Split Your Shovel Engine Rocker Boxes.








In my business, I know pretty well 2 “father & son” teams. The 1st team is arguing all the time front of the cameras of the TV show “American Chopper”. No introduction necessary. The second one is discreet, hard working, and producing very cool Bobbers. And they deserve to be introduced to you. I met Steve Broyle Sr & Steve Broyle Jr of Stevenson’s Cycle quite a few years ago. You know, traveling on the same icy roads during the winter show tour, competing with each other (not against), sweating side by side cleaning our bikes to please the fans, and everything else making life on the road the cement between custom builders. I just told you, their bikes are cool and deserve to be seen. But in addition, they just released the Split Rocker Box Kit for Shovelhead engines. The Broyles used to spend hours and hours machining & welding the original Shovel rocker boxes for the bikes they were building. People liked what they saw on their customs and wanted the same look for their Shovel engines. So they decided to offer an easy to install kit to all Shovel owners (from 1966 to 1984 and all after-market motors using the same type of rocker boxes). The kit includes brand new rocker boxes in raw metal form with all the machined areas finished, and a cool copper oil line kit. Once the finishing touches are put on, the boxes can be sent out to chrome, be polished, or powder coated, or just left in machining finish for a tougher more aggressive look. Check the bikes and the Shovel Rocker Box Kit at Stevenson’s Cycle.  

5 Responses to “Split Your Shovel Engine Rocker Boxes.”

  1. 1 mike beland Jan 11th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    the only reason split rocker boxes are cool is because as a builder we know how much effort goes into making it work. anyone who has welded old harley alluminum will attest to the skill involved. its a classy cool look and it was very hard to do so it was cool, they are taking the work factor out of it by making it available with a part number, i know commerce usually wins out over art and hard work but come leave a few of the tricks to the real builders and keep it out of the mainstreams hands, the dollar always wins

  2. 2 Fab Kevin Jan 12th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Well, I have to disagree with Mike. The home bike builder that wants a set of split rocker boxes may not have a tig welder at his disposal, or a mill, or even the skills necessary to operate them. Now he has the opportunity to own a set, painlessly.

    What about aftermarket frames with extra rake and stretch? Builders of long ago had to modify a stock frame to get the look they were after. Custom pipes? Same thing. The bar is constantly being raised for Custom Builders.

  3. 3 Steve Broyles Jan 12th, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for the kind words and what a suprise it was to see our bike and our new product on your on your site.I look forward to seeing you and your new creations soon !!

  4. 4 DJ Chopper God Jan 12th, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    I see Mike’s point and it has merit, but at the end of the day I gotta say I’m with Kev on this one. You can’t stop progress. But you don’t have to like it either!!! Ha…


  5. 5 JERRY BLANKS Feb 5th, 2011 at 7:29 pm


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