One Last Time
By Brent Law
This bike is (was) my personal bike and has been with me on two separate occa- sions for many years. I originally bought this bike in stock form back in about 1996 when I was twenty years old. This is the bike that I cut my teeth on as far as “chopping a Harley” goes. Styles were much different back then and it showed : widened swing arm with a GSXR wheel/tire, wide and stretched fat bobs, wide glide with a cat squasher 16-inch tire and tribal flames ! But above all this was the bike that I met many of my good friends and riding companions with. I owned the bike for about seven years at that time until I had to sell it to fund my first ground-up build back in 2003 when
I opened Cycle Boyz Customs. I sold it to a friend who then ended up selling it to another really good friend of mine, Mike Ball. Several years later, I had a CFL chopper for sale and ended up selling it to Mike and getting my Shovelhead back on trade ! It was a good day and I swore I would never let it go again – more on that later.
And On The Seventh Day, Kreater Did What?
By Sam Pileggi
After years of hanging out with George Tchor at many motorcycle events, it never ceases to amaze me just how many cool custom projects George gets done yearly. It’s not an easy task for any builder or bike shop, but for some reason George makes it seem like it’s no big deal.
George’s love for two wheels started at a young age, but it was at the age of 25 that he got into building some of the coolest one-off customs this country has to offer. His accomplishments since then have been too numerous to mention, but being recognized as a Master Builder by the International Bike Builders Association in 2011 must have been right up there as a milestone for the renowned builder. George looks back on his younger truck mechanic days and is very grateful as those early years helped pave the way for his current career.
Genest Custom Bike
By Pascal Richard
We all know that working in the world of custom motorcycles is not the easiest way to make a buck, but it can be a path that is extremely rewarding. It gives you a freedom to express your ideas, plan things out, create and engineer things with an end-result that gives confirmation that you have the best “job” in the world! Guys like Sylvain are mer- chants of exhilaration because their work usually brings total happiness to customers who come to them to acquire their creations.
Sylvain “Sly” Genest had a nice surprise for us at the 2014 Bike & Tattoo Show (in Laval, Quebec) when he revealed for the first time his latest creation. Even with all the time I’ve been in the motorcycle industry, my jaw still drops whenever I see his work. Few people noticed it at first glance but I can tell you that there is a lot of high-quality craftsmanship on this bike. Do the test the next time you visit a bike show; ask the custom bike builder what modifications were done and/or what parts were custom made to create his or her bike. I think you’ll be surprised by the amount of work that is often involved.