Choppers Magazine - Chris Graves

Choppers Magazine - Chris Graves

I always bite off more than I can chew. It’s an unfortunate habit… But, hey, if you can survive those late nights and keep everything else churning so that your life doesn’t completely fall apart, then it can actually be a pretty cool thing. When I built this bike, I pulled a bunch of all-nighters, got married in the same year, all while having a full-time job working at the Motor Company. It was a wild year to say the least. I’d be in the garage all night, run in, take a shower, go do the corporate job thing, come home, take a 20 minute power nap, then back to the garage for another all-nighter. Didn’t think I physically capable to do that … but I did it anyway. During one of these all-nighters I was walking to the garage and a possum walked right up to me. I held perfectly still and it’s true what they say- opossums are blind as hell! I also caught some racoons having the time of their life trash-diving in the alley - but anyway, back to the bike…

I’m terrible at bragging, but when I talk about this bike, I feel myself rambling on about how much I love it to the point where it feels like I’m tooting my own horn. Hopefully it doesn’t come off that way, but I’ve truly never loved a bike that’ I’ve built as much as I love this one, it’s crazy! It fits me perfect, handles really tight at high speeds and in corners, starts easy, and it’s the most comfortable bike I’ve ever built. I’m just lucky for how it all turned out. But as they say- “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”

Thanks for this opportunity. I owe a lot of people a lot of things, and I’m truly grateful for the people I’ve met over the last 18-20 years I’ve spent messing with motorcycles. A huge thanks to everyone that’s taken a chance on us and bought tools from Fast Eddy Co., and also to anyone that has come to Bad Moon Saloon for a drink. Special thanks to my wife, Kristin. She’s the real reason anything gets done. If you are ever in Milwaukee, stop by Bad Moon and say hi.

By Chris Graves
Photos: By Logan Gunow