Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Speakeasy Custom would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Sorry it has been so long between posts but a lot has changed for us here at Speakeasy Custom but keep an eye out for big things coming soon!

In the mean time we would like to thank those who paid the ultimate price while protecting our freedoms, thank you!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Show Class Magazines and 2012 calendars are in the shop!

Yep.  We now have copies of Issues 2, 3, and 4 of the magazine for you to check out.  And also a couple of the 2012 calendars!  Check them out in the store!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!

Hope everyone has a Happy Friday the 13th!  And enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lowside Magazines have arrived!

We now have the latest issue, Lucky Number 7!  If you haven't heard of these guys yet you should really check them out.

Here is a quick piece from a sticker of theirs to give you an idea what they're about:

"We can't just pick a bike or a car from the showroom floor and be content with it.  WE are tinkerers, artists, craftsman, and maniacs.  Having something everyone else has never suited us and it never will.  We chose a separate path and LowSide magazine is simply here to document that path with photographs and articles taken and written by people like you and me."

Also we currently have back issues 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 available for sale also.

Speakeasy store link to magazines

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Show the Facebook page some love

In addition to doing free shipping for the month of January Speakeasy Custom is looking to get more followers on our Facebook page. Currently we have 132 people on our page. We have decided to run a giveaway to say thanks if people help us spread the word.

If by Jan 31st 11:59 PM EST we hit 250 followers we will give a $25 gift certificate to a random winner.

If we hit 500 followers then we will give a $50 gift certificate AND the $25 one

If we hit 1000 followers then we will give out a $100 gift certificate in addition to the $50 and $25.

So head on over and make sure to click "like" and feel free to share the link!

Speakeasy Custom Facebook

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starting off the New Years right!

Here it is 2012 and Speakeasy Custom is looking to start off the New Years with a bang.  For the month of January any orders over $30 will receive free shipping! (exludes frames and hardtails)

Keep checking back as we are adding parts and apparel almost daily!!!

Note: All Biltwell parts listed are pre-order only and will not ship out for 7-10 days from the date of order as noted on the products page.  Most of the items are currently listed at about 10% off the retail price to compensate for the wait time.

Also the David Bird hardtails are custom order and due to current demand have a lead time of about 3-4 weeks before shipping, sorry for any inconveniences this causes!

Just check out the store link here on our blog or you can head on over directly to the store and check it out:

Speakeasy Custom store

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years!

Speakeasy Custom wishes you and yours a Happy New Years!  Have a safe and happy holiday out there!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Speakeasy Custom welcomes Show Class Magazine

Speakeasy Custom will now also be a dsitributor for Show Class magazine.  Also we will be carrying their 2012 calendar.  If you are looking to order any of the their either products then please feel free to email us at:

Be sure to keep an eye on our store as we are adding products on a regular basis.

Speakeasy Custom store

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all!  Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lowside Magazine

Speakeasy Custom is proud to announce we are now a Lowside Magazine distributor!  Another Baltimore-based business and they are looking to support small businesses especially in our area much lick Speakeasy Custom.  Keep an eye out on the store as it will be added soon.  Thanks!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Online Store

So finally Speakeasy Custom is heading into the 21st century and now has a store setup over at Big Cartel.  Please click the store link at the left or visit us at

Speakeasy Custom store

If you'd like to order something but not interested in using Paypal please contact us at:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vendor Partnerships

SO behind the scense there is some changes going on here at Speakeasy Custom.  I am proud to annouce that we have maintained the following partnerships through all of this:

Motorcyle Parts

Biltwell Inc
David Bird
Lowbrow Customs
Licks Cycles
Boyle Custom Moto (BCM)
No School Choppers


Sullen Clothing
Sourpuss Clothing

We should have a store up for the New Years but if you have any questions or interested in placing an order please feel free to email us at

Monday, December 12, 2011

Backstreet Buckets

You love chops, bobs, rats, and women?  Want to see some great photos of them?  Then you need to check out their blog over at Backstreet Buckets

Here's a few samples of their pics but make sure to head on over and check them out.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rusty Metric Magazine

Thanks to the blog over at The Flying XS I had the oppurtunity to learn and read about a new digital magzine put out by the guys over at Rusty Knuckles. 

