Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Who Wants A 1969 Shovelhead Chopper?

Grant & Mike had a booth at the Grand National Roadster Show this past weekend, slinging posters and tickets. The Garage Company built '69 Shovel chopper is almost done. From the Born-Free blog:

"And for the low price of $25 you can! Kiyo is almost done with the chopper version of the two '69 Harley's you could win on June 30th at Born-Free 4. The bike will be fresh through and through with lots of original Harley and old rare chopper parts like the American Racing 12-spoke in the rear! Sonny Boy just got started on the body work and will be painting it soon. "

Lowbrow is the online source for poster and ticket sales. You don't have to be present to win either of the two bikes, the stock or chopped '69 Shovel! Check out the Born-Free goods here and get your chance before tickets run out!

Monday, January 30, 2012

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!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Customer Bike Spotlight: Jörg's Ironhead Sportster Chopper

Jörg from Kickstartworks in Germany sent us some photos and info on his most recent build, an Ironhead chopper. We were pretty stoked on it, what do you think?

"It is a `74 Ironhead frame with a hardtail on and a totaly rebuild `75 motor in, turned into a right hand side shift. Has aluminum rims, stainless spokes, inhouse build custom made horseshoe oiltank with internal oilfilter, hidden the electrik stuff underneath, and handbuild pipes, sissybar and s.o.. The seat was made by my buddy Michael from CUSTOMSEATS. The frame is powder coated and all the chrome is redone. The handlebar has internal throttle.
painted and flaked by my son !! All that assembling was done in my little shop " Kickstartworks" Germany , faraway from SoCal :-)). - Jörg"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tomorrow in Las Vegas! El Diablo Run Film Premiere

Hey Vegas! This is from Jeff-O who is the dude on the cover of the EDR DVD and the one throwing this premier party: Be there early the Mariachi band starts at 7PM. We got some great beer and food specials, And the Zito band starts at 10. Take a cab, steal a car, ride your bicycle, have your mom drop you off, just be there. And If your mom drops you off out front and I can verify it I'll buy drinks for everyone who gets out of the car, (hi-jak that minivan and fill it up).

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, January 25th, 2012!

Film at 8pm with bands to follow at Vamp'd, 6750 West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV 89146.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Customer Bike Spotlight: Adam and His Brother's XS650 & Triumph Choppers

Adam sent along a few kind words and some photos of his XS650 and his brother's Triumph. A nice pair of choppers!

"Just wanted to say how awesome your site is. I have bought a ton of stuff from your site and in person at bike shows, for my XS650 and every transaction has been great. This is the first bike I've ever built, and your parts and that great how to section have gotten me through quite a few jams. Anyway, here is my bike along with a shot of my brother's '67 Triumph who also has a Lowbrow Customs issue... (grin)

Mine is a 1982 XS650 Heritage Special with a custom drop seat hard tail. I've used your bung kits, seat mount & springs, seat, wiring, throttle, fender strut kit, and much more. It is nowhere near done but I am having a great time so far.

Thanks again, I am truly proud to be a Lowbrow Weirdo!"

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Customer Bike Spotlight: Mitch's For Real '39 Knucklehead In Progress

Mitch sent along some photos of his 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead chopper in progress and we figured we would share 'em. Stay tuned for photos of the finished bike once he gets it dialed in!

"Hey guys....
This is what I've been working on. That is a for real 39 knuckle, [with your rear fender and
other bits] - Regards, Mitch"

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Internet, By The People, For The People, For Better or Worse

This is important. Take 10 seconds to check out this link to a petition opposing SOPA and PIPA, which would sensor the web and make lots of regulations for businesses. Congress is going to be voting on January 24th. End piracy, not liberty. Censorship is for the birds, the internet is for the people.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Road Home From Colorado

Kyle and I are still on the way back from The Outlaw Snowdown in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Snow started falling hard the last night and flights the next day were fubar. A better update to follow, but much fun was had, a good mix of relaxation, chopper talk, music, snowboarding, and burning it down at the local bars!

