August 05, 2019
The “Juan n’ Done” is one proper chopper. James spent the better part of the last year chipping away at this bike every night in his home garage. He’s not one to brag, and you’ve almost got to drag the details out of him.
The 28” over springer coupled with the raked and baked 1948 wishbone frame give this machine that perfect long bike stance. When it comes to the details, it’s easy to see why the pipes are James’ favorite part. Getting a set perfectly symmetrical and seamless is hard enough, but having them french into the oil bag and nest over the frame rails increases the fabrication effort exponentially. The fender struts? They are made from an old set of tire irons for that cast and polished look. It’s easy for a builder to go down the rabbit’s hole of making every single part a mind-blower, hand-fabbed, impossibly time-consuming detail, and in the end they end up with a bike that just looks confused and over-decorated. James showed calculated restraint and nailed it with a bike that looks fantastic as a whole and just gets cooler as you dig into the details. Nice job, James, thanks for being a part of the 2019 Biltwell People’s Champ!