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Mike Emerson's 2006 Dynamic Chassis Pro Street

April 30, 2007
Owner: Mike Emerson City/State: Kansas City, MissouriGeneral- Year/Make: 2006 Dynamic Chassis Pro Street - Fabrication: Dyno Mike- Assembled by: Dyno Mike- Assembly time: 1 yearEngine - Size (ci)/Type: S&S G2 124 ci- Carburetor: S&S Super G - Air Cleaner: S&S Super G - Pipes: Dynamic Chassis two into oneTransmission- Type: Harley-Davidson with Larson Back Cut Gears- Shifting: 5-speed with air kill Frame/Suspension - Type: Dynamic Chassis- Rake: 28 degrees- Swingarm: Dynamic Chassis - Rear Suspension: Works Performance- Forks: Buell- Triple-Trees: Elite Machine Wheels, Tires & Brakes- Front Wheel: Buell- Rear Wheel: Dynamic Chassis - Front Tire: Metzler - Rear Tire:…

Jim Testerman’s 2001 Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster

March 31, 2007
Owner: Jim TestermanCity/State: Kansas City, MOGeneral Information:Year/Make: 2001 Harley Davidson 1200 SportsterFabrication by: Jim and Brian Testerman (father and son)Assembled by: Jim and Brian Testerman with help from Bear's Highway ClassicsChrome: AA Plating, Independence, MOAssembly Time: Too many hours to countEngineSize (ci)/Make: Harley Davidson 1200 CCCarburetor: Stock (minor modifications)Air Cleaner: Custom ChromePipes: Pipedreamz, Stanton, CA (Ben Faiella)TransmissionYear/Model: 2001 StockShifting: StockFrame/Suspension Swingarm: Pro StreetRear Suspension: Progressive shocksTriple-Trees: 3 degree rakeSpecial features: modification for wide rear tireWheels, Tires & BrakesFront Wheel: 21" custom Rear Wheel: 11" Pro StreetFront Tire: Avon 21"Rear Tire: 250-40-18 AvonFront Brakes: Stock with minor modificationsRear Brakes: Stock with…

Bill Wallace Jr.'s 2002 Custom Kawasaki Mean Streak

February 28, 2007
Owner: Bill Wallace Jr.City/State: Kansas City, MissouriGeneral informationModel: Kawasaki VN 1500 Mean Streak Fabricated by: Bill Wallace Jr. Chromed by: KC ChromePaint/Molding: Chris Cofield of CC Custom GraphicsColor: P51 Mustang WWII Fighter PlaneEngine and TransmissionDisplacement: 1470cc (89.70 cubic inches) Engine type: V2Stroke: 4Power: 72.00 HP @ 5500 RPMTorque: 79.7 ft.lbs @ 3000 RPMCompression: 9.0:1Bore x Stroke: 4.0 x 3.5 inchesFuel system: InjectionAir Cleaner: Power Flow (left & right) by D&M Custom CyclesValves per cylinder: 4Starter: ElectricGearbox: 5-speedPhysical measuresDry weight: 637.1 poundsSeat height: 27.6 inchesOverall height: 43.3 inchesOverall length: 94.9 inchesOverall width: 33.5 inchesGround clearance: 4.9 inchesWheelbase: 67.1 inchesChassis and dimensionsFront…

2007 American IronHorse Slammer

January 31, 2007
Owner: KC CreationsCity/State: Overland Park, KansasGeneral- Year/Make: 2007 American IronHorse Slammer - Seat Height: 23.5 in- Rake: 45 deg- Dry Weight: 742 lbs- Fuel Capacity: 5 galEngine- Size (ci)/Type: Polished & Diamond Cut 111 c.i. S&S Super Sidewinder Plus (also available in 117 c.i. and 120 c.i.)- Carburetor: SMART electronic full injection- Pipes: Performance 2-into-1 dyno-tuned exhaust w/integral heat shieldsTransmission- Type: 6-speed close-ratio polished right-side drive Frame/Suspension - Type: Soft-style frame with 4” top tube stretch and 45 degree rake (38 degree frame rake plus Accu-Trak Crested 7” Triple Tree)- Rear Suspension: Progressive adjustable air-ride- Forks: 50 Cal. Sleeved -…

