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Painting

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...

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
This month we will finish what we started in the previous issue regarding the modification of performance motors: 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...

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Say it!

Say it!

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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Send photos of your bike, your trips, your parties, Memories, events, etc.

The funniest will be published. Winner of the year will get full page (once a year).

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International

International

By Pascal Richard
GREEN GOBLIN
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 Choppers).

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Interview

Interview

CYRIL HUZE
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...

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