Article and photos by Panhead Jim - Nothing sets off a chopper like a custom set of handlebars that have been perfectly formed to follow the lines of the bike. Of course, fabricating a set of bars to get that desired effect is a little more difficult than one might first imagine. Plus, you need the right tooling and more than a bit of experience to create a symmetrical set of handlebars. Recently I took a trip up to Chicago to hang out with Rob Hultz, aka “Bobby Good Times,” and got a crash course on making custom handlebars from the master himself. While many of you may know of Rob from his critically acclaimed music career as a bass player with bands like Solace, Godspeed and Social Decay, he is also an extremely talented bike builder whose skills go well beyond making the handlebars I’ll be detailing below and you should definitely take the time to check out some of his builds. Read more.