DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA, site of the 2014 Bikeweek, sun, warm weather, and more sun… I’m sure that there will be lots of follow up articles next week, but for some photographic experiences, jump over to BIKERPICS.ORG, of which is shooting in Daytona all week, and the majority of the images are being sent over to BIKERNET.COM, in their “Cantina”. Enjoy the coverage, we are all in this together trying our best to have the viewers see the action quickly.
Fans of the brand and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country are encouraged to join our community as we celebrate the historic launch of the 2014 Indian® Chiefs with parties, demo rides, giveaways, celebrity guests, special events, and much more.
Indian Motorcycle® Daytona Beach Kick-start Party; Saturday March 8 – 9:00 p.m. – 11:00p.m. at Full Moon Saloon on Main Street
Fans of the brand are invited to join Indian Motorcycle® for the unofficial kick-off to Daytona Bike Week at the hottest bar on the beach. Full Moon Saloon will host the party for Indian Motorcycle® enthusiasts and owners – both current and future. Mike Wolfe, star of “American Pickers”, will be on-hand with plenty to celebrate as Indian® Motorcycle gives away tons of swag and the opportunity for one lucky winner to enjoy an “Epic One-Year Demo Ride,” giving them the keys to an Indian® Chief® for a year-long lease. Riders can sign-up throughout the day at Full Moon Saloon and the winner will be drawn at 11 p.m. on stage – must be present to win.
Indian Motorcycle® Demo Rides @ Daytona International Speedway (Enter at Gate 70) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Bike week attendees will have the chance to ride the Indian® Chief® Classic, Indian® Chief® Vintage and Indian® Chieftain® and feel the confidence-inspiring handling and impressive power of the Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.
Indian Motorcycle® Display @ Daytona International Speedway (Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the 2014 Indian® Chiefs® models plus the Spirit of Munro tribute streamliner, a collection of vintage motorcycles, and a unique “naked” display bike that gives fans an inside perspective on the unparalleled engineering prowess that makes every Indian® such a solid and reliable road bike. Fans can also take in the “Big Chief Custom,” the first custom Indian® Chief® created around the 2014 models designed to highlight their limitless customization possibilities. Additionally, on Saturday, March 8, attendees can stop by to meet Mike Wolfe from the HISTORY Channel’s “American Pickers” series, who will be at the Midway signing autographs from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Must-See Location: Indian Motorcycle® Main Street Store – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, 506 Main Street
Located in the heart of downtown Daytona Beach, the Main Street store will feature a full collection of Indian Motorcycle® apparel including riding products, casual apparel lines, and gift items. The official commemorative Indian Motorcycle® Daytona Bike Week 2014 T-Shirt will also be on sale.
Must Experience: “Destination Daytona” – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Ormond Beach
Throughout the week’s events, Bike Week attendees are encouraged to stop in to Destination Daytona to experience both the rich, legendary 113-year history and the exciting future of Indian Motorcycle®. Fans can explore a collection of heritage engines and vintage Indian® motorcycles, plus a cutaway of the all-new Thunder Stroke 111 engine, and much more. Stop by to get up close and personal with the 2014 Indian® Chiefs and check out a selection of 2014 Indian Motorcycle® apparel for sale.
All-Indian Motorcycle® Bike Show – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, Corbin Saddles, 1433 N. Hwy 1, Ormond Beach
Indian Motorcycle® owners past and present are encouraged to bring their bike and take part in a special bike show to celebrate the rich 113-year history of the brand. Participation is open to all Indian® and Indian-based motorcycles from 1901 to 2014. Admission and registration are free and registration is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with judging from 1-3 p.m. and a special awards presentation at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to a wide variety of classes. Prizes will include trophies, a variety of Indian Motorcycle® gear and gift certificates from Corbin Saddles. The Bike Show is just one of the special events Indian Motorcycle® owners can enjoy throughout the week, and current owners can receive a special commemorative pin throughout Bike Week by showing their key fob at any Indian Motorcycle® location.
Indian Motorcycle® Owners’ Tribute Activities – Ongoing, Various Locations
Owners of new and heritage Indian® motorcycles will receive VIP treatment throughout Daytona Bike Week! A special owner experience will be offered at the “Kick-start” party on Saturday night, March 8, and other unique activities will be available during the week for Indian® owners only. Owners are encouraged to watch their email and social media for additional information and invitations.
