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Chief Editor : Pascal Richard Editor : Geneviève Fréchette Writers :  Becky Goebel, Geneviève Fréchette, Pascal Richard, Catherine David, Dan Lim, Charlie Lessard Translation : Charlie Lessard, Kathy Blais Special Collaborators : Isaiah Aspeck, Ryan Robinson, Samantha Lee Radics, Ted Gordon, Mike Yurko, Sam Pileggi, Christian Newman, Patrick Bernard, Johanne Blouin, Tim Herperger, Sakuma Takaaki Photographers : Alexandre Brault, Becky Goebel, Pascal Richard, Geneviève Fréchette, Charlie Lessard, Dan Lim, Patrick Bernard, Laval Gagnon, Mike Vandegriff, Hutzel Clarke, Viktor Radics Model : Plum Loco: Melissa Thibeault Our Readers : Kim Côté Tremblay Graphic Design : Suzie Gauthier, Revolution Motorcycle Magazine Proofreader : Nicole Duchesne, Lorie Richard Prepress :  Photographique MF Inc. Printing :  Imprimeries Transcontinental Distribution :   Messageries Dynamiques (French) Coast to Coast (English) ISSN 1913-0082 Copyright 2007 Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec Bibliothèque Nationale du Canada Registration number Post Publication : 41471522 Advertising Consultant :  Pascal Richard : 514 726-5742 Web Site : Charlie Lessard Social Media : Pascal Richard Revolution Motorcycle Magazine is published 4 times a year. All rights reserved. Reproduction in total or in part of any article, photo or advertisement is forbidden without prior written permission from the Publisher of Revolution Motorcycle Magazine. Our office is located at 1302 Garden Ave. Mascouche (Quebec) J7L 0A4 Tel. : 514 726-5742 Fax : 450 477-9814 email :

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Motorcycle season has finally arrived. I hope everyone is

Friday night on a high note with the Old School motorcycle

enjoying it ! It’s time to embrace life to the fullest and hit

show at Motel Bonito. It gives you a taste of what’s coming

the road.

in the next few days. The RMM team will be on site to have fun and take some pictures for a future article. If you want

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It’s also (at last !) time to go have fun at motorcycle events.

to attend the event and spend a few days, be sure to book

See our “COMING SOON” section for the list of events to

your hotel beforehand, since rooms are scarce and expen-

plan your outings.

sive during the event.

One that I particularly like is The Race of Gentleman

As this new season begins, Revolution Motorcycle

organized by our neighbours to the south in Wildwood NJ,

Magazine is proud to present the first edition of the Roll the

a place where many Canadians will spend their summer

Bones Old School Motorcycle & Art Show on Saturday,

vacation. This event takes us back in time as participants,

May 26 at ArtGang in Montreal. This event will take us back

dressed in period costumes, ride motorcycles or drive cars

to the 70s with its motorcycles of course, but also with its

from the 30s to the 50s. The race takes place on the beach,

artistic side, with the guest photographers who will present

where riders “drag” against each other to the sound of old

their most beautiful motorcycle photos and artists who

engines that surpasses the melodious sound of the sea. In

will exhibit their works on canvas and metal. This small

addition to the sun and beer, spectators attending the races

exhibition is not-to-be-missed and it’s free ! Stay tuned for

can enjoy an on-site exhibition of old cars and motorcycles

more information. The entire RMM team from the East Coast

on the beautiful New Jersey beach. The weekend kicks off

to the West Coast will be on site, so come and see us.

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Text : Robert Watt – Photos : Alexandre Brault

In 2013, a group of four riders from “les Lumberjerks” in Ottawa rode down to the Gypsy Run, a traditional chopper meet in Upstate New York. The “Lumberjerks” are a loose affiliation of deathtrap bike enthusiasts based in eastern Ontario. One of them was 17-year old Isaiah Aspeck who rode a rigid-frame extended fork Sportster chopper he built himself while still in high School. Despite long days in the saddle, torrential rain storms, smelly laundromats, breakdowns, and cold wet nights camping out, everyone who met Isaiah was impressed with the kid’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for motorcycling. After graduating from school, Isaiah started working in construction, but also started a side-business, “Jeb’s Cycle Company” fabricating motorcycle parts. Two years later Rob Watt, one of the riders from that Gypsy Run back in 2013, picked up an old 1953

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Harley Panhead chopper from a friend. The bike was in good mechanical shape, but was a bit of a mash-up of mismatched parts. Rob wanted to give it a new lease on life and have it rebuilt as a more uncompromising ‘60’s-style chopper, but with an emphasis on reliability rather than chrome. But he had one major problem – Rob is in the Canadian Armed Forces, and he was deployed on a three-year military posting to the Demilitarized Zone (“DMZ”) between North and South Korea. He decided to leave the bike and trust the job to Isaiah, knowing that his passion for choppers would result in something distinctive. Lots of late-night emails ensued between the members of the Lumberjerks discussing the plan for the bike before Isaiah started moving forward. And Rob certainly wasn’t disappointed with how it turned out – the results speak for themselves.


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Isaiah started by stripping the bike down to the frame and ditching most of the mismatched parts. Luckily, the blueprinted and balanced engine (built by Fritz Saintmire in New York) didn’t need any work. It features STD cases, Jims shafts, Andrews cam, S&S heavy-duty con rods, Truett & Osborn flywheels, and Manley valves with Sifton springs and collars, as well as a traditional Morris magneto-fired ignition and Mikuni carb. The rigid frame is an old ‘70’s Paughco survivor, and was matched up with a 2”-over Acme Choppers narrow springer, 21” spool front wheel, and an 18” rear. Isaiah fabbed up a tall stainless devil’s tail sissy bar so that Rob could strap a duffel bag to

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the bike for road trips. The flat trailer fender was ditched in favour of a beautiful curved spun steel fender (cut and modified), paired with a narrow “Frisco Sportster” tank by Throttle Addiction. Dan Collins from Old Gold Garage Co. in California stitched up a nice tuck-and-roll cobra seat. The modern 5-speed electric-start transmission was also given the heave-ho, and (with a nod to highway reliability) replaced with a brand-new traditional 4-speed kick-only unit, matched to an oil tank dug out of a friend’s parts stash. Isaiah fabricated a set of narrow mini-apes, and installed an Exile Cycles internal throttle to preserve the clean, uncluttered look of the handlebars. He also fabricated


a set of stainless high mid-controls and a jockey-shift setup (topped by a custom-made burled-wood shift knob). For paint, the bike was sent over to Alex Leduc (a third member of that same Gypsy Run ride back in 2013). Alex spent days smoothing out every inch of the sheet metal, and then shot a beautiful deep shade of plum purple metal flake, accented by subtle ghosted hot rod flames on the narrow tank. Pictures don’t do the paint justice – when the bike is rolled out into the sun it positively glows.

touches put on the bike by Isaiah and the crew. After final

In the summer of 2017 Rob was able to fly back to Canada on leave from Korea, just in time to see the finishing

chopped off or replaced. It is light, fast, and dangerous.

assembly, the bike was shipped down to B.A. Machine just south of Ottawa where Tim gave it a final dyno tune-up and tweaked the settings on the Mikuni. Rob was able to take it for a couple of long rides with his buddies through the small towns and cornfields of eastern Ontario before shipping back to his duty in Korea. The bike is a “chopper” in the truest sense; everything unnecessary or ugly has been And it turns heads everywhere it goes.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin : the capitol of Harley-Davidson. In the city of there’s the Harley-Davidson museum, the first ever Harley-Davidson factory, the office headquarters and most recently, Mama Tried show. The Mama Tried show adds something to a weekend in Milwaukee that makes a motorcycle enthusiasts dream come true. For three days, my life was jampacked with motorcycle everything. From motorcycle cafes, to motorcycle garage spaces. From motorcycle races, to motorcycle museums, to motorcycle shows and to motorcycle themed parties. Motorcycles were everywhere and I am about to tell you all about it.

