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Bear
04-22-2016, 8:09 AM
http://community.oldbikebarn.com/uploads/greasydozenbuildercollective2016.jpg

The Greasy Dozen Garage Builder Collective 2016 is here!

Like we said the first year; its not a tough guy thing its about building / riding motorcycles and having fun!
Selection starts today and runs through May 21st at 8pm pst.
Who Can Apply: Anyone can participate 33 members, Flies, Cats, Zombies, Taco Eaters, Scooter Trash, Lurkers, the only group barred are Vegans...

You must be a home garage builder or small shop with 2 employees or less. This is not some corporate thing its a very basic grassroots affair with a focus on building bikes! Its been that way since we originally approached Billdozer about it and so it will remain. Pulling together like minded companies to help out new builders and up and coming shops with parts and support!

I had a good conversation with my friend Walter at Kick Start Cycle a few days ago. We talked about when the new scene emerged around 2005 and how things were really cool and drama free. It was finally a scene about the bikes and good times. There were few rivalries and anyone that wanted to bring that was quickly made aware that this was about riding motorcycles and having fun.
The Greasy Dozen Builder Collective embodies that spirt and I'm hoping this year we can gel some of the brotherhood and collective energy that made the first years so great..

The Greasy Dozen will continue to call Chop Cult home, but IG users and people from other corners of the internet may enter, all info up dates winner and so on will be posted here to keep it simple You can add up dates to your build thread here or IG etc but will will continue to post progress and prize up dates here. True to its form we will be getting back to the roots of brotherhood, community and collective effort that made the emerging nouveau chopper scene so great. We have opened it up to allow users of other forums or those who are exclusively on smart phones to participate.

All brands, all creeds, the only rule is be respectful to one another and make it about the bikes!
I want to thank Lisa Editor in chief here at CC for hosting us here and Allen @lady_hump and Brandon @crfyou for your help and support.

Ok lets get to the Bikes!!!

To Apply:
1. Follow @Oldbikebarn on IG as more details will be posted there as they develop.
2. You must post picture here in the Chop Cult thread or on IG of your current build or raw material tag @oldbikebarn and include ‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ adding a few details about your plan and what category you wish to try for:

The categories are:
3 Short Chops
3 Long Bikes
2 Cafe
2 Oddball
2 Street tracker

3:Extra points are awarded for anything Starwars related in your submission.

4.Multiple unique posts are also encouraged, as they show your enthusiasm level.
Once chosen each builder can select how and where the will showcase their build using #hashtag #greasydozenbuildercollective2016

If you have questions you can email matt@thegreasydozen.com and he will help you out.

Builders will have 5 months to complete a bike and hopefully attend the Greasy Dozen Run September 23-24, 2016 You can expect the usual format, a rowdy ride, bbq, corn boil and camp out at the Clark Family Farm.

In closing I'll point out the prizes come in name of the winner and are redeemable in the form of gift cards or promo codes. Handled clean and professionally, designed so nobody cheat anyone. The facts are this actually costs all the companies involved time and money. We work as a team to give something back to the community, and try to inspire more people to build their own bikes as they watch this unfold!

Now lets see them submissions! Winners will be selected May 21st

Big thanks to Phil Guy @burritobreath for the rad art http://www.someguydesign.com/

So far this is the list or generous companies supporting, more will be coming!

www.Biltwell.com @biltwell
www.Burlybrand.com burlybrand
www.chopcult.com @chopcult
www.indianlarrymotorcycles.com @indianlarrymotorcycles
www.KickstartCycle.com @kickstartcycle
www.kundratickustoms.com/ @kundratickutoms
www.ledsledscustoms.com @ledsledcustoms
www.LowbrowCustoms.com @lowbrowcustoms
www.lowsidesyn.com/ @lowside_magazine
www.oldbikbarn.com @oldbikebarn
www.Rockandride.com @rockanride
www.showclassmag.com/ @show_class_mag
www.sscycle.com @sscycle
http://www.speeddealercustoms.com/ @speeddealer
www.triplesixcrewdeathco.com @triplesixcrewdeathcompany
www.paisanopub.com/wrench/ @wrenchmagazine
www.oldbikebarn.com oldbikebarn.com

53Bash
04-22-2016, 12:56 PM
Oddball category entrant. Still plugging away at this, one day a week.

No Starwars content, this one is Mad Max all the way.

I can't attend the run, as it butts against my plans to ride this thing 1800 miles each way to attend Wasteland Weekend. (http://www.wastelandweekend.com/)

Shitty pic of most recent roll-able test assembly. Both ends bounce decently, 3.5" travel rear, 5.5" travel front.
http://i.imgur.com/jVJKODH.jpg

Since then its been broken down and bolted (via engine mounts) into a home brew test jig to ensure it can take the stress of a long fast road. It can - took 2,000 lb supported loads on front and rear axle, and a simulated braking force of ~2g applied pushing front fork back against frame.
http://i.imgur.com/DyZ60s0l.jpg

Recently been working on front steering link- did these just last night, they go in the head tube so I can use a BMX fork tube and stem to hold my bars. Don't need a regular headset because as you can see from the first picture above, none of the bikes weigh sits on the head tube. I could cut off the neck and toss it in the trash if I wanted, but its a nice place to mount the bars.
http://i.imgur.com/gouwmbJl.jpg

