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Jeff Cochran's '78 FXS: Solo

 

Jeff Cochran founded Sucker Punch Sally's in 2002 and soon partnered with his good friend Donny Loos. In 2006 the manufacturing side of the business was moved to Phoenix to allow Jeff to get back to his first love: rehabbing old Shovels and Pans. Fast forward to 2010, Cochran is back in his own new shop SpeedKing/Jeff Cochran Solo in Cincinatti, Ohio. Along with building bikes, Jeff also shoots bikes and cars for publications around the globe. This bike is the first creation to come out of his new shop, hence the name "Solo."

 


Most Chop Cult bike features are shot in back alleys or muddy fence lines at events, so having quality images like this is a welcome treat. Not only did Jeff build the bike, but he shot these studio images as well. You can click on any of them to get a larger version

 

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1978 Harley Davidson FXS. Motor was left 74" just freshened up with a Sifton Cam and solid lifters

 

Frame: Original HD swingarm chopped with a SpeedKing Rigid Conversion installed, keeping the original HD numbers

 

Fork: Late model 39mm Narrowglide, trees cleaned up and lower legs turned

 

Chassis mods: SpeedKing Rigid Conversion tail section

 

Tire/wheel size and style: 17" rear with 90 on 10 off tread; 21" front with Scorpion

 

Favorite thing about this bike: It has a perfect stance and it handles great

 

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: I machined everything I could out of stainless instead of mild steel. All foot controls, pegs, linkage, levers and handles are made of stainless. The bike has been painted two times. The first was a flame job that really sucked and was too flashy; it pulled the eye away from all the cool handiwork

 

All photos: Jeff Cochran. You can see more of what Jeff is up to at: www.speedkingphoto.com

Jeff Cochran founded SuckerPunch Sallys in 2002 and soon brought in good friend Donny Loos as a partner. In 2007 the manufacturing part of the business was moved to Phoenix to allow him to get back to his first love - rehabbing old Shovels and Pans. Fast forward to 2010, Cochran is back in his own new shop SpeedKing / Jeff Cochran Solo in Cincinatti, Ohio. Along with building bikes, he also shoots bikes and cars for publications around the globe. This bike is the first creation to come out of the new shop, hence the name "Solo".
Most Chop Cult bike features are shot in back alleys or muddy fence lines at events, so having quality images like this is a welcome treat. Not only did Jeff build the bike, but he shot these studio images as well. You can click on any of them to get a larger version.
Engine, year and make, model, modifications:
1978 Harley Davidson FXS.  Motor was left 74" just freshened up with a Sifton Cam and solid lifters.
Frame:
Original HD swingarm chopped with a SpeedKing Rigid Conversion installed, keeping the original HD numbers.
Fork:
Late model 39mm narrowglide, tree's cleaned up and lower legs turned ( I left the brake bracket so future owner has front brake option)
Chassis mods:
SpeedKing Rigid Conversion tail section
Tire/wheel size and style:
17" rear with 90 on 10 off tread.
21" front with scorpion
Favorite thing about this bike:
It has a perfect stance and it's handling is amazing.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc:
I machined everything I could out of stainless instead of mild steel. All foot controls, pegs, linkage, levers and handles all out of stainless. The bike has been painted two times, The first was a flame job that really sucked and was too flashy, pulling the eye away from all the cool handwork.
All photos: Jeff Cochran.
You can see more of what Jeff is up to at:
www.speedkingphoto.com

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Commented on 3-8-2010 At 02:48 pm
 

Jeff, glad to see you are back at it! I love the clutch actuator through the footpeg. Good luck with the new shop. Tim

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 03:21 pm
 

Every detail on this bike is perfect!!! WOW!! Nice, VERY Nice!!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 03:34 pm
 

that thing is gorgeous!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 03:47 pm
 

oh my word is that thing nice!! Expect nothing less from Jeff for sure!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 04:19 pm
 

Verry clean look, nice bike!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 04:25 pm
 

Wow....F*$king Stunning!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 04:37 pm
 

a real nice and clean shovel without that S&S things! I love it!!!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 04:57 pm
 

Jeff, an awesome looking build! I'm across from Cincinnati on the northern Kentucky side. Will try to stop by shop in the near future... :)

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 05:08 pm
 

Simply Bad Ass. Great looking bike!!!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 05:11 pm
 

the use of stainless is beautiful ... I'm a big fan of his photography, always dramatic.

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 05:24 pm
 

I keep thinking about those foot controls. Awesome stuff

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 05:28 pm
 

Another super clean build Jeff, It's your builds that got me back into building bikes again after a 20 year hiatus, So thanks for that and keep up the great work man.

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 05:34 pm
 

Amazing build. That thing couldn't look better.