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First off, I have never been to Milwaukee before. I have never even been to a state that boarders Wisconsin. I have never been to the Midwest and I honestly didn’t even know what state I was in until I looked at my flight map on the plane. I went right from the airport to the official Mama Tried pre-party at Fuel Café. First thing I saw was a biker dude getting smoked by a car while walking across the street. Next, a guy riding a mini bike off the bar and straight at me as I walked in the door. Safe to say, it was going to be a crazy weekend. The city is really cool. It’s very old and filled with heritage homes and old, distressed buildings and factories. Most of the bars aren’t very restored and they all have this “no rules” feeling about them – the perfect place for us.

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Day one, Friday, I was already hung over… typical. I (still-drunkenly) stumbled myself around town, checking out the city and gobbling up any cheese curds and coffee I could find. The Harley-Davidson museum was first thing first on my list. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a HD fan. I had a Harley t-shirt as a little kid, as a teen I was obsessed with any actor who rode a Harley in any movie and to this day, still have a closet filled with Harley branded clothing and have two Harley-Davidson’s in my garage.

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The first thing you see when you walk into the (massive) museum is the first ever recorded Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They then have every year of engine and bike ever made in that building. They have an entire floor, called the archives, where every single model of bike Harley ever made is stored. They are the only vehicle manufacturers in the world to have kept one of every model they ever made, which makes this room totally mind boggling and totally off-limits. Seriously, you have to try and see them all through an alarmed gate and it’s heartbreaking.

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Other must-sees at the Harley museum : • Elvis’ 56’ V-Twin. • The Easy Rider “Captain America” Panhead chopper replica. • The Original Easy Rider movie script. • The Love Cycles knucklehead chopper. • Every poster HD ever made. • The boat, the scooter, the golf cart and the mini bike that Harley randomly made along the road to figuring out that motorcycles are their most popular product

• An unrestored bike that washed up on the shore of BC that was traced back to Japan a year after the tsunami • An entire room dedicated to Harley-Davidson’s involvement in racing, another room entirely dedicated to HD’s involvement in the war and police forces around the world and another one totally dedicated to HD’s involvement in cultural evolution.

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The Harley-Davidson Mecca of the world The Friday night of the Mama Tried weekend is the ‘Flat-Out Fridays’ races at the BMO Arena. All sorts of bikes race each other around a typically small sized oval. I snuck in the backdoor because I was too busy to pick up my press pass earlier and was pretty damn glad I didn’t. I walked right into the line-up of Hooligan racers about to fly into the track. Their Harley engines roaring over the flat-track dirt bikes was deafening, and cool as fuck. I snaked my way through the racers, inhaling enough fumes to keep me high all weekend and popped out right at the front lines of the race, under hundreds of rows of seats. The arena was massive. Racing isn’t usually my thing but seeing Harley’s go at it in the heart of Harley-Davidson is something to see. The excitement continued into the streets of Milwaukee. That night consisted of bar hopping, meeting tons of people and buying $3 Millers everywhere we went. Every bar in the area was filled with bikers. The people in Milwaukee are so rad, very easy to talk to and don’t have too much ego. It was a good-vibes party and safe to say, we didn’t sleep much all weekend. I like the schedule of the weekend because there’s only one thing going on at a time so everyone is at everything and you never have to make a decision to choose one event over another. The Mama Tried Show itself is just on the Saturday. I felt like I had been in Milwaukee for a week before the show even happened but walking into that venue completely rejuvenated me. It was so god damn cool.

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The Eagles Club and Ballroom was truly that, a ballroom. It was an amazing old vintage three story venue that was as creepy as it was beautiful. The top floor over-hung the main area of the show like a balcony and from up there, the show looked packed. It was dimly lit and jam packed of bikes, people and vendors. There were tattooists, vintage vendors, tin-type photographers, chopper-parts vendors, seat makers and every cool brand you see online right there in person. The bikes were scattered around the main ballroom which made it easy to get up and close to them but hard to see them all together. After pushing my way through the crowds, I came to realize that the show is primarily chopper based. There were a few race bikes, dirt bikes and custom crazy weird bikes but mostly, the show-stopper bikes were choppers. Lots of them came up from LA which was cool to see. The show sponsors and builders ship their bikes up to showcase them in the city where Harley is created so it’s pretty cool to see them there in Milwaukee. Some show stoppers included Ben the Boogs Denver Knucklehead, Ryan Cox’s newly finished Flathead, Slaughter Shack and his crazy cow-hide chopper seat on a ‘47 FL knucklehead chop with muddy tires, Ryan Grossman and Arie Vees’ Born Free builds, and that gold flake paint-job on that crazy old Springer front-end knuckle chop. Although I walked around that show for over eight hours, I still don’t think I caught all the bikes. There were some hiding downstairs, some in booths and some that just had too many people crowded around for me to get a good glimpse at.

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The whole day was a party. You couldn’t walk two feet in that venue without running into a bar. I think Mama Tried is just as much about the parties as it is about the bikes – which I was warned about, and am totally okay with. I don’t know who the manager is at The Ramada Hotel in downtown Milwaukee but I don’t know how they still have a job. Most people who come to town for the show stay there and let loose and you can tell it’s been happening for some years. It doesn’t matter which floor the elevator opens on, it’s a hallway party and all the hotel room doors are open. You can pretty much just walk room to room, go downstairs and get a drink in their lobby bar, play dice in the lobby and shot gun beers in the elevator. I knocked over a table in the lobby (by accident…) and the whole thing just shattered. Table legs and fake plants went flying everywhere. My friends and I were trying to hide the mess when a guy walked past and said, “don’t worry about that, it’s still broken from last year.” When we finally got kicked out, the party continued at High Note, a karaoke bar across the street – another place where I can’t believe the manager still has a job… We pretty much took over, filled the song list with Kid Rock and drank the bar dry. There’s more to say about that night but I’ll leave it at that. The Sunday morning after Mama Tried is pretty quiet in Milwaukee. The streets are dead and it’s the only time there isn’t lamps or beer cans flying out the windows at the Ramada. Where there are some zombies, looking to keep the weekend vibes going, is down the road at Sobelman’s – the most infamous Bloody Mary bar in the USA. I had to check it out. Our Bloody Mary’s had all the toppings, Milwaukee cheese curds, sausage, shrimp, veggies, and an entire hamburger. Yep, it was awesome and the best “cheers” possible for a good weekend in the Midwest. The Mama Tried Show is more than just a one day event, it’s an excuse to visit the most motorcycle-history rich city in the world. The motorcycle shops, the Harley-Davidson museum, the Flat-Out Friday races, the Mama Tried Show and the local bars are all so jammed packed with excitement that weekend. It’s just one thing to the next and before you know it, you’re drinking a Bloody Mary with a hamburger in it waiting to head back to Canada. I will definitely be back next year Milwaukee, but til’ then, I’ll be sleeping ! “It’s not a motorcycle baby, it’s a chopper.”

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Text : Charlie Lessard & Ryan Robinson Photos : Hutzel Clarke Photography

Brian McGaw from Ontario, Canada has been a long-time customer of mine. It wasn’t long after his previous RNR Custom Cycle bike build before Brian approached me to talk about the next creation. As the next few months went on we decided to build a big wheel Road King. Brian started by contacting his good friend Fred Vaillancount at Rolling Thunder Manufacturing. Fred sent Brian a stock style bagger frame that would be modified to fit a 30-inch front wheel. I started boring the spigot holes on a set of Harley-Davidson cases to accommodate the building of 124 cubic-inch displacement engine that would be backed by a Trask Typhoon Turbo. RNR Custom Cycle then got the bike into the rolling chassis stage. I then fabricated the pointed gas tank and installed the fuel pump from the underside. I then designed and built the front spoiler. As Brian and I talked, components kept being added, such as the baker 6-speed transmission and the BDL 2-inch belt drive. How fast the budget can change ! When things started to come together Brian was happy with all the upgrades, even though it meant blowing the budget. But the finished product, in the end, corresponded with the extra cost. Next was the body work and paint; “decisions, decisions,” as Brian was trying to choose the colour scheme and graphics. As the final ideas were chosen, Brian and I approached exceptional airbrush artist Jason Gateman to interpret this rolling work of art. Voila ! The finished product tells the story and shows RNR Custom Cycle’s great craftsmanship. The bike has taken top awards at the 2018 Toronto Motorcycle Show and also won best use of colour at the Dave Perewitz paint show in Daytona Florida. Ryan -

