Kirk Taylor’s “Sacred”, a tribute to Johnny Chop

Sacred - by Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studios

Sacred - by Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studios

It was a rainy, kind of crappy cold day in March in California when I finally got to get a close look at a bike that I’d seen before, but not gotten up tight and personal with. I’d spied the beginning of the machine taking shape, a frame and a few tin parts, while visiting Custom Design Studio in Novato California some many moons ago and It was pretty cool to be able take a look at the bike in its fully finished state – no longer a fresh, out of the box bauble.

So during a busy weekend at the Custom Chrome Dealer Show in Santa Clara, Kirk and I rolled this machine out onto the loading dock behind the venue, gave it a final wipe and there ya have it, Sacred, a bike built by Kirk Taylor at Custom Design Studios – in tribute to our mutual, departed friend Johnny Chop. Plain and simple.

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Stephen Berner presents Eastern Fabrications

A new book on E-Fab is available on Blurb. See some of Lock Baker’s great machines, up close and personal.

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Stephen Berner presents TPJ Customs

45dgree is proud to present TPJ Customs of Lodi California.

TPJ specializes in designing in and building unique, highly refined V-Twin customs, some of the leanest, cleanest around.
We dare you to find an ounce of fat in a TPJ machine!  Take a look and see if you don’t agree!

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Stephen Berner presents Kraus Motor Company

45dgree has published it’s first book on motorcycles – and Kraus Motor Company is the company I’ve decided to roll out with first.

Please take a look at this book, it is the first in what will be a ongoing series featuring the best the V-Twin industry has to offer.

Enjoy!

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