Magazine was a pretty good read and these guys were only looking for .99 cents to download a copy.  Unfortunately it seems that though they had material layed out for Issue #2 that at this time there isn't one coming.  Hoping if we can get enough people and money together maybe we can convince them to keep going.  Here is a copy for you to read and if you enjoy reach out to these guys and let the know (and hell maybe even throw a few bucks their way if you are so inclined).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Discovery Channel is the true winner!

Sadly I was not surprised at all won I heard that PJD won this "build-off".  It was such a joke.  Not a great writer though so here is a link that summarizes my opinion on this...

I truly hope this says a lot more about the general TV viewing public than actual motorcycle riders...cause if not our way of life is truly in a sad state.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor Day

Please take a moment and remember that lost their lives or their lost ones on this day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

First actual object

So I finally went out got some Xmas balls and gave striping something other then glass a go. I'm actually very pleased with the way it came out.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Test fitting LedSled Customs Fender on Dirty Irishman

Here are a few pics of Kris test fitting the 5" countour fender from LedSled Customs on the Dirty Irishman (it was for a general idea, we know it's not lined up yet)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Just wanted to take a quick moment to say thank you to all those that have served!!!

And an additional thanks to all the Marines out there!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Package arrives for the Dirty Irishman

The Dirty Irishman got a package from LedSled.

From LedSled

Who by the way are a good bunch of guys to deal with and though I ended up having to make a change to the fender explained everything well and were extremely easy to work with. Wonder what could be in it...

Look it's a business card...

From LedSled

But wait that's not's a sticker too! Score!!!

From LedSled

Oh yeah there was a 5" wide countour fender with my name on it too.

From LedSled

And one last pic because everyone always loves a view from the rear.

From LedSled

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Dirty Irishman...

We really never gave this bike a proper introduction. The blog was started after the work on this bike had began so we just kind of started updating it. We decided that maybe we should post up showing you guys what we have done so far from day 1 until now so you could see how things have come together and the direction the bike has taken so far.

After some research John, co-owner of Speakeasy Custom, found a bike he was ready to make his own

A 1981 Heritage Special Yamaha Xs650. The above pictures are from the classifieds listing for the bike originally.

On December 10th, the guys went to go pick the bike up and bring it to its new home.

We knew the bike was going to be a fairly large project but John had found himself a solid bike, in great shape, and an already well known platform to work off of. It didnt take long to start tearing things down to analyze what was needed and begin the build.

Once everything was broken down a few decisions on some major parts had to be made. A design for the hard tail and wheels were two of the first things to come to mind. John decided to run a David Bird Yamaha XS650 Weld-On straight style with a 3" drop and 4" stretch.

And the wheels

The parts came in and it was time to see how things fit

The wheels were sent out for paint. Along with the front forks. Just a little change to really make them fit the bike properly. Big thanks to Maryland Performance Coating

It was also time to lower the front to keep everyone looking right. The front was lowered a total of 2 7/8" with the help of a lowering kit from Hugh's Handbuilt

Test fitting everything up on the bike, its starting to look like a bike again!

With all of this mocked up and the design really starting to fall into place it was time to make a decision on a tank. John decided that he wanted to run a Cole Foster tank. The one he decided to go with was a Modified Jammer that was originally designed for a Harley Davidson Sportster.

Next up was the seat pan, there were a lot of ideas thrown out there for this but with the direction that they wanted to go... why not just make it from scratch? Well, thats what happened. The first test was made from 22 gauge steel and this was what came of it

The final product will be based from 14 gauge instead

That brings us up to date (for the most part).

Our goal is to TRY and get this bike to the Timonium Motorcycle Show in February but there is still a lot left to do on the bike. It's going to be a stretch but hopefully we can work it all out. Please subscribe and follow us to see how this bike (and hopefully lots of others in the future) come together!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Magazine Monday

Recently had a chance to check out this magazine and it's pretty cool! Head on over and check them out some time. Be warned there is plenty of pics of chicks (some topless).

Not sure what happened with the clickable link but they're at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little more

Gas tank mocked up and half mounted. Have cut the front mount out and that's off the list.

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