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Exile Custom

Posted on April 3, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 1 Comment

Not everyone has an Exile Cycles custom sitting in their living room (I usually keep mine in the bedroom). This bike was sent to us by Matthew from Britian, it was originally built for the tv show ‘Build or Bust’ back in 2004 and Matt had it shipped to his home in the U.K. Because it was built for the show it obviously looked amazing but was a little impractical. So he had the bike reworked to get it through the UK regulations.


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Alfabeast

Posted on February 26, 2010 by Scott in Bobber, Other. 1 Comment

Crossbreed Cycles are based in the U.K and created this amazing bike a few years ago using a 2.5 Litre Alfa Romeo V6 engine. This is what these guys specialize in – they use parts, frames and engines you think would be impossible to combine and then make it happen. This one of a kind motorcycle has a Kraftek frame, a four speed Harley Davidson transmission, all powered by the Italian Alfa Romeo V6. There are six individual exhaust pipes, a pair of Weber downdrafts, with fork, discs and calipers from a Kawasaki ZXR750. That may sound like an unusual combination but they are working on an even bigger project – this time creating a Maserati bike which we can’t wait to see. Until then check out some more pics of this ambitious Alfa project.


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1942 Harley Davidson WLA

Posted on January 19, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 2 comments

This Harley WLA is owned by Mr Nishida of the Posh Factory in Tokyo, Japan. The Posh Factory make high performance parts for a range of motorcycles but specialize in Harley Davidsons. This WLA was built to race in the AVCC (American Vintage motorcycle Competition Clubman road-race) in Japan and has had some great wins over the years. Nisheda says he loves circuit racing more than anything else, and enjoys meeting people and learning more about vehicle parts through racing which helps them make better motorcycle products.
The HD 42WLA was originally built around World War II to US army specs, and apparently were very popular amongst young soldiers who would come home hoping to get a Harley-Davidson like he saw or rode in the war. Not many original WLA’s exist today, most of them being turned into choppers and extensively modified … Read More »


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Deus Sacred Cow

Posted on January 13, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 4 comments

This is the latest creation out of the Deus ‘temple of enthusiasm’ – the name they call their Sydney headquarters. Deus love their W650’s and we really love what they do to them. This 720cc bobber has been named the ‘Sacred Cow’, we are not exactly sure why but it could be because it’s beefy, tasty and stands out from the herd. It has left Australian shores and is headed to Brooklyn to meet it’s new owner Billy Joel. Billy has always been fond of the W650 and wanted this one to be a little different – with a parallel twin engine, T120 brake, twin pea shooter pipes, rigid rear kit and even a truck horn. We particularly love the rear end and brake light but not sure about the unfinished looking paint job on the tank. There are loads more … Read More »


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Shamrock FXTT

Posted on January 6, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 1 Comment

This is the now infamous FXTT powered by an S&S Shovelhead motor and built by legendary custom builder “Irish Rich” Ryan of Shamrock Fabrication in Broomfield, Colorado. Rich is the owner of Shamrock Fabrication, a “no frills” custom motorcycle and fabrication shop. Rich has been involved with custom motorcycles and hot rods for over 40 years and has built a reputation as one of the best. His FXTT has featured on many bike sites and magazines around the world, most notibly as the feature article and cover bike on Easyriders March, 2009. Some specs of this formidable FXTT include a frame shortened 2 1/2″ in the rear section, raised 2″ overall, transmission raised 1″, Dyna Sport 39mm full cartridge front end and kick-only S&S 5-in-a-4 speed transmission. To view more pics and other Shamrock creations check out their gallery. You can also vote for this FXTT as … Read More »


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1947 Triumph Speed Bobber

Posted on December 29, 2009 by Scott in Bobber. 5 comments

This is the latest creation from a custom shop in Japan called Deluxie Customs. They are one of the few Japanese shops that don’t use the Yamaha SR400 for their bike projects. They usually use Triumphs and Harley’s for their builds, like this spectacular 1947 Triumph ‘Speed Bobber’. It has a 1947 vintage frame and 650 engine, with a 750 front end, and the rear wheel has a 16 inch Harley rim on it. Mooneyes has helped with the overall vintage bobber look by supplying the seat, rear dish pistons and many other parts. To see more from the guys at Deluxie visit their custom gallery.


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4Q Triumph Bobber

Posted on December 24, 2009 by Scott in Bobber. 1 Comment

Just a quick one due to it being Christmas Eve and I have lots of Santa duties. Mostly drinking the beers my kids left out for the big bearded man. I will be updating Pipeburn as much as possible over the holidays but will also be doing some guest writing on one of my favourite motorcycle sites BikeExif. Check it out if you don’t already.
Discovered another great blog by pro skater and bike builder Max Schaaf. Named 4Q Conditioning Blog after his custom building business. He is a legend in both the skate and bike industry, his blog has a fresh mix of vintage photos, bike events, skate stuff, custom bike builds and whatever the hell he wants to post. It’s all amusing and definitely worth wasting some time there. Just to give you a taste of 4Q’s work have a look at … Read More »


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1960 Triumph Bobber

Posted on December 20, 2009 by Scott in Bobber. 5 comments

This Triumph picture has been haunting me for about a month now. For some reason I couldn’t remember where I found the pic and I couldn’t find any information on it anywhere on the net… until tonight. It’s name is Low Tide Larry and it is a 1960 Triumph TR6 650cc bobber built by Dan Patterson. Dan says “the motor is built from the sludge-trap up with custom “JOMO 15″ cams, and everything else is either new or uprated to better-than-original”. It has to be one of the cleanest bobbers I have seen, and the aqua blue paint job is just like eye candy. You can read about the whole Low Tide Larry build on this Jockey Journal thread. Hit this link to watch a vid of Larry being kick-started. [Thanks to Triumph Bobber Project]


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Deus Sportster Nightster

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer. 5 comments

We received some pics from Deus today of this nasty looking 2008 Sportster Nightster. This bike truly deserves the words ‘Deus Special’ painted on its tank. Some of the work done includes changing both F&R rims to alloy (front is 19″ dia and the rear is now 18″ dia), stainless spokes, sticky tires, lowered F&R suspension (Ikon), clip on bars, small electronic speedo, Yamaha SR400 petrol tank (thought that looked familiar), solo seat, chopped rear frame section, shorty F&R fenders, modified Vance & Hince 2 into 1 exhaust with HPC matte black coating, and lastly the “special” Deus paint job. After they had finished, this HD had lost 15kg of junk. We love it when Deus get their junk out. [Thanks to Andy for finding this in between the covers while riding a Virgin].


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Bling’s Cycles

Posted on October 24, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Classic. No Comments

Bling’s Cycles in New Jersey recently built this 1941 Harley Davidson. It was built by and for the owner of Bling’s, Bill Dodge. Bill is no newcomer to the scene, building bikes since he was sixteen and working for a reputable shop in Long Beach for 8 years. Bill builds bikes that are clean, fast, functional and simple like this bike aptly named the Nickle Knuckle after its 74 Cubic inch KnuckleHead engine. The bike is like a cross between a bobber and a dirt tracker, looking at the specs we can see why. The front end is Harley Davidson Narrow Glide, the gas tank is from an old Indian dirt bike, oil tank from a 1949 Ford Aftermarket, the rear knobby tire is a Metzler 150/70/18 and the front is a Bridgestone 23/3.00 and the beautiful paint job was done by the guys at French Kiss Kustoms. The ultra clean looking chassis is custom made by Bill and he calls it the Bling’s Cycles Choppa Killa. To see more pics of this killer bike check out the Nickle Knuckle gallery.


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