Still to go; front brake caliper mounts, steering link (should be done in a week or two), bars, get the engine in, airbox, exhaust system, electrical system, footlpegs and controls, cables. Gonna be a busy summer, but its a realistic shot.

codykemmet
04-24-2016, 8:32 PM
i suppose ill enter since im building this bike anyways. 40ish over rigid denvers front end and a raked panhead frame i pulled out of a methheads basement with a 65' panhead motor and trans. most of the fab work is done just a few more little things and ill tear it down for molding and paint and then ride the shit out of it.

http://i.imgur.com/ksZUY7U.jpg

cbhench2015
04-25-2016, 4:12 PM
Alright here it is. I'm building just a basic crusty old chopper for Greasy Dozen 2016 short chop. The idea is to keep it 70's style and all OG parts as much as possible or otherwise parts fab'ed by me. 88" cone shovel, ratchet top, juice drum sort of thing 18"/21" combo. Trying to keep it simple, rusty and reliable. Yup. Just all mocked up for now, lots to do and I'll be posting as I wrap it up. I enjoy building bikes that keep it simple and do what their meant to do...tear around. No frills. Follow the build in its entirely for most updates HERE (https://www.instagram.com/partycigarettes/) https://www.instagram.com/partycigarettes/
Just wanted to post once here to enter.

69190

Here's the frame that inspired the build....
69191

So far I am in mockup and fab stages...just finalizing some things, cutting spacers for the rear axle setup.... you know, the usual.
I have the front end pretty much done and in final assembly...
69192

69193

69194

TXRanger
05-01-2016, 12:53 PM
I originally started this bike so I'd have a 2-up for my son Eli and I to ride at the XS650 Fest and Chopoff at Pandemonium Custom Choppers in Ohio in August. When I saw the post of the Greasy Dozen on Instagram, I figured I'd throw in my hat (which I want back).

The plan is a retro-modern, high-neck, de-raked hardtail chopper, with a girder front end, aluminum prism style tank and fender, and a "floating" 2-up seat, which I'll be building myself (I build custom seats under the name Ranger Leather, on IG @rangerleather). I plan on entering the oddball category, as my square backbone, crank-driven alternator, and retro-modern styling are unusual... but I don't know if that's the right call after seeing the first post in this thread. That one is definitely an Oddball, and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

This is my first frame build, and I have my buddy Dave at Voodoo Vintage to thank for putting up with me everytime I ask for his help. There's no way I'd be able to build this thing without his guidance, as I basically have no idea what the hell I'm doing. I can't say enough about the support him, Daniel at Pandemonium, and Hugh at Hugh's Handbuilt, have given me while I stumble through this build.

So here's what I started with:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100324.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100324.jpg)

And here's a horrible sketch I did of my current plan:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100327.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100327.jpg)

Mockup for my custom sidecover/alternator bracket/hydraulic clutch slave bracket. Final will be out of 3/8" aluminum.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100326.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100326.jpg)

Sweet 1-2 aluminum intake, machined out of 3 pieces of billet, then welded together.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100325.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100325.jpg)

And my frame... which I'm pretty damn proud of because it's my first full frame and I did 95 percent of the welding... and I'm not even scared it's going to fall apart.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100320.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100320.jpg)

And Ducati sportbike brakes for stoppage... I love the look of a spool, but I'm not taking any chances with my little guy on the back.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100322.jpg (http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/47000/46800/100322.jpg)

Bear
05-01-2016, 6:23 PM
Great post TXRanger! Things are just getting fired up and your enthusiasm is appreciated! Clearly the Force is strong with you! lol

4fatass
05-05-2016, 6:02 PM
Building a 76 Ironhead sporster I obtained from my Pops a few years back. It was a basket case when i got it. So i tore it down to frame, cleaned it up and put a hardtail on. Then life took over and it got put on the back burner for some time. Now that i have my own garage space, and was able to hang onto it all this time. I finally get to continue what i started.
Idea's i have for the bike is pretty straight forward. keeping it minimal, tight, and narrow.
I have a history in BMX, so i dig going fast and carving turns.
Looking forward to the build, riding it after completion, and having some laughs with like minded individuals.

69393
(My woman helping me feel the breeze to imagine the ride)

TXRanger
05-07-2016, 10:52 PM
Great post TXRanger! Things are just getting fired up and your enthusiasm is appreciated! Clearly the Force is strong with you! lol

Thanks! ... I'm just hoping I make the cut!

Lowhigh
05-08-2016, 9:27 PM
Hello All: ‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ Been working on this build all winter (when time would allow or the beer wasn't freezing). I thought this might qualify for the short chop. 4'' stretch and 2'' drop. Fabed the tail end and bars with a JD squared bender. Fabed the battery box, oil tank and the sissy bar from metal I had collected over time. Have pics of the foot clutch setup when I can figure the upload stuff out. Maybe I need Obi Wan Kenobi to help me figure it out. Hope this works !!!!

Lowhigh
05-08-2016, 9:32 PM
#greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ Hope this isn't to much

Lowhigh
05-08-2016, 9:39 PM
‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ I have the motor back out getting the frame ready for powder. Should have some pics of the gas tank, oil tank and fender very soon (candy burgundy with some pin stripe).

rickmacc
05-10-2016, 4:43 AM
This is my first ever custom build. I needed a winter project to keep busy over the cold months here in Atlanta.