Brian Mather's 2005 Custom Harley-Davidson Night Train

December 31, 2006
Owner: Brian MatherCity/State: Lee’s Summit, MissouriGeneral- Year/Make: 2005 Harley-Davidson Night Train - Fabrication: Dyno Mike Wilson with Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis- Assembled by: Dyno Mike Wilson- Assembly time: 3 months- Chromed by: BrownsEngine-Year & Model: 2005 Harley-Davidson- Displacement: 95ci- Rebuilder: Dyno Mike Wilson- Carburetor: Mikuni 42 - Air Cleaner: Harley-Davidson- Pipes: Vance & Hines Big RadiusTransmission- Year/Type: 2005 Harley-Davidson- Shifting: 5-Speed Frame/Suspension - Year/Type: 2005 Harley-Davidson- Rake: Stock- Stretch: Stock- Swingarm: Arlen Ness- Forks: Harley-Davidson Inverted Wheels, Tires & Brakes- Front Wheel: 21” Carriage Works- Rear Wheel: 18” Carriage Works- Front Tire: Metzler 21”- Rear Tire: Metzler 240 - Front…

Alan Stiles' 2005 Big Bear Devil's Advocate Custom

November 30, 2006
Owner: Alan Stiles – Al’s ChoppersCity/State: Lee’s Summit, MissouriTel: (816) 309-8685E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Price: $40,000General- Year/Make: 2005 Big Bear Devils Advocate Custom - Fabrication: Alan & Tony Stiles - Assembled by: Alan, Tony, Lucy & Lori Stiles- Assembly time: 100 hours Engine- Size (ci)/Type: 96ci polished S&S - Carburetor: S&S Super E Shorty- Air Cleaner: ForceWinder- Pipes: Big Bear FastbackTransmission- Year/Type: 2005 Baker RSE6 w/hydraulic clutch- Shifting: PM hand & forward controls Frame/Suspension - Year/Type: 2005 Big Bear Devil’s Advocate- Rake: 46 degrees- Stretch: 6” up & 3” out- Swingarm: BBC Polished- Rear Suspension: Progressive suspension- Forks: BBC legs on CCI…

Building the 2005 Big Bear Devil's Advocate Custom

November 30, 2006
On the cover of this month’s issue we featured Alan Stiles’ 2005 Big Bear Devil's Advocate Custom. Alan and his brother Tony built this bike and we wanted to find out from Alan why he chose a Big Bear Choppers kit bike and what was involved in the build process. To see photos of the entire build process go to www.alschoppers.comCC: Alan, why did you decide to build a kit bike, and why did you select Big Bear?Alan: I decided to build a kit bike after chasing down all the parts through different venders and found that the kit bikes…

From Where I Was Standing - A Behind the Scenes Look at a Cycle Connections Cover Shoot

November 30, 2006
I enjoy reading each the issue of Cycle Connections, which is published on the first day of each month, and I also look forward to receiving my monthly Cycle Connections e-newsletter because that means, among other things, a new cover photo to ogle and drool over. Hey, what’s not to like. Cool bikes? Good. Hot babes? Good. And when you put them both together? Very Good! Like I said, what’s not to like? So my interest was peaked when Alan Stiles of Al’s Choppers told me his hand-built Big Bear Chopper had been selected to be on the cover of…

2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic

October 31, 2006
Owner: Engle Motors, Inc.City/State: Kansas City, MissouriENGINEType: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder Capacity: 2294cc Bore/Stroke:101.6 x 94.3mm Compression Ratio: 8.7:1Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection Ignition: Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system TRANSMISSION Primary Drive: GearFinal Drive: ShaftClutch: Wet, multi-plate Gearbox: 5-speed CYCLE PARTS Frame: Tubular steel, twin spineSwingarm: Twin-sided, steelFront Wheel: Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5inRear Wheel: Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in Front Tire: 150/80 R 17Rear Tire: 240/50 R 16Front Suspension: 43mm inverted forks Rear Suspension: Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload Front Brakes: Twin 320mm floating discs, 4-piston calipers Rear Brakes: Single…

2006 Wild West Vigilante Gunfire

September 30, 2006
Owner: Jack Miller American V-TwinCity/State: North Kansas City, MissouriGeneral- Year/Make: 2006 Wild West Vigilante GunfireDimensions-Overall Length: 103.5 in -Wheelbase: 77.0 in-Ground Clearance: 4.75 in-Seat Height: 21.5 in-Rake: 43 deg-Dry Weight: 590 lbs-GVWR: 1100 lbs-Fuel Capacity: 4.25 galEngine- Size (ci)/Type: 124 ci S&S 45 deg V-twin, air cooled, 4-stroke (also available in 111 & 117 ci or 120, 125, & 128 ci Patrick Racing)- Carburetor: S&S Super G (45mm flat slide Mikuni carburetor on Patrick Racing engines)- Pipes: Wild WestTransmission- Year/Type: 6-speed, overdrive, constant mesh Drives- Primary: Double row chain- Belt: 150 tooth, kelvar reinforced Clutch- Wet, 9 plate Frame/Suspension -…

