Sad news for the custom motorcycle industry. Daytec, one of the leading manufacturers of after market frames for American V-Twin Motorcycles with a state-of- the-art Powder Coating division, has closed its doors. Phil Day created Daytec back in 1974, first building high performance exhaust systems for the boating industry, learning about powder coating and playing around with all types of off-road vehicles,.
Then Daytec became the leading manufacturer of the highest quality custom American V-Twin motorcycle frames, building them for different brands like Arlen Ness and West Coast Choppers, and also creating one-off frames for professional custom builders and individuals.
In its shop of Hesperia, California the Daytec team also performed repair and restoration of classic and vintage frames. This morning, Jesse James who confirmed to me the closure of Daytec, advised me that his 2 signature frames, the CFL 1 (below picture) and CFL 3 (stainless steel) will now be made again at his own facility in Austin, Texas. The industry just lost its best source for custom American V-Twin custom motorcycle frames.
Added 01/27/2014 at 1.00 p.m. est. Gary Chipp, founder of Fat Baggers, Inc, also known as FBI located in Chariton, asked me to announce that Phil Day of Daytec will be joining the Fat Baggers, Inc. team February 1, 2014.
“I am excited about new product opportunities and the opportunity to have Phil Day in our facility assisting with manufacturing and production management” said Gary Chipp. Mr. Day replied, “I am excited to be here and anxious to continue the tradition of producing quality frames. With the recent changes in the industry, I feel there is great opportunity in applying what I have learned to FBI!”
FBI welcomes custom frame manufacturing and powder coating services for the aftermarket motorcycle industry. Contact sales at 641-774-7499 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any of your manufacturing needs.