Friday, March 30, 2012

Top Shelf Customs American Made Motorcycle Parts

Top Shelf Customs Bombshell Tail Lights, Smasher Series Foot Pegs And SST Tall Handlebars Are all back in stock. 

Call To Order 714-903-4042

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Forty Eight Tank Project

The Fort Eight come stock with a great tank but we though we would try something a little different. This was a 4.5 gal tank for an XL1200 Custom. I like the shape of these tanks a lot but always thought they were a little too wide. This really changed the look of it quite a bit. Still a lot of work to do though...         

The Nightster Solo Seat Update...

The seat for Ryan's Nightster made it's way back from the upholstery shop on Friday. Since the bike has shocks, we mounted it without seat springs. That way, we were able to get the seat to sit a lot closer to the frame. He was stoked with the finished product. Thanks again, Ryan     

Thursday, March 22, 2012

L.A. County Chop Rods

Stopped by LA County Chop Rods on Monday to pick up the ISR controls for the Forty Eight and got a glimpse of Gards latest project. He calls it the KR GT and as you can see, it's complicated but spectacular! Check it out...  

It's Sportster Week At Top Shelf

The Sportster projects are coming at us this week. We're getting started on Sergeos  Paughco framed XL1200.  He's going with a really nice narrow springer from Acme Choppers, spoked wheels and a bunch of Performance Machine trinkets. 
Of course, the Forty Eight is an ongoing deal. The ISR hand controls are in and  complement the rest of the handle bar arrangement. 
Then, we have Ryan's black 2012 Nightster . It's getting a set of Top Shelf Customs SST Short Handlebars, in black. And if you look close, you can see the tabs for his new potato chip style solo seat. We should get the seat pan back from the upholstery shop today. He went with black diamond tuck with silver piping, should really cool.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Project Gets Some Top Shelf Merchant-dise

 You're looking at the new Speed Merchant  handlebars on top of Top Shelf Customs OS (off set) risers. The combo worked perfect for our set up and the riding position feels great. If you're familiar with the Forty Eights, you can see that we have changed the top triple tree. This one if from a 2012 Sportster 1200 Custom, and allows us to use a standard type of riser.  And, poking out of the top of the new tree is another go-to product from The Speed Merchant, their 39mm fork, preload adjusters. Stick around, it's going together.   

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I"ll Bet You Could Find Some Trouble On These...

 I picked up the frame to build the blue CFL at the customers office in East L.A. but, dropped off the finished project to his garage. Since I had never been there, I didn't really know what to expect. Well, other than the finding our grey CFL in there, he had these two bikes. Looks like fun...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Johns '95 Harley Davidson FXD

This Dyna is starting to take shape. It came in slammed to the ground, sporting a wide glide front end with raked trees and the infamous Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man paint job. Out with the old and in with the gold! Stick around, it's happening now...

Time To Get Greasy...

Been meaning to post a something about this great little, some-what underground mag, Greasy Kulture, for a while now. Comes to us from the UK and is always filled with great bike from all around the world. Anyone who has tried to put together a magazine will tell you, it's a lot of work and can get quite expensive. In spite of all that though, they continue to deliver the goods, each and every month. Show them some love and get yourself a copy. You can get it on line at or over the counter at Top Shelf Customs.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Will The Real Slim-Shady Please Stand Up...

If I told you the story  surrounding this bike, you wouldn't believe it. And, since I'm not sure I even know the real story, I'll just give you a few shots of the finished product. It's a two up West Coast Choppers CFL with a 4" over  Paughco narrow springer, rolling on a set of Roland Sands Designs Wheels with PM brakes. It's powered by an S&S 113" motor, mated to a Baker 6speed trans by a Performance Machine open primary and PM mid controls. 
 On a much more civil note. To my surprise, when I got to the customers place, I learned he now owns the Top Shelf Customs built 4 up CFL we called the West Coast Special. As you can see, it's not quite as fancy as his new bike but, they do look good together.   

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yet Another Non Chopper Post...

The new X-Wedge powered Confederate X132. Also, an all black Confederate P120 Fighter, looks evil compared to the natural finish P120. And last but not least a killer naked Ducati 996.