Competitions like Old Bike Barn’s Greasy Dozen and Biltwell’s People’s Champ help shine the light on the little guy. ChopCult member DJ Synder entered the Greasy Dozen competition by creating a stunning 2006 Suzuki Katana 600 chopper. Cycle One Manufacturing made the frame, and the rest is fabbed up with random parts in his garage and swap meet finds. DJ had a build thread going since 2018, but like most builds, life gets in the way, and you need a reason to finish.
“I got chosen for the Greasy Dozen build-off in November (canceled due to the virus), but it lit a fire under me to get my bike finished before Memorial Day weekend. So I spent countless hours whittling away at my massive list of things to finish. Fast forward to March. My dad walked into the hospital on March 26th @5 am with some slight breathing issues, he had just finished his battle with lung cancer a few months prior, and he ended up passing away later that same day. Which sucked and drained ALL motivation to finish this bike.