We are proud to support the David Mann Chopper Fest

Thursday, October 27, 2016

November 6, 2016 - NorCal Cycle Swap

Buy, sell, trade. New, used and one-of-a-kind. Vintage, custom, one-off and antique. British, Japanese, European and American Big Twin. Dirt, drags, track and street. You name it—you’ll probably find it at the NorCal Cycle Swap. This event is owned and operated by the kooks at Biltwell Inc.

West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-in 9616 Oates Drive, Sacramento, CA

Spectator Gate Opens @ 8:30 a.m.

$5 entry for spectators • Free Car & Motorcycle Parking


Online pre-registered vendors: Gates open 7:00 a.m.

Same-day: Gates open 7:30 a.m.
Click here to reserve your spot!

Hot Off The Press: Greasy Kulture Magazine Issue 53

Take a look at the latest issue of Greasy Kulture Magazine. Big thanks to Guy for his help with today's feature.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The winner of My Dad rides a Chopper book is...........

Buy your copy here.

Moving on up!

Throttle Addiction is now based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

"This past month has been a wild ride. We picked up the entire company and moved it 1500 miles north to Wisconsin. Our new warehouse gives us ample room to expand and grow in the coming years. We thank everyone for their patience while we made our transition. The dust has settled and we are back to business as usual. Orders will be processed and shipped the same business day!"- Zach

All orders over $99 Ship Free in the USA


This is for all you Sportster, Dyna and stocker fans that don't want to change the tail light setup you already have but want to get rid of that crappy plastic side mount. This will relocate your license plate to a slick low pro style and mount either vertically or horizontally off the lower shock bolt.

Perfect to replace the HD plastic side mounts on Sportsters, Dynas and other models. Will fit any bike with a shock rear suspension

100% Made in the USA

Buy yours here.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Congratulations to............

33 member Ben Pugh aka LDNCLR for winning 0GIVEN's giveaway! Thanks for being a ChopCult member, we appreciate your ongoing support.

Big thanks to JOE for making this giveaway possible!

* The winner was chosen by using random number generator.

New XL Primary Lock Bar from JIMS USA

This tool locks the primary drive on Sportster models to facilitate crankshaft sprocket nut removal and installation, along with clutch service.  Designed to fit between the engine sprocket and clutch sprocket on 2004 to present Sportster XL1200 models.  JIMS No. 5520 is made in the USA, features JIMS lifetime tool warranty, and has a suggested retail price of $36.50.  For more info, contact sales@jimsusa.com, visit www.jimsusa.com, or call (805) 482-6913.

From the archives: Big Scott's Triumph

Big Scott is known for his clean bikes, and this latest gold beauty is no slouch. BF Josh caught up with him recently at the Long Beach Swap and snapped a few pics and got the scoop on this "Daily."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"My Dad rides a Chopper"

I received an email from Curtwood Bixson asking if I would like to read a copy of his children's book "My Dad rides a Chopper." I graciously accepted, read it and absolutely love it. I predict that this book will be passed down for generations to come. It’s well written, beautifully illustrated, and will inspire future enthusiasts and parents alike. Curtwood Bixson and artist, Gary Wein, are the masterminds behind this wonderful book. They introduce you to Wyatt and his dad who builds a custom motorcycle in his garage. It's a cool journey, one that we can all relate to. –Lisa

"My Dad rides a chopper, but it didn't always look this way."

"Get in the garage, keep busy, don't pitter patter! Focus and work hard on the things to you that matter..."

Curtwood Bixson is a writer as well as an upholsterer, building custom motorcycle seats and hot rod interiors for over 15 yrs now. Gary Wein's artwork will be featured at the upcoming David Mann Chopper Fest. Be on the lookout for more great Chopper children's books in the near future from Bixson Publishing! Paperback and Kindle available.

Follow @chopcult to enter. Best of luck!

CHKC 2nd Annual Swap Meet

Come on out to the 2nd Annual Choppahead Motorcycle Swap Meet - you can buy, sell, trade motorcycles, parts, and other cool shit. Harley, British (Triumph / BSA / Norton, etc), Japanese - whatever! This event is free to attend. All are welcomed!

Vendors welcome - shoot us a message, or give us a call (508-995-6764) to reserve a spot. Spots are free, on a first come/first served basis!

Directions: 13 County Road E.Freetown, Ma 02717

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Have you entered 0GIVEN's giveaway yet?

You can win this custom, hand made decal set with silver leaf accents. 

They’re designed to be installed on your gas tank and buried under a clear coat.

Enter in this thread once for the chance to win. Best of luck.

I would like to thank Joe for his membership and ongoing support! Be sure to check out the rest of his goods and give him a follow on the ol' gram.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A friendly reminder for the Classifieds

If you're posting in the classified section please take a moment to review the rules.

Please don't use ChopCult Classifieds to direct members to listings on other sites (Webpages, Bigcartel stores, eBay, CL, etc)

Ads with nudity will be removed 

Please post your location and price in ALL ads

Do not post more than 4 ads in a single day, combine your listings if needed

Do NOT send money through PayPal as a GIFT for payment on any classified. We highly recommend that you use a escrow service (such as www.escrow.com) for large amounts to prevent fraudulent deals; it gives the Buyer the chance to get his/her money back before funds are released to the seller.

Those that don't adhere to these simple rules will have their classified listing deleted and posting rights removed.

Thanking you in advance!

