Pro-builders know and use a lot of tricks to get around the difficulties they encounter daily while custom building one-off bikes. If you are a backyard garage mechanic, you want to know as many of these tricks as possible.
In this new book, through 3 start-to-finish assemblies (1 Shovelhead, 2 Panheads) built on a working man budget, Chris Callen, publisher of Cycle Source Magazine, share useful tips to make your next garage project easier and faster to complete.
All the builds described are grass roots, old-school bikes assembled on a tight budget with each sequence thoroughly described and explained . First comes the chapter on Setting up your Shop. Once you have a place to work, Chris walks you through welding, fabricating mounts, assembling the roller, motor, wiring, leather works, painting, road test, etc. Published by custom motorcycle industry veteran Timothy Remus, “Custom Bike Building Basics” features more than 400 pictures on 144 pages. $24.95. Order online at Wolfgang Publications. (Father’s day coming Sunday June 17th…)