Started with a 96 donor Sportster:
69540

Stripped it down and, with help from some friends, welded on a TC Bros Hardtail:
69541

I did all the work in my basement:
69542

I reused the ignition and coil mounts, cut them down, re-welded them and moved them around. I fabbed some tank lift spacers and a mount for the crankcase breather.
69543

Finally, with a custom paintjob by FlameThrower Customs, I got it all back together and running.
69544

Lowhigh
05-11-2016, 5:21 PM
‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ Shaved the fork lowers. I couldn't find anything that I could follow when it came to doing it by hand. So as I did it I took pictures and created a you-tube picture tutorial for folks that might be looking for an idea on how to go about shaving the lowers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7P_4RTas5M

53Bash
05-14-2016, 8:14 PM
Its a roller...ish. First time I've had it together with the bars, wheels, seat, and tank all on. Had to take a spin. This was at the local state fair grounds, so was a closed road; the car driving up the road is one that was on display. I was at a "Maker Fair" show (the shop I do my work at had a big booth) and got to talk to some interesting folk, including a couple chopper builders, and a couple mech engineers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_mwcBGgjsw

The steering links got done up in metal and came out pretty nice.

http://i.imgur.com/xsY58FE.jpg

Yes, that is a (slightly modfied) BMX stem holding my (temporary) handlebars.

http://i.imgur.com/TEDIzRj.jpg

I have just two words to describe this in Starwars terms: Pod Racer.

cornerworker
05-15-2016, 1:32 PM
Im still exercising the demons out of the bike, but each day it gets a little better. Here is the build thread I made a few months ago:

http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45407&highlight=devils+left+hand

<a href="http://s97.photobucket.com/user/five0rx791/media/build%20pics/20160314_165156_zpsw2qvhhim.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/five0rx791/build%20pics/20160314_165156_zpsw2qvhhim.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20160314_165156_zpsw2qvhhim.jpg"/></a>

woz
05-15-2016, 5:43 PM
Hey guys! So this is going to be my first full build, starting with a 98 softail, plan is to have a cool reliable chop once it's all done. I just tore the bike down a couple days ago and I need to have it rideable by the end of July for a month long cross country trip with xnewmanx. I thought I was going to be able to make a sweet time lapse of the tear down but over half the pics ended up corrupt (damnit!), so here are a few I was able to rescue.

http://i.imgur.com/anzDDg9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CiA5852.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dCYvhc9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BkfPKJu.jpg

Hoping to get the frame hardtailed this week/next weekend. The rest of the plans are king queen with some tall funky square stock sissy bar, reserve fuel tank/luggage rack on back of sissy bar, bird shooters, 8-10 over front end (i have a crusty old springer and a narrow glide, going to see what I like more) 21" front laced to a hamburger drum, 18" disc rear, AEE style narrow wind screen, pullbacks, most likely 6 bends and either narrowed split bobs or a peanut tank, tins and frame will all be painted off white. Stoked to get cracking on this thing and would be even more stoked to be a part of greasy dozen 2016!

Heres a doodle
http://i.imgur.com/s5eL6Zh.jpg

Heres a doodle

TXRanger
05-17-2016, 9:49 PM
You are a much better doodler than I am!


Hey guys! So this is going to be my first full build, starting with a 98 softail, plan is to have a cool reliable chop once it's all done. I just tore the bike down a couple days ago and I need to have it rideable by the end of July for a month long cross country trip with xnewmanx. I thought I was going to be able to make a sweet time lapse of the tear down but over half the pics ended up corrupt (damnit!), so here are a few I was able to rescue.

http://i.imgur.com/anzDDg9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CiA5852.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dCYvhc9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/BkfPKJu.jpg

Hoping to get the frame hardtailed this week/next weekend. The rest of the plans are king queen with some tall funky square stock sissy bar, reserve fuel tank/luggage rack on back of sissy bar, bird shooters, 8-10 over front end (i have a crusty old springer and a narrow glide, going to see what I like more) 21" front laced to a hamburger drum, 18" disc rear, AEE style narrow wind screen, pullbacks, most likely 6 bends and either narrowed split bobs or a peanut tank, tins and frame will all be painted off white. Stoked to get cracking on this thing and would be even more stoked to be a part of greasy dozen 2016!

Heres a doodle
http://i.imgur.com/s5eL6Zh.jpg

Heres a doodle

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
05-18-2016, 7:19 PM
Well, I've been posting pics on IG .....@chijersvintagebikeworks
Working on a new project.....a cafe racer SR500!
God I love the single cylinder thumper!
I'll post a pic here in morning as well

69779

Lowhigh
05-18-2016, 7:35 PM
‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ Finished the shifter tonight,and it's ready for powder.

CheckpointGnarly
05-18-2016, 8:19 PM
here's what i've got to enter!

piced up this sporty from a basement with the front end totally detached from somebodys bad rake job that failed.
took me and 3 other guys to lift it up the stairs and onto the back of my truck, used the crane at work to get it off and temporarily weld the neck back on so i could atleast roll it around!

what it looked like when i bought it
http://i.imgur.com/dTUgs9N.jpg

all i was really looking for was a motor and a clean vin/headtube to build off of.

the last couple days with ALOT of help from sean at Sean's non stock (http://www.snscustomsltd.com/) we've got a pretty rad frame started
http://i.imgur.com/8PfR8Lt.jpg

stretched out 2 inches in the front, and raised the headtube 6 inches and raked it out a couple degrees, it'll be lowered a bit and have a 4"+ springer front end

303Eric
05-19-2016, 3:13 PM
SIZE=4]URGENT Press release..... Urgent press release.....[/SIZE]


The Chopper Alliance is announcing that it has hired the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett for procuring raw material, parts and accessories relative to The Greasy Dozen Garage Builder Collective 2016.