Bikers for Babies® 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob

August 31, 2006
DIMENSIONSLength: 92.8 in. Seat Height: 26.8 in. Ground Clearance: 5.6 in. Rake Steering Head/Trail: 29 degrees/4.7 in. Wheelbase: 64.2 in. Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gals. Oil Capacity: 3 qts. Weight (dry):634 lbs. POWERTRAINEngine: Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96™Displacement: 96 in. Bore x Stroke: 3.75 in x 4.38 in, Engine Torque: 92 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpmFuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Compression Ratio: 9.2:1Miles per Gallon: 53 hwy/34 cityPrimary Drive: ChainGear Ratio (overall) 1st: 9.3122nd: 6.4213rd: 4.7744th: 3.9265th:L 3.2796th: 2.790WHEELS/TIRESFront Wheel: Steel LacedRear Wheel: Steel LacedFront Tire: 100/90-19 57HRear Tire: 160/70B17 73VCHASSISFront Brakes: 4-pistonRear Brakes: 4-pistonExhaust System: Chrome, staggered shorty…

Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis Street Pro Bikes

July 31, 2006
“Dyno” Mike Wilson built the first 8-second street-legal Harley-Davidson in history. His passion for fast bikes has inspired him to take his 'very fast' prototype bikes to the next level by starting his own business, Dyno Mike's Dynamic Chassis . If you want a motorcycle you can ride on the street and take to the track on race day you're in luck! Dyno Mike is currently building a limited number of Dynamic Chassis Street Pro bikes, so if you've got guts to ride one and have a little extra disposable income burning a hole in your pocket, just give him…

Dyno Mike Wilson's '05 Harley-Davidson Dynamic Chassis FXR - FOR SALE!

July 31, 2006
Owner: “Dyno” Mike Wilson – Dyno Mike’s Dynamic ChassisCity/State: Belton, MissouriTel: (816) 322-0379Tel: (816) 582-8580E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sale Price: $35,000General- Year/Make: 2005 Dynamic Chassis FXR- Fabrication: Kosman Specialties & Dyno Mike’s Dynamic Chassis- Assembly time: 1 yearEngine- Size (ci)/Type: 133 ci PROSTOCK Twin Cam- Carburetor: 2- S&S/G2 Motor Sports Super D- Air Cleaner: G2/Siamese D- Pipes: Dyno Mike’s Dynamic ChassisTransmission- Year/Type: 2005 Harley-Davidson- Shifting: 5-speed air shifter Frame/Suspension - Year/Type: 2005 Kosman Specialties- Rake: 28 degrees- Swingarm: Chrome Molly Round Tube- Rear Suspension: Works Performance- Forks: 2005 Buell- Triple-Trees: Elite Machine Wheels, Tires & Brakes- Front Wheel: 2005 Buell- Rear Wheel:…

Kim Suter’s ’06 Dominatrix Bike

June 30, 2006
Owner: Kim Suter – KC CreationsCity/State: Overland Park, KansasGeneral- Year/Make: 2006 Big Inch Bike 2-Lo Magnum SE- Fabrication: Paul Harper & Ryan Olah- Assembly time: 60 daysEngine- Size (ci)/Type: 124 ci T.P. w/Show Polish Diamond Cut Heads- Carburetor: Mikuni 45mm- Air Cleaner: Wimmer Velocity Stack- Pipes: KC CreationsTransmission- Year/Type: 2006 Polished Baker 6-speed, Right Side Drive Frame/Suspension - Year/Type: 2006 2-Lo Magnum SE- Rake: 44 degrees- Streatch: 5” forward- Swingarm: KC Radius w/molded tail lights- Rear Suspension: Platinum Air Suspension- Forks: 41 mm- Extension: 2” over- Triple-Trees: KC Creations 4 degree Wheels, Tires & Brakes- Front Wheel: Platinum Machine 21”x3.5”-…

Chad Osborne's AEC Glow Chopper

May 31, 2006
Owner: Chad Osborne City/State: Smithville, MissouriBike Information:GENERALYear/Make: '06 custom softtail Fabrication by: Chad OsborneAssembled by Chad Osborne & Rod McginnisAssembly Time: 8 monthsENGINESize (ci)/Make: HD EVO with camCarburetor: S&SAir Cleaner: K&MPipes: Vance & Hines Big RadiusTRANSMISSIONModel: Harley-DavidsonShifting (foot/hand & speeds): Hand controls H-D, Hand fabricated forward controls, HD speedo. FRAME/SUSPENSIONYear/Type: Mid USA Softail Rake: 39 degreeStretch: 8 up 4 outSwingarm: Chrome SanteeRear Suspension: Extension: 12 overWHEELS, TIRES & BRAKESFront Wheel: Weld Blade’s with matching discRear Wheel: Weld Blade’s with matching pulley and discFront Tire: AVONRear Tire: AVON 200Front Brakes: Performance MachineRear Brakes: Performance MachineFINISH: Molding: John Giglio of Giglio Auto…

