by Alain Panneton
An important part of customizing a
motorcycle is the paint job. Even
though this is obvious, the different
aspects of this activity are often
misunderstood. There are so many
terms used, anyone can easily get
lost. Urethane and epoxy primers,
lacquers, enamel, urethanes, base
coats, clear coats, candies, pearls, pinstripe and
airbrush are all terms that are often misused. And to top
it all, with the new environmental regulations soon to
take effect, new terms come up. More and more people
talk about VOC and water-based paint systems. In this
month’s column I will try to clarify a lot of the terms you
could hear when meeting with a custom painter while
shopping for a paint job.
Some twenty years ago, most show bikes were painted
with lacquer paint. This resin-based paint dried very fast
and could be applied in numerous coats. You did all your
airbrush work and graphics in solid colors and then
applied the final clear coat. Even though the final shine
was flawless (after a good buffing), the finish tended to
fade and crack after years in the sun. Some painters
used enamels but it wasn’t the ideal paint...
by André Bobinas
This month we will finish
what we started in the
previous issue regarding
the modification of
big blocks and crate motors.
As a veteran V-Twin owner, I believe
that God did not rest on the 7th day,
but created the V-Twin motor and the
devil bore and stroked it. We will go
hell-bound and find out what the devil
whispers in engine builder’s ears to
build fire breathing dragons.
First, we will talk about a few rules. What limits performance
is fuel (pump gas, racing fuel, alcohol, nitro). We
will stick to gas pump, as the others are for racing only,
and this article is about street demons.
Rule 1 FUEL WILL LIMIT YOU. Consider...
First I would like to thank our readers and advertisers for their interest
and participation in our magazine. Your appreciation paid off on January
5th when Revolution Motorcycle Magazine received the
Max Award for Best Canadian Motorcycle Magazine for 2007,
at the Toronto’s 2008 North American International Motorcycle Supershow. In the short period
since its inception (less than a year), our publication was able to make its mark within the
industry. Revolution M M has always been keen on attending the various events, and is in tune
with the custom industry across Canada and beyond. A sincere thank you to all the members
of the Revolution team for their professionalism that has brought this magazine to another
level. Once again, thank-you.
On another note I would like to remind everyone that the actual cold everlasting season is the
perfect time to get your bike ready for riding. Whether you are planning a new paint job,
chroming another part or require some major customizing, your local bike...
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By Pascal Richard
Gérard GG Voilqué, owner of Mag Connection, is a European Custom Parts Importer
who distributes across the continent. Over the years, he has introduced the Europeans
to numerous manufacturers and builders from all over the world. He distributes
imported custom parts to 250 shops and dealers, establishing his reputation in the
custom community. To acknowledge his devotion and express their gratitude, many of
his suppliers awarded him with their respective products. GG, in order to show his
appreciation, decided he would someday build a bike with the parts he had received.
In 1999, Jesse James gave me his CFL rigid frame to start off the bike… As I was a European
importer and distributor, throughout the years, I began storing all the parts that were given
to me by the various manufacturers, with the intention of building myself a bike. The ‘American
Made’ forward controls were a gift from Paul Cavalho in 2000 (the creator of Hell Bent
It’s not easy to describe such a talented and unique personality within a
few short pages. Originally born and native of Paris, France, American Custom
Builder Cyril Huze emulates creativity and free expression. His passion for the
custom world and the American dream are his driving factors. His custom philosophy
represents accurately his priorities: a respect for art and for the requests of his
clients. In order to get to know him better Revolution asked him a few questions.
Cyril, you are originally from France, prior
to your arrival in the USA, what did you do
and what was your profession?
My professional past is in marketing and advertising. After having worked for various
advertising agencies in Paris, I opened my own; “Cyril Huze and Associates”. I was
responsible for national or European campaigns for Mc Donald’s, Hertz, 3 M, Glaxo,
Merck, etc. At the same time I was also managing a marketing firm on Madison
Avenue in New York to help American companies understand...