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4 Kenwood Street
Asheville, NC, 28806
United States

828-552-4707

Deep Six Cycles is a small grass roots chopper shop specializing in the manufacture and modification of motorcycles and motorcycle parts. All of our products are made right here in the U.S.A.

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Quick,Short & Custom

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  We are going to keep this post short and sweet. It's Friday, the clock is ticking and the candle is still burning at both ends. Here are some of the things we have whipped recently. 

We do a lot of custom work. Such as these Brass Wheel Spacers.

We do a lot of custom work. Such as these Brass Wheel Spacers.

Aluminum Hexing Grips!

Aluminum Hexing Grips!

Send us your Kick Arm and we can add our kicker pedal to it!

Send us your Kick Arm and we can add our kicker pedal to it!

How awesome is this conversion!

How awesome is this conversion!

Shine on!

Shine on!

I made Billy D from Hellmuts a set of brass for his little Triumph a few years ago. The bike has been getting a bunch of attention lately. I have to say I dig it! 

I made Billy D from Hellmuts a set of brass for his little Triumph a few years ago. The bike has been getting a bunch of attention lately. I have to say I dig it! 

Shaving up those fork legs. We can leave the brake mounts or remove them too.

Shaving up those fork legs. We can leave the brake mounts or remove them too.

So, put yours in the mail already... 

So, put yours in the mail already... 

Making handle bar radness!

Making handle bar radness!

Keep any eye out we have our hands in various phases of a few builds, Engine builds and little one off jobs. Keep checking back for updates on all the cool stuff that is going on!

Smokey Mountain Chopper Fest 2015

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  Man, Have we been slacking on blog updates? Well here you go as promised. This is our SMCF Update! 

  We had a blast at the Smokey Mountain Chopper Fest! It was great to catch up with our friends from all over the country and connect some names to faces. It's funny how these shows can begin to feel like a family reunion of sorts. Due to the chaos of catching up with old friends, generally just trying to take in the show, and the bikes being packed in so tight Saturday. I was unsure how many good shots I was able to get. Plus most of the photos I took were not necessarily in great lighting...  

  So come Sunday morning after a serious rehydration effort, I managed to stumble around and capture a few bikes on film. Unfortunately I still missed shooting some of the bikes I liked the most since many of them had left by the time I was shooting... Did I mention this years turn out was double the size of last year? There were killer bikes everywhere.  Thanks to everyone who put in work and made this event so great!

P.S. The Bender Werks picture is borrowed from the web and no my photo. It was taken by?

 

 

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A New Home For a New Little Lane Splitter!

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  The raffle bike has a new home, can you believe it? It will be on it's way to V.A. shortly! We would like to thank every one who has helped us with this raffle. This raffle never would have happened with out partnering with East End Moto/Flying Chairs to make it happen. They  supplied the bike and a slew of other help and support while we worked together to make this happen. Butt's Chop Shop came threw with a bad ass donated paint job! The Burger Bar, Lazy Diamond & The Double Crown sold the heck out of tickets as did a few of our friends. Hard Drive sponsored our efforts and kicked down some parts for the bike. And of course special thanks to every one else who worked behind the scenes to help us out with this whole deal. We are really looking forward to handing a check to Richard Page to help out with the hospital bills from when he went down this winter/fall.

 Check out this short video I made if you could not make it to The Melt Down in Hendersonville where we held the drawing. We had a great time seeing old friends and making some new ones. Come check out The Melt Down next year if you are in the area! Those Ton Up Highlands guys put on a heck of an event! 

 


The End Is Neigh! (Raffle Bike Update!)

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  I am going to try to keep this short and sweet since after this update I will be working on wrapping up the final details on the raffle bike, knocking out some product and shipping a bunch of great bike parts out the door...  Lets get down to it! Here are some pics of the raffle scoot! We still have quite a few tickets left and drawing is This Weekend at The MeltDown Custom & Classic Bike show in Hendersonville, NC! Get yourself one (or a few) of the 500 $10 tickets, you could win!

Check out that big ole Brass Points Cover we made for the bike! Our stepped points covers are available on the website!

