The start of the J&P Cycles
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Seattle was the beginning of the end for the 2013-2014 series. The 12-city whistle-stop tour came to completion at the Emerald City with a fine round of custom bikes representing the uniqueness of the various builders. Mother Nature was up to her old tricks with 50 mph winds and sheets of rain but that didn’t deter the enthusiasts from making it to “the” powersports event of the year.
With its high-necked, chromed-out frame, custom rigid rear, handmade tank and plenty of cool Red Soul tidbits, this 2009 Custom Chopper earned Cory Ford first place honors in Seattle's Freestyle Class.
We dig the drilled-out fork legs on this 2010 FLTRX, the customized bagger good enough for first place in the Mod Harley Class at the 2014 Ultimate Builder finale in Seattle.
You want power? The top fuel Harley Dana Meeks and DJ Johnson brought to Seattle's Ultimate Builder Show puts out a claimed 800hp and can break the 200mph barrier in the quarter-mile. It won the Performance Class, hands down.
Terry and Mike Beohike's 1947 Knucklehead features an internal throttle, Springer front end, and custom pipes. The crowd favorite earned first place in Seattle's Retro Mod Class.
We guarantee you won't see another BMW S1000RR like Jon Aesoph's anywhere. Guarantee!
Urban Custom Cycles won the “People’s Choice Award” by a squeaker of just one vote. They received a Bell Custom 500 helmet pinstriped by Skratch for their hard work. The Rocking K Custom Leather’s chain wallet “SHO DOG Award” was won by Jacob of Urban Custom Cycles and Dana Meeks. The Garage Leathers’ Solo Bag “SHO DOG Award” was won by Mack Coldiron of Old School Products.
The Ultimate Builder series would like to thank program sponsors Progressive Insurance and Harley-Davidson. They’d also like to send a big shout-out to contributing sponsors Bell Helmets, Metal Rescue, Rocking K Custom Leathers and Garage Leathers Solo Bags.
The Ultimate Builder Class: FreeStyle
Matt Adams of Red Soul built the Freestyle Class winning 2009 Custom Chopper for Cory Ford. It features Foose Wheels, a sprocket chain tensioner, Red Soul foot controls, handlebars, exhaust pipe and motor mount, seat , primary cover, oil tank and battery box. Tim Conder provided the paint.
1. Cory Ford, Red Soul - Crowned Jewel, 2009 Custom Chopper
2. Eric Maurer, Todd’s Cycle – Bull 2008 Café Harley Racer
3. Brian Marsh, Eastside Harley-Davidson – Brat, 2013 H-D
The Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Harley
Trapper O’Keeffe brought his 2010 FLTRX bagger built by Urban Custom Bikes to the Seattle show and triumphed in the MOD Harley class. The bagger features a flat white paint scheme over glass red. Jones Paint provided the color treatment while Forever Powder Coating took care of the flat-black engine. The bike features raked triple trees, front Progressive monotube and Legend Air Ride.
1. Trapper O’Keeffe, Urban Custom Bikes – 2010 FLTRX
2. Carl Harris, K&D Cycles – Big Blue, 2007 H-D Road Glide
3. Eric Maurer - Bella Esposa, 1992 H-D
The Ultimate Builder Class: Retro MOD
The 1947 Knucklehead built by Mike Beohike became a fan favorite as it took the points in the Retro MOD Competition. Paint was provided by Jim Gilmore and Phalla Prak. The bobber features an internal throttle, custom fender and oil lines.
1. Terry Beohike, Mike Beohike – 1947 Knucklehead
2. Joe Chambers – The Cock, 1980 Honda Hawk
3. Richard Stevenson, Godet – Egil Vincent, 1968 Vincent
The Ultimate Builder Class: Performance Custom
Dana Meeks rolled in a Chris Wilson and DJ Johnson-built Top Fuel Harley dragster to the show. The engine is an Overkill 151 ci that features injected nitro methane, MSD 4-coil ignition and delivers a claimed 800hp. On Sunday he came away with 1st place in the Performance Custom Class and a check for $1000. Currently the bike runs 203+ mph with an ET of 6.69 seconds.
1. Dana Meeks, DJ Johnson – Top Fuel Harley, 2008 American Cycle
2. Rick Washington, Urban Custom Bikes – Mr. Anniversary, 2008 FLHX
The Ultimate Builder Class: MOD Street
Jon Aesoph won the MOD Street class with his wild CupcakeMoto built 2011 BMW S1000RR. We guarantee, you won’t find another S1000RR like it anywhere!
1. Jon Aesoph – CupcakeMoto, 2011 BMW S1000RR
2. Greg Herzberg – Iron Cross, 2010 Victory