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Feature Bike: Nathan Moses’ 1950 Harley Davidson


27 Feb

Our photo shoot and feature story on Nathan Moses’ cool retro 1950 Harley Davidson appeared in issue 20 of Wild Aussie Choppers (aka Ultimate Choppers). Nathan bought the bike from the USA and shipped it over for less than he could have built it for here. He tells us that, luckily, the bike came as good as, or better than advertised. Nice one!

Boasting a ’49 Springer front end, 84ci stroker twin and enough retro style to win anyone over, the bike enjoys an eight-page spread in the magazine. Be sure to check it out, on-sale now!

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy and strobist fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption, too. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

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Nathan Moses' 1950 Harley Davidson

Nathan Moses' 1950 Harley Davidson     Nathan Moses' 1950 Harley Davidson

 

Feature Bike: Stef Niceski’s 1954 Triumph Thunderbird


15 Feb

Sadly issue 21 of Wild Aussie Choppers (aka Custom Choppers) is the last to come out. On the bright side, it contains our feature story and photo shoot on Stef Niceski’s 1954 Triumph Thunderbird, pictured here! Be sure to check it out, on-sale now.

Shot at the very cool 1346 Venice function centre in Waterloo, NSW Australia, Stef’s Trumpy was built over a period of two years “and a million beers”. The basis of the project was a partially disassembled 1954 Thunderbird that Stefan found in an old shed, complete with a tomato plant growing over it. You’d never know it today.

As always, we’ve got a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to enjoy and strobist fans will find our lighting information and EXIF data on each image’s caption, too. Simply CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to visit our Flickr page where all the goodies lay in wait for your visit.

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Stef Niceski's 1954 Triumph Thunderbird

Stef Niceski's 1954 Triumph Thunderbird     Stef Niceski's 1954 Triumph Thunderbird

Feature Bike: Mark’s Custom 127ci Kraftech Chopper


05 Dec

Issue 19 of Wild Aussie Choppers (aka Crazy Choppers) is on sale NOW and features our photo shoot and feature story on Mark’s awesome 127ci rigid-frame Kraftech chopper, pictured here. Built in his workshop at home, this is his first bike build and from the discussions we had with him, it won’t be his last. That’s a good thing when you take the time to drool over the liquid black paint and gleaming chrome on this big-cube beast.

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As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and as usual, you’ll find our photos on Flickr complete with EXIF data and lighting information for the strobist fans. CLICK HERE to view the entire gallery or on the thumbnails below:

Mark's 127ci Kraftech Chopper

Mark's 127ci Kraftech Chopper     Mark's 127ci Kraftech Chopper

Feature Bike: Davo Voodoo’s Custom Honda Bobber


30 Aug

Issue 18 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine (aka Australia’s Hottest Bobbers & Customs) is coming out soon and also features a shoot and story we did on Davo Voodoo’s wicked little Honda-powered retro-styled bobber. Davo runs Voodoo Tattoo on NSW’s Central Coast and bought this bike as an unfinished project at the 2011 Taren Point Rat Day, which is also where we first laid eyes on the stainless steel-framed machine.

It’s powered by a 600cc Honda engine and damages kidneys with a rigid frame and distinct lack of suspension in the seating area as well. To ensure everyone realises it’s got a stainless frame, Davo went for an unpainted look on the frame and matched that with a scuffed look on the tank and guard, where Davo nicely finished things off with his first ever automotive paint job. Be sure to read more about the bike in issue 18, when it goes on sale in September.

For now, enjoy six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the bike on our Flickr page by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbnails below. Strobist fans will also find our lighting and EXIF info there. Thanks to the guys at The Chop Shop for letting us shoot in their workshop.

Davo Voodoo's Custom Honda Bobber

Davo Voodoo's Custom Honda Bobber     Davo Voodoo's Custom Honda Bobber

Feature Bike: Adam Pietras’ 2005 Custom Chopper


28 Aug

Issue 18 of Australia’s Hottest Bobbers & Customs (aka Wild Aussie Choppers) is in our hot little hands and includes two feature shoots by Hosking Industries, including this one, of Adam Pietras’ custom 2005 rigid Harley Davidson chopper. Be sure to grab a copy when it goes on sale this September.

Heavily raked, stretched and covered in candy paint and evil clown murals, Adam’s chopper is powered by a modified Evolution vee-twin engine that sounds like Hell is coming to breakfast through its ‘Ground Pounder’ exhaust pipes. Adam says he built the bike largely himself and it features numerous tributes to his late patriarchs, like special engraved DOB and RIP dates, an old Zippo lighter and other meaningful trinkets to keep him company on long cruises. It’s a rigid framed machine with next to no seat padding that must be a kidney killer on anything but baby-ass smooth roads.

As always, we’ve got a stack of FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to view and download on our Flickr page, as well as the usual lighting and EXIF data for the camera fans. Just CLICK HERE or on this thumbnails below to head over.