Location:Oak Hill St,Denver,United States

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

4th Annual Hippy Killer Hoedown April 14th 2012 Wild West Arena, California

The 4th annual Hippy Killer Hoedown takes place at the Wild West Arena in Winchester, California on Saturday, April 14th, 2012. The show is $10 at the gate, and DiCE Magazine is throwing a pre-party the night before 8 - 12. Sounds like a great time!

A Little Video Coverage from The Lowbrow Holeshot

Kareem from down in Columbus, Ohio (he set up the Pinned show down there) was at the Lowbrow Holeshot back in September 2011 and was one of the few people to fight through the drunken ether and drag out a camera and get some video. This is a quick video of a nice unit Triumph getting beat on in the middle of the main drinking pavillion! Late at night I might add.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dixie Roundup 2: Alabama, April 28th, 2012

Our friends at Garage Company Customs in Alabama are throwing the 2nd annual Dixie Roundup on April 28th, 2012. The idea is pretty simple, it's all about choppers with a healthy dose of camping and drinking thrown in. Sounds like a great time to me! FREE event with free camping Friday and Saturday night! Bands playing Saturday.. Can't wait!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bringing Her Home / What Winter Is Good For

Loaded up my green Triumph, my '55 land speed race bike. Time to haul it home and yank the motor out and poke around at least at the top end and see what's shakin. Maybe probe deeper depending on how the top end looks. The winter can be long and brutal, however there is one advantage; it gives those of us whose parents or ancestors weren't smart enough to move somewhere that is less prone to give you S.A.D. time to work on our bikes and build new ones. If it was 75 degrees and sunny outside all the time I don't know that I would ever want to work on my bikes.

I have always built my bikes out of a tiny 19' x 8' single bay I insulated and ran air lines in, etc., a couple few years ago. Well now that Lowbrow is in the new warehouse instead of the building behind my place, I have a nice large bike work area I am working on setting up. Already heated, drywalled, kitchentte, and bathroom with shower, so I am way more decked out! Just need a cot and I can live in there. Mostly empty and clean at the moment but that won't last long. Still have to hang a bunch of pegboard and get my tools organized so it is easier to work in.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Outlaw Snowdown!

I know we have mentioned this before, but we and the guys from Biltwell are real excited for the Outlaw Snowdown coming up next week in Pagosa Springs, CO! (Tyler and I did a little snowboarding today just to get us prepared!) Much respect to Melissa Buckley for putting on such a great event. Check out all the details on their Facebook page HERE!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Customer Bike Spotlight: Wichita Steve's Drag BSA

Lots of good stuff going on in this photo from Steve in Wichita, Kansas. He is working on this drag BSA featuring a 4" stretch, 2-1/2" drop David Bird hardtail. Looking great so far! Can't wait to see this race bike done.

It is also sporting an M&H Racemaster 4" x 18" drag slick, available from Wayne Skinner of the National Vintage Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (NVMDRA). If you are looking for one of these brand new, made from the original mold, from original compound recipe drag tires, email Wayne at melskin@live.com and tell him Lowbrow sent you!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Holiday Shop Project!

I spent a bit of the holidays messing around with one of our new P-Nut tank DIY kits, just checking fit and seeing what could be done with one and a funny thing happened. The more I cut and started working with the tank halves the cooler I thought it was turning out. I sectioned a few inches out of it making it super narrow and made a new tunnel out of sheet metal and dropped it down low on the backbone of my race bike. I decided it would be cool to scallop the rear of the tank to match the rocker boxes and do some metal work to cap the ends and I used one of our filler bungs and caps to top the tank off.
What started as an exercise turned into the tank I want to use on my 2012 Bonneville Speed Week Bike! I still wasn't sure but it mirrors the oil tank design and fairing work on the bike so well; add in the fact I love p-nut style tanks, and the fact I made it, and there it is! I did a few tests with our friend Greg and it holds one gallon exact. Perfect!
By the way, this is some of the first tank work I have ever done, and I am very happy with the results. It was a lot of trial and error but the work was worth it to me. I will throw a picture up as soon as it is all finish welded, anyone working with one send us some pictures of what you make with em! Cheers, Kyle