This weekend - Southbound and Down 3

Bikes, babes, beers, and boards. Come party October 22nd in Tampa! We will have some insane invited builders, vendors, raffles, and FREE BEER! Full event details can be found here or on Instagram.

Pursuit Grips & Pegs from Lowbrow Customs

Pursuit grips, foot pegs and shifter pegs do not try to look like something they aren’t. They are not made to intimidate with spikes or skulls, or to harken the sense of an unrelated era or motif. They perform the job they were intended to without calling undue attention to themselves.

Pursuit grips and footpegs are available from Lowbrow Customs. Form follows function, and the heavy knurling ensure your grip and a stable platform so your feet aren’t slipping off your pegs while you are riding down the road. They are machined out of solid aluminum or brass and guaranteed to handle all the miles you can throw at them. 

The right-side Pursuit grip serves as a grip and throttle tube all in one and can be used with single or dual cable setups and with whichever throttle housing you choose. The left-hand grip is held on with three small set screws and can be tightened and locked in place with the included allen wrench. The male clevis of the Pursuit foot pegs bolt right in place of rider and passenger pegs on Harley-Davidsons. The shifter peg fits Harley-Davidson motorcycles and any others that feature a shifter that accepts 1/4-28 threads. 

For more details or to place your order call toll-free 1-855-456-9276 or visit www.lowbrowcustoms.com/pursuit .

Monday, October 17, 2016

The winner of the Basket Case Magazine giveaway is..........

Congratulations to 33 member Tom Vullo for winning a copy of Basket Case Magazine's Issue Two, a Sketchy Fast t-shirt and some goodies from CC. Big thanks to Basket Case Magazine for making this giveaway possible. Be sure to follow CC on Instagram for future giveaways and so much more!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

HWY Opening


By Birdman

I have been around the Los Angeles chopper “scene” for about 10 years now, and I think the reputation that precedes the habitat is that it’s full of a bunch of kids with money that go out and buy old knuckleheads so that they can ride around and look cool and get vegan ramen. That’s exactly what it is.

But anyone that wants to dig a little deeper comes to realize there is a whole group of insane chopper folks in Los Angeles that literally eat, sleep, and drink old bikes, and one of the reasons I still live here is this kind of close-knit, year-round dedication to the bikes, not some scene.

Well, to help foster this dedication to the wheel, Chase Stopnik from the Cycle Zombies family decided to open perhaps the coolest store on Sunset Blvd, HWY, right in the heart of Los Angeles. If you’ve ever been to the So-Cal Swapmeets you know the Cycle Zombies. Always in the same booth spot, always a family affair, and always with some new crazy old crusty bikes parked nearby.

HWY is so full of cool new and used apparel, bike parts, pins, reading materials, and just all-around good vintage vibes that it feels like an old motorcycle museum where you can take the art pieces home with you. A little shop space in back looks like any repairs that need to be done can happen right there and then. To kick off the store launch, Chase had an open house on a Saturday night where he and all his rowdy friends provided good times, beverages, and laughs to anyone lucky enough to swing by.

As soon as I got there I was treated to nice old pans, shovels, and knucks parked everywhere on the streets and sidewalks, and a huge crowd coming out to support the shop. I love it when I pull up on a cone shovel and it’s the newest bike there! Plus, because the whole Stopnik family are full of such hunky dudes, there were a ton of super cute girls there, which is unlike most of the sausage-fest biker parties I normally attend. Much like the Cycle Zombies themselves, the whole vibe was easy-going and laid back with zero attitude, and the bikes just kept rolling in all night.

Chase, and most of the Stopniks, were busy keeping everyone hydrated and havin’ a blast. The party was full of familiar faces, as well as brand new ones, and neighbors swinging by to show some love. It got a little bit rowdy as the evening continued, especially after the Dodgers game let out (the shop is right down the street from the Stadium), and the party spilled out halfway down the block. I met this one righteous guy from Australia named VJ who had been around the world and said this was one of the coolest old bike parties he had ever been to. Pretty much sums up the night!

I never got a chance to interview Chase about the grand opening of his baby HWY, so I just made up an interview. This whole part is completely fabricated.

Me: “Hey Chase, how long have you been working on opening up a shop?”

Chase: “Well pretty much my whole life has led up to this one moment, but can’t everyone say that about this moment? In reality, it’s been about 3 years.”

Me: “And what inspired the name HWY?”

Chase: “I’ve always been a huge AC/DC fan, and I love that song Highway to Hell, but it was really long to spell that out and the letters took a long time to make and then they are expensive as hell to light up with these old-timey bulbs, so I just shortened it to HWY. H.W.Y. also stands for something but I will never reveal what!”

Me: “Remember that time at the swapmeet when I was looking for a set of handlebars and you guys had the perfect set and I asked how much they were, and you asked if it was going on my bike, and I said ‘YES!’ and you said, ‘just take them they’re yours!’?”

Chase: “No.”

Me: “Oh, ok, (awkward). Ummm, what got you into bikes?”

Chase: “This is kind of a dumb, generic question. Can we instead talk about your shovelhead with the birds all over it?! That’s one of the coolest bikes ever!”

Me: “Dude, you really think so?! BLUSH!”

If you find yourself in Los Angeles and want to see what makes SoCal such a great place for old choppers, swing by HWY, buy a t-shirt, and meet Chase. He’s a righteous guy and he really loves my shovel and that’s all that matters.

1286 W. Sunset Blvd. 90026

Hours: (Wed-Sun, but check your local listings)

Instagram: hwy_la

Article and photos by Birdman