2006 Suzuki Boulevard M109R

April 30, 2006
Owner: Donnell’s Motorcycles City/State: Independence, MissouriEngine: 1783cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, V-twin, DOHC, 4-valvesBore Stroke: 112.0mm x 90.5mmCompression Ratio: 10.5:1Fuel System: Fuel injectionLubrication: Semi-Dry SumpIgnition: Digital/transistorizedTransmission: 5-speedFinal Drive: ShaftOverall Length: 2450mm (96.5 in.) Overall Width: 875mm (34.4 in.) Overall Height: 1,185mm (46.7 in.) Seat Height: 705mm (27.8 in.) Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.) Wheelbase: 1710mm (67.3 in.) Dry Weight: 315kg* (694 lbs.) Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil dampedSuspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped, 7 way adjustable spring pre-loadBrakes Front: Dual hydraulic discBrakes Rear: Single hydraulic discTires Front: 130/70R18 M/C 63VTires Rear: 240/40R18 M/C 79VFuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 liter…

Amanda Macy and Her ‘05 Harley-Davidson Pro Mod Drag Bike

March 31, 2006
'Dyno' Mike Wilson of Dyno Mike's Dynamic Chassis in Belton, Missouri built this incredible Pro Mod drag bike for up-and-coming motorcycle drag racer, Amanda Macy. Equipped with one of Dyno Mike’s high performance 120 cubic inch S&S engines, this is one hot bike! See more photos and specs of Amanda's ’05 Harley-Davidson Pro Mod Drag Bike, and make sure to take a peek Behind the Scenes with Amanda Macy to find out more about Amanda and her exciting racing career! Photos by Michael Blomberg with Main Street Photography (816) 830-6363

Amanda Macy's '05 Harley-Davidson Pro Mod Drag Bike - FOR SALE!

March 31, 2006
Owner: Amanda Macy City/State: Belton, Missouri Tel: (816) 322-0379Tel: (816) 582-8580E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sale Price: $25,000General - Year/Make: 2005 Harley-Davidson Pro Mod Drag Bike - Fabrication: “Dyno” Mike Wilson- Assembly: “Dyno” Mike WilsonEngine - Size (ci)/Type: 120 cubic inch S&S- Carburetor: Super D S&S- Air Cleaner: S&S Velocity Stack- Pipes: Dynamic Chassis Drag PipesTransmission - Year/Type: 2005 Sportster Zippers- Shifting: 5-speed air shifterFrame/Suspension - Year/Type: 2005 PMFR- Rake: 38 Degrees- Rear Suspension: Rigid- Forks: Track Dynamics- Triple-Trees: Track DynamicsWheels, Tires & Brakes - Front Wheel: PMRF- Rear Wheel: PMRF- Front Tire: Mickey Thompson- Rear Tire: Mickey Thompson- Front Brakes: Brembo- Rear…

2006 Swift Bar Chopper CSF 300

February 28, 2006
Owner: Reno’s Yamaha Aprilia K.C.City/State: Kansas City, MissouriGeneral- Manufacturer: Swift Motorcycle Company- Year/Model: 2006 Bar Chopper CSF 300- Engine: 117 ci (1917cc) Standard Polish S&S- Bore x Stroke: 4.125” x 4.375”- Compression: 9.5:1- Transmission: TrikShift RSD 6-Speed- Primary Drive: Chain Drive, Pro Clutch, Balancer- Final Drive: Chain- Wheel Style: Tantric Front/Rear Polished- Warranty: 3 Year- Dry Weight: 662 lbs.- Fuel: 4.1 U.S. Gallons- Stretch: 3” Backbone, 6” Downtube- Rake: 38 Degree Frame, 3 Degree Tree- Front End: Mean Street 41mm Telescopic- Seat Height: 25”- Ground Clearance: 4.5”- Wheel Base: 76”- Length: 106”- Front Brake: PM 4 Piston, 11.5” Rotor- Rear…

2006 Thunder Mountain Sterling RM & Cover Model, Rachael

January 31, 2006
The first time I saw this bike at Gail’s Harley-Davidson in Grandview, Missouri, I knew I wanted to shoot it for the cover of our next issue. For those of you looking for a unique custom bike that will turn heads wherever you go, then look no further. This 2006 Thunder Mountain Sterling RM gives you the nostalgic bobber style you desire, with the reliability and affordability you need on the open road. There are several other models to choose from as well, so stop by Gail's and take a look for yourself!See more photos and specs on the 2006…