Casey Zalinsky's Ironhead


Casey Zalinsky's day job is running a skate shop called Captain's in Redwood City, California. In addition to this full-time chore, he's a road rep for Loser Machine Co. in NorCal. When Casey's not working double shifts in the 9-to-5 coal mines, he tweaks on this crusty ironhead. Yes, Casey is living the dream: bringing home the bacon Monday through Friday, then frying it up with friends aboard this well-used freedom machine on the weekends.

I got this bike bone stock for a grand. It had 30,000 original miles on it, but wasn't running. I cleaned the carb, changed the plugs, points and fluids. After charging the batter for a bit, it fired right up. I built the bike in my skate shop Captain's in Redwood City between regular business and helping customers. If I needed anything made while I was assembling the bike I'd text my good bud Brad Coleman at Coleman Originals and he'd whip something up for me. Most of the time it worked out great.



Owner/builder: Casey Zelinsky

Home town: Redwood City

Donor bike: stock 1974 1000cc ironhead Sportster

Frame: stock frame chopped with Santee hardtail

Fork: stock 35mm O.D. stanchions

Custom bits: bars, headlight mount, coil mount, sissy bar, battery box, wiring

Thanks: Brad Coleman, Spade George, Jeremy Tucker, Captain's, Loser Machine

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Commented on 7-26-2012 At 04:56 am

Thats a great looking IH. nothing really stands out to me just a good ol' cool chop

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 05:34 am

Sick IH... these last two here on CC has motivated alot for mine

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 09:06 am

I went to a very cool little ride/BBQ that Casey hosted at Captain's a while back. Awesomeness all around.

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 09:37 am

Killer Chop! and I have to have some bars like that! anyone know where to get some?

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 01:46 pm

never heard of any coalmines in california

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 02:05 pm

Where'd you put the electric start?! I see your handlebars are clean, just levers, throttle and grips. How'd you do that?

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 02:15 pm

Casey is an awesome dude..i got a 58 pan two years ago, in no way shape or form was it road worthy, cracked bald tires, no seat, who knows what engine problems..and Casey tells me "it looks goods to me!" so we ride.....after the fire went out,..stuck in the mountains, Casey helps me patch together some some un-burnt fuel line, zip ties from his tool bag, he road miles away to get a can of gas, we were as good as gold...thanks bud , you rule...bikes looking good.

Commented on 7-26-2012 At 05:41 pm

love a sweet ironhead!

Commented on 7-27-2012 At 01:44 pm

Really sweet bike, nice tank and wild k&q seat.
The bars are clean partly because of the lack of a master cylinder. The front brake is either operated through some clever wireless technology or perhaps telepathy.

Commented on 7-28-2012 At 11:30 am

Sweet ride Casey!

Commented on 7-28-2012 At 10:27 pm

Love this bike!

Commented on 8-19-2012 At 05:40 pm

nice rig, love everything about it!

Commented on 8-19-2012 At 05:40 pm

nice rig, love everything about it!

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