Monday, April 30, 2012


This was another boxer who was always exciting to watch. He knew how to put guys away and did it often.
To the head, to the body and then, back to the head, nobody did it better! All the head hunters in the UFC could learn something from him, for sure.

Blast From The Past...

Remember these things? Many years ago, we built a couple of them and this is one of them. It came in last week for service and a new battery. I hadn't really seen this thing for quite a while. While giving it the once-over, I noticed the tail light, witch of course, I haven't seen for a while either. It's nothing really special and pretty simple but we made. Spun on a lathe and fit with a modified early impala tail light lens. It was one of the things we did on bikes we built. We made quite a few of them, too. Each one was different, some better than others but all made in the shop and actually a fun process.       

Chris' CFL Project

This bike comes in the shop whenever Chris has too much going on to work on it himself. This time around he just wanted to get holes drilled in the right places for all of his wiring and hydraulic lines. This is his first build and just wasn't exactly sure about the routing so, we helped him out with that. Anyway, he's doing a great job with it. I especially like the small rear fender and the exhaust system they made for it. Now, he's ready to rip apart and get set for final assembly. Nice work, Chris.        

Friday, April 27, 2012

Craig's List FXR Deal Of The Year...

This bike popped up on Craig's List a few weeks ago for what I thought was a great deal at 14k. We gave it a bit of a face lift and squared away a few issue. This is how it looked when it left us. I was able to put some time on it and, it was really something else. A 124"  S&S motor is one thing in a chopper chassis but, something all together different in this chassis, great bike. Anyway, a few people called the shop asking if I thought it was worth the money. Are you kidding me! I don't think you could buy half the parts used to build it for 14Gs. Does anyone know who ended up with it?  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mike Tyson..

Once upon a time, before the rise of the UFC, when you talked  fight-night, this was the guy you hoped would be on the card. These are clips from some of his early fights, before he became Heavyweight Champion of the World. I was lucky enough to see these fights happen and the rise of Mike Tyson. It was a truly exiting time for the world of boxing. If you were a fight fan back then, you know what I'm talking about.
Though his life has since unraveled, you have to respect the great things he did in the ring to become the Champ.          

Harley Davidson Dyna Face Lift Pt.2

Johns 1995 Dyna is ready to hit the the streets. It came in as a Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man tribute bike. That sheet metal with the cards painted on the tank fetched enough on e-bay to start from scratch. We also got rid of the wide-glide forks and super short rear shocks and forward controls too. 
This time around it got a set of Rev-Tech wheels with matching rotors and pulley, witch are actually made by     Performance Machine. We also went with PM  brakes front and rear and a PM air cleaner. An Arlen Ness Faring, dual disc 39mm narrow-glide forks, Works Performance shocks and a chrome Thunder Header also made their way onto the bike. Check it out... 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Joyrides Art Company

Big thanks to Mark over at Joyrides Art Company for helping us put together an ad for an upcoming issue of Cycle Source Magazine. This one is has a few pics he shot of some of our customers with their bikes. 
Check out and you'll see a lot more of his amazing work. And, if you have a custom motorcycle or hot rod that needs to be immortalized, book a photo shoot with him, he'll make it look right!               

Tribute to Mert Lawwill

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Arthur Fulmer Limited Edition Hemets

These are pretty cool. The "Arthur Fulmer"  limited edition opef face by Fulmer Helmets. The shell size is very small, compared to most other modern DOT helmets and the quality is outstanding. Notice the original 1969 Fulmer logo on the box. They're only making 1000 of each color and each helmet is numbered.
Available now at Top Shelf Customs 714-903-8042 

                           Top Shelf Customs 15102 Bolsa Chica Rd. Huntington Beach, Ca. 92649

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


These first two bike are near the top of my list of favorite bikes built in recent years. I think the first one was built by Josh Mills a few years back. And the Sportster by Cro Customs not quite that long ago.   
The other two come from Nice Motorcycles in Japan, they have built a bunch of bike s hat are very easy on the eyes. These are a couple of my favorites from them. Inspiring work for sure...