Mindy. Built For Extra Riding Fun.

You may wonder what makes a custom builder build this type of bike. But if you follow the work of Bryan Schimke at TPJ Customs you will realize that “Mindy” has a direct filiation with the more “classic” creations that the shop has built. Same very naked/bony bikes with a lot of one-off parts (but a minimum of them belonging to the assembly) machined to perfectly match this type of sanitary design. Bryan summarizes Mindy’s concept by stating that it is built to jump, slide through corners … and easily wheel out of them.

Although I didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy the ride, just looking at this machine is convincing enough that “Mindy” is providing a shot of extra fun that few other customs can provide. As the tech sheet demonstrates, it’s not a toy for adults, but a serious Buell powered machine featuring skilled fabrication and some of the best brands in the business. Just check out the tech sheet. TPJ Customs   (photography copyright Onno Wieringa for AMD World Championship, courtesy to Cyril Huze)

Business TPJ Customs
Lodi, CA. USA
Bike Name Mindy
Builders Name Bryan Schimke
Owner TPJ Customs
Year / Model 2012
Engine Make / Size Buell
Frame Make / Type TPJ Customs Superbuell
Rake 26.5 Stretch A lot
Trail 4.5
Front End CRF 450 / TPJ customs lowered 2.75 inches
Swingarm TPJ Customs
Drivetrain Buell
Wheels [Front] Excel / 17×3.5
Wheels [Rear] Excel / 17×4.25
Tyres [Front] Avon VP2 120/70zr17
Tyres [Rear] Avon VP2 160/60zr17
Brakes [Front] Beringer / supermoto
Brakes [Rear] Beringer / supermoto
Painter Kirk Taylor – Custom Design Studios
Chroming / Plating Powdercoating – precision stripping and coating
Additional Info: All of the pieces to this bike were hand formed in-house. I want to thank Avon Tyres and Beringer Brakes for their donations to the project

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19 Responses to “Mindy. Built For Extra Riding Fun.”


  1. 1 Boss Hawg Apr 19th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    SWEET!

    Now this bike is the type of fun to be talking about.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 CafeSportyTC Apr 19th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    give me some knobbies…. sportster dirt biking… YEAH!

  3. 3 John Jessup Apr 19th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Wtf man where is the Big Gulp cup holder.

  4. 4 danny Apr 19th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    best bike ever! plus hes the nr.1 welder!! too bad there are no riding pics,cause he can ride this bike!!!

  5. 5 luis Apr 19th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I love motards

  6. 6 boydmotorco Apr 19th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    she’s a beaut clark!

  7. 7 AFT Customs Apr 19th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Excellant bike! & a big thanks to the readers here for not trashing it. Too bad Cyril didn’t get the pictures of him jumping it. We shortened up the CRF forks for him.

  8. 8 burnout Apr 19th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I would love to ride that thing!! peace

  9. 9 Iron Horse Apr 19th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Looks like that would be a thrill a minute to ride. Very cool bike Bryan.

  10. 10 Dar @ Darwin Motorcycles / Brass Balls Cycles Apr 19th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I’m a fan of Bryan’s work. Another great example of not following trends, but building original cool stuff that’s a thrill to ride. Well done.

  11. 11 nicker Apr 19th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Made to be sideways, leaving Big black streaks on the tarmac.
    Oh ya……. Fun scooters are back in style.

    -nicker-

  12. 12 DAYTONA DONNY Apr 20th, 2013 at 8:50 am

    GREAT JOB ….NO DOUBT THIS WOULD BE A BLAST TO RIDE ..AND YUP A SET OF KNOBBYS..AND GETTIN IT DOWN IN THE DIRT ..OH YA !

  13. 13 Septic the Sceptic Apr 21st, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I wanna know where to sign up for a ride. It’s neat.

  14. 14 Joe Cooper Apr 22nd, 2013 at 9:56 am

    About time this bike makes a few headlines!

  15. 15 Southcoast Engineering Apr 22nd, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Ultimate Choice for Super Moto !

  16. 16 TPJ Customs Apr 22nd, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Thank you guys for all the great comments. Thank you Cyril for giveing everybody a good look at this bike and put some nice words in there. And yes this thing is a blast to ride handles great wish everybody could ride it.

  17. 17 Alan K Apr 22nd, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    One of the coolest bikes, ever!

  18. 18 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Apr 24th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    classy style !

  19. 19 barney fife Apr 25th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Shame about the small diameter wheels…..looks silly….shoulda put 18 inchers on her.

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