Commenting from an undisclosed location Boba Fett said "with my extensive network of pirates, traders, smugglers and bandits we should have no problem getting the parts the alliance will need"
Stating also that its no longer about sides but now its about joining together to combat the "Hipster Imperials"

The alliance taking this as one last chance to finally defeat the flannel side, is ready to start work immediately on what is sure the be a bucket of bolts that will rival the Millennium Falcon.

As work hastens Han Solo can be heard shouting that he will "believe it when he sees it."

The Alliance hopes build a long chop. The idea is to use a balance of home fabricated parts, boutique items as well as items from some of the bigger guys (lowbrow, biltwell etc. you know to keep the Trade Federation happy) as well as re purposed parts.

Updates on Bobba Fett's progress as well as how the alliance is coming will be done on FRIDAYS mainly though Instagram but
also through this forum as major event happen. follow @303eric

Pictured below is a rouge stormtrooper with one of the first items on the bounty, 20 over Denvers wishbone springer.
"had a hellva time getting this thing in the back of tie fighter" said the unnamed trooper.
69752

Squeeber
05-20-2016, 9:36 AM
First build. Short chop category. Actually, I honestly started this bike with a Boba Fett theme. Green paint with a red caliper and I tried to bend the sissy bar to be the shape of a rocket on his jetpack. A lot of my ideas for that didn't work out and I just kind of let it evolve how it did. Anyways, I'll keep this from being long winded so here's some pictures.




http://i.imgur.com/e32Yd3u.jpg
Bought her just like this.

http://i.imgur.com/Werj1Ie.jpg
Got it home. Time to figure out what I can and can't use.

http://i.imgur.com/4HCKOTb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dtQQqQV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tr4kb1p.jpg
Tore down the motor and rebuilt it over the course of a few months. Lots more photos of this process but I'll keep it short and sweet.

http://i.imgur.com/B96ZuS9.jpg
All done. Got a cool little decal made up for the primary.

http://i.imgur.com/1NNyeug.jpg
Welded on a David Bird Bolt-On hardtail.

http://i.imgur.com/VIoYIN1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6iJlCuu.jpg
Bending up a sissy bar.

http://i.imgur.com/WnPZynj.jpg
First mockups

http://i.imgur.com/IEA6lgV.jpg
Mocked up and liking how it sits.

http://i.imgur.com/7XDNXWI.jpg
Time to make some pipes. Glad they came out how I envisioned them.

http://i.imgur.com/mb9qiIg.jpg
Test ride before I tear down for paint.

http://i.imgur.com/Dhese7c.jpg
Just thought this chick was cool so I froze her in carbonite and slapped her on the front.

http://i.imgur.com/7lldrbu.jpg
A buddy taking it out for one of its first rides.

http://i.imgur.com/AoGww2M.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8F0d3Du.jpg
All done. Still some loose ends to tie up. Chasing some oil leaks. Need to finish some wiring. Axle problem. It'll get there.

303Eric
05-20-2016, 7:56 PM
69783

Part two

With Boba Fett still at a hidden location the Chopper Alliance has been left wondering their next move.

At seemingly the most desperate hour an anonymous bounty hunter brought in the most key piece.

Santee frame 38 degree rake two up three out.
Fits the springer nicely

The only thing the bounty hunters don't have a line on is wheels.

Hopefully something will present itself shorty.

Still in parts hunting mode, not sure how this will go...I do have a picture in my mind...hope I get picked....
Thank you
Peace, Love and Choppers

#greasydozenbuildercollective2016
#oldbikebarn
#lowbrowcustoms
#biltwell
#lovethychopper
#chopcult
#33er

53Bash
05-21-2016, 8:13 AM
Taking next week off work, so I can overcome workplace burnout - by putting in more shop time! Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have the brake caliper mounts done, and do frame paint & final assembly. With that done, I can bolt in the engine, start work on wiring, exhaust, intake, tune up, etc.

Bear
05-21-2016, 10:00 AM
Just a few hours left guys!

Get them entries in while you still can! Looking for another Street Tracker!

-Bear

Lowhigh
05-21-2016, 10:49 AM
Rear fender pin stripe. Tank should be done this weekend. #greasydozenbuildercollective2016

Dyrden
05-21-2016, 3:22 PM
Just a few hours left guys!

Get them entries in while you still can! Looking for another Street Tracker!

-Bear

Whats up guys. So, a street tracker:

Quick back story. Bought this a little over a year ago and "finished" it in October last year. Where I promptly(5 days after I took it off my lift) got taken out by a driver in a benz making a hard right. From the left lane. While I was in the right lane. Bike and I went down not going too fast, around 40, but I got plenty of rash and right side of bike got tore up. I couldnt wear a shoe for 2 weeks. So, bike went back on the lift. I wanted to throw in a big bore kit and sort some of the details out. Its coming back off the lift soon and Im working on the headlight on my diningroom table at the moment.


‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016

Some build highlights:
Its an 80 XS650
750 kit with mild port clean up, new gaskets etc
Brembo calipers from a monster all the way around
Floating rotors all the way around
XS400 18" front wheel with dual disks
Airbag out back(only XS with an airbag that I can think of)
Bellcrank under engine with rear shock located upfront between the downtubes, connected to rear swing arm with drag link.
Swing arm stretched and underbraced.
Dual stainless undertail reverse cone mufflers
DLC coated forks
Hydraulic clutch
Midsets
Lots of other stuff, but Ill just post some photos:

Dyrden
05-21-2016, 3:27 PM
And a few more photos: (the one where its sitting on the street was a couple of days before it was wrecked.)

Dyrden
05-21-2016, 3:31 PM
Finally, here's the headlight I'm working on and the motor with big jugs. Big jugs are good.

I also read the rules now incase I'm forgetting something. All work is done by me.

53Bash
05-21-2016, 7:23 PM
Just got back from the Mon Calimari shipyard. Dialing in the geometry adjustments and checking if I need to do any machining to get the setup I want. Was able to dial it perfect without any need to cut.

With the trail dialed in, that front wheel is nice and snug to the shock. Nobody builds em like a squid, eh?

Rake: 20 degrees
Trail: 3.5"
Wheelbase: 57" (same as stock)
http://i.imgur.com/CbLIttm.jpg

Looks like I won't have the money for the trip to CA, so a trip to Ohio might be do-able.

Bear
05-21-2016, 10:33 PM
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Selecting the 12 builders to be part of the Greasy Dozen Builder Collective is one of the hardest things we do each year. Below are the 12 lucky builders that will receive gift certificates and loot from our generous sponsors. All that is asked in return is that you spread the joy of garage building with the masses! There is not one winner, all 12 of you are the winners! Showcasing your build and promoting grassroots garage building of 2 wheeled freedom machines is what this is all about! -Bear
@chijervintagebikeworks @rangerleather @backporchchoppers @signaturecustoms_speedandcycle @anguspattison__ @darrylrotten @zanecook @partycigarettes @el_guy @barnsandrubble @bueribboncycles @dexterouseng
Lucky 13th is @rowdy_house
Thank you to all that took the time to enter! We hope that you too will help spread the garage builder gospel and continue to showcase your build with the hashtag ‪#‎greasydozenbuildercollective2016‬ and attend the Greasy Dozen run September 23-24, 2016
Special thanks to our generous sponsors!
@biltwell @burlybrand @chopcult @cyclesourcemagazine @indianlarrymotorcycles @kickstartcycle @kundratickutoms @ledsledcustoms @lowbrowcustoms @lowside_magazine@oldbikebarn @show_class_mag @sscycle @speeddealer @triplesixcrewdeathcompany @wrenchmagazine

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
05-22-2016, 5:27 AM
Holy shit I'm excited! Thanks so much

Bear
05-23-2016, 8:28 PM
Ok Builders, today we have been compiling the info from everyone via direct message on IG.
Expect some follow up communication about some of the rad support you will receive from sponsors in the coming days!

Looking forward to seeing more shots of you builds in progress!

-Bear

cbhench2015
05-26-2016, 2:04 PM
Eff yeah. Excited and thankful to be a part of this! Can't wait to see everyones builds.

Bear
05-28-2016, 9:06 AM
Hey y'all Bear here I have been in touch with each of you via Instagram direct message. We are gona get through the Fuel Cleveland show and get some more things moving next week. It takes a few weeks to collect up all the addresses and create gift certificates and such. If you have questions about this years Greasy Dozen Builder Collective drop me a DM in IG.

-Bear

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
05-31-2016, 6:58 AM
I was going to post here with the newest photos, but I am on wrong computer

Lowhigh
06-01-2016, 5:36 PM
Powder and paint finished (?) ready for some motor cleanup and time to reassemble F N excited.

cornerworker
06-02-2016, 2:42 PM
Damn, I didnt make the cut. I guess I will have to build something better next year.

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
07-05-2016, 10:40 AM
SR500 update.
well a lot of us builders have gotten in touch with one another and are swapping parts or services, that's what it is all about. couldn't be happier to be part of this true collective.
so, the bike
the motor is done. a lot of parts back from powder. scored some NOS period correct cheng shin tires. love them
got the speedster bars on and the front is all rebuilt. rear wheel is done.
the ward riverside tank has been sliced, diced, and welded shut to fit the bike. some special mounts on the front and back. added some rubber cushions to raise it off the frame.
the seat has been mounted, easy to just weld on some inch bar stock and drill holes.
every bearing has been replaced by all balls hardware. love that! could've done without the trouble of getting the front wheel bearing out. fixed that with a basic concrete driver from the depot. more saving
more doing.
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ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
07-05-2016, 10:51 AM
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thanks to the vendors/ suporters!! got an email from bear and am going to be filling my mailbox with great products!
have to hoop and clean up some welds on the frame, then it and the speedster bars are off to powder as well
exhaust after that,
like minded builder in Lousvile (KC Kustoms) has volunteered his paint services to me (kind of, I gave him some rd350 parts including a titled frame.)

ADP91
07-06-2016, 5:31 PM
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thanks to the vendors/ suporters!! got an email from bear and am going to be filling my mailbox with great products!
have to hoop and clean up some welds on the frame, then it and the speedster bars are off to powder as well
exhaust after that,
like minded builder in Lousvile (KC Kustoms) has volunteered his paint services to me (kind of, I gave him some rd350 parts including a titled frame.)

Build is looking great! I'm loving the paint on the tank.

I just finished an SR so if you have any assembly questions hit me up.

