I have known the brothers Guidry for a few years now. They continue to impress my jaded biker sensibilities with their genuine hands-on approach to building and their enthusiasm for grassroots events. The bikes they build and ride are both classic looking and functional.
Nine times out of ten, I prefer sleds that are ridden and a little rough around the edges more than any showpieces that only get ridden to the bar. The Guidry brothers’ bikes are no exception to that rule. These are garage built bikes; built and ridden by a pair of brothers that shared a womb and now a passion for classy chopper shit. Something about the package speaks to me, saying,
“This is what it’s all about: brotherhood, riding motorcycles, and having fun”
There is a lot of hate from grumpy old bikers about young, heavily tattooed, chopper guys needing to pay their dues. I get tired of it sometimes. Especially in cases like this, where I know for a fact these twins wrench more than most of the armchair warriors on the interweb spitting hate about hipsters. These bros actually build and work on their own sleds and ride the shit out of them rain or shine. Being immersed in chopper shit and continuously having a build on the go seems to be the rule for the Guidrys. When I meet guys like Trey and Tyler that are out there living it at bike runs, in the shop, painting, welding, and fabricating their own, it makes me believe that biker brotherhood is alive and well. So, all you grumpy old dudes (myself included sometimes) take notice; some guys are putting the time in, learning shit, wrenching more than most of us, and actually riding their sickles.
Here’s a look at Trey and Tyler’s machines.
Owner name, location: Trey Guidry. Columbus Ohio
Bike name: Pink Flameingo
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 77 Ironhead. 74" stroker. Andrews cams, S&S super
Fork: 6 over 35mm shaved lowers
Tire/wheel size and style: 5.10x16 rear 3.0 x21 front. Spool hub
Favorite thing about this bike: The stance
Next modification will be: Pull the motor and part it out
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Custom made steel kicker cover and starter delete plate. Bike started as electric start only and converted to kick only. My girlfriend got the plate on my headlight bracket made for me two years ago, it was once the brake reservoir cap on my cb750.
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: I had a lot of help from my friends and a lot of great rides with my friends so far.
Thanks to: My girlfriend with being awesome about my obsession with motorcycles. All my friends for helping any way they can. Bob for the cool custom parts. Kyle for always teaching me new shit. Ryan for always lending a hand when I needed it
Owner name, location: Tyler Guidry. Columbus, OH
Bike name: Susie Sunrise
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1987 883 Evo Sportster
Frame: Custom hardtail, zero drop, zero stretch, stock rake.
Fork: 6 over 35mm shaved lowers
Chassis mods: remove everything, simple and clean.
Tire/wheel size and style: 16" rear and 21" front spool
Favorite thing about this bike: The height/stance. I can ride it wherever I like and not worry about a thing.
Next modification will be: Gas, oil, and road grime.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Nothing too special about it. I built it with traveling and trips in mind, extra tall sissy for lots of cargo space and a nice tall back king and queen for comfort.
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: This bike is a blast to ride, its nothing crazy or over the top. Gets me from point A to point B and I don't have to baby it. Through dirt, rain, off curbs and gravel. I absolutely enjoy riding this thing.
Thanks to: All my friends who I ride with daily. All the Triple Six Crew homies, Dan, Kyle, Nick, Zach, Dev, and of course my twin brother Trey. Thank you guys for always putting up with my goofy antics and annoying questions and behavior.
Be sure to give Trey and Tyler a follow on Instagram.
‘Till next time keep it between the ditches and the shiny side up!