Jon Brewer's 1958 Panhead


Jon Brewer has been a member since September, 2010 and we frequently cross paths at different events in So-Cal. His panhead gives you a sense of satisfaction and transports you back to the early days. It’s killer stance, flawless chrome, and stellar paintwork helps brings this bike to the forefront. If you happen to follow Jon on Instagram, you've come to realize that he puts in more seat time than the average enthusiast. I would like to thank Jon and Chris Bates for their help with this feature. Enjoy!


Photos by Chris Bates


Owner name, locationJon Brewer, Huntington Beach, Ca.

Chop Cult Member profile: Brassbankruptcy12



Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1958 Harley Davidson FL Panhead with aftermarket outside oiler heads. Lightning cam

Frame: Early Panhead wishbone frame



Fork: Custom VL Springer with many stainless pieces made by Jamie Elswick

Chassis mods: Basically original



Tire/wheel size and style: 21” front Chrome wheel with stainless steel spokes built by Buchanans, Mullins front Hub. Avon Speed Master 18” rear chrome wheel and hub with stainless steel spokes built by Buchanans and Avon MK2

Favorite thing about this bike: Burple and Red House of Color Paint and Gold Leaf by Matt Ross. Pin stripping by Jen Hallett.



Next modification will be: Rewiring the entire bike to figure out some electrical issues

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc.:  This bike has received many hours of attention from Jamie Elswick, who made countless custom stainless parts.

Stainless steel sissy bar



Stainless steel foot controls

Stainless steel oil lines

Stainless steel shifter



Stainless steel headlight mount

Stainless steel axles, spacers, and half of the VL springer has handmade stainless nuts and bolts.

Stainless steel risers



Stainless oil plug

Throwback Cycles pegs

Noise Cycles handle bars



Speed Dealer LED headlights

The list goes on…



Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: I rode this on the El Diablo Run in 2015 and did not have any issues the entire time. I may have run out of gas about 30 times, but it was a great time. I would not have such a solid bike without the help of all my friends especially Jamie Elswick and Dan Eckart. -Jon




Photos by Chris Bates

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Commented on 9-5-2016 At 12:59 pm

A true beauty...

Commented on 9-7-2016 At 05:38 am

Good pics.

Commented on 9-9-2016 At 02:46 pm

Reminds me of Hendrix, Joplin, Cream................cooooooooooooooool!

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