ADP91
07-06-2016, 5:44 PM
Hey all thought I'd give an update on the pre unit BSA chop.

So far things are moving along nicely. The engine is very close to being mounted in the A65 unit frame and it is about to go to the machine shop to have bushings and tolerances checked. The custom triple tree is almost finished. Seat is being stitched onto the new seat pan and the tank is getting raised. Installing the bob newbly open belt drive primary tonight!

I'm still missing conrods and a few odds and ends but hopefully they will all come together in time for the GDR!

Thanks again to bear @oldbikebarn for including me in the GDC. Big thanks to all the sponsors (Biltwell, Indian Larry, Genuine Motorworks, Lowbrow) I can't stress how great it feels to get support from them to help do what I love most. Special thanks to Bob and Elisa Seeger for their generous support!

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TXRanger
07-08-2016, 7:13 PM
The support I've gotten so far has been HUGE, not only from the awesome event sponsors like Old Bike Barn, Biltwell, Indian Larry Motorcycles, and Genuine Motorworks, but also from the other participants, past and present.

So here's where I'm at on my little xs650 project:

I got the motor mounts nailed down:

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Got the coils rough-mounted

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And I've been working on my aluminum prism/coffin/diamond/whatever tank

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I've been pretty good about putting up updates on Instagram @rangerleather... but I'll be better about putting them here also.

Bear
07-13-2016, 4:38 PM
Important date change!
September is a hard month with so many great events going on like the Gypsy Run, The Indian Larry Block Party and The Brooklynn invitational we have moved the date for the GD Run to avoid any conflicts. With 10 weeks to go I hope you can all adjust for that! Pre-party will be Friday September 30th with musical guests Ride to Ruin, and the run will the next day Saturday Oct 1st at noon! Full details at www.thegreasydozenrun.com (http://www.thegreasydozenrun.com)

http://community.oldbikebarn.com/uploads/greasy_run_flyer.jpg

Full details a www.thegreasydozenrun.com (http://www.thegreasydozenrun.com)

Greasy Dozen Run 2016

Here we go again!

In honor of the builders efforts, brands and followers of The Greasy Dozen, we will once again put on a corn boil and bon fire at my bro Dale's farm. Riders will be treated to a well-researched rip though some of Ohio's best back roads. The Greasy Dozen Run remains a traditional, intimate gathering of like minded folks for a great Friday pre-party and Saturday ride. Festivities include camp out complete with free corn boil, free tenting and free people. Grassroots builders and riders kicking it, for a down home season finisher!

All brands of cycles are welcome!

PRE PARTY: Friday Night September 30th at the start point 7-10pm 1454 North Grant Ave. at the Compound Columbus Ohio Door Prizes and swag! Musical Guests will be Ride To Ruin and we'll all roll out to a local watering hole afterward.

SATURDAY GROUP RIDE: Departs October 1st at 12 Noon from The Rice Paddy Compound 1454 North Grant Ave. Columbus Ohio rain, shine or winds through the country side to the Clark Family farm at 1620 Cuckoo Rd. Peebles Ohio 45660

P.S. There will be a CASH prize of $500 for the rider that rides the longest distance to attend + swag and door prizes at the pre-party along with awards at the run!

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
07-15-2016, 7:16 AM
an extra week rocks! although my heart sank a bit when you said 10 weeks. That seems so damn short to me.
so.......things are progressing pretty quickly over here.
tank and seat are off to paint. Frame is done and is off to powder today along with the speedster bars.
I snagged some awesome goods from Indian Larry Motorcycles- including the much needed coffee mug (metal too, so wife doesn't get upset when I drop one in garage) I snagged some leather riding gloves from Genuine Motor Works. The girls over there, Elisa and Bianca are awesome! Biltwell hooked me up with a mini muffler. It looks stellar, sure it will sound just as good. it works out perfectly so that I don't need to shorten the header at all. I wrapped it yesterday on my lunch break.
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ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
07-15-2016, 7:24 AM
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here are some bike build photos
the seat I am using is not that large at all. so I decided NOT to loop the frame on the end. instead its welded closed and cleaned up.
I was going to make a template and weld into place an electronics tray. I had some mat and resin left over from a previous project so I laid that instead. the SR500 doesn't need a battery, so I don't have much to cram into the space.

dexterousengineering
07-16-2016, 12:26 AM
Let me introduce myself to those of you taking the time to read this. My name is Pete Watkins I was selected as one of this year's Greasy Dozen builders for the Cafe category, and I am so thankful and unbelievably stoked about this. I have been posting semi-regularly about the status and updates on my build mostly on Instagram @dexterouseng. To start things off let me tell you a little about myself. I own Dexterous Engineering here in Salt Lake City after first starting it up back home in in a little town South East of Bakersfield CA known as Tehachapi. I moved to Utah last year and work countless hours at my day job at Kindig-it Design building high end custom hot rods, yes we have a TV show called Bitchin Rides, yes I am on this show, no I'm not rich at all, and yes I am just an average dude who just loves building hot rods and motorcycles.

