from our good friend Joel from Image One here in Ohio. He does all sorts of custom paint work, and is a chopper freak. It isn't just a Panhead motor, but MY '59 Pan motor complete with dual Amal carbs and magneto, all hand painted on a piece of plexiglass. Thanks Joel! It will have a place of honor right here in the shop by my desk.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stickers For Your Thoughts.. Give Us Your Reviews!

It's that time again! We need your product reviews!

What motorcycle-riding wild man doesn't like free stickers? Perhaps it is a throwback to our neanderthal heritage; plastering your garage with chopper stickers is akin to painting mammoths on your cave wall. Here is how you could end up with some free Lowbrow Customs stickers in your mailbox:

We would like more customer reviews as we believe peer-to-peer reviews on our products will give you honest insight into their quality, fit, and their ability to get you laid on a scale of 1-to-10. Our review system on our website lets you put in Pros, Cons & Comments when you leave a review. We read each and every one, and they help us figure out if there are any issues or products that need improved, and they help out anyone else who is thinking about buying a product but wants the low-down. We will reward this forthcoming by randomly choosing some people who take the time to leave reviews and emailing them for their address so we can send out a nice sticker pack.

Click on the 'Review' tab that is on every single product on our site, and then click on 'Add Your Review' and let us know what you think. You don't have to have an account or anything, just your name, review, and email address (which is not shared or published!). Thanks for your help!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Throttled: Show Coverage

As I was already in SoCal for the weekend I swung up to check out Throttled: Ray Gordon Photography Exhibition. It was a very cool show, a west coast Brooklyn invitational almost. I saw a bunch of familiar faces and bikes, drank some free beer and just talked shop with everyone there.
The front gallery has all the large photo exhibits and some music, while the back patio had around a dozen bikes all on display. All in all a very cool show. Sorry about the crappy phone pics I wasn't expecting to be here so I did my best!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

THROTTLED // Ray Gordon Photography Exhibition Saturday, October 8th, 2011


Opening Reception for THROTTLED Photography Exhibition
The Holding Company
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 7pm
104 Robinson, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Wes White of Four Aces Cycle will be at THROTTLED along with The Salt Ghost bike, so head on out there to check out the photography exhibition and give Wes a high five for me.

"Ray Gordon’s THROTTLED presents an intimate look at people that build and celebrate traditional hot rods and vintage motorcycles. The twenty-five or so large-scale color images tell stories of hitting the gas and having a laugh. Gordon takes us to the places where he is at home: drag strips, custom bike shops and secret forts where guys with grease under their fingernails seduce beautiful girls that know better but can’t resist the promise of danger. Way more than a peek under the hood, THROTTLED invites one and all to a way of life that’s as simple and fun as a fast ride, good friends and a couple of beers.

THROTTLED is definitely going to be anything but your typical uptight photography show.

Ray Gordon has been a professional photographer for over one thousand years, working with all sorts of spoiled brats, goldbrickers and filthy rich desperadoes. He’s really f*ing rad, if you’ve got an hour, just ask him. In spite of being a tireless blowhard, he’s got a lot of great friends and an incredible family and as you can see he takes a pretty good picture. A noisy dragstrip is one of the few places he finds peace of mind."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Classic Coverage: Downeast Digger Sportster Drag Bike

The Downeast Digger was featured in Hot Bike Magazine, March 1972.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back In Stock! Send us your pictures!

Back in stock....Again! We keep increasing and increasing the production runs of all these gas tanks and we just can't seem to get ahead of the demand! We just got a huge shipment in and have another one less than a month out, so if you have been waiting grab one! And hey.... we have sold thousands of tanks, send us some more pictures in of your tanks mounted up and painted! We love to see them and use them in the listings or in our catalog!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hellrider vs. Godzilla Halloween Party / Salt Ghost Premiere, Chicago, IL Saturday Oct. 22nd 2011

We are doing the midwest Salt Ghost film screening at the Hellrider vs. Godzilla Halloween party at Ace Motorcycle in Chicago on October 22nd, 2011. We will be out there along with Wes White of Four Aces Cycle, so come on out and enjoy the bike show, live music, food, beer and the film screening!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lowbrow Customer Donations for September, 2011

Lowbrow customers donated $508.51, which we matched dollar for dollar, raising $1,017.02 for children and education both domestically and internationally in the month of September! Thanks again for your support of Lowbrow Customs as well as education; hopefully it will help make the world a little bit better.