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Once again, IRON TRADER NEWS has created it’s 2nd bike build project. First the ITN BAGGER PROJECT, and now the ITN BOBBER PROJECT.  Sponsored by S&S CYCLE, and NASH MOTORCYCLES, the actual build is by Johnny Mac’s Chopper Shop of Philadelphia. Keep checking back, the assembly is next, just waiting on the chrome frame to return from the chromer.

Counting Cars” Stars Join Growing List of Celebrities Appearing at the Buffalo Chip® and Legends Ride®

CHIPStars of HISTORY’s top-rated show will be meeting and greeting fans this August.

Sturgis, SD For the past seven years fans have been watching Shannon Aikau, Ryan Evans and “Horny” Mike help to restore and Continue reading Counting Cars” Stars Join Growing List of Celebrities Appearing at the Buffalo Chip® and Legends Ride®



The Iron Trader News Bagger makeover is FINALLY underway. What’s the project entail? It’s a 2004 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic that is long overdue for some upgrades. It’s still a capable motorcycle but cosmetically it’s a bit behind the times. To that end, we are using a selection of Performance Machine bolt on parts with their contrast cut styling. Brian Klock has sent us one of his new windshields & front fenders, AVON Tyres provided 2 new tires, Mustang Motorcycle Seats provided a terrific seat which may be changed based on the new gas tank, American Suspension has sent us their new bolt on front end kit to support the 26″ wheel that Sam Wakim from RideWright Wheels is sending us. We at Johnny Mac’s Chopper House will do all of the labor and paint work in house.

Who’s supporting this makeover? Glad you asked, so far we have been very fortunate to partner with: Performance Machine, Ride Wright Wheels, Klock Werks, Johnny Mac’s Chopper House, American Suspension, Avon Tires, Mustang Motorcycle Seats, and SuperTrapp.

Stay tuned for still images & VIDEO of this fun project. We hope to have a few special guest hosts off and on & promise to show in detail how each of the components from these terrific sponsors can EASILY be applied to your bagger!

Flying Piston Builders Breakfast Raises Tech Ed Funds

Legendary Buffalo Chip, Sturgis Motocycle Rally 2016
Legendary Buffalo Chip, Sturgis Motocycle Rally 2016

Custom Builders join with Riders and Industry Companies in Sturgis

Sturgis, SD (August 30, 2016) — Good things happen when great people get together for a reason. That was evident at the second annual Flying Piston Builders Breakfast held at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads on August 7th. As the 76th Sturgis Rally got underway, invited custom motorcycle builders whose bikes were featured in the Chip’s Motorcycles As Art exhibit gathered with industry notables and regular riders to raise funds for technical education scholarships.

Among those attending were Buffalo Chip owner Rod “Woody” Woodruff, photographer Michael Lichter and Moonshiner Josh Owens. Emcee Bob Kay of AIMExpo interviewed the builders and offered a forum for sponsors to showcase their products. Top sponsors were Jekill & Hyde Exhaust and Yelvington USA, joined by Kuryakyn, Mustang Seats, Misfit Industries and Securecaps.

“We are grateful to all of our sponsors for their participation as well as the builders for taking time out of a busy week to join us,” said organizer Marilyn Stemp. “Vital input from diverse partners makes for results far greater than the sum of the parts.”

Media Sponsor Cycle Source magazine promoted attendance and covered the event. Auction items were kindly provided by: Harley-Davidson Footwear, Mustang Seats, Sara Liberte, Artist Atomic Bob, Kicker Audio, Kuryakyn, Corbin Seats, Garage Leathers, Republic of Texas Rally, New-Line Engraving, Howard Knight, and Chris Callen of Cycle Source.

Working with the Buffalo Chip Challenge Program, which supports tech ed for Black Hills area high school students and veterans returning to civilian life, the Flying Piston expects to award three scholarships resulting from the Builders Breakfast proceeds.

“Following last year’s 75th, this was a slower year for the Sturgis Rally. Yet our breakfast raised twice as much as last year,” said Stemp. “Better still we’ve created a place for builders to network with parts manufacturers and fans. I am optimistic that we can grow this event while maintaining its intimate atmosphere.”

For information or to participate in the next event: Jeff Najar, jeff@bikerpros.com or 919-450-5060; or Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, marilynstemp@gmail.com.

Legendary Buffalo Chip, Sturgis Motocycle Rally 2016
This picture says it all: The Flying Piston Builder’s Breakfast brings together custom builders, industry mavens and regular riders to benefit the next generation of riders. Here’s last year’s scholarship recipient, Logan Lucas, surrounded by builders (r to l) Bill Dodge, Will Ramsey, Pat Patterson and photographer Michael Lichter.

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About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip: The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and the leading entertainment destination during the Sturgis Rally. Established in 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere™, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, adrenaline-fueled racing and more. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. www.BuffaloChip.com.
About Motorcycles as Art: Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s indoor Motorcycles as Art exhibition presents a changing conceptual theme showcasing the most innovative custom motorcycles from today’s premier builders with artwork from known and emerging moto-artists. Curated by photographer Michael Lichter, the exhibit is free to the public and open for just 7 days during the Sturgis Rally.
About The Flying Piston: The Flying Piston produces charitable events to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. Contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, marilynstemp@gmail.com or Jeff Najar, 919-450-5060, jeff@bikerpros.com.