Take an in-depth look at some of the custom motorcycles built by Lowbrow Custom's customers that are featured in the latest issue of Weirdo volume 7.
Todd Caissie - 1979 FXS Shovelhead
Motor: 79 80" FXS Shovelhead
Transmission: Ratchet top 4 speed kick only
Frame: Vintage D&D
Front end: 2" under Harley forks
Gas Tank: Modified Lowbrow Customs Narrow Sporty Frisco
Hand controls: Kustom Tech
Grips: Cole Foster
Taillight: Fab Kev
Handle bars: Zombie Performance
Pipes: Suicidal Cycles
Oil Bag: Suicidal Cycles
Fab work: Suicidal Cycles
Paint: Myk Roc
Seat: Curtis Rafino
Wheels: Evil Sprit Engineering
Shane Kelso - 1938 Knucklehead
Jim De Lauro - 1968 Bonneville T120R
"I bought this 1967 Triumph for $140. It had been sitting in a backyard since 1976 rusting away. Any original parts that could go back on, went back on. Same rims, cases, chain guard, and side covers. The oil tank was hot tanked for 3 weeks to get it back to a useable state." - Jim
Motor: 650cc rebuilt done by DNA Motor Lab in Hayward.
Transmission: stock 4 speed.
Frame: Stock powder coated by Cal Hi-Tec Finishing
Front end: 6’’ slugs removed and rebuilt back to stock.
Fender: stock s/s
Gas Tank: original (sealed)
Hand controls: Emgo Stock Style Brake and Clutch levers
Grips: GT Grips by Lowbrow Customs
Handle bars: Emgo 7/8" Western Bend
Pipes: British Standard TT style pipes
Oil Bag: stock…sat in a radiator shops hot tank for 5 weeks to get all the 30+ years of sludge out.
Fab work: Jim De Lauro
Paint: Matt Pitta at 510 Color Werks
Seat: Redone by RK Leighton in England
Wheels: Original, blasted all the rust and chrome, powder coated them black and laced with Buchanan s/s spokes.
Gauges: Rebuilt by Nisonger
Brian Petronchak - 1966 Triumph TR6
Motor: Triumph 650.
Transmission: Triumph 650 4 speed.
Frame: 1966 Triumph.
Front end: Pre-unit Triumph.
Fender: Lowbrow Customs 4 3/4" Mantray Fender
Gas Tank: Mustang
Hand controls: Emgo
Grips: Lowbrow Customs GT Grips 7/8"
Taillight: No School Choppers
Handle bars: Biltwell Tracker Handlebars 7/8"
Pipes: British Standard
Oil Bag: Lowbrow Customs
Fab work: Revelry Custom Cycles
Paint: Flamethrower customs
Seat: Revelry Custom Cycles
Wheels:16” in rear 21” in front
Alexey Babenko - 2001 XL1200 Harley-Davidson Sportster
My name is Alexey Babenko and I'm from Moscow, Russia. I own a small shop in the center of the city thats called Iron Chain. I’m a big fan of Japanese custom scene as of late so I decided to build this 2001 HD XL1200 last winter. My goal was to build a city bike that was easy to ride, comfortable, light and fast. I worked on the frame, shortened the swing arm that made the wheel base smaller. Overall the bike handling became a lot sharper and it is truly lighter making for a better city bike.
Anthony Valdez - 1976 Harley-Davidson XLCH Ironhead Sportster
Transmission: Right side shift.
Front end: Paughco.
Fender: Wassel ribbed fender.
Gas Tank: Cycle Standard - Sportster stock style tank.
Hand controls: Cycle Standard Throttle assembly.
Grips: Lowbrow Customs Classic Grips.
Taillight: Trailer supply marker light.
Handle bars: Custom z bars, I swap between 7” and 12” when I’m feeling frisky.
Pipes: Custom tig welded.
Oil Bag: Cheapy from Ebay.
Fab work: Custom exhaust, sissy bar, shortened springer.
Paint: House of kolor, tamco clear, paint huffer flake. Paint work done by Born to Run Customs, Seattle WA.
Seat: Haifley Brothers Bates Style Tuck-n-Roll Solo Seat.
Wheels: Hallcraft Satellite 19” front, 16” rear
Robbie Hardbarger - 1974 Kawasaki Z1 900
Christian Newman - 1975 Honda CB550
Built in 2011 this was Christian’s first motorcycle project. It was obtained at a garage sale, and turned out to be one of his father’s old bikes! This was one of his earliest welding projects. The bike is hand shift, foot clutch and has an internal throttle. The frame is largely stock save for removing the rear section and welding in an old BMX handlebar for a rear hoop and adding some higher footpeg mounts. Also features an inverted fork and aggressive tires.
Scratch made components: Handlebars, exhaust, foot controls, brake rotor adapter, fork conversion stem, rear hoop, side closeoffs, headlight mounts, seat pan and cover, shift arm.
Note worthy components: GSXR 750 forks lowered 2”, Galaxy Grips, Vintage tractor taillight
Motor: Stock, steel dragon velocity stack
Frame: stock w/ rear hoop made from BMX handlebars
Front End: GSXR750
Fender: Stock, relocated to swingarm
Gas tank: stock. Many dents, most unintentional.
Hand controls: streamline internal throttle, foot clutch, hand shift
Grips: Oury moto grips
Taillight: taken from an old tractor in a dumpster.
Bars: Christian Newman Fab
Pipes: Christian Newman Fab
Oil tank: N/A
Fab Work: Christian Newman
Seat: fChristian Newman Fab w/ mom’s sewing machine
Wheels: stock, front adapted to GSXR disc brake