Yellow Fever Custom Sportster

In almost all busy custom bike shops you may observe a bike sleeping in a corner, sometimes collecting dust during years. It may be an old trade, a bike belonging to an employee or one of the shop owners. Then, work schedule permitting, always comes a time when this bike is moved center stage, on one of the main lifts, going from abandoned to becoming the main new shop project.

This build by Azzkikr Custom Cycles, a young shop based in Surrey, British Columbia, is not the typical work that owners Len and Gord Edmomdson are producing. Because we are in Canada, a country with a short riding season but where bikers love to ride very long distances, most of the orders they receive are for very customized Harley baggers, many of them receiving the 23″ or 26″ front wheel conversion. But as a custom builder, nothing more exciting than to work on a project very different from those occupying you daily professional life.

This 1990 Sportster started out as just a throw together quick hardtail conversion (Bitter End Weld-On tail section) to give some new life to an old bike taking up too much room at the shop. Harley engine and tranny were kept, but stock front end was replaced by a Springer. Brass and steel were twisted (notice the handlebars and the rear fender brace/sissy bar), a seat pan, oil tank, battery and electric boxes and a lot of little parts were fabricated. Copper lines, new mid-controls were installed. Seat is the work of Rafino Custom Seats. Then after mockup test assembly it was time to go to paint, a job done in-house by Karl at Azzkikr Paint Division. Karl being of Japanese descent, he chose to create a collage of fades and flakes with for center piece a Japanese war flag. Result is somewhat flashy without looking overdone. Azzkikr Custom Cycles .

20 Responses to “Yellow Fever Custom Sportster”

  1. 1 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Jul 9th, 2012 at 7:51 am

    cool bars and theme

  2. 2 Oldude Jul 9th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Once again non American builders are stepping forward to take a leading role in custom bike building. Bye Bye the fueding family and Jesse .

  3. 3 hk Jul 9th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    thanks for posting our build ,its an honor to be on the site that hosts the coolest bikes and info on the net .

  4. 4 Ray Jul 9th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Like it much.

  5. 5 Boss Hawg Jul 9th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Sweet…Both the bike and Babe are just plain sexy!

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 sasha Jul 9th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Breathtaking custom.

  7. 7 Larry R Jul 9th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    This is one beautiful, tastefully, done machine. Thanks Cyril for reporting and Azzkiker for the build. Kudos,

  8. 8 GuitarSlinger Jul 9th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    The Bike ? Very old school . Very cool 😉

    The Babe ? Sorry but the Cruella De Vil look does nothing for me

  9. 9 a 1 cycles Jul 9th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    beautiful colors…betcha bike looks insane under the right lights..the only thing i could maybe bitch about is the carb top and the of the bike is super tight!

  10. 10 Zipper Jul 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    A stock Sportster with her on the back would work for me. ..Z

  11. 11 luSca custom design Jul 10th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Very nice paint!

  12. 12 drew Jul 10th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Olde time cool.Nice job.

  13. 13 HAR Jul 10th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Hate the paint, Love the Broad!

  14. 14 Johnny Wolf Jul 10th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hey Olddude,

    There are MANY unsung American heroes building outstanding rides these days that don’t get any notoriety. Google “Born Free ” to see just a handful of garage, and independent shop builder’s amazing machines.

    Back on topic NICE build!

  15. 15 Heavy Metal Jul 10th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    That is beautiful work all around. I hope those chinese seat springs don’t break and ruin a nice paint job.

  16. 16 burnout Jul 10th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Niiiiice! I like the paint. peace

  17. 17 michael dan mosley Jul 10th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    since its called yellow fever, i was surprized not to see a beautiful asian woman astride-what think ye?-mdm323-244-9673

  18. 18 hk Jul 11th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    hey michael she is actually asian

  19. 19 live2rideaglide Jul 11th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Indian Larry-ish. Nice.

  20. 20 Meh Jan 2nd, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    nothing special about a bike with a crazy paint job a pretty much bolt on parts out of the drag catalog.

    even the bars… they are the exact same design as 100s of other bars.


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