Turner’s Customs: A Dusty Motorcycle Menagerie

Something particularly interesting in the world of cars and motorcycles is the way in which these divisions can be divided into many niche groups which are complete and versatile.

To non-car enthusiasts, the word umbrella cuts the time when describing a car, but to an enthusiast you get make, models, color names, and sometimes even changing styles.

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For example, a ‘yellow car’ to the average person is an E36 BMW M3 in Dakar Yellow with a wide-body kit with static suspension on BBS wheels to one of us. And a choice with the Nord descriptor of each car mentioned above that has been informed by style, culture and perhaps even history.

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Motorcycle culture is the same way I’m discovering. In the case of bikes I am definitely closer to the ‘yellow car’ identification aspect, but still I am totally fascinated. So a trip to Turner’s Customs Road in San Bernardino County, Southern California was a real treat.

Rob Turner’s stores have all kinds of desert warriors, all under a loose-niche style. You probably won’t find any Ducatis or Ninjas or Motocompos, but there are lots of dusty vintage custom helicopters that are completely different from each other.

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Within the first few minutes of shooting, a loud noise comes closer and a mid-century contemporary bike with a sidecar appears, Sporting Patina, a modern engine and jockey shifter. It’s the kind of machine you want to attract all kinds of people.

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The Sunny Knockhead Bike is a unique take on the Classic and is in a completely different subgroup from the Sidecar Pusher.

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The little rusty bobber with whitewall is a vintage triumph. These extremely narrow bars are great for splitting lanes, but I doubt it will be quite challenging to control. It’s also a jockey shift, but it’s more complicated because the British bike has brakes and clutches on the opposite side.

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This super custom bike is obviously about making a show rather than a performance. It looks sick, but it would not be wise to go fast with it. It is covered in thoughtful details and its silhouette is as sexy as hell.

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It sounds a little hippie-dippy, but at Robbie’s store it was really clear that man means creator. We blend our humanity into scrap metal and make them lively and valuable. A motor with two wheels and a seat in the main body of motorcycles; A tool used to get around. It’s the frontal lobe that spits a soul into every bike and it’s the magic of art.

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One of my favorite ideas Soma, Which basically says that we all need to have a pre-program to play God and manipulate things between our likes and dislikes.

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We see it in almost every aspect of life. Obviously, here we are concerned with the things of the engine, but if you look at all the variations between cars and motorcycles, it is not difficult to see the need of these people to create something meaningful again and again.

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This is arguably one of the most important requirements on the list of higher thoughts, and it is the basic principle that pushes all artists. Whether your medium is a machine or a pencil, we all want to find and do something important.

Sarah Ryan
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