Kyle Shorey Doubles up at 2017 J&P Ultimate Builder Bike Show Dallas

(Courtesy of Jeff Najar/Biker Pros)

Enthusiasts packed the Dallas edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and were treated to an excellent variety of custom sleds. The Ultimate Builder is known for diversity and in Dallas it was on display. And even though the Cowboys were playing at the same time as the awards ceremony on Sunday, it was SRO during the show.

2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder Bike Show FreeStyle Class Winner

2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder Bike Show FreeStyle Class 1st Place 

Kyle Shorey of Speed Foundry rolled in My Pal, a cool 1979 Harley-Davidson FX sled. It features a metal flake cream paint job with brass accents throughout. Kyle built the handlebars, custom grips, footboards, handshift shift gate, dash and exhaust. The bike is truly an impressive build.

When Cowboy Kyle Shorey got called up on stage he did a forward flip to make a grand entrance for his accolades. The Texan took home a check for $2,000.

He will be heading to Chicago for the US Championship and to compete for the KING of the Builders award and a good chunk of the $50,000 in cash and prizes.

1. Kyle Shorey, Speed Foundry – My Pal, 1979 Harley-Davidson FX
2. Junior Burrell, Retro Moto – The Bee Hotch, 1978 Yamaha SR500

Green Earth Technologies provides a product sponsorship in the Freestyle class with their portable power sprayer and green bucket of polishing and cleaning materials.

The FreeStyle class is open for any build with a motorcycle based drive train; any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMV.

Diversity was the word that described the show. Bryan Stalcup ran his custom “convertible” bike into the show and excited the fans by changing the bike from a cruiser to a sportbike with a touch of a button. A hydraulic ram underneath the seat moves the front and rear of the bike by eight inches. And a hydraulic motor built into the rear wheel provides the power to the clear Lexan wheels. His bike took the People’s Choice Award and the Ingenuity Award. For his efforts he came away with a Bell Custom 500 lid and a gift certificate from J&P Cycles for $250.

2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder MOD Retro 1st Place

2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder MOD Retro 1st Place

Roy Martin of Roy’s Toys presented his latest debut custom called Warrior Voices for a charity of the same name. Proceeds from this raffle bike provides handicapped veterans with training to assist them in getting back in the workforce.

The 1979 Ironhead Shovel rigid features a torpedo headlight and matching grips, Harley-Davidson hand controls with a brushed finish, switch deletes by LC Fabrications, ammo cans for saddlebags, a brass microphone converted to a taillight, Shovel motor with split rocker boxes, springer front end with powder coat by Pristine Powdering.

1. Roy Martin, Roy’s Toys – Warrior Voices, 1979 Ironhead Shovel Rigid
2. Ron Pearce – CB500 Café, 1972 Honda CB500

Royal Enfield is the presenting class sponsor, along with Royal Enfield and K&N Filters providing product sponsor in the class.

The MOD Retro class is designed for any build with a motorcycle based drivetrain 1984 or older; OEM driveline with stock, modified or aftermarket frame. No reproduction engines allowed. Any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMW.

2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley 1st Place

2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder Bike Show MOD Harley 1st Place

MOD Harley
The black and red paint on Dell Battle’s 1991 Sportster pops and features billet wheels, custom exhaust, intake, custom tank, controls and swingarm. Air ride front and back allows the bike to look aggressive while at rest.

At the awards ceremony Dell jumped up on stage for his photo op and his $1,000 payday. Dell is heading to Cleveland for a chance to take another round in the Ultimate Builder.

1. Dell Battle, Dangerous Dezigns / Snake Alley Chicago – 1991 Sportster
2. Young Lace, Power House Custom Cycles – Ecstasy

Harley-Davidson is the presenting class sponsor, along with Harley-Davidson, J&M Motorcycle Audio and K&N Filters, providing product sponsorship.

The MOD Harley class requires Harley-Davidson engine cases and frame. The neck may be cut to rake or stretch the frame.

MOD Custom
Motone Customs contracted a custom build from Speed Foundry of Texas. Kyle Shorey worked his magic on the 2004 T100 Triumph. Seat was fabricated by Working Man Customs, Tony Lewis of Eurosports Cycles provided overbore, porting and polishing of the heads. Cycles One fabricated the hardtail and the gas tank was sourced from Motone Customs parts bin. Metal work was completed by Speed Foundry and paint by Liquid Illusions.

1. Kyle Shorey, Speed Foundry – MahaKala, 2004 T100 Triumph
2. AJ Brown, Chop Shop Motorsports, 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster

Condor provides a product sponsorship for 1st and 2nd place.

The MOD Custom class requires a major OEM engine and frame. Hardtail sections, stretched swingarms and wide tire kits are acceptable. Includes OEM cases. Any 2 or 3 wheel motorcycle as defined by the DMV is applicable.

Best Paint Award Winner 2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder Bike Show

Best Paint Award Winner 2017 Dallas Ultimate Builder Bike Show

J&P Cycles hosted a reception for the builders at Rick Fairless’ Strokers Ice House. Rick did a tour and we all enjoyed seeing his shop and hearing the history of his custom business. Roy Martin of Roy’s Toys brought two boxes of Nachos Borrachos from Colorado and they were so good, they were anointed with the name “Chip Crack.”

The SHO DOG award is for the builder that works the hardest on the red carpet to promote their business. AJ Brown of Chop Shop Motorsports was the ironman of the show and worked the red carpet all three days. AJ was awarded a solo bag from The Leatherworks.

Tim Scates took the Originality Award for his El Dorado 850 Bobber that was built off a 1972 Moto Guzzi platform.

Sean Zeigler of Other Life Cycles received the K&N Award for F-Bomb, a 1975 Honda CB550F Supersport and will receive up to $500 in K&N products.