Check out that big ole Brass Points Cover we made for the bike! Our stepped points covers are available on the website!

Here you can see our powder coated 8" Hourglass bars, Brass Handgrips, FootPegs, and the groovy turning job we did on the fork lowers!

Here you can see our powder coated 8" Hourglass bars, Brass Handgrips, FootPegs, and the groovy turning job we did on the fork lowers!

Butt's Chop Shop has donated this totally awesome paint job at cost! I can not even begin to take photos that capture this mostly silver and blue metal flake paint job. The line work and detail on the paint is insane! Even the bottom of the tank and fender have intricate paint design!

Butt's Chop Shop has donated this totally awesome paint job at cost! I can not even begin to take photos that capture this mostly silver and blue metal flake paint job. The line work and detail on the paint is insane! Even the bottom of the tank and fender have intricate paint design!

This gas tank has had quite a lot of work put in by us. Including our signature flush mount sight glass, a brass gas cap that matches our brass stepped points cover and knurled brass grips. The petcock has been relocated and all the ports on the bottom of the tank have been deleted.

This gas tank has had quite a lot of work put in by us. Including our signature flush mount sight glass, a brass gas cap that matches our brass stepped points cover and knurled brass grips. The petcock has been relocated and all the ports on the bottom of the tank have been deleted.

Hard Drive hooked us up with this tail light and tag mount! Thanks for the donation guys!

Hard Drive hooked us up with this tail light and tag mount! Thanks for the donation guys!

Rise Above!

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  Here we are time for another update on the happenings at Deep Six Cycles. First of all we would really like to thank everyone who has helped with the raffle. We have been selling far more raffle tickets online and that means the folks who we interact with on Instagram/Facebook (& other social media), those that follow the blog and receive our news letter and everyone we are connected to on the forums are chipping in and helping by buying raffle tickets. You guys are really helping to make this thing a success! 

 We are still working on finishing up the raffle bike with the East End crew. The tins are off to Butt's Chop Shop to be painted. And I have received a few sneak peek shots so maybe I will share one... This is not even close to finished. It has no clear so it will really have some depth when it is done. But now you can get all excited about how cool this bike is going to be with this bad assed paint job donated by Butt's Chop Shop.

 

 We have moved the Deep 6/ East End show room around at the shop and have an entirely new lay out! I am really excited to announce we have all but shut down our old web store and from now on all our online sales will be through the website only. He only have a few more items to add. Though I think we will be working on and refining the site for a long time to come...

Goodbye web store hello website!

 

We have brought back the Flying Girder tee shirts. This classic logo has not been available on shirts in many years except for a few attempts to  have them made with a pre-order system through some strange and confusing online company (which actually worked fine). This time around we have had them printed locally on 100% cotton shirts. The local company is a new start up who have replaced another print shop down town. It just so happens to be owned and run by a great crew of people we happen to be connected to. I am really pleased with the extremely quick turn around time and very professional manner in which my order was handled. Check out Lightning Bolt Ink in Asheville, NC if you need some thing printed.

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  All the work moving the shop around has me a little behind on a few orders. I should be catching up around the middle to end of next week. Thanks to every one who has placed orders with us. We do have a lot of product in inventory and ready to go. If you have not heard the news we have added Twin Cam points covers to the product line and have plenty Twin Cam and Non-Twin Cam points covers in stock and ready to go both in aluminum and brass.

  We are really hoping to settle into this new website and make it a way to share what we are doing, who we are and what we are about. That in my mind is a big reason to try to keep the blog up to date. But we also have a gallery section that includes pictures of our customers bikes featuring our products (thanks to every one who has sent us photos!), a photo feed from our instagram, YouTube Videos made by us, and of course a photo gallery with some of our best shots.  You can check it out by hitting the button below! Please keep in mind setting this website up and keeping it up to date is 100% handled in house and one more thing to juggle. So it tends to be a work in progress...

 

And how about a sample of how the Intagram feed works?

 And how about this oldie for some motivation! Get out there, rise above, make that bike rad and ride the wheels off it!