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 07:22 pm
 

super clean bike. i like all the little extras. still has that sucker punch look

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 07:36 pm
 

well done, I love the attention to detail on this machine

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 07:44 pm
 

Every picture is a great picture, and the subject matter is simply flawless. Love the mids set-up! Simply a beautiful scooter!!

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 08:56 pm
 

Thats one big fucking shift knob... sweet piece

Commented on 3-8-2010 At 11:20 pm
 

That is one sweet scooter

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 12:09 am
 

Sweet Jesus, thats an amazing bike on every detail! I mean every detail...

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 12:54 am
 

nice looking bike! great job.

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 01:17 am
 

Jeff,

Bike looks great, love all the one off pieces. Your bikes are what inspired me to build my own bike. Lots of Sucker Punch influence in what I am building now.

Thanks!

Jeff Trone
TR1 chops & bobbers

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 01:27 am
 

All of the little details make this bike simply amazing. Great Work!

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 01:30 am
 

I had the honor of having Jeff pick me up from the airport before the Cinci convention. Got to take the tour of his new shop and hang out for the day and drool over this bike. I must say it is unreal, the up close details are amazing, he turned the ends of the stainless bolts even. Awsome bike Jeff congrats on the solo gig good to see you happy! See you soon
Teach

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 02:10 am
 

amazing bike love the tires who makes them ?

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 02:32 am
 

Wow, beautiful bike.

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 03:33 am
 

nuts. Cool stance. I dig the detail on the steering damper too.

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 06:48 am
 

Just want to say "I dig it"

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 08:03 am
 

just, wow....

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 12:41 pm
 

That is a really sweet looking bike.

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 01:06 pm
 

I'm glad you guys dig it, The rear is a Metzler Tourance and the front is a Perrelli scorpion.
Jeff

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 03:28 pm
 

Art like this I could look at all day. Great attention to details.
Love the tires. I think that's the tires I am going to get for mine.
Thanks for the great eye candy.

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 03:36 pm
 

It was great to see you in Daytona Jeff. Glad you came by the booth before you left. As always great work in building the bike and also shooting the pictures. Ill see you soon.
Brian

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 07:43 pm
 

Speechless. . .that's one sick machine! I came within inches of buying an SPS, and then the whole Phoenix thing happened and the prices jumped by like $5k, which took me out of the running. Jeff, your stuff from 6 years ago is what moved away from the factory and on to real, functional motorcycles. Sweet ride. Sweet build. Just. . .awesome.

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 10:42 pm
 

Superb! Very nice to see Jeff back in the game. It seems like Sucker Punch is more interested in burgers and Fender guitars than bikes....

Commented on 3-9-2010 At 10:49 pm
 

I had the pleasure of dealing with Jeff regarding my build back in 2004 (Before the move to Phoenix.) This is the shit I LOVE!!! Awesome job Jeff!!! Makes me want to ride in the shit NJ weather! Peace!!!

Commented on 3-10-2010 At 12:15 am
 

Very functional and refined. A lot of straight lines and angles, reminds me of a performance aircraft. Very serious. There is nothing really "loose" on it, everything is tight and tied down/battened down. Rather the opposite of what I'm used to seeing.

Nice work.

~Rev Mike

Commented on 3-10-2010 At 12:33 am
 

Jeff, sweet ride. Your attention to detail is what always makes your work stand out. Still working on the roller I got from you and Donny a couple winter ago, piece by piece. Truly a labor of love. Thanks for another fine example of true craftsmanship. John

Commented on 3-10-2010 At 04:25 am
 

pritty sure i saw this bike this weekend at the limp nickie lot...really only gave it a once over....bad move on my part i missed a shit load a detail!

Commented on 3-10-2010 At 05:55 am
 

thanx Jeff

mikey

Commented on 3-10-2010 At 02:27 pm
 

Sweet Bike!!!!! I heard some of this was rumor!

Commented on 3-11-2010 At 12:03 am
 

sweet ride man. makes me proud ive got a scoot you had your hands on.

Commented on 3-11-2010 At 08:11 pm
 

Red & White with a hammer on the down tubes. Hmmmm, do tell.

Commented on 3-11-2010 At 11:44 pm
 

Simply Awesome!

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 03:13 am
 

everything on this bike is awesome, top notch. For whatever reason the sledge hammer stands out I love it.

Commented on 3-12-2010 At 02:34 pm
 

One word.....awesome!

Commented on 3-18-2010 At 02:50 pm
 

Jeff, bike is killer, we talked last year in rockingham, out side of Applebees? looks great

Commented on 3-29-2010 At 04:13 am
 

Amazing. This bike is pristine.

Commented on 5-6-2010 At 01:21 am
 

sick shift knob and great looking paint

Commented on 6-10-2010 At 04:49 pm
 

dude the bike is sick

Commented on 6-28-2010 At 02:04 pm
 

cleanest most beautiful ride I have seen in a long time

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