A bit of a back story on this cafe that I am building on nights and weekends. This 1974 Honda CL360 is a customer build bike that I was given with complete design control over. Only thing was, i didn't know jack shit about cafe racer bikes when I started into it. So I researched and figured out how I can put my own creative So-Cal spin on this old decrepit bike that has sat outside up against a barn for the last 18 years in the Utah desert.
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When I first got this bike the motor was seized and was covered in spider webs, some with some nasty lookin spiders still trollin around on it. I happened to have a 2001 Suzuki GS500 motor just sitting around. So I spoke with the owner, and did the sacrilegious swap. Still keeping the original CL360 frame and everything, but modified to fit the much larger unit in the frame. This isn't the only thing happening to this bike. I build metal shape custom sheet pieces all day at work so naturally I decided to ditch the stock everything tin on this bike. All of the tin work on this build is 100% hand shaped out of stainless steel, it will then be polished and heated to a "straw" color. For those of not aerospace stainless terms savvy, straw is like a gold/bronze color that stainless makes its its first stages of heat color change. The frame will be sand blasted and powdered from my buddy out at Pacific Coast Powder to make it look like a sand cast frame. I have a few other tricks up my sleave but you'll have to wait and what they are.

Right now I'm working on the mono-shock conversion, then finish welding the frame and little odds and ends. Then finish out these stainless pieces. Here is a pic of how the bike sits at this moment in time. Thank you for reading, and a huge thank you for Chop Cult, Bear, and all the sponsors that help and support the Greasy Dozen. This is such a cool opportunity and I am thankful to be part of it.

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Huckstr
07-18-2016, 1:52 PM
What's going on fellas I'm here to give thanks to all the sponsors coming trough big time I've got several parts In the mail can't wait to get this thing done. '76 ironhead sporty 1000cc coming along quite nicely. i don't know how to post pics on this feed yet either soab.

cbhench2015
07-18-2016, 2:04 PM
Hey all!
Been making tons of progress on the build! A little bit of random fabrication to be done and some carb tuning to dial in but its been on a couple small shakedowns. Cant wait to meet everyone in September at the run. Ill be coming out from LA. Thanks again so much to all the sponsors. Having a killer time with this!

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Lowhigh
07-19-2016, 12:11 PM
Didn't make the cut. But thought I would post one more time. First road test today and not to bad. a few issues to work out and should be on the road later today. Hoping to make the barbecue.

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
07-26-2016, 11:28 AM
34mm mikuni carb setup, motion pro throttle, K&N filter, MP cable- jet as needed----BORED OUT A 36MM TO 37.35- rest is on order
new petcocks for custom tank more on that later- DONE
finish tank- DONE, OFF TO PAINT
line tank- UNNECESSARY, ITS CLEAN AS HELL AND HELD 40PSI
powder coat a buttload of stuff- DONE
clean up and powder coat frame after welding- SENT OFF WITH BARS AND FORKBRACE
powder coating will be a gun metal gray with clear coat
rear loop designed for seat- NO LOOP, WELDED REAR OF SUBFRAME CLOSED AND CLEANED UP
electronics tray- DONE
capacitor, upgrade wiring, custom harness- DONE
Hughs handbuilt speedster bars with biltwell grips- DONE, BUT GETTING LEATHER WRAPPED GRIPS, SHIFTER PAD, AND KICKER PAD TO MATCH- traded PJ Brown some polishing for this
rear light- no idea, and its bothering me!
headlight, bottom mount small, make bracket- DONE
turn signals, mini, make brackets off lower triple- DONE and rear upper shock mount- depends on tail/brake/signal light
redwing hammer head rear shocks- DONE
valve covers- ORDERED
oil filter cover- ORDERED
dual feed oil line- ORDERED
PANDEMONIUM brembo brake upgrade up front with stainless braided- HAVE TO INSTALL BUT MORE OR LESS DONE
picked up slim master cylinder from Hughs as well.
need plain black cutch lever assembly
stainless bolt kit- NOT DOING THIS
motor mounted compression release- ORDERED
relocate ignition- WORKING ON
relocate a mini speedo- side mount, make brackets for both- WORKING ON
all balls racing- front and rear wheels, steering, and swingarm (dealer prices, and I trust their superior product) - ALL INSTALLED AND SMOOTH AS SILK
*not really smooth. brake side bearing was loose in hub by a little bit, could take out with finger. so I center punched it in three spots and green Loctite that shit.

paint tank and tail- ford new pearl white, navy pinstripes/ accents- IT IS THERE NOW

stock head pipe, reverse cone exhaust or....something.- WENT WITH HOOS HEADER AND BILTWELL MINI MUFFLER WITH CLAMP

continue to fix everything as I go.

it is almost time to assemble once shit starts coming back!

TXRanger
07-27-2016, 10:55 PM
Got my aluminum tank all tacked up and it will be welded up this week by my friend Erik Medina of Envy Choppers... unlike me, he knows what the hell he's doing.

Other than that, I'm kind of at a standstill, as I've been waiting on my custom aluminum rear fender since April. I wouldn't sweat that, but I can't do fender mounts, sissy bar, seat pan, exhaust without it. I'm also waiting on laser cut and machine parts to build my front end. Aaaaannnndddd... my cases, jugs, head, rocker box are still at the vapor honer.

Soooo, I've been sweating this deadline from the get go. I knew if everything fell into place I could get this thing done in time for the Greasy Dozen Run in September, I was even planning to make the xs650 chopoff and Pandemonium Custom Choppers in August. But here it is almost August, and I'm behind on fab because I'm waiting on parts, I can't put my motor together, and I've still got some key parts to buy.