A few words from Richard Page (The Down Rider The Raffle Is For)

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  I lifted this with Richard's permission from a Facebook post. The profit from this raffle really will help someone who needs it. And this post really hits on so many good points that I wanted to share it with everyone who may not know about Richard and his situation.

   Tom


This raffle bike looks awesome! After all the medical and legal dust settles and I can move again I am going to rebuild my 1994 Sportster. I am hoping to do a lot of the work my self, the parts I need and the work i can't do myself will all be from Deep Six Cycles or Flying Chairs. In Deep Six's blog he mentioned that I might not be alive if I wasn't wearing a helmet. That is the truth, my full face helmet looks terrible. Even with a full face helmet, good boots, and riding gear I came out of this missing one and a half toes, 3 broken bones in my leg, a trashed knee, hip damage, 4 broken ribs, and a stroke. If your not happy with your safety gear shop for some that is more to your liking. My goffy safety gear saved my life! Even as bad as my leg got messed up, I don't think there would have been anything for them to fix without the gear I had on. I want to THANK EVERYONE for all the support I have been and am still getting. There are a lot of good people and a great comunity in Asheville, glad to be a part of it.

Richard Page

2015 Deep Six Cycles/East End Moto Raffle Update!

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

 With the Melt down at the end of April our shop & (Flying Chairs (formerly East End Moto)  have been working away at pulling the raffle bike together. I have to say I love the way this thing has taken shape. The bike is pretty  cool for something still running so many stock parts and defiantly has its own personality and presence.

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 But more than that when we began this whole endeavor we knew we wanted to donate the profits to a charity.  In talking with some friends I was informed of a local guy who was riding on the hwy when a tractor trailer truck in front of him struck a car and he became tangled up in the mess. Now this did not play out well... Richard had to be put into an induced coma, lost some toes and suffered a host of other trauma. I he is very lucky to still be with us and I suspect that if he had not had a helmet on that would not be the case.

 If you are local you may know Richard Page or have had some passing interaction with him. In fact he may have asked you to sign in or checked your id at the Double Crown in West Asheville. When this raffle began (for me) it was really all about  the bike, and it was just a bonus that we got to help a charity. I have to say it is crazy how much that has changed for me. The difference is that this does not go to some big foundation this is to help a very real person who is respected and loved by many of my friends. 

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 I am also happy to thank some of our sponsors who have donated to the bike project. This keeps the overhead of the build down drastically. Which in turn allows us more profit to pass on to help Richard. Butts Chop Shop has donated a paint job at cost. I can not wait to see what flaky goodness Derek throws down. He has pretty much been granted full reign. I know he has a host of ideas and they all sound good! 

 Hard Drive Parts has donated a tail light and tag bracket. And I really have to thank our rep Dusty for coming through a bugging his bosses about this! When we begin next years raffle bike we will hit you guys up sooner! There were a number of parts we purchased from Hard Drive to get the project under way.

Tickets are only $10 they can be purchased at The Burger Bar, The Double Crown, The Lazy Diamond, Deep Six, Flying Chairs and online at http://deepsixcycles.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

Take a minute to sign up the the news letter so we can keep you updated on urgent breaking new! Such as info on the raffle bike, new products, sales and if you are lucky special discount codes.


Pledge Your Allegiance

Tom Bowie (Deep Six Cycles)

  Here we are moving forward and pushing out into uncharted waters (to us). We have been tackling the challenge of putting together this new website for ourselves. And this just so happens to be our very first unique post the the blog. We are leaving our original blog hosted by blogger/blogspot in the dust.

 So It seems fitting to post up a song that I was a bit obsessed with for a short time. I found myself listening to this song constantly while conceiving the very roots and developing the foundation of the company. Mind you this was in the hay day of Myspace and this song played on the company profile when you would visit. Yeah there was no Facebook then... How I miss those days! 

Don't forget you can search the blog for your favorite posts or discover new ones!

The Long Hard Winter

Deep Six Cycles

  The long hard winter may have you feeling a bit stir crazy. But I'm here to tell you that warm weather is on the way and that bike show or run you have been looking forward to is right around the corner! We have a bunch of irons in the fire right now. We are still making progress on the raffle bike. We are sponsors of  The Melt Down vintage motorcycle show where the drawing for the raffle bike will happen. We have tons of new parts rolling out on top of our day to day and custom one off orders. And we are making progress on a whole new website!