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Starting out at the ripe age of fifteen years old, Brian McGaw and his brother got hold of a Yamaha. Knowing that their parents would not approve, the boys concealed the little 2-wheeler in the family shed for over six months before mentioning the decadent procurement. Brian’s older brother gave him a few riding pointers to start and from that point on, life on 2-wheels was the chosen path. In 1998 Brian purchased his first Harley-Davidson, a Heritage Softail Classic. From there came a 2007 Deluxe, 2010 Street Glide with denim paint. Brian’s first custom bike was a previously owned machine that had a Suzuki GSR front fork and rear swing arm. Brian didn’t like the way his custom bike handle so he trailered it to Ryan Robinson’s shop (RNR Custom Cycle in Guelph, Ontario). This is where a friendship began between the two men, and it has since grown with much respect. The pair has conspired on more than a few projects. Brian then acquired a 2006 pro-street from Brad Haskins of Canadian Custom Motorcycles. He also owns a Nasty Boy with 10-over front fork and 300mm rear tire that runs via a 124-cubic-inch TP motor. A 1999 Indian Chief – of which Brian says is, “cool to ride” - and a Victory Octane also take up space in his 32 X 64 backyard shop. “I have always tried to follow my own vision of how I like my bikes. I really enjoy working with Ryan because he is so professional, I love the teamwork. Painters like Vince Goody and Jason Gatemen really help in bringing forth my concepts. I like all the cool things,” said Brian.

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Seeing this new bike titled “Conspiracy,” at the 2018 Toronto Supershow in January, I think it’s safe to say Brian has reached a highpoint in his custom bike building journey. Stephen from Speed Trix said with a laugh, “I think Brian needs psychiatric help !” This is one wild looking bike ! Brian has recently retired, after twenty-five years, from the auto manufacturing sector. This summer he is looking forward to riding his 500-watt stereo equipped Street Glide on the Cannonball – Iron Butt Run to Eastern Canada. This ride will be added to the many he and his wife Judy (who owns a 1999 Sportster and a 2011 Super Low), have done in the past few years. California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, BC, Alberta are all places they have visited. “I don’t care where I go I just love to ride. I do 20 000 km every summer.” The Million Dollar Highway in Silverton Colorado is one of his favourite routes. In all Brian McGaw has thirteen motorcycles in his collection and he is proud to say, “I ride them all !”

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AccessoirIes

GENERAL Manufacturing Year / Make Model Assembly Time

Ryan Robinson 2016 Special Construction Road King Ryan Robinson 10 months

ENGINE Year Model Builder Ignition Displacement Lower end Balancing Pistons Heads Cam Lifters Carb Pipes

2005 Trask Turbo Twin-Cam RNR Custom Cycle Thunder Max 124 ci RNR Custom Cycle RNR Custom Cycle Flat top S&S S&S S&S 58 mm throttle body Trask

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Baker 6 speed Baker

painting Painter Airbrush Color / type Special

Jason Gateman Jason Gateman Red Extensive Airbrush

FRAME Year Builder Type Rake Stretch Shocks

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SPECIFICATIONS Bars Handlebar Controls Headlight Tail light Speedo Dash Pegs Electrics Gas Tank Oil Tank Oil System Primary Seat Front Fender Rear Fender Mirrors Grips

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With the cold, the snow, the ice and all the surprises that our beautiful Canadian winter often has to offer, many are those who leave (or have the desire to leave) to warm themselves under the tropical sun, with their feet in the sand while sipping a Margarita to the sound of Latin music… Come on ! Just for a week. A glance out the frosted window at my snowed in driveway is all it takes to convince me. I’m leaving ! I choose Mexico, more specifically Playa Del Carmen, a very lively seaside resort in Riviera Maya on the Yucatan peninsula. Obviously, I thought why not combine holidays in the South and my passion for motors ? What could be better than a little bike ride under the warm Mexican sun ? A quick Internet search reveals a Harley Adventures, a Harley-Davidson rental company at Playa Del Carmen. I send an email to the owner, Fredrik, who took care of the reservations and suggested some interesting itineraries, whether for a day or a week. For a week-long stay in an all-inclusive hotel, we booked 2 days of motorcycle rentals, just enough to put us back in the summer atmosphere and break the monotony of the trips between pool-bar-beach-bar-buffet-bar (I mean, that would be just too boring, right ?). Before we left, we planned to do the Mayan route, to visit the most beautiful archaeological sites of the Mayan ruins. A panorama that is both impressive and informative. Of course there would also be so many other things to see and do, thematic and marine parks,

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cenotes, not to mention the incredible dive sites. But we can’t do everything… What is interesting with the small trips that we have planned is the possibility of going back to our hotel every night. We arrived at Harley Adventures at 9 am sharp as planned to collect our bikes, a Sportster 883 Super Low and a 1200 Forty-Eight, which is more than enough for the type of road, the distance planned and the speed at which we could travel. For the first day, we plan to travel about 250 km. We head towards Tulum, the only known archaeological site located by the sea, perched on a cliff, particularly highlighting the buildings of this ancient fortified Mayan city whose distinctive features are its two walls. The city of the same name is much less agitated than its big sister Playa Del Carmen with its casual bars and nightclubs where nothing ever stops. Along the Highway 15 by the sea, Tulum is rather bohemian with its small hotels nestled into the vegetation in the form of huts made of natural materials such as wood and palm leaves and overlooking a white sandy beach. People travel mainly by bike or on foot because traffic is difficult and slow on this small street with its single lane filled with countless donkeys. Nevertheless, we are drawn by the many nice little restaurants, and we finally stop for a cervesa and a guacamole at Casa Banana. Tulum is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a typical southern and hippie-like atmosphere.


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After this break, we headed towards Cobá, another important archaeological site belonging to the Mayan civilisation located about 106 km from Playa Del Carmen and 42 km from Tulum. Fredrick had warned us to watch out for speed bumps, but I never thought they would be so bad. Every little Mexican town we go through has many of them so keep your eyes open, there is little warning to their presence, not even a bit of paint. First good bump, ouch ! It rattled my teeth. I thought I had torn off the bottom of the bike, but apparently the frame has seen it all before. We continued, we got used to them (the upside of riding a rented motorcycle). The ruins of Cobà, wrapped in the jungle and surrounded by lagoons, are characterized by an incredible network of roads. This gives the site a wild and natural character, giving us the feeling of being explorers in front of monuments placed there without preconceived spatial organization which, obviously, is not the case. The site is so vast that a bicycle rental service is offered to get around (unfortunately no motorcycles).

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TULUM

This first day was perfect. Heat, sun, discoveries, landscapes, all while riding on a motorcycle as if time no longer mattered. On the way back, a short stop in Playa Del Carmen was a must, for some hops-based refreshments on a waterfront terrace and getting back into the whirlwind of urban life. It was very tempting to stay there until the wee hours of the morning, but it’s always a good idea to get back to the hotel before dark. The next day, surprise, the weather was still gorgeous ! All the better because our day yesterday made us want to ride even more. We headed to another must-see destination, the famous Chichén Itza archeological site. We took the 305D from Playa Del Carmen, a fairly recent federal road with a few toll stations so be sure to have some pesos. It cost us between 36 and 127 pesos depending on the distance traveled (between $2 and $8 Can). We then arrived at the junction of Highway 180, which we followed for a while, but it became rather “boring,” so we decided to try some secondary roads. We drove through some lovely typical Mexican villages (with lots of donkeys), which were much less commercial.

