Jim's Custom Scoots
We've all seen American Chopper and the effort it takes to create a custom.
These bikes have all the glitz, glimmer and shine with one other factor
added in " a high price". Who's got $50- 100 grand for a bike, Not Me!
Last year while attending VNVMC's Summer
Twister, I caught a glimpse of a bike that was getting some major attention.
This bike had the look of a modern day EasyRiders. With my jaw hanging
on the ground I went over to check it out. After looking this bad boy over
it became apparent that this was not off a showroom floor. This bike was
meant to be ridden!
This builder has only been riding harleys
for 6 years, graduating from the seats of crotch rockets while living in
California. How does a guy get into building bikes after that you might
ask yourself. Well after moving to Wisconsin Jim bought a 1200 sporty and
decided it was too ordinary. So being an iron worker picked up a bender,
welder and tools he needed and set out to build something no one
else had. What he came up with was a 130 h.p custom that included nitrous.
After everyone liked what Jim had done with his first bike, he set out
to build this cover bike. Only taking 6 months from start to finish, in
an unheated garage in the middle of winter. "Keeps the visitors to a minimum"
Jim says jokingly. Creating everything from the gas tank to the pegs, Jim
is not your normal builder. No bolt on parts, minimal chrome, everything
is hand made, from scratch.
These bikes do not have the high glitter
quality of some of the builders, but as Jim put's it "you can actually
enjoy riding this bike, and turn a lot of heads at the same time." While
making runs to places like Algoma every year on one of his creations, you
can be rest assured Jim has faith in his ability to make a reliable
kick ass custom. After catching a quick look at his next bike, well you'll
just have to wait and see this one!
So if your looking for something different,
give Jim's Custom Scoots a call 414-640-2323, I think you will be impressed.