Don't get down get busy! Forge ahead, make, modify create!

You know we offer a wide variety of products. Check out those pull back bars with the brass center piece!

You do know all our products are made in the USA by the hands punching these keys right?

Who else offers hand built brass and stainless handle bars? Thats right you will only get them here! 

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Our Points Covers have hit the web store!

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 No way! Those awesome new brass points covers are on the webstore? Hell yeah go get one! These points/ ignition covers step down towards the center with each step. The class these exude is nearly impossible to capture in photos so come by the shop and check em out or just buy one already and see how rad they are for yourself! By the way these fit all Sportsters and Pre Twin Cams that use a 2 hole cover!

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The budget Neo Bobber/ Brat Bike (while in progress)

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I came across a few photos of Dave from East End Motorsports cutting the rear seat & shock section off the budget build. He hacked it off and got it ready for us to fab it back together. See the previous post to see the bike about as finished as the customer will let us.





Fitting it up still no shock mounts yet.

Honda CM450 Brat Style

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  Here is a Honda CM450 that we cut the seat section and shock mounts off and gave it our own touch. We also mounted the fender to the swing arm. Just an affordable little neo bob job or brat bike . If you would like your bike to under go a similar treatment contact us! We can do partial or full builds. We will modify any make model or brand.We can also supply new shock mounts and frame end caps for you to weld in if you want to do it your self.  Don't hesitate to contact us about any thing you may need.

One of a kind.

Hand built tag mounts, Fender Struts and more. 
Our good friend Zac made the bad ass leather battery bag


All new upper shock mounts too!

This solo seat pivot mount was a fun piece to make.

 This bottom fender mount is bomb proof!

Deep Six Cycles Shirts! (A.K.A. Get one while they last!)

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 Deep Six Cycles Sweat Shirts, Long Sleeves, Tanks and Tees! Yeah that's right you can order them here! Go on and show that you support American hand crafted motorcycles and parts!






Junk Yard Score! Famco Arbor Press.

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                       I made a run to the scrap yard with a load of old junk bike parts, frame sections, machining chips and unusable drops. While I was there I found a 3 ton Arbor press on the factory stand. I dragged it to a slightly less muddy part of the yard where I hoped I could get the truck to it with out shredding my tires (which was still a gamble). I know I like to see stuff like this so I thought some one else may be interested. I also check it out in the short video I made!

                                     


Deep Six Cycles first ever machining video!

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We recorded and edited this video to give every one an idea of what we do and the care that goes into our products. We learnt a lot by the time we finished filming and editing the first half and made some adaptions while making the rest of the video. Part 2 kind of slays part one! Still a lot of room for improvement, but considering this is the first video I have ever put together and edited I am pretty happy with it. The second part is a lot more fast paced with multiple camera angles and such. I learnt a lot by the time I was half way done filming and editing. It was fun and we will be trying to add more content to our channel for all of you who are interested!


PART ONE





New, Old, Awesome!

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We have been cranking out the same old awesome while adding some new products too! Check out the new kicker mod we are offering for XS650s! Send us your kicker and we can hook it up to match the other pegs we offer! We know you have been having a hell of a time finding a cool XS650 kicker pedal and pegs, we got ya covered...





Oh Yeah we still do awesome in brass too...


Legalize Lane Splitting on all public roads!

Deep Six Cycles

  Please sign this petition. I am a firm believer in white lining and lane splitting as long as it is done in a safe and responsible manner. It is legal in California and most if Europe just to name a few! If you have ever been caught on the free way on a motorcycle especially an air cooled one or while trying be some place due to some sort of emergency you will want to sign this. Just being able to move even 10mph over the vehicles that are stopped or at a crawl will get you home or the next off ramp much sooner and it is one less vehicle sitting there idling blocking traffic needlessly polluting. Please repost this on your blogs and social media! The link to the petition is below!

http://legalizelanesplittingwh.gov/i1D3r