When Josh Allison isn't sharing informative knowledge through his tech articles on chopcult.com, you can find him tinkering on a bike or two, or fabricating one-off custom parts. I am impressed with his ability to create from scratch almost every part of the bike, and his attention to detail when doing so. Josh took his invite to showcase a new build at Born-Free 10 to heart and gave his all to produce a custom like no other. Please take a moment to check out King Nothing Bobber.
“This build for me is exceptional because I built it for BF 10! When I got the call I couldn’t believe it, it was a dream come true. It was a huge honor for me to be asked to build a bike for such a great show! The bike took eight months to build, and I wanted to build something extraordinary and unique. I knew this was my opportunity to build a Knucklehead, which I never dreamed I would be able to do! It was a true labor of love and the funniest build I have ever created. It was amazing to have a bike along with some of the best builders in the world. I can’t thank Grant and Mike enough for the opportunity!” -Josh
Owner's name / Location: Josh Allison / Greeley Colorado.
ChopCult member profile: Josh Allison
Bike name: King Nothing Bobber
Engine, year and make, model, modification: 1946 Harley FL Knucklehead, with a G5 Morrison mag. 1951 Harley Panhead 4 speed tranny. Knucklehead open chain primary.
Frame: 1945 Harley Knucklehead
Fork: I-Beam Springer
Chassis mods: None
Tire wheel/size and style: A 21” front wheel with a Vintage Coker tire and a rear 16” star hub with a Vintage Coker tire.
Favorite thing about this bike: My favorite thing is the gas tank.
Next modification will be: None.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts etc: Vintage Orlow 1920’s headlight, handmade gas tank, oil bag, seat, rear fender, bars, sissy bar, front springer cover, exhaust, custom brass oil and fuel lines, custom patina, license plate holder, forged kicker pedal, Cry Baby valve stem caps, custom engraved gas caps, custom oil bag cap, vintage tail light, custom headlight mount, custom fork stem cap, custom tank mount, custom air cleaner, custom foot controls, custom pushrod collars.
Thanks to my fantastic wife Sarah, ChopCult, Baileigh Industrial, Randy and Mike at Phat Rides, Rayan from Paper Street Customs, Rad Brad, Born-Free Show, Jen at JBower engraving, Lowbrow Customs, The Light Asylum, Harley Davidson, Ricky at Wanna Be Choppers, and Ryan at Mcquiston's Chopper Designs. -Josh
Be sure to check out Josh's website for your next upgrade and give him a follow on Facebook and Instagram. You can also catch Josh's wizardry on American Chopper on the Discovery Channel. He's working with Paul Teutel Sr.'s team.