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VALLADOLID After 150 km through Playa Del Carmen we arrived at Valladolid, a colonial city founded in 1543 and rich in history. We were now in the state of Yucatan. We park the bikes just on the edge of Parque Francisco Canton to grab a bite. This park decorated with a magnificent fountain is a gathering place and resting place for the locals. It is the central point of the city. In front of it stands the Catedral de San Servasio. Well-fed and well-hydrated, we headed to what, in my opinion, is the most impressive archaeological site : the famous Chichen Itza, a place of worship that you surely have seen in several movies such as The Ruins and the famous Apocalypto by Mel Gibson, released in 2016. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and named one of the Seven Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007, Chichén Itzá is one of the largest and most visited archeological sites in the region. We learned the hard way that the best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon. However the site of the ruins is so vast that once

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VALLADOLID you enter, you don’t really feel that there are a lot of people. The huge pyramid called El Castillo dominates the ancient city dating back to around 600 AD. At the spring and fall equinoxes, the sun produces the illusion of a snake descending from the pyramid. It’s an amusing phenomenon, but it’s only a small part of everything there is to discover about the Mayan civilization. After this immersion in the distant past, it was time to return to reality and our bikes. Driving a good part of the way back on the highway, we realized that gas stations are rare. Not used to a Sportster’s small fuel tank ! What do we do when we run out of gas on the highway in Mexico ? We ask a nice toll station attendant who, after a call, tells us to wait for the arrival of the service squad (only 10 minutes, I guess we weren’t the first) and who siphons us gas from the can for double the price (but we don’t really mind !). A memorable day. Holidays in the sun and motorcycles… Perfect !

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When we look at the Canadian motorcycle scene, we can be proud of the involvement of the fairer sex. Women, from the west coast to the east, are all a source of inspiration, taking their place and showing initiative as they share their values and vision with the community. Among them, Samantha Lee Radics, a well-known face of the Toronto motorcycle scene. With her husband, Viktor Radics, she set up one of the most inclusive movements on the international motorcycle scene, #TheMotoSocial.

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beginnings Samantha did not grow up in a biker family, nor did she dream of riding a two-wheeler as a child. Rather, life and its uncertainties led her to where she is today. In 2009, she was destined for a career in Interior Design, ended up at Vespa for the purpose of saving money for her education. And from Vespa, she went to Moto Guzzi. By then it was obvious that she should have her own bike. She first saw the bike purely as a means of transportation, a convenient way to get to work. Nothing indicated that one day she would take off for a two-wheeled world tour thanks to the project she developed with Viktor.

#themotosocial #TheMotoSocial is a motorcycle event created to bring the community together and connect bikers. Every month, the gathering is held at a different café in the city. This is an opportunity to meet new people or old friends. For neophytes, it is a privileged access to a little-known world, the two-wheeled world. Because everyone is welcome at their gatherings, no matter the model, no matter the age. Whether or not you ride.

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In May 2013, when her husband was selling motorcycles at BMW Motorrad Toronto, they realized that something was missing : “Viktor and I did not know anyone who rode a motorcycle and was like us. Many of his clients felt the same way. At that time, there was no global initiative to reach all of these nice people in Toronto and share our interests. #TheMotoSocial was created to meet this need and especially because we wanted to get involved in the community, says this woman of action.” They started with small gatherings at Chippy’s Fish and Chips. A dozen and then thirty or so bikes gathered each week. “As the weeks went by, people started to make deeper connections with each other. We witnessed these friendships that formed and we understood the value of #TheMotoSocial : to create a positive impact by developing a strong and open community spirit where mutual aid and fellowship are at the center of the adventure. In the face of growing interest, we wanted it to spread.” And we can say mission accomplished. Five years later, the City of Toronto event has spread to several other Canadian cities : Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton, as well as internationally, Cape Town, South Africa and Auckland, New Zealand.


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Howzit ! When Sam is asked what she gets out of #TheMotoSocial, she quickly says the friendships she has developed through this project and of course, the opportunity to travel and ride in new areas. In February and November 2017, she had the opportunity to travel with her man to Cape Town to meet the new #TheMotoSocial branch and ride along the southwestern coast of South Africa. “I rode on the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive along the Atlantic side of the mountain. It was beautiful.” “This road, a national monument, was dug at the beginning of the last century in order to develop tourism at the southern tip of Africa. This 114-turn, 9-kilometer, 593-kilometer high toll road offers spectacular views of the bay, enough to make any motorcyclist excited and happy. “I was quite impressed by Bain’s Kloof Pass, route R301 through the mountains. I felt as though I was in a painting, it was surreal.”

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In January of this year, it was in Auckland, New Zealand, that she kicked off #TheMotoSocial. “We met Jay Reeve at the #TheMotoSocial premiere in Toronto last year. Charles-Édouard Carrier of Oneland - also host of the Montreal branch - was commissioned by Harley-Davidson to introduce Ontario and Quebec to this Auckland VJ as part of the Common Ground documentary, produced for the 100th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Canada. We hit it off immediately. Jay is an open, generous and very sensitive guy. We share the same ideas and the same values. We wanted to work with him.” Sam and Viktor were warmly welcomed by Jay and his friend Glenn Manchester with whom they explored one of the last territories discovered by man. Eight days of sharing laughter, good food and motorcycling through the two main islands. “It was hard to leave this gang after our trip. With heavy hearts we got on our bikes in Invercargill, at the southern tip of the country to go back to Dunedin, return our Harleys and fly back home.” Beyond the landscapes, what Samantha remembers most from these trips are the people she meets. “It’s amazing how open and generous the bike community is,” she exclaims. With #TheMotoSocial, the couple discovered motorcycling outside the cliques and stereotypes. And the place of women in all this ? “All over the place. Everywhere I look I see that #TheMotoSocial allows women to feel included and more comfortable. They can be themselves, because they are not judged on appearance or their type of motorcycle. With this movement, they have the chance to get involved and contribute to the community rather than follow, as was more common in the past. It opens a door.”

long live #themotosocial It is the desire for discovery, to open up to others and something different that makes the success of this great international movement. A social fabric that is made of exchange, culture and meeting where true camaraderie reigns, no matter the city, the country or the language. And the craze is just beginning ! This year alone Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Hamburg and Budapest will be added to the list of this great movement initiated in Canada. So Samantha can look forward to other great trips. “I can’t wait to leave again. The world is a huge playground and travelling is an opportunity to share. I’m very lucky to experience this with my husband. I am so grateful.” Lucky ? Bernard Werber said that in life, there are three factors : talent, luck and work. With two of these factors one can succeed, but to have all three is ideal. In light of this meeting, we can say that Sam and Viktor have the combo. The motorcycle community can be proud to have these Canadian ambassadors representing them internationally.

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Follow the movement instagram - facebook

@themotosocial

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My buddy Owen builds Ironhead choppers like a king and had a bike in last year’s LOSERPALOOZA event. He knows what’s up and recently moved over to Vancouver Island, so I contacted him and asked if he had any friends over there with cool bikes I could shoot for Revolution Magazine. He pointed me in the direction of Tim and his Panhead. I hit him up and it turned out that we were both going to be at the One Moto Show in Portland that coming weekend, so we decided to meet in person. Fast forward a couple days, I found Tim and his Panhead at the show. We had a great drunken conversation that turned into him showing me a photo of his other build, this 1977 Shovelhead with a 93” Stroker. I knew right away it was perfect for RMM. I’ve always wanted to shoot a bike in the depths of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The alleys down there are gnarly and full of weird shit going on, but amongst the old brick buildings and graffiti walls, it’s perfect for a bike shoot. Blood Alley is one of the most iconic allies and oldest roads in Vancouver. Its name derived from the executions that took place there in the early days. The alley is full of trash, sleeping homeless guys and tents, so I’m sure Tim was really excited when he came all the way over from the island to meet me there ! The shoot ended up being awesome. The dark tones of his bike look so good in photos and looked natural in the light with the cool old buildings in the background. Tim’s bike is really unique and has a lot to look at on it. It’s for sale too ! Here’s a little bit about it :

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I’m Tim Herperger and I’m a small time landscaper in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. I’ve been riding old Harley’s since I had my first Ironhead at the age of 15. I was born and raised in Saskatchewan and moved out to Vancouver Island in my mid-20’s (mostly to ride more). I’ve built a few bikes lately, mostly older traditional style choppers, but this is the one that started my love of building. This is my ‘77 Shovelhead 93” Stroker. It’s the first custom bike I ever pieced together. I saved, traded and swap meet scored all the parts over a span of about four years. I enjoyed every second of it and continue to always be on the hunt for parts and bikes. This bike also sparked my love of painting motorcycles. When building this bike I had amazing help from friends who have taught me skills, tech know-how and unbelievable patience in building choppers.