The start of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle was the beginning of the end of the 2013-2014 series. The 12 city whistle-stop tour completed at the Emerald City with a fine round of custom bikes representing uniqueness of the builders. Mother Nature was up to her old tricks with 50 mph winds and sheets of rain but that didn’t deter the enthusiasts from making it to “the” Powersports event of the year.
Urban Custom Cycles won the People’s Choice Award by a squeaker with just one vote. They received a Bell Custom 500 helmet pinstriped by Skratch for their hard work. The also won the Bikernet Bagger Editor’s Choice Award. The Rocking K Custom Leather’s chain wallet SHO DOG Award was won by Jacob of Urban Custom Cycles and Dana Meeks. The Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag SHO DOG Award was won by Mack Coldiron of Old School Products.
Program sponsors include Progressive Insurance and Harley-Davidson. Contributing Sponsors include Bell Helmets, Metal Rescue, Rocking K Custom Leathers and Garage Leathers Solo Bags.
The Ultimate Builder Class: FreeStyle
Matt Adams of Red Soul built the 2009 Custom Chopper for Cory Ford. It features Foose Wheels, sprocket chain tensioner, Red Soul foot controls, handle bars, exhaust pipe and motor mount, seat , primary cover, oil tank and battery box. Tim Conder provides pain.
1. Cory Ford, Red Soul – Crowned Jewel, ’09 Custom Chopper
2. Eric Maurer, Todd’s Cycle – Bull ’08 Café Harley Racer
3. Brian Marsh, Eastside Harley-Davidson – Brat, 2013 H-D
The Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Harley
Trapper OKeeffe brought his 2010 FLTRX bagger built by Urban Custom Bikes and won the MOD Harley class. The bike features a flat white paint scheme over glass red. Jones Paint provided the paint and Forever Powder Coating took care of the flat-black engine. The bike fatures raked triple trees, front Progressive monotube and legend air ride.
1. Trapper OKeeffe, Urban Custom Bikes – ’10 FLTRX
2. Carl Harris, K&D Cycles – Big Blue, ’07 H-D Road GLide
3. Eric Maurer – Bella Esposa, ’92 H-D
The Ultimate Builder Class: Retro MOD
The 1947 Knucklehead built by Mike Beohike became a fan favorite as it took the point in the Retro MOD Competition. Paint by Jim Gilmore and Phalla Prak. The bobber features internal throttle, custom fender and oil lines.
1. Terry Beohike, Mike Beohike – 1947 Knucklehead
2. Joe Chambers – The Cock, 1980 Honda Hawk
3. Richard Stevenson, Godet – Egil Vincent, ’68 Vincent
The Ultimate Builder Class: Performance Custom
Dana Meeks rolled in a Chris Wilson and DJ Johnson built Top Fuel Harley dragster. The engine is an Overkill 151 ci that features injected nitro methane, MSD 4-coil ignition and delivers 800HP. On Sunday he came away with 1st place in Performance Custom class and a check for $1,000. Currently the bike runs 203+ mph with an ET of 6.69 sec
1. Dana Meeks, DJ Johnson – Top Fuel Harley, ’08 American Cycle
2. Rick Washington, Urban Custom Bikes – Mr. Anniversary, ’08 FLHX
The Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Street
Jon Aesoph won the MOD Street class with his CupcakeMoto built 2011 BMW S1000RR.
1. Jon Aesoph – CupcakeMoto, ’11 BMW S1000RR
2. Greg Herzberg – Iron Cross, 2010 Victory
Carl’s Cycle Supply is holding a low volume sweepstakes event for an opportunity for someone to ride Matt Olsen’s 1936 H-D Knuckle in the 2014 CannonBall Event. The cannonball golden ticket is set up as a team fundraiser for the two 36 ELs that were built and prepped by Carl’s Cycle Supply to compete in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Coast to Coast run that takes place in September of 2014. The promotion continues from now to June 29th 2014.
The first place prize is an all-expense paid trip on the Motorcycle Cannonball from Florida to Washington riding on Matt Olsen’s 1936 Harley Knucklehead. The winner will get airplane tickets to the beginning and from the end of the race, the $2500 entrance fee, the hotels, $60/day food allowance, and a $60/ day gas allowance. The race team will be Carl Olsen on his ‘36 EL and the winner of the Cannonball Golden Ticket on Matt Olsen’s ‘36 EL. There will also be a chase truck with Matt and Brittney Olsen to take care of maintenance on both bikes, carry the riders’ luggage and do whatever is possible to make the trip as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Second place prize is an all-expense paid trip from anywhere in the world to visit the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The winner will have a private guided tour of the museum and power train factory as well as a behind the scenes look into the Factory Archives.
