A Custom As Hot And Elegant As A Consuela

Don’t look for your Urban Dictionary. A Consuela refers to “a fine sexy lady, hot like fire, that has a vivacious/ravishing personality, being a perfect 10 out of 10. usually of Spanish decent, but not always.” I find this new petite and light build (about 300 pounds) by TPJ Customs extremely attractive…just like a Consuela. This custom looks deceptively very simple to build, but as a matter of fact it includes many very nice shop fabricated one-off parts.

The shop took an approach I didn’t see very often, building a custom frame sitting at an unusual 9″ from the ground with only 26.5-degree rake, amplifying the tall and short appearance of the bike. Elegance comes from the rear frame  section using swoopy inverted rear tubes. For a custom of this size and weight without rear suspension and no front brake, builder Bryan Schimke decided that a stock Harley Evo 80″ was well enough to handle power, and I agree. As noted, almost all parts, except engine and tray (Harley-Davidson) wheels (Excel 19 x 2.15 front & rear), tires (Metzeler) rear brake (JayBrake) and a few other mechanical parts are hand fabricated or modified ones. Painting by Kirk Taylor. TPJ Customs.

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15 Responses to “A Custom As Hot And Elegant As A Consuela”


  1. 1 Heavy Metal Aug 26th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Nice looking workmanship. It’s about 300 lbs. because some of the motorcycle is missing. Will look good on the show circut.

  2. 2 Steve 'brewdude' Garn Aug 26th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I LOVE this bike!!!!! Great job as always from this shop.

  3. 3 Kurt Simmers Aug 26th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    great small bike. cool lines.

  4. 4 Chopperfugger Aug 26th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    A flat seat and no back fender – go for it!

  5. 5 Matthew Olsen Aug 26th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    This bike looks even better in person. It is very refreshing and fun to look at.

  6. 6 A 1 CYCLES Aug 26th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    looks like a honda dirtbike rear hub…very cool, cant quite see the mid foot controls better pictures please

  7. 7 tepiddeath Aug 27th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    What is the seat height? How does it handle?

  8. 8 jim Aug 27th, 2010 at 6:25 am

    looks like it’s strictly for “off road use only” …

  9. 9 Roadside Marty Aug 27th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Matt’s right..the photo’s don’t do this bike justice..great job, can’t wait to see what’s next!!

  10. 10 maroco Aug 27th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Beautiful and difrent, the motorcycle world have always something new to show us.
    Greast job.

  11. 11 Miami Chopper Shop Aug 28th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Pretty rough and ready looking. Nice.

  12. 12 jatinder pal Aug 28th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Tpj always comes up with nice bikes,this is a true example. If i m not wrong the bike HAZEL,they built was really good.

  13. 13 danny Aug 30th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    thats the best bike iv seen in a loooon time!!!! brian u rock

  14. 14 steveb Aug 30th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    a fine machine

  15. 15 aft customs Sep 1st, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Bryan – missed ya at Bonneville – see ya in Dixon. Bryan builds great bikes.Minimalist bikes are very difficult to build. If you think somethinjg is missing you’re not looking hard enough. If you have a problem with the seat/no rear fender then you’re not a good enough rider to ride this bike

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