Meet Lyonel Gammon and his team of expert motorcycle builders who help to guide Lyonel in rebuilding his grandfathers forgotten motorcycle back to its former glory.
Being born and raised in Utah, my values center around my family, God, and the western lifestyle. My work ethic and passions have been heavily influenced by my great-grandfather, who owned his own orchard and small dairy farm, and my grandfather who was a custom cowboy boot maker. It was my grandfather who got me interested in and started my love affair with motorcycles. Watching him ride his Goldwing daily to the steel plant, and being allowed to occasionally help him wash his bike, along with the reward of a ride, started my love of all things motorcycle.
Fast forward to my college days riding my first motorcycle to and from campus with my sweetheart, now wife, on the back. Some of our fondest memories were created while on the open road…a man, the love of his life and his soon to be wife
There has always been a clear understanding that motorcycles came first in my life, and being blessed with a wife that supports my riding lifestyle, I’m now embarking on the next chapter of my motorcycle story – building a motorcycle. This motorcycle will be something special, it is a passion project that I am sharing with my 3 sons, with my true desire to instill and share my love of motorcycles with them, bringing them along for this ride.
Paul Yaffe has been designing and building custom motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories for over 25 years. In that time, he has won many awards, contests and honors, including three “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” awards at the famous Oakland Roadster Show and two “Builder of the Year” and three “Trendsetter of the Year” honors from Easyriders Magazine.
Paul Yaffe’s BAGGER NATION
Xavier is best known for being a musician in the band Buckcherry – but he has come into his own in the motorcycle industry at his Texas-based Providence Cycle Worx. He’s built a few notable bikes, among them a Pan/Shovel called “Grace” that was recognized as the Easyriders 2019 Bike of the Year, and he has twice been invited to the prestigious Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art Exhibition curated by Michael Lichter.
Providence Cycle Worx
Rick started hitting the custom bike show circuit, and his creations started to gather respect from other builders, and motorcycle industry folks alike. Rick’s bike also began to appear in motorcycle magazines. A few highlights include his win at Artistry in Iron in 2013 for a Shovelhead chopper called “Pala Duro,” then another win at the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Show in 2014 for a magnificent rigid chopper he called “Solomon’s Special.” That bike also helped him claim the title of Builder of the Year from our friends at Cycle Source Magazine. He followed that up with the Cycle Source Builders in Motion completion, and then went on to create a wild green Shovel called “One Piece at a Time” for the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-off series, bringing the whole story full circle.
RKB Kustom Speed
Through his shop Led Sled Customs , he specializes in Sportsters that don’t fit the traditional mold. Pat takes Sportsters to another level. He makes his own frames, controls, fenders, and sheet metal in-house, along with doing his own body-work and painting. Pat is self-taught and started Led Sled Customs because of his passion for motorcycles.
Led Sled Customs
Once an engineer for General Motors, Bert Baker noticed an opportunity to translate the six-speed capabilities of American muscle cars into the American V-Twin motorcycle market. In 1998, with Baker’s genius and innovation at the helm, BAKER Drivetrain was born and continues to stand tall as an industry leader in products for American big-twin motorcycles.
Jason truly loves and lives the American V-Twin lifestyle. To him, it will always be about RIDING the motorcycles. Making the bikes perform better, go faster, and look cool is his primary focus. Jason moved to the Black Hills in 2014 from Charleston, South Carolina, where he owned Jason’s Garage Inc. He owns a ’79 FLH, ’01 Fatboy (Devo’s Bike), ’16 Road Glide, a ’93 FXLR, and a couple custom Shovelheads. Jason was the tech editor for American Bagger and Urban Bagger Magazines for over three years. He is a proud member of Hamsters USA.
With a unique specialty of engineering handcrafted, one-of-a-kind custom parts and machines, Ryan Gore of Paper Street Customs makes everything in-house using domestically-sourced materials.
With builds showcased across the globe and in magazines worldwide, Gore was selected as a recurring cast member on Discovery Channel’s twelfth season of American Chopper building bikes for the acclaimed team at Orange County Choppers.
Gore’s style comes with a unique touch for minute details and elegant craftsmanship that makes his work recognizable throughout the industry.
Paper Street Customs
As owner and founder of Ground Zero Customs, established in 2010, James Patience is a one-man operation completing all work required for his custom builds in-house. With over 60 motorcycle and custom car builds to his credit, Patience has developed a unique signature technique and style over his 30 years of experience.
Ground Zero Customs
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Follow the journey as expert builders guide Lyonel to rebuild his grandfathers 1988 Softail Custom Motorcycle.