Adam Pietras' Custom Rigid Chopper

Adam Pietras' Custom Rigid Chopper     Adam Pietras' Custom Rigid Chopper

Feature Bike: Custom Von Dutch Chopper


22 Aug

Issue 17 of Australia’s Wildest Custom Choppers (aka Wild Aussie Choppers) magazine is on sale now (including a FREE back issue and posterbook!) and features our photo shoot on Mr. X’s custom Von Dutch chopper, pictured below. It’s a crazy machine that’s powered by an angry 103ci Screamin’ Eagle twin and boasts more billet and chrome than most.

We shot the bike and a local Sydney workshop amongst a tonne of other nice bikes in various states of build using our usual three strobe setups, which you can learn more about by visiting our Flickr page. You’ll also find a series of FREE desktop wallpaper images over there! CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to hit it.

Custom Von Dutch Chopper

Custom Von Dutch Chopper     Custom Von Dutch Chopper

Feature Bike: Joe Di Palma’s Big Bear Chopper


10 Aug

Issue 17 of Wild Aussie Choppers (AKA World’s Wildest Custom Choppers) is due out real soon and contains two feature bikes shot and written by Hosking Industries, including this awesome Big Bear, owned by Sydneysider Joe Di Palma. We shot it in an incredible abandoned factory in inner Sydney; but that’s a whole other story!

Powered by a 100ci S&S twin, the candy red chopper also features a Baker 6-speed ‘box, Devil’s Candy chrome rims and a 300-wide rear tyre. After a long history of building classic Australian muscle cars, this is Joe’s first bike and the results are excellent. Be sure to read all about it when the magazine comes out.

Buy a print of this bike: CLICK HERE

As always, we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images for you to download and enjoy, in 1680-resolution. Strobist fans will also find our lighting information and EXIF data on our Flickr page. Just CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download them all.

Joe Di Palma's Big Bear Chopper

Joe Di Palma's Big Bear Chopper     Joe Di Palma's Big Bear Chopper

Feature Bike: William Cauchi’s 127ci DNA Softail


18 Jul

Issue 16 of Wild Aussie Choppers (aka World’s Hottest Choppers) is on sale at your local newsagency now and features our photo shoot and feature story on William Cauchi’s excellent 127ci custom DNA Softail chopper. Powered by an Ultima stroker twin, the bike features a healthy smattering of custom bits as well as some select factory Harley pieces that help it honestly wear its number plates.

We shot the bike in William’s place of business, Hunter Kitchen King in Rutherford, NSW with Will riding the bike in the rain to get to our shoot. Good to see a custom chopper ridden in all conditions, no? As always, we’ve brought you six FREE desktop wallpaper images in 1680-resolution. CLICK HERE to check them out on our Flickr page. Strobist fans will also find our lighting information there, as well as the EXIF data.

William Cauchi's 127ci DNA Softail

William Cauchi's 127ci DNA Softail     William Cauchi's 127ci DNA Softail

Feature Bike: Mark Rogers’ Custom Harley Chopper


16 Apr

Issue 14 of Wild Aussie Choppers has just hit the news stands and contains one of our photo shoots. Mark Rogers’ wicked 127ci Ultima-powered custom chopper is as brawny as it is is brightly coloured and beautiful and was an easy choice for a feature spot in the magazine. Be sure to pick up and copy and read all about it! It’s on sale now and even comes with a free poster book of previous feature bikes including a couple of our photo shoots.

You’ll find lighting information and EXIF data on how we shot the bike on each image’s information when you CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below which will take you to our Flickr page, although the bright full-sun shots were shot using natural light and a reflector. As always, you can download each of the six images FREE to use as desktop wallpapers. Enjoy.

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Mark Rogers' Custom Harley Chopper

Mark Rogers' Custom Harley Chopper     Mark Rogers' Custom Harley Chopper

Feature Bike: Mark Blackburn’s 2005 Chrome Horse Harley


31 Jan

Mark, or Jed as he’s known, owns this pristine and well-ridden 2005 Chrome Horse Harley chopper. Our photo shoot on the bike appears in issue 13 of Wild Aussie Choppers magazine here in Australia, on-sale now.

It runs a 113ci Ultima El Bruto with Crane cam, Ultima ignition, S&S G-series carb’ and Vance and Hines pipes. He’s ridden it to Queensland and back four times from his home base in Western Sydney and it still looks fresh today.

As always we’ve got six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Jed’s Harley Davidson for you and each image caption on our Flickr page contains lighting info for the strobist fans out there. Just CLICK HERE to make the jump and download the images or click on the thumbnails below.

Mark Blackburn's 2005 Chrome Horse Harley

Mark Blackburn's 2005 Chrome Horse Harley     Mark Blackburn's 2005 Chrome Horse Harley