What started in the mid-90s when a few people decided to build (stock Softailsö from aftermarket partsúbecause they couldn't buy one at the dealerúhas evolved into a full-blown industry. Today, every small town has a Chopper or Custom bike shop and every cable TV channel has a Biker Build-Off series. No longer content to build copies of stock motorcycles, today's builder wants a motorcycle that's longer, lower, and sexier than anything approved by a factory design team. Wolfgang Publications and Tim Remus were there at the very beginning of the trend with their Ultimate V-Twin Motorcycle book. Today they're back with their new book, Advanced Custom Motorcycle Assembly & Fabrication. Part catalog, part service manual, and part inspiration, this new book offers help with planning the project, getting the right look and actually assembling that custom bike you've dreamed about for years. Three start-to-finish sequences show not just how the best bikes are bolted together, but how the unique one-off gas tanks are shaped and then covered with candy brandywine paint.
About the Author
Timothy Remus is author of more than 30 how to books. His titles range from How to Build a Cheap Chopper, to Advanced Airbrush Art. During his 20 years as an author, Tim has worked with everyone from bike designer Arlen Ness to kustom painter Jon Kosmoski, and metal fabricators like Ron Covell, Steve Davis, Rob Roehl and Craig Naff. Tim is owner of Wolfgang Publications, based in Stillwater, Minnesota.