When I started this build I had a 5-foot x 12-foot sized shed area to work in. I would usually be able to save and find or get a part or two a month. The first part I acquired was the Kraft Tech Frame. It’s a 4-up 2-out stretch with a 200 mm back tire. I then found the Shovelhead engine cases, which are 1977 Harley-Davidson (the year I was born). I then found various motor parts at swap meets and through friends and was lucky enough to have Rob at RE Cycle put the 93” Stroker together. Most internals are S&S with some Jim’s and Harley parts in there too. I bought an Ultima six-speed and some fat spoke wheels and just went from there.

I pieced the bike together to the best of my ability but knew where my skill set stopped. I took the bike to my good friend Al Lambeth at Whiplash Customs where I was lucky enough to have him take over and work with me to make it happen. Al is an amazing fabricator, painter, machinist and mechanic – can’t say enough good things about him ! Al and I worked together designing exactly how the bike would look. I wanted that Frisco, CFL look.

One of my favourite parts of this bike is the taillight. It’s a 1930’s microphone that we gutted and fitted with an LED brake light. It’s a perfect match to the Crime Scene Choppers headlight. I also love the left side sprocket brake. It allows a view of the right side of the fat spoke wheel in the back. I also love the metal flake paint. This flake is ‘Red Cherry Pie’ Ed Roth flake over a burgundy wine base. We actually took the metal flake grips, pegs and kicker pedal to the paint shop to have it matched. It was then sprayed by Al at Whiplash while I hung out, learned and watched. Since then I have started painting myself but still frequently show up at Al’s with beer for info. We then took it to George at Classic Pinstripe in Victoria to lay the white lines. The seat is a stock Harley Sportster springseat that I had the talented Joel at Wheelies recover in leather diamond stitch.

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OWNER CITY

Tim Herperger Victoria, BC

AccessoirIes

GENERAL Manufacturing Whiplash Customs / Tim Herperger Year / Make 1977 Shovelhead Model Chopper Assembly — Time 4 years

ENGINE Year 1977 Model Shovelhead Builder RE Cycle Chemanus, BC Ignition Dyna S Displacement 93 inch Lower end S & S Balancing S & S Pistons 3 5/8” Heads Stock Cam Andrews B Lifters Jim’s solid Carb S & S super E Pipes Custom from 32 ford header kit

Transmission Type Shifting

Ultima 6 speed

painting

I’ve had a blast riding this bike all over the place, breaking it, fixing it and getting back on it. Since I finished my Panhead, the Shovel has taken a bit of a back seat. It’s just the perfect bike for bar hoppin’ to some of my favourite spots and still be able to blast the highway with my pack on the sissy bar to hang with my up-island friends. With the 93” Stroker and the 6th gear – it hauls ass.

The island has a great chopper scene with tons of awesome spots to rip to with friends. I’ve also built a ‘53 Panhead which I just had at the One Moto Show in Portland, a later rigid Shovel, and I am in the process of building a small, fast, tight, rigid Evo chop with an earlier four speed.

Thanks to Tim and his buddies for coming over to the city for me to shoot the bike. Thanks to Owen Williamson for linking us up and thanks to the people of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver for letting us use their space to create this article.

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Painter Whiplash Customs Airbrush Powder coat Color / type Cherry pie flake and Black Special Pinstriped by Classic Pinstripe Victoria, BC

FRAME Year Builder Type Rake Stretch Shocks

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SPECIFICATIONS

— Kraft Tech Rigid 38 degrees 4” None Becky Goebel

Bars Handlebar Controls Headlight Tail light Speedo Dash Pegs Electrics Gas Tank Oil Tank Oil System Primary Seat Front Fender Rear Fender Mirrors Grips

Rad Kustom Tech Crime Scene Choppers Old microphone Never None Hippie Killer red flake Dyna Frisco’d king sporty Kraft Tech S & S Late model Harley Wheelies motorcycles None Kraft Tech Swap meet Hippie Killer - metal flake

forkS Type Size Builder

Springer 4 over DNA

WHEELS FRONT Size Wheel Tire Brake

21” Ultima fat spoke Avon cobra Swap meet

REAR Size Wheel Tire Brake

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Text : Charlie Lessard — Photos : Ted Gordon collection & Charlie Lessard

It’s no secret that if you want respectable and timely motorcycle servicing in the Victoria, B.C. area, the place to visit is Phoenix Cycle. Owner-Operator Ted Gordon, who has been riding since he turned 23 years old, opened the doors to this well-defined V-Twin motorcycle shop in 1998. After labouring at his very first motorcycle shop (circa 1995), Ted realized one year later that “partnership” was not the way to go for him. As the old saying goes, “partners are great for dancing !” Refusing to be discouraged, Ted then approached an individual who was selling a building that once held a different motorcycle shop that had also closed. That building still contained all the inventory and equipment left behind by the previous owners. Before Ted knew it, he became the owner of a new shop. Understanding that running the “business” side of a motorcycle shop as well as wrenching on bikes all day does not make for the best of productive conditions, Ted decided very early on that he would hire someone to manage the shop floor. Mechanic Buck Buchanan, who was also a retired Canadian Navy member, was happy to step up to the plate. He and Ted laid the foundation for what is known as Phoenix Cycle, a name Ted chose seeing that his first attempt at owning a motorcycle shop did not fare so well. This “bird” would rise from the ashes, and as legend has it, it would live one thousand years !

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Ted’s determination has never been underprovided ! Buck retired from the valued shop a little after seven years of enlisting. Gil Francis, a well-known motorcycle specialist from the Victoria area was next to join. Gil had been working on Harley-Davidsons since the late 1960s and was very knowledgeable in his domain. He and Ted again compelled Phoenix Cycle to reach new heights, but sadly after eight years, Gil Francis suddenly past away leaving a significant void. Enter Doug “Psycho” Franche. For the past eighty-four months this master of mechanical maintenance and two-piston preservation has been managing the service bay at Phoenix Cycle. “It’s a perfect symbiotic relationship. He stays on ‘that’ side of the line and I stay on ‘this’ side of the line,” says Doug with a wild-eyed laugh. “Our business is based on quality service. Without it we wouldn’t exist at all,” Doug added. Phoenix Cycle’s mantra is demonstrated by their “customer comes first” policy. Doug recounts : A guy shows up here from Saskatchewan – he’s on holidays. He and his wife have their bagger ‘loaded,’ the tire is toast and it needs replacing. He tells me he rode his bike to the dealership and they told him, ‘yeah we can get you in the service bay… in about two weeks.’ The guy is on vacation man ! He doesn’t have two weeks to wait for a tire change ! So the guy shows up here with a rear tire that is now leaking air. I took one of my good customer’s bikes off the lift and serviced that bike. That’s the way it should be when you run a motorcycle shop. That guy was happy and on his way in no time. I stuck a business card in his shirt pocket and off he went. I don’t care if you’re coming from Saskatchewan, Quebec or Newfoundland. If you need service you should get it now, not in two weeks ! My regular customers know that and they know I’ll stop working on their bikes to help someone out. If you’re out here on vacation, it should be a good one ! Service ! Service ! Service !” Doug has been working on Harley-Davidsons for the past 37 years – from Flatheads to Milwaukee-Eights. He is a carburetor guru and Harley oil runs through his blood, literally ! Rod Mayhew is another name that is associated with Phoenix Cycle. Rod is a master motor builder who has also been in the business for decades. If you have a need for V-Twin speed, I recommend a Phoenix Cycle “Ted Talk !” Ted built his first motorcycle before he even learned how to ride. The bike was a 1973 Honda CB350 Twin. It was found in boxes sitting in the back of a pickup truck. Ted brought home the parts and spent a winter putting it back together. Learning how to ride from a bunch of sport bike buddies, the first thing they got Ted to do was to disconnect the rear brake. “I rode that Honda for the first three months with no rear brake just so I could learn to stop the bike using the front brake. So many guys are scared to use the front brake. I got taught by sport bike guys… and survived,” said Ted. Ted went on to disappoint his friends when he mentioned to them one day that he wanted to buy a Harley. Back then Shovelheads were the engine of the day. “I’ve always liked the look, the sound, everything about them you know,” said Ted. But in the late 1970s, Ted just didn’t have the funds. Seeing that there was an economic recession at that particular time, all the Japanese motorcycle dealerships in the area were overstocked with previous year models, so a 750cc Kawasaki LTD would become Ted’s new ride. “It was the closest I could get to a Harley style bike at the time,” said Ted. “I rode with the Harley guys in Richmond and took all the ribbing you could imagine,” he continued with a laugh. When the ribbing got to intense Ted would just twist the throttle on his 750 and leave the Shovelheads in the dust.

