Thursday, 22 December 2011

David Mann Chopper Best in Show winner is Dalton Walker SIK

Dalton Walker's 2011 DMCF Best In Show


Owner/builder: Dalton Walker
Age: 30
Shop: Split Image Kustoms (SIK)
Year, make and model of motor; modifications: STD shovel bottom, machined for 1946 knuckle barrels, lifter blocks and heads; dual Linkert carbs on a SIK manifold; House of Horsepower cone magneto with Harley mag; SIK knuckle rocker nuts. The bottom end is one of five Trevelen built for Biker Build-Off a couple years ago. He gave me a sweet deal, so I pieced together the OEM H-D ’46 top end
Year, make and model of frame; modifications: 2011 SIK one-off. The neck and rear axle blocks are chrome plated. The transmission mount is also chromed; the rest of the frame was molded in between the chrome bits
Make, model and mods on transmission: 4-speed Dougherty Machine blower case; original H-D suicide lid; knuckle kicker covers with welded fins; SIK kicker arm and pedal
Model, style and modifications on primary: Phase 3 belt drive with no backing plate
Hand controls: SIK custom handlebars with molded internal throttle cable, SIK internal throttle; bars are part of the top triple tree to look like the forks go through them
Foot controls: SIK mechanical rear brake pedal with bell cranks; SIK foot pegs
Fork: SIK one-off made to look like a narrowed H-D
Seat: SIK seat pan with Central Valley upholstery
Paint: Kal Concepts Air Syndicate
Other SIK custom fabbed parts: Exhaust, wheels, gas tank, fender, sissy bar, aluminum oil bag, kickstand, headlight, chain drive for BSA generator
Builder’s back story: I was invited to build this bike one year ago for Artistry in Iron. I had less than a year to finish, but I wanted everything to be built from scratch and not have anything jump out at you unless you looked really close. I was trying to nail the ‘60s–‘70s show bike look without breaking the bank—I’ve got less than 10 g’s into the whole build, but thousands of hours.”


“I’ve been invited to take this bike to Sturgis for the AMD World Championships!”


David Mann was a great show!! Walked away with Best of Show and the Cycle Source Award!!! Right after that got the info that my blue bike got 3rd in freestyle ultimate builder in long beach!! Great wknd!!!

Thanks: Jeff Montgomery, Dion Gulliano, Craig Fraser, Tommy Rhodes, Anthony Raven, Vincent Rivero, Derik Boling, Paul Bethel, Trevelen Rabanal, Johnny Surprise, Randy, Tony Corona, Morenos Polishing, A&D, Mom, Dad, Kelly. Sorry if I forgot anyone!

(Source Chop Cult)

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