Jeremy Jimenez works in what was (maybe it still is) the hot bed of custom motorcycles, a body shop called Ultimate Rides in Holly Hill, Florida. I swear more custom bikes came out of body shops than repair shops and when you think about it, it makes sense. Anybody who’s handy with hand tools can do the mechanical work on a Harley-style V-twin, but when it comes to paint and sheet metal, there’s a whole ‘nother learning curve going on there. Cutting, bending, shaping, welding, and painting metal is not for the timid. What Jeremy’s done here is as typical a build as was done then as a typical custom bagger build is today. There’s styling cues from the first decade of the 21st century like a very, very fat rear tire, a long and low rigid frame, a big-inch highly-polished show motor, beefy, but smooth forks, and a paintjob featuring skulls, flames, and tribal patterns. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but Jeremy did do a really fine job finishing everything to a high standard. Actually, that is out of the ordinary in my opinion as many, many bikes were abysmally slapped together and many say that was one of the reasons for the chopper’s downfall. Who knows?
Well what is cool is that owning a bike like this probably only puts you ahead of the curve. Sooner or later, this style will be back with a vengeance as it always has and you’ll be leading the pack once again. In the meantime, ride it like you stole it. Actually, if you buy one of these slightly older custom bikes at today’s prices, you did steal it. Just ask the man who you bought it from.