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His next bike was finally his dream machine; a 1982 Lowrider on which Ted and his wife spent riding during their honeymoon. Ted’s favourite place to ride is the Rocky Mountains that span the British-Columbia and Alberta border. “Owning a Shovelhead you learn how to wrench on them or you don’t,” said Ted. Ted kept his motorcycle in top notch shape from the time he first laid his hands on it. “I went to a few shops when I wasn’t sure about something, but most of the time I returned home disappointed. That’s when I thought, I better learn it all,” Ted continued. Starting out in his tiny backyard shed, Ted was driven to better his workspace. Ted acquired his business administration skills while working at an industrial supply company for over twenty years. He went from being a trucker to understanding book keeping, inventory control and sales. “Everything you would need to know to run a business,” said Ted. Working with the very best of motorcycle part suppliers for the past two decades, Phoenix Cycle not only will get you what you need but you can be sure it will fit. Ted has a proven irreproachable record. “We open at the crack of 10,” Ted says with a laugh. But rest assured Phoenix Cycle will never let a customer down. And as Doug Franche firmly declares, “Our customers come back !” March 15, 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of Phoenix Cycle; time “fly’s” when you’re having fun. It goes without saying but if ever you’re in the Victoria area, make sure to stop in and say hello. Ted will be waiting with some fresh coffee for you !

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tofoto

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I was already wide-eyed and awestruck with the 26th annual MOONEYES show in Yokohama Japan, with the multitude of custom hot rods, low riders, and custom-built bikes, when I laid my eyes on this stunning 1974 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead. There she stood, amongst many other stunning custom motorcycles, ready to be photographed by the throng of Japanese and International media photographers for their respective media outlets.

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I immediately gravitated to her low, sleek body lines accentuated by the 45-degree raked front end, aggressive stance and the obvious projection of “Speed.� This Bobber is like a beautiful woman with gorgeous curves who walks into a room and immediately demands attention without saying a single word. Just by the way she is dressed and her confident demeanor.

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Allow me the pleasure of introducing to you, Luxurious Coyote. This ‘74 Shovelhead Goose Bobber with its Springer front end, prominent 21” Ride Wright front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels is a commissioned build for Mr. Sakuma Takaaki by Endo Auto Service. The shop, founded in 1974, located North West of Tokyo in the Gunma Prefecture, fabricates, builds and sells mainly Harley-Davidson custom motorcycles with a high ratio of bikes leaning towards Choppers and Bobbers. Jun Ogaki, Executive Vice President of Endo, said that Luxurious Coyote took approximately nine months to complete. The build started in November 2016 and was completed just in time to be shown at the MOONEYES show. Many of the elements, including the seat, handlebars, dash, pegs, gas tank and oil tank, were custom fabricated by Endo. The idea was to create a bike that is curvaceous aesthetically, yet aggressive, that speaks to an overall adult sensual feeling upon looking at it. Notice that there are virtually no squared off/right angle corners or sharp edges on this bike. For example, the gas tank was created with the same curve and shape by design, to mimic the shape of the engine. The lines of the rigid frame run continuously with the illusion of no obstruction from front to back, intersected by the slender rear fender and curved fender support arm, adds to the subtle sexiness of its profile sleekness. Even the shape and form of the custom seat seamlessly integrates the profile lines of the frame and rear fender. Curves are everywhere apparent in the shape of the brake hand grip, curved handle of the jockey shifter, and the organic flow of the shorty custom pipes. It’s all so subtle, but to me, those are the little details that make this bike so fucking hot !

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Almost every component of this bike is either fabricated or a custom part except for the Harley-Davidson motor. It’s no surprise that it has such a unique look, and very much a signature style to Endo Auto Service. The paint scheme (by G Classic), vivid black colour base inlaid with silver leaf, gold leaf, and accents of red swirls, work harmoniously and subtly in contrast to the shiny chrome. The use of red colour was by request from the owner, but I thought it was quite creative how the shop subtly utilized red without making it the signature beacon of the bike. The paint scheme also extends into some regions of the chrome plated frame giving it a more unified and integrated appearance. Overall, Luxurious Coyote is a very understated subtle creation in the sense that it doesn’t immediately scream out at you with bright colours and chrome. At the same time, it certainly stands out from the crowd, with punctuated brass accents strategically placed throughout her body. Although the bike wasn’t fired up at the show and I didn’t get a chance to see her in action, I can only imagine in my mind’s eye, what it would be like to mount this beauty.

Here’s to bringing sexy back. Va-Va-Voom !

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Text and photos : Sam Pileggi

During my interview with Mike Yurko I asked : “How did the passion from custom motorcycle building turn into a passion for speed and thriving to set speed records ? Too which he responded : “Building show bikes is cool, but there’s always a judge to determine a winner. My dear friend Berry Wardlaw from Accurate Engineering was racing Bonneville and building performance bikes at the time and during that time I was reading a book called How to Build A Salt Flats Motorcycle by Keith R. Ball. I can still remember to this day the power went out that night, and I read the entire book with a flashlight. So, I thought how about putting my fabrication skills to work and build a land speed bike and pilot it myself ? If I set a record it would be my accomplishment not a judges’ decision. I get more satisfaction going 180 mph on something I built rather than someone judging me on how I built a show bike.” Well hat’s off to you, Mike, for such an honest answer.

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I was lucky enough to have met Mike Yurko many years ago at the Toronto International Motorcycle Show. Mike had just built the Dewalt Bike a Best In Show winner at the Rat’s Hole Show during Bike Week in 2006. Mike states “that bike put me on the map” and that motorcycle also won many other shows and awards not only putting Mike, of Yurko Custom Choppers, on the map but it also was the start of many other show stopping custom motorcycles built in the following years. As Mike explains, “It begins in 1967 when my parents purchased my first dirt bike, and I was hooked on motorcycles, a passion handed down to me from my father. So much so, that by 1977 I was winning motocross races here in Canada and in the US. I worked hard and became licensed in Pipe Welding, Pipe Fitting, Gas 1 Fitter and Motorcycle Technician. In 2000, I started Yurko Custom Choppers in Oshawa, ON and began building custom motorcycles, but my need for speed was always present. In August 2014, I hit the salt for the first


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time in the MPG 2000 class and it was exhilaration beyond words. For a first-timer, I was happy with my times, but, and there’s always a “but,” I still needed to go faster. During my week at Bonneville, I was fortunate to be set up next to the S&S race team. They befriended the “new guy” and were impressed by my desire to learn and go really, really fast. Their interest in my eagerness to improve my speed led to a sponsorship by S&S for the 2015 Land Speed Events as well as racing Bonneville. Part of the sponsorship with S&S included putting a prototype 120 ci Twin-Cam 70mm EFI engine in my existing Rolling Thunder frame, combined with a Baker Transmission. When the factory finished building the engine, it was shipped to my shop, once installed I made a trip to the S&S facility in Viola, WI for some fine tuning and Dyno testing. After extensive Dyno tuning, I headed back to Oshawa for the final adjustments in preparation for Bonneville (unfortunately, this event was cancelled, but that time delay allowed for the arrival of a new sponsor in Spectro Oils). So, after testing the new engine and preparing myself to run on the Flats, I entered the Loring Timing Association Maine Event on July 25th, 2015 where I raced in the A/PF-2000/4 and the A/PG-2000/4 classes, 1 and 1.5 mile distances, setting the following records.”

