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Final Manufacturing as It Hauls Ass to Paint
By Bandit with photos by Jules and Ron Harris secret associate

 

Hang on. We are two weeks away from running out to Vegas for Bikefest and pulling the winner of this most magnificent custom motorcycle, specifically built for Bikernet and Cycle Source fans, readers, and subscribers. You need to sign up, if you haven’t, or come to the Cashman Center in Vegas to grab a card and sign up for the drawing.

You don’t need to be on site to win. After Bikefest, the scooter will return to Kustoms Inc. near Detroit, for final tuning and break-in before being shipped to the winner.
So here’s the update in a flash, after Bonneville, and heading smack dab against a Cycle Source Deadline. “I’m way behind,” said Chris Callen, the esteemed Editor da Emperor, in Chief, in Charge, in Trouble.

This year has turned into the scrambling year. We are scrambling to finish projects; builders are scrambling to finish bikes. Chris scrambles every month to finish a magazine. It’s bananas.
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Gary Finishes a Handful of Welds and Heads to Sturgis
By Bandit with photos by the Kustoms Inc. team

 

Biker Pros produced the building of the XPress Lid & Spectro Oil Giveaway Chopper

This process is amazing. Not only are Gary Maurer, Kustoms Inc., and Julie, the lead builders, but they dragged this roller in various stages to over eight shows and events. It’s actually set up at the Broken Spoke in Sturgis right this fuckin’ minute.

When I interviewed Gary, while Jules whispered in his ear, they were just 100 miles outside of Sturgis and rolling in.

“It’s 1250 miles from Grand Ledge, Minnesota, to the Badlands,” Gary said. “Des Moines is the toughest, most congested area to scramble through.”
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Learning Gas Tank Mods from the Mistress of Kustoms Inc.
By Bandit with photos by Jules

Biker Pros produces the XPress Lid & Spectro Oil Giveaway CHopper

I’ve never had so much fun building a bike, and it’s not for me. This one-off custom, art object, long-run bobber, chopper, will be awarded to either a Cycles Source subscriber or a Bandit’s Cantina subscriber on Bikernet.com. There’s always a growing buzz around building any bike.

The vibe could be associated to the deadline, like the run to Sturgis, or a Bonneville land speed record effort, or for many shops, it’s a particular customer’s dream project. In this case, Gary Maurer, and Jules, from Kustoms Inc., created the aura of the build.
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Crazy Horse 100-inch Engines
By Bandit, with photos by Prince Najar

Biker Pros produced the Spectro Oil Giveaway Chopper

You’ve been watching this sweepstakes bike come together for four episodes. A terrific chopper industry team was established to build you a one-off, world-class custom motorcycle. What could be better? Just fill out a coupon or subscribe to Cycle Source or Bandit’s Cantina on Bikernet, and you could enjoy this puppy forever.

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Source: PowerSports Business
Retail sales of Harley-Davidson will show moderate to low single-digit growth in the second fiscal quarter, according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by Citi Investment Research analyst Greg Badishkanian.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Advanstar Communications, parent of Dealernews, announced that two of the industry’s leading powersports events, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo, will combine in 2013 to create the ultimate two-wheeled destination weekend in Indianapolis, a city that is conveniently located within a day’s drive for more than half of the U.S. population.

A new stop for the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, the largest and longest-running consumer powersports show series in the world, will take place on Feb. 15-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium, while Dealer Expo, the world’s largest powersports trade show, is held at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Together, the two events will take over downtown Indianapolis over President’s Day weekend.

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Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 10, 2012) – Today, Advanstar Communications Inc. announced that two of the industry’s leading powersports events, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and Dealer Expo, will combine in 2013 to create the ultimate two-wheeled destination weekend in Indianapolis, the motorsports capital of the U.S. and a city that is conveniently located within a day’s drive for more than half of the U.S. population. A new stop for the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, the largest and longest-running consumer powersports show series in the world, will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 15-17, 2013, at the Lucas Oil Stadium, co-located with Dealer Expo, the world’s largest powersports trade show held at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Together, the two events will take over downtown Indianapolis over President’s Day weekend.
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