That's a 180mm tire with 1 1/2' belt. In 1996 you couldn't just order a fat tire kit. The 180mm tire had just come out and was as fattest tire on the market. I was working at Johnny Pag Creations in Corona when I did this.
That's me standing next to a 120" Keck all Billet motor. I had just finnished assembly and was ready to install it. At the time that was as big as it gets. I was wearing my MMI shirt and working at Biker's Dream.
Steven Kinney This guy took me under his wing at Bikers Dream back in 1995. I was fresh out of MMI And thought I new all I needed to know. Was I ever wrong. Steve had a very humble way letting me know I didn't know shit. Thanks Steve !!!
As a second generation bike builder I caught the bug at an early age. Although my father didn't build bikes for a living, he built many over the years.
After graduating from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in 1991 I was hired by a custom motorcycle builder, Johnny Pag. While employed at Biker Dream my duties included, engine work, wiring, mock up, and installing lots of chrome and high-end paint jobs. While working with Johnny Pag at Bikers Dream, I helped create bikes for guys like Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Terry "Hulk" Hogan, Paul Tracey (Auto Racer), Brian Downing (Angels), Chuck Finley(Angels), Bo Jackson (Raiders/Royals) and Kevin Greene(Rams/Steelers/Panthers). One of which was featured in Hot Bike magazine (Nov. 1997). After Johnny left Bikers dream to start Patriot Mfg. in '00 I went to work for Patrick Racing as a CNC operator for several months while Pag was getting set up. When Pag left to start Pagsta mini Harleys I stayed to help Alex Mardikian (now Von Dutch Kustom Cycles) refine the production process. At Bob Taylor’s motors in Huntington Beach I worked on new Harley's, old Shovels, Pans, Iron Heads, and learned as much about engine building as I could.