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by Cross-Eyed
When you purchase or build a bike, you make many decisions based on what you would like, such as stock or custom, what model, new or used, chopper, vintage or rat, the pipes, the color and maybe even the seat. You have to be honest with yourself both on taste and purpose because let’s face it an old rigid shovelhead sucks if all you do is long highway trips. Paint also requires some thought and decisions that many riders struggle with.

Paint is a large part of your bike’s appearance. Just like buying a new bike, there are many decisions that need to be made taking into account your ideas, schemes, graphics, influences, storylines, characters and perhaps also mood.

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas

I’m in shit again!

I invited a friend for a weekend ride but when I picked her up she was holding 4 suitcases full of “stuff” … hum! Now what? I had to explain to her that we were only leaving for one night so the clothes on her back, one warm sweater and some fresh garments for the following day would be about it. There’s not much more carrying room on a bike. Well it worked that time but something tells me that I’ll have to come up with a solution for our next ride (which will be in “four days”!). I know that in my previous articles I implored Satan for motors that would serve hell on wheels or trannys that would get me through hell and back but this time I needed divine intervention… God help me! My prayers were answered with a vision of a trailer. “A trailer?” Trailers are for old guys! Hey I’m not getting any younger and will I sacrifice great weekends with my honey because it ain’t cool? “NOT”.



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WILD DEUCE
By Mike Eddy

So here’s the scoop on my ‘02 Harley Davidson Deuce Custom if I can even call it that anymore. The only thing original on the front end other than the hand controls are the front wheel and headlight, both of which I really like. They have that “old school” look. When I first started this project my goal was to add a wider rear tire and rake the front end but before I knew it I was beginning to build a “Pro Street”.

This Deuce has HHI brake calipers on the front and rear wheels, all braided lines and Pro-1 (fivedegree) triple trees with six-inch oversize fork tubes. The LED signal lights are built into the lower triple tree keeping the look of the bike clean which also gave me one less thing to do. The bars are Wild-1 “Chubbies” with aftermarket Harley grips but I’m thinking of replacing them with Accutronix’s Gothic (grips) and matching pegs. The Legends forward controls have a two-inch extension. I installed a set of Vance and Hines (Long Big Shots) exhaust for the great sound. I threw in a set of baffles last winter to quiet it down a bit because every time I rode past a parked car that had an alarm system installed, I would set it off (nearly giving me a heart attack every time).

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Old School

Old School

HIP'S PARTS-SERVICE CYCLE

Phone calls… When you really think about it isn’t it amazing how much stuff can get done just by making a phone call? I mean a simple phone call can start quite a chain of events. Would you believe that a simple phone call was actually the nucleus for the story you’re reading right now? This article started not too long ago when a modern version of Alexander Graham Bell’s (1870 patented) electric speech transmitter was used to convey some information to none other than Pascal, our ever-busy magazine editor. The sender of this message was motor head machinist extraordinaire Pat Juteau of J-Precision in St-Hubert, Quebec. It seems that Pat was a little “eager” about relaying information about a certain Ontario motorcycle shop that might be of interest to us here at Revolution. A little while after Pat hung up a second telephone call was made. Pascal was glad to convey Pat’s info, which in turn connected me to my next mission and subsequently “Old School” report. It didn’t take a lot of persuading for me to agree that 900 Colborne Street East in Brantford was where I was headed. When words like (Harley-factory-replica) and (threegeneration- family-run-bike-shop) are used, my cell phone battery gets charged and my bags get packed! The third phone call that links to this story is the one I made to the shop in question, Hip’s Cycle. Fortunately for me Jon Hipkin answered my plea. After my intro, explaining how I got their name through J-Precision and sharing a few bad jokes, Jon agreed to open the doors of his family run business and give all of us a privileged look inside.

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Interview

Interview

Heather New
I don’t know about you, but I am so ever tired of this fucking ego driven industry. If I were born with enough middle fingers, I would be content raising them in each deserving direction. It is ever obvious that the two-wheel industry is hurting. And I mean really hurting. Being somewhat of a collector, I find my inbox and voice mail filled with emails and voice messages from those ready to fire sell their bikes and parts. Sad really. Sad that it has come to this when in my eyes, builders are not rewarded for the amount of blood, sweat and tears that go into their art already.

Plenty of reasons for this industry limp have been postulated, including that of an economy in recession, the self-correcting rebound of an industry after gross popularity, and maybe those damn metric priced bikes. Yet, I don’t think anyone really has the balls to look in the mirror and ask themselves whether it was something “they and their ego did” that individually and hence collectively have put off many two wheel consumers.

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