Inside: BCM's Garage


"Inside" is a ChopCult feature where we look into the shop or garage of a builder and bring you along for the ride. For this installment, we met Kim Boyle in Carlsbad, California, and took a peek at what's happening in the BCM garage.




You might know Kim from his BCM blog or maybe you've met him at a local SoCal ride or two. With a background as diverse as his, it's not a surprise to find a cone shovel, '61 panhead, a half-finished Norton, two SR500's, a YZ250 and one very cool airhead BMW in his modest two-car garage. The man can pack a lot of bikes into a garage, huh? Not all are his: most belong to friends and the occasional customer. Lately Kim's has become the place to be on Sundays for a casual hangout or to do a little maintenance on your machine (invite only.)





One workbench across the north wall is where most of the magic happens. When you see the details on Kim's creations you can imagine the amount of time spent on the trusty bench grinder, flap-disc, hand-held drill motor and file. The other bench is where Kim protects small parts and bits from the flying debris.


Every good garage needs a four-legged friend and a favorite liver lubricator. BCM's choice? A gentle old lab named Monroe and Rolling Rock from his Pennsylvania home

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Commented on 9-13-2009 At 10:05 am

Fuck, that dam SR500 is beautiful.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 10:22 am

Kim's a cool dude with a great eye for bikes. The 500 is a great example of what many of us would have passed up,or simply not done nearly the job that Kim did.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 10:31 am

i love me some Rolling Rock. Preferably with a lime. That 500 looks like the most fun a guy could have on two wheels.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 11:15 am

i agree with you danny, that sr just screams to be slammed into a corner then jumped over a ridge. great stuff kim.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 11:24 am

Bcm is the best

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 02:10 pm

great to see. KIM !!!

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 04:30 pm

great write up, i like the insight into his shop you gave. more of these pieces!

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 05:39 pm

Nice some day I would like a shop like that.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 05:56 pm

So sick! congrats Kim.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 07:22 pm

Kim rules. I need to take a Que from his organizational skills.

Commented on 9-13-2009 At 07:51 pm

i see you giving us the bird in the last pic, i'm on to you!

Commented on 9-14-2009 At 07:13 am

Very cool, nice garage, I saw you on your SR500 at the Bash that bike rules.

Commented on 9-14-2009 At 09:26 am

MAN! Thanks everyone, really cool.

RE: the SR, it is every bit as fun as it looks however I jumped it about 25' a few weeks ago, the landing it pretty harsh & not so enjoyable.

Commented on 9-14-2009 At 11:21 am

Keep the great work Kim!!!

Commented on 9-14-2009 At 11:44 am

Kim is a ruler!!!!!!!!!!

Commented on 9-16-2009 At 10:11 am

Kim, you're an honorary "Swingin Dick"! BTW Labradors rule!

Commented on 9-16-2009 At 10:19 am

I'm proud to be an SD Rob, Thanks Man.

Commented on 9-16-2009 At 10:24 am

Great stuff Kim. I'll bring a case down and hang out with you guys some weekend. The SR just looks fun as hell.
What are your plans for it? You selling it? Or just riding the shit out of it?

Commented on 9-17-2009 At 07:24 am

Raw talent with a great eye for detail. Fine job Kim!

Commented on 9-17-2009 At 10:20 am

Jay Your alive!

Commented on 9-18-2009 At 06:18 am

HaHa, yeah I'm alive. The time off from surgery has put me behind schedule in customer work. My blog has suffered, but will return strong. So many irons in the fire, as they say!

Commented on 9-18-2009 At 09:06 am

right on man, great shit there . Im diggin the front end on that shovel too.

Commented on 9-18-2009 At 09:06 am

right on man, great shit there . Im diggin the front end on that shovel too.

Commented on 9-25-2009 At 07:34 am

good stuff~

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