What I won't do is cut corners to get it done in time. This is going to be one of the most unique things I've ever built, and I've got some quality one-off, or very limited run parts on it built by myself or by people I respect. I won't cheapen that work by just throwing the rest together so I have a running bike in time for the run. Don't get me wrong, I will work on this thing until the last possible moment. But I won't sacrifice quality.

That said, I think it would be pretty shitty of me to show up in Ohio empty-handed after being selected as one of the 13 builders. I figure I owe it to Old Bike Barn and the rest of the sponsors to have something to show. Since I'm waiting on parts anyway, I decided to resurrect a build I put on the back-burner when I started hitting the xs650 pretty hard.

It's a 2005 Honda Rebel 250 (because I could), with a Voodoo Vintage hardtail that I built and welded on under the instruction of David, the owner. The wheels and front end came off of a 1979 Kawasaki KE250 rolling chassis that I paid $50 for. Dave helped me swap the Rebel stem into the KE250 lower tree, and make some modifications to the top clamp to get it to work. The tank is a Throttle Addiction mini sporty that holds a whopping 1.3 gallons, and I welded contoured fins to the bottom of it... don't give me too much credit, I saw Slim's Fab to something like this a while ago. Did some trading for the paint work with my friend Ian Cioffi of ENC Custom Paint in Ohio (the only custom paintjob I've ever had). Since I was picked for the Oddball Category, I hope this is oddball enough to make everybody proud, should the xs650 not make it.

I'm not quitting on it, just hedging my bets...

Here's some pics of how she looks thus far:




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TXRanger
07-27-2016, 10:57 PM
And here's a couple more pics... This bike is tiny, but awesome...

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Huckstr
08-09-2016, 1:47 PM
What's goin on!?!??? This is @Rowdy_House the Lucky 13th of the group haven't been able to post a lot on this feed so time to catch up. I'm building a '77 1000cc Sporty. As of late I milled out a piece of each of the top clamps to allow the Biltwell bars to clear and clamp well. I also ended up with a Biltwell builders exhaust kit so some short upswept exhaust were made up. I went ahead and made some pegs and a toe shifter. The gnurl on these things will tear some boots for sure!!!! I picked up a Biltwell whiskey throttle of coarse I fuckin love these the quality is top notch. I just made a narrow sissy for it today so now to mount the fender and prep for paint. Late 70's era paint in the works. Thanks again to all the sponsors for all support!!!!! #RowdyHouseCustoms #TexasasFuck

ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
08-10-2016, 8:20 AM
I will just leave these updated pics here!
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ChiJersVintageBikeWorks
08-18-2016, 9:07 AM
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ZaneCook
08-31-2016, 12:36 PM
Havent had a chance to post anything on here about my build, I've kept it pretty up to date on instagram though(@zanecook). Building my 2nd bike(First harley) so this has been a huge learning curve me and a pretty crazy experience. I bought a basket case iron head off of chopper swapper in June, i was told the motor was solid and was pulled from a running bike. Myself and a few friends (@treysayer_ @TylerGuid)threw the bike together in a week so that i could ride to Fuel Cleveland, ran into a few issues on the way but nothing major. Rode the bike all weekend and had a killer time at Fuel, on the way home about an hour and 20mins from home the motor started knocking, and progressively got worse real fast, ended up pulling over and waiting for someone to come pick me up.

This is where the real build started, my motor was shot. In my head I'm thinking its game over due to me being tight with money. I had never split cases or done any work to a crank, luckily (@foreveruncool) reached out and helped with the entire process. We managed to rebuild the entire bottom end for super cheap, I'm finally buttoning up the last of the motor this week and the bike will be up and running real soon. 71774 71776 71777 71775 71778

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08-31-2016, 12:38 PM
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Bear
09-23-2016, 2:03 PM
http://community.oldbikebarn.com/uploads/greasy_run_flyer.jpg

Here we go again!

In honor of the builders efforts, brands and followers of The Greasy Dozen, we will once again put on a corn boil and bon fire at my bro Dale's farm. Riders will be treated to a well-researched rip though some of Ohio's best back roads. The Greasy Dozen Run remains a traditional, intimate gathering of like minded folks for a great Friday pre-party and Saturday ride. Festivities include camp out complete with free corn boil, free tenting and free people. Grassroots builders and riders kicking it, for a down home season finisher!

All brands of cycles are welcome!

PRE PARTY: Friday Night September 30th at the start point 7-10pm 1454 North Grant Ave. at the Compound Columbus Ohio Door Prizes and swag! Musical Guests will be Ride To Ruin and we'll all roll out to a local watering hole afterward.

SATURDAY GROUP RIDE: Departs October 1st at 12 Noon from The Rice Paddy Motorcycles Compound 1454 North Grant Ave. Columbus Ohio rain, shine or winds through the country side to the Clark Family farm at 1620 Cuckoo Rd. Peebles Ohio 45660

P.S. There will be $250 Gift certificate from www.oldbikebarn.com for the rider that rides the longest distance to attend + swag and door prizes at the pre-party along with awards at the run!


Band: Ride to Ruin

More details at www.thegreasydozenrun.com

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS: Camping at the farm on the Saturday is FREE as is the food and beer but Friday night after the preparty folks need to find a place to stay. The closest hotel is Days Inn 1700 Clara st. Columbus Ohio 43211 phone 614 299 4300 it's only a mile away from the compound and runs about $60 a night for 2 queen beds. Or $15 a head for 4 close friends :)! Also locals usually open up their back yards to pick tents simply let people know your looking for a place and it becomes part of the adventure!