1 mile

1,5 mile

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175,86 MPH

“On September 4, 2015, I went back to Maine for the Loring Timing Association Harvest Event, where I raced in the APS/ PF-2000 AND APS/PG-2000 classes and set the following records.”

1 mile

1,5 mile

AAPS/PF-2000

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APS/PG-2000

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So clearly when Mike sets his mind up to accomplish something he figures out a way to get it done. Not too bad for the second year of land speed racing. In 2016 Mike went to Bonneville to set another record in the A/PF 2000 class with

his fastest run ever. 179.9 MPH giving him a AMA Grand Championship Record of 178.4 MPH. After discussing all the new-found success at setting speed records, I asked Mike where he sees himself in ten years and his response was, “Still building hot rod bikes for myself and for customers and also building record breaking land speed bikes which at this stage of life is the most exhilarating and satisfying experience I have ever felt. I’ll still build super cool bikes but entering them in a show is not a priority. In 10 years, I’ll probably still be in the motorcycle industry hopefully with a race team designing high end components, something to do with motorcycles, that’s for sure.” What does Mike like to do to relax and have fun ? “To relax I go to the gym, read motorcycles books, maybe I’m a little crazy but all I do is sleep, eat and shit motorcycles… I work with many people in the industry that are very successful people… so my motto is if you surround yourself with successful people you will become successful yourself. I LOVE MOTORCYCLES. If you love something, you will become good at it.” I truly believe that you earn your respect, and that setting out to accomplish your goals is one thing but actually accomplishing those goals is another. From the start of his career building award winning custom motorcycles to current year setting land speed records, clearly with Mike there is no rest until all goals are met. Motivation, innovation and determination are qualities that one can’t help but admire. These are just a few of the many qualities that Mike brings to the table. It’s always fun hanging out with Mike with just the sheer excitement he lets off as he talks about his latest projects and how current endeavors can keep you entertained for hours. I guess if you think about it setting a speed record is kind of like coming in first, like winning a custom motorcycle show especially when you win best in show, and I’m sure Mike will continue winning top honours in both for many years to come. Keep it up Mike. your drive and determination are inspiring and we can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve next year. See you on the Flats !

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Text : Charlie Lessard & Christian Newman – Photos : Mike Vandegriff

Christian Newman is the owner, fabricator and rider of this rescue green personnel carrier. The heart of this highly customized armed weapon of street destruction is a 1978 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead that produces a collateral amount of horsepower thanks to its Garrett GT1240 turbo. The turbo itself is mounted under the seat and receives a high-pressure feed from an S&S HVHP pump. The fuel system uses an electric fuel pump which feeds a 1:1 rising rate regulator, that keeps fuel pressure about 5-psi above boost pressure at all times. This is essential in keeping the fuel from being forced out of the carburetor by positive manifold pressure. The Mikuni HSR42 is setup to be a blow through design. Check out the gas tank. It’s a BSA unit but not only does it hold the fuel that feeds the fire, it was modified by Christian to hold the engine lubricant. “Working on the gas tank was a first for me because I’d never really done any sheet metal work before. While it wasn’t terribly complex, I remember it being challenging at the time,” said Christian. This FLH is the first Harley-Davidson engineer Newman had ever worked on and he actually hoped to simply reuse the existing engine and transmission during the build but as the terms of engagement shifted, Christian found himself rebuilding both to “better than new” capacities. “B.A. Enterprises in Lockport, New York helped me with some beginner’s advice, as well as fixing my screw-up when I pressed the cam bearing out incorrectly and damaged my right-side case,” said Christian. Bulletproof Truett & Osborne flywheels and rods as well as Wiseco pistons are used to achieve the operative’s desired onslaught of revolutions per minute. A restrictor was added to the top end feed to prevent over-oiling, and both heads as well as the left engine case were machined to accept the auxiliary external head drains. Oil also flows through an eight-row oil cooler and external oil filter. Timing is controlled by a Morris Magneto but for a true race application Christian says that : “An electronic ignition with boost retard would really be needed.” The jet-propulsion inspired exhaust system is handcrafted and TIG welded by the owner-operator himself. “I’d never used a mill and had only a few minutes on a TIG welding machine when I started this build, so I was learning as I went,” said Christian. I say : Job well done !

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“I was inspired by my BMX days to build the handlebars, but the mounting was a bit unusual. The risers were actually the first complete part that I ever milled. The triple trees came next, and over the next six months or so I began to get a little more proficient with each part, so that by the time I fabricated the foot controls, the exhaust, axles, oil cooler mounts, fuel tank parts, kickstand, chain tensioners, motor mount, caliper mount, license plate mount, sissy bar and seat suspension, I had a much better grasp on how to use shop tools than when I started. Most of these parts are made from stainless steel, because I prefer the raw look as opposed to painted surfaces,” Christian added. The genuine swing-arm frame was de-raked by 5-degrees on a jig that Christian made. It was then transformed into a rigid and one-off axle plates were used to hold the custom rear wheel in place. Check out the precision axle adjusters : tried and true ! Christian took possession of a Suzuki GSXR-1000 front fork assembly and modified it to attain a lower battle-ground level. It was tactically shaved and slashed down by 2-inches. The Jeep Rescue Green paintwork was done by Andy Zion of Zeon’s Collision in Niagara County. The targeted paint gun mission was terminated in a very short time frame. “Thank you Andy !”

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“I originally built this bike for the Greasy Dozen Garage Builder Collective. It was a great time and allowed me to meet a lot of people, and really introduced me to the world of custom motorcycles. This was the first real bike build I had ever done. I fabbed up a few parts for Hondas here and there, but never had done any frame work or intense fabrication. Before building this bike, I had built a few relatively performance based import cars, but found bikes to be much more satisfying, because of the exposed nature of the mechanics. I’m an engineer, so I tend to geek out about how things work. I tried to make a lot of that apparent on this bike,” said Christian. This is truly a one-off calculated and fortified custom motorcycle that stands uniquely apart from the rest. We could definitely say that Christian Newman, a mechanical engineer of mining equipment since 2003, has blasted the original 1978 FLH design into oblivion ! *The objective has been met – Over* – Christian thanks his parents and Elizabeth Decker –

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Text and photos : Charlie Lessard

Monday, February 5, 2018 – 9 a.m. There I was snowblowing the foot-deep frozen crystals I so despise out of my East Hawkesbury driveway ! With the wind blowing from the west, my face was uncomfortably being ice-covered by the “too damn cold” blowback coming from the Cub Cadet’s exit chute. “I don’t like winter !” is a phrase I constantly, and yes I am aware, sometimes annoyingly repeat during these months of the year – here in the North Country. If you are a true biker, I’m sure you can relate ! But while doing this abominable chore I kept thinking of where I would happily be sitting, in about twelve hours’ time : on a beautiful beach in Varadero, Cuba ! Yes, I was off to the seventh annual Cuban Harlistas motorcycle rally ! The next morning was much better for me, lover of hot days, ocean breezes, endless wave sculpted sand, beach bars and mood setting music. I wasn’t long into my everyday two-hour walk on the beach before I had my first “fuck-me this is nice” moment : That moment where you stop, pause, and just take-in the beauty of it all. Palm trees, blue skies, turquoise water, and a groove that just lets you forget the daily grind. If you have never been on a trip south, I highly recommend it. I’ve been coming to these warm salt waters annually for the past several years, but this time my trip was to be much more enriched. I was going to attend a motorcycle rally. What better way to kick the winter biker blues ? I had heard of the “Encuentro Harlistas Cubanos” through my band of Toronto two-wheel brothers who themselves have been coming to this rally for the past few years. Always wanting me to join them, I finally could make the trip and honestly, it was well worth it ! My seven rowdy Toronto road warriors arrived on Tuesday afternoon and with some brotherly handshakes and hugs the “party” was on ! I’m still surprized we didn’t all wind up in a Cuban slammer that night; we were definitely the “gangsters of fun,” much to the watchful eye of the resort security personnel who all seemed “a little nervous” not knowing when or even how our immoral indulgence and deviant shamelessness would end. It was a rock star beginning to a great week and one that will not be soon forgotten ! Proof laid in the next day hangovers.

