HOTP: Greasy Kulture Issue 68


Greasy Kulture Magazine issue 68's cover bike is a truly hardcore chopper from Japan: Minato's fully rigid, hand-shift, 15-over '38 Harley UL flathead. It turns out our feature is a memorial to this bike as it was destroyed in an unfortunate road accident shortly after these photos were taken. Minato survived and has started the rebuild already... [Photos: Mochi / Suntee]


Dynamite Joe's UL also emerged from the H-D factory in '38... but has been built in early sixties showbike style; it's wowed crowds at Born Free and at the Mooneyes show in Yokohama and was put together using some choice vintage parts and help from some very talented friends. [Photos: Mark Kawakami]


The first Six Town Chopper Show in England last year was held in an eighteenth-century abandoned pottery factory; an atmospheric backdrop for some of Europe's nicest traditional choppers. We showcase some of the bikes and their owners. [Photos: Jonny Wilson]


Shaun Walker's a partner in Down & Out Motorcycles, better known in Europe for very successfully converting modern bikes into ol' school cafe racers and trackers. But his guilty pleasure is old Harleys: this '47 EL Knucklehead is one of his personal builds... stripped-back Milwaukee iron for pot-holed Yorkshire roads! [Photos: Greasy Kulture]


This stroker Shovel hasn't had the most loving relationship with its owner and builder Brent Berkley, but it must be love, they've been together ten years. With an engine built by renowned drag racer Pete Hill combined with no front brake, you know this bike is gotta be FUN. [Photos: Daron Gray]


A barn-find, original paint first-year Panhead is rare anywhere in the world. But in Belgium? Oli's story of how this bike became his is so unbelievable it just has to be true. [Photos: Olivier Moës]


When your dad's a Hells Angel your two-wheeled influences are going to be impeccable; so it proved when Ivan started building his own choppers. This German stroker Shovel chopper was built, amazingly, in just three months... [Photos: Michael Van Parys]


Janne is a longtime Swedish biker who hasn't been treated kindly by life; this '46 U big inch flathead chopper proved to be his redemption. Pretty cool way to return to the road on two wheels. [Photos: Manfred Holz]


You can buy your copy of Issue #68 here and be sure to give GKM a follow on Facebook and Instagram.



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