Cycle Source Features Blog - August 2011

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Big Mountain Run 2011.

By: Jack Shit Photos By: Geno Stull, Joann Bortels, Chris Callen

Since watching the wipeout video from last year‘s Tramp Triathlon, all I could think of was, I can’t wait to get to this event. I had made big plans to ride cross country and as life these days goes, those plans were crushed! I watched announcements on FaceBook, of all places, and when I realized it was less than two weeks away, I was disgusted that I hadn’t gotten that FXRS up and road trip worthy. More and more posts came along with emails saying: “See you at BMR,” and I found myself sick to death that I wasn’t going to make it. I posted that I could not attend and that was when I was made well aware that brotherhood is still alive and well within this group. Offers were flying in of bikes to use, places to stay and airport pick-ups from Milwaukee to Atlanta so I decided to


"Viola Wisconsin S&S Museum"
Article By: Chris Callen

What shouldn’t be that much of a well kept secret in the motorcycle culture exists today in the rolling farm country of Viola, Wisconsin right under all of our noses. A company that pretty much founded the aftermarket performance industry for the American V-Twin, goes quietly about their work of improving on the performance of the Factory products. All the while, their rich and much celebrated fifty-year history exists only in the pages of magazines gone by and the few 8mm videos taken along the way, but surely the physical remnants of their illustrious path to becoming the leader in their market have surely been lost, or have they? The company of course is S&S Cycle and I’m here to tell you that a complete collection of their history is in tact and lives in the basement of their building where it has been assembled into a proper museum. Now I’ve read many of those magazines that contained the names like George Smith Sr. and his legendary achievements in the Chicago land area with his twin Knucklehead named 

Do It Yourself Tech Tips - Mounting A Horseshoe Oil Tank
From Lowbrow Customs
Article By: Tyler Malinky

A stock style horseshoe oil tank is a timeless classic and looks good on stock bikes as well as choppers. When running a custom rear fender you have to fabricate rear oil tank mounts, as with a stock setup the rear oil tank mount bolts to the fender. If you want to run a narrower fender, or a different size rear wheel and want to keep your fender following the profile of your tire, you need to fab some custom mounts. I ran into just this issue when building my ‘59 Pan in a repop ‘52 rigid frame. Note that I did replace the curved upper crossmember with a straight one because the one on my new frame was way crooked from the factory! This style oil tank (pictured Left) mounts will work with either style cross member. H-D oil tanks from 1958 to 1964 have upper tabs on them that work perfectly to make custom mounts. 
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Baker Seven Speed Install
"Part 2"

Troz Finds Out That It's Not Just Another Gear

Article By: Joe Trozzo
Photos By: Chris Callen

Last month we left you with some info about the Baker DD7 transmission. We talked a little about gear ratio, and what to expect when you get the DD7 kit from Baker. The disassembly and reassembly went pretty good, everything went as planned and like Baker said, we did not have to grind or shim anything. Basically pull one out, install the other. I did find my throw out bearing was junked and laying in my side cover but no big deal, I replaced it with a Baker heavy duty kit. This should handle things a lot better. The part # is TBK-56L and runs about $80 and comes with everything you need. 

"Senor Potato Head"
Cycle Boyz Two For One Shovel

Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Loki 

This bike is a lesson in diversity as it can go from pure chopper to long distance rider in a short amount of time with minimal tools. The man behind this creation is Brent Law. Brent is a talented fabricator with an eye for style and quality of ride on all the bikes he and his brother Derek and the rest of the crew at Cycle Boyz Customs create on a daily basis. This build was a bit different for Brent as he was doing this one for himself and not for a customer. The usual constraints of what had to be on the bike were not there, with the exception of the biggest one, money. This bike was destined to be Brent’s calling card because he had already owned the bike once and had to sell it, while it was still in its mostly stock clothing, to fund the first ground-up build the boys did when they opened the shop seven years ago. Read More...

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