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EVENT The annual “Encuentro Harlistas Cubanos” happens every second weekend of February. This rally which started out modestly has grown exponentially much to the surprise of the Harlista members themselves. This year’s event saw bikers flying in from Germany, the USA, France, and proudly, from Canada. British-Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New-Brunswick were all well represented. It’s easy to see how the Cuban Harlistas and the attending Canadian bikers all have much respect for each other. The majority of the Canadian bikers I met have been attending for the past several years and many good friendships have been made. Although many of the Harlista members don’t speak English or French and many of the Canadians don’t speak Spanish, there is always someone around who can translate. Three-way conversations were numerous and the laughter never seemed to fade. The common bond is the classic motorcycles. Cuba is of course known for its cool classic cars that can often be seen traveling the island’s roads but many visitors don’t realize that the classics don’t end with automobiles. Vintage HarleyDavidsons and Indians remain very much alive in Cuba and it is incredible to see how the local bikers keep their motorcycles running. Parts for these timeless machines are not the easiest things to find in Cuba. The Harlistas are very inventive and devising when it comes to rebuilding and restoring their beautiful two-wheelers. I did notice many Canadian bikers bringing motorcycle parts as gifts to their Harlista brothers and sisters; a very much appreciating site to see.

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The main part of the rally takes place in Varadero’s Central Park off of 43rd Avenue. This is where our Friday morning welcome took place. Like all good rallies, event T-shirts, food vendors, refreshments and eye-candy are plentiful. Not only will you see ride-in bikers from all over Cuba but also a huge array of tourists from the many resorts. The rally is very accessible – it is a 5-peso (valid all day) bus ticket away from most Veradero hotels. At 11 a.m. on Friday, the Harlistas and their friends mounted their iron horses and rode to Las Cuevas de Saturno (The Caves), another park 15 kilometres away. Luckily for the boys and me, we were able to hitch a ride in the back of a pickup truck supplied by our friend Kenny, a Canadian transplant who can now ride his Panhead year-round ! Being on vacation, we didn’t have our bikes and renting is not the easiest thing to do in Cuba (plan well in advance if you’re thinking of renting a bike there). The Caves is where we met up with more bikers, many of them from the LAMA group (Latin American Motorcycle Association). It’s a nice place, and there’s also a restaurant. The cold beer and grilled sandwiches tasted great and the prices were real cheap. Needless to say, we again indulged in the liquid refreshments ! At 4 p.m., the group departed for the Varadero Marina where the annual Cuban Harlistas rally photos were taken. The weather was perfect and it was so cool for me to be able to shoot pictures while riding on the back of Juan Manuel’s 1947 Flathead trike. Classic bikes and trikes from the 1940’s and ‘50’s are prominent in Cuba.

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Although there are some late model bikes on the island, they are a rare site. It really is like going back in time seeing, hearing and smelling all these vintage daily riders. Kick starting is very much the norm here – blasts from the past ! The evening ended at the Central Park where food was served, videos were projected on the big screen and bands played well into the night. Saturday saw the start of another great day at the 43rd avenue Central Park. The bike exhibition and traditional “motorcycle games” such as the slow race, straw in a bottle and obstacle course took place, much to the enjoyment of rally visitors. There was also a technical wheel production presentation and an interesting display of Havana art for all to discover. It was a festive day and again the evening was filled with great live music by invited guests. Saturday is the best day to visit the rally for those staying at the resorts as the Harlistas spend the day at Central Park; a good time to feel the Cuban motorcycle experience. Note : for those who want to party well into the next morning, the well-known and much talked about Beatles Bar is the place to go. All-in-all my first Cuban Harlistas rally was a total blast. The people I met were very hospitable and the organizers of the rally did a super job at keeping things moving. All my Toronto travelling buddies again had an unforgettable time and everyone said they would be back again in 2019. Like I said, it’s a perfect way to get away from the ice and snow and spend some time in a beautiful place where likeminded people enjoy their treasured motorcycles. Besides Cuba also has renowned rum and celebrated cigars – what more would you want ? Special thanks to my weekend-long translator Jose Manual Bacallao. See you next year amigos !

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The customer already had RC Components wheels for several years, they were even chrome before becoming Ferrari Red. The guys from Zeel Design made custom hubs to perfectly match these wheels on the V-Rod. They also designed and machined the discs and the belt pulley in the same design as the wheels. The bike is equipped with an Arnott rear air suspension, to accommodate the fender of the 300 mm tire. The exhausts are Toxic Vyper and covered with black “wrap�. Motogadget turn signals are small, but very effective.

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After this photo shoot for the magazine, some additional changes were added. The Zeel Design team has designed and manufactured a removable passenger seat specifically for this motorcycle since its fender is a “solo” fender. It took five months of construction to complete this project, but there are still some changes to be made. The work continues on forever, to achieve perfection !

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Text : Johanne Blouin — Photos : Laval Gagnon

We will introduce you to one of our projects, a design of which we are very proud. Here is a Softail modified into an old school bobber signed Frank Chopper. To begin, a customer named Jean-Marc who lives in the lower St. Lawrence region came to visit us in our workshop located

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in St-Jean de Chrysostome, QC. It was his first visit and he fell in love with a bobber we had for sale. He knew what he wanted and bought the bike without hesitation. However after thinking about it, and convinced of Frank’s talent, JeanMarc asked him to make him a bike in his image instead of buying the one in store. After several discussions about what


OUR READERS Jean-Marc wanted, Frank had an image in mind of what he wanted to achieve. The project got underway. We decided to use the best base to design a bobber, the legendary Softail frame from the 90’s. We talked with Jean-Marc about his personal tastes in order to find the best components to build him a bobber to his liking. We came to the conclusion that he needed a chrome DNA Springer fork, chrome spoke wheels, an Indian Larry style peanut fuel tank and a 3 inch open belt drive from Ultima. At this point, Frank already had the final result in his head. We started the project like all other projects. JeanMarc passionately followed the progress of his motorcycle. Along the way, he decided he wanted a big engine ! Frank suggested without hesitation the El Bruto 127 cubic inch built by Ultima,an excellent engine and very aggressive because of its higher 4.5-inch stroke. We chose the rockers box and black chrome cam cover.

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Once the engine was installed, we decided to have other black chrome parts covered to match the Springer fork, oil cooler, seat back plate, controls and many other parts. Who better than G.G. Buffing with its exceptional quality of black chrome to satisfy our requirements ? As for the painting and artistic air brush work, Jean-Marc turned to the talented Fitto in Montreal. Next, Jean-Marc continued in the same optic of black chrome on the accessories and cables. He also chose a RineHart 2 exhaust system in 2 Cross Black. The pipes cross one over the other for an incredible and discreet style. The Moon oil Tank is a feature from the customer that really stands out from the original look. We modified the tank so that you can put a battery inside. The opening is small, so we chose a Ballistic

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battery that gave us a hard time, causing some delays, given the power of the big engine. We had to change it several times before it worked properly. Frank added his personal touch by adding an oil cooler to cool the powerful El Bruto on the front side of the bike. The finishing touch was the design of the seat in collaboration with Marona Cycle. We provided the base of the seat with a black chrome back plate that provided good support for the rider, preventing him from sliding too far back. The craftsman added a hand-tooled leather surface held in place with brass pop rivets, finishing with his signature on the leather. Jean-Marc is very happy with his customized bobber and Frank Chopper is proud of his achievement.


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