Interview with George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle (Provided by Biker Pros)
With sick and twisted in your face one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles and handmade parts, Long Island New York’ Chaos Cycle plans to wreak havoc on the motorcycle industry. And as soon as you load their website, partners George Stinsman tells you right away his philosophy: “Without order nothing can survive. Without chaos nothing can evolve.”
And the custom bike you are looking at has known chaos as a former drag raced Panhead style bike before evolving a lot to end up as the machine featured here. Client Joey Serano visited the shop asking George if he could build a nice bike starting from a 1965 Panhead engine he inherited from his father. When the motor was delivered to Chaos Cycle it was literally in buckets. The engine was the heart of Joey’s father 1965 Panhead Drag Bike and when he took the bike apart in a barn years ago, he let it sit there until the barn burned down and nothing survived except this motor. There was a steel barrel hanging in the barn which had fallen over the motor during the fire and had managed to protect it…
George Stintman went through it and replaced almost all the internals. It’s now a 103″ motor where Harley heads were ported and polished, the STD cases given S&S flywheels and pushrod, Andrews Cam, the S&S cylinders given Wiseco big bore pistons with the whole package receiving a dual Mikuni carb round slide set-up to breathe through. Then he started to build a frame that would showcase the motor and make for a nice light and tight package. The bike, pre-named Lot Lizard, had to look better and perform better than his dad’s bike and also be all hand fabricated.
Being a big fan of peanut tanks, George pounded out his own version along with one of their “leave your problems at home” fenders. The oil bag was an ebay job that he found to be interesting for this project. Using a DNA springer front end as a base, they made and installed new front legs with a more hot rod look. Custom bars were bended to sit very low like in drag racing but still offering comfort while cruising. The “Big Bertha Spoke Wheels” (21 x 2.15″ front and 18 x 6″ rear) and 2-piece rotors were bought from friend Matt at Liquid Choppers and wrapped in Dunlop rubber. Other parts include Nissin hand controls, GMA forward controls, RSD pegs. Xian Leather custom seat.
Recently, “Lot Lizard” won The Freestyle Class in the World Championship of Custom Bike Building program ‘Ultimate Builder’ affiliate event at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Jacob J Javits Exhibition Center in New York. Chaos Cycle.