For more information about the Cannonball Golden Ticket go to: www.cannonballgoldenticket.com .
Source and images: Carl’s Cycle Supply
Posted by Sam Kanish
The Chicago edition of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show hosted the 2014 US Championship of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show with killer custom bikes in all classes. Paul Widman of Bare Knuckle Choppers took the FreeStyle win, a check for $5,000 and is our Grand National Champion.
For the championship, cash prizes were doubled to $14,000 and prizes to $7,000. Jon Shipley won the MOD Harley class and took home a check for $3,000 and a Harley-Davidson 120R motor.
Paul Widman’s Championship winning ride is a 1940 EL Knucklehead named Jane Doe. The jewel-like bike features HD 74” mil with shaved and resized flywheels, large port heads and Kibblewhite valves. The chopper sports a handmade frame and front end. The handmade tank sports 1 ¾” coco bolo wood inserts.
2. Ron Harris, Chop Doc Choppers – ‘Ol 48, 2013 Board Tracker
3. Rich Worley, American Biker – Steampunk Shovel, 2012 Custom
Jon Shipley of The Hoosier Daddy Choppers was all smiles as his Firehouse Racer took the win at the Championship. He received a check for $3,000 and a Harley-Davidson 120R motor for his efforts.His custom sled features a Harley-Davidson 96 CI Twincam engine with hand-fabricated exhaust tipped with 1920′s fire hose brass nozzles, S&S Carb and Ultima 2in belt drive. Illumination comes from a 1910 Jose Lucas Carbide headlight and an After Hours Choppers tail light. The leather seat is from Anvil Customs.
1. Jon Shipley, Hoosier Daddy Chopper – Firehouse Racer, ’13 Boardtracker
2. Joel Gurath, Backbone Built Bikes – Retro Sexy, 2005 HD FXST
3. Dell Battle – 2009 Racer, 200 HD Roadglide
Mark Webster of MW Performance won Retro MOD with Stack of Dimes. It is a 1977 XS650 that features extensive engine work lightened chassis, a GSXR 750 front end and hand fabricated and formed tank and rear section.
1. Mark Webster, MW Performance – 1977 Yamaha XS650
2. Kyle Shorey, Shade Tree Fabrications – Priceless, 2013 Shadetree Customs
3. Dennis Crabtree – Baby Stroker, 1941 HD WL
The Beast was built by Fusion Custom Cycles on a 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa platform. It’s a custom sled with 1397cc mil with ported heads, 360 swing arm, air ride and front and rear swing arm, LED lighting and chrome throughout.
1. Ortiz, Fusion Custom Cycles – The Beast, 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa
2. Biggums – Bigboy, 2008 Hayabusa
3. Matt Jung, Fornallis – Rump Shaker, 2008 Hayabusa
Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles found one ulgly motorcycle, a Bimota DB3 Mantra, and then found a Bimota enthusiast that wanted a custom bike. Analog transformed the bike into a thing of beauty. It features a custom subframe, 1 off tank and seat, custom fork brace, Alpina tubeless spoke wheels and a $6,000 ISR brake system. Engine updates include FCR carbs with velocity stacks, EVR slipper clutch, custom exhaust and belt covers.
1. Analog Motorcycles – DB3.5, 96 Bimota DB3 Mantra
2. Team Triumph – Green Manalishi, 2014 Thruston
3. Thomas Foulds, Working Class Choppers – Jizzeppi, ’82 Suzuki GS450
People’s Choice was won by Josh Weinmann. He received a Bell Custom 500 helmet that was pinstriped from Skratch. Working Class Choppers took the Hashtag Hustler award and received a J&P Cycles $150 gift certificate. SHO DOG Awards: Mark Gates takes the Rocking K Custom Leather’s chain wallet and Backbone Built Bikes takes the Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag. All award winners received a swag bag of Metal Rescue and a premium cleaning kit from Wizards.
Program sponsors include Progressive Insurance and Harley-Davidson. Contributing Sponsors include Wizards, Bell Helmets, Metal Rescue, Rocking K Custom Leathers and Garage Leathers Solo Bags.
Post by Jack McIntyre, Info & images by Jeffrey Najar, Partner BIKERPROS.COM