Barnett's Magazine

The Unknown Road King

Story By Alvoris Vambrosio Photos By Jack “I Wish I Was” Cofano
2018-07-19 11:15:11 Published in Baggers

    Like so many custom bikes we feature from shows where our photo lad, Mr. Jack Cofano, cannot find out who built or owns the custom bike he’s photographing, this one is also Unknown. But, as you might have noticed, I spelt unknown with a capital U and theoretically that’s incorrect except that it isn’t. The radical Road King you’re staring at was built by Unknown Customs in Gainesville, Georgia, with Greg Wingo at the helm. So, what are the odds of one more unknown custom bike built by somebody we know? Apparently pretty good I guess.


Hoosier Daddy Choppers White Trash Chop

Story By Fidel Sassoon Photos By Jack “See You In The Spring” Cofano
2018-07-16 13:34:38 Published in Choppers

Every bike’s got a story behind it and this striking white board track/bobber built by Jon Shipley of Hoosier Daddy Customs in Bloomfield, Indiana, is no exception. Apparently the wheels began to roll after winning the Modified Harley class at the Harley-Davidson Museum’s 110th Anniversary Show. There were two perks Jon got besides winning the class, the first was a Screamin’ Eagle Pro 120R engine and the other was having the legendary former head of Harley styling and all-around cool guy, Willie G.


Saturday Night Special Sportster

Story By Geronimo Jones Photos By Jack “Mr. Saturday Night” Cofano
2018-07-13 10:29:33 Published in Sporsters

   Weekends have always been like magic to me. They’ve always been about fun ─ nothing else. Saturday nights were the best part of a weekend with lots of traipsing about town on motorcycles with a lot of hope you weren’t going home alone. Many times when that was the case, it often ended up being a all night ride to nowhere just for the hell of it. I had an old stripped bagger for my main ride, but on Saturdays, it was time to drag out my old Ironhead and whoop it up a bit. It got points for style and extra points for the sound, that’s a perfect Saturday night ride to me.


Copper And Black Heart Attack

Story By Tyler Durden Photos By Jack “I’m Back!” Cofano
2018-07-12 12:10:56 Published in Modified Stockers

Apparently you readers and Facebookers have gotten the attention of Barnett H-D’s GM, the always affable Mark Barnett, with your call for more lightly modified Harley-Davidsons versus the wild and whacky radical customs we often showcase. Now it’s never been clearly defined to me what those people were asking for. Is it a selection of nicely bolted-on chrome bits with a wild and loud exhaust or is it fairly-warmed-over stockers that involves more than a small wrench and screw driver to customize?


And Now For Something Completely Different

Story By Buck Rogers Photos By Jack “I Hate Different” Cofano
2018-07-10 08:55:31 Published in Non V-Twins

   I’ve never met or spoken with Tim Scates, but I do know he’s a guy that is both extremely traditional yet loves to think outside the box. Why else would he even bother to take Moto Guzzi’s legendary V-twin driveshaft tourer also known as a favorite of California’s CHP and turn it into a very traditional bobber with all the hallmarks of an Old School build? Probably because he can and he obviously likes to stand out from the crowd which is really easy to do with an all-out Moto Guzzi bobber because it’s pretty unlikely anyone’s ever going to run into another one.