2004 Special Construction JS Customs - The Demon And His Dad

Some Of Us Are Just Born That Way...

For some, custom bikes are a recent passion; for others, it's something that's in our blood, a trait we're literally born with. A previous generation of bike enthusiasts virtually guarantees motorcycles will be part of the next. Those with a two-wheeled pedigree know very well that bikes are not just something we do, it's something we are. Guys such as Juan Salcedo, who spent a childhood on the back of his father's bikes, are ultimately damned to repeat the cycle. The upside is that each generation gets a little better at it, and "El Demonio" is a perfect example of this progression. Juan set out to fulfill his destiny to not only ride, but build as well (see, we told you that each generation gets better). Having to do it after traditional work hours and with little experience or tools was not enough to prevent or even slow down this build. "Tools can be bought, and sleeping is for the retired," Juan figured as he hefted a KraftTech Softail-style chassis into his garage.

Out of the box, the chassis sported 38 degrees of rake and 8 inches of stretch. Not one to be satisfied with out of the box, Juan broke open some of the new tools and hacked out the downtube. Dual tubes now became one twisted inch-and-a-half piece of cold-rolled steel. Twelve-inch-over forks and Pro-One Demon's Tooth wheels soon transformed his metalwork into a roller. Fenders received the same amount of cutting as the frame, and the tank sports a custom steel wrap. Naturally, this much chassis and bodywork justified an appropriate motor, and a 124-inch S&S; proved to be up to the job. Named after his childhood moniker, El Demonio (little demon), the bike was completed in a surprisingly short three months and has become a rolling tribute to his dad, Fernando. The motorcycle gene certainly passed on to the next generation.

SPEC SHEET
OWNER Juan Salcedo
SHOPJS Custom Choppers
PHONE (951) 966-3480
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL f__f,f__f,,f__f__f,,f,,,f__f,f__f,,,f__f,,f,,'04/Special Construction
FABRICATION JS Custom Choppers
ASSEMBLY JS Custom Choppers
BUILD TIME Three months
ENGINE
YEAR/TYPE/SIZE f__f,f__f,,f__f__f,,f,,,f__f,f__f,,,f__f,,f,,'04/S&S;/124ci
BUILDER S&S;
CASES S&S;
FLYWHEELS S&S;
RODS S&S;
PISTONS S&S;
CYLINDERS S&S;
HEADS S&S;
VALVES S&S;
ROCKERS S&S;
ROCKER BOXES S&S;
PUSHRODS S&S;
PUSHROD TUBES S&S;
CAM S&S;
LIFTERS S&S;
CARBURETOR S&S;
AIR CLEANER S&S;
IGNITION Crane
EXHAUST Street Walker
TRANSMISSION
YEAR/TYPE f__f,f__f,,f__f__f,,f,,,f__f,f__f,,,f__f,,f,,'04/Six-speed
CLUTCH BDL
PRIMARY DRIVE BDL 3-3/8-inch belt
FRAME
YEAR/TYPE f__f,f__f,,f__f__f,,f,,,f__f,f__f,,,f__f,,f,,'04 KraftTech/JS Customs
RAKE 38 degrees
STRETCH 8 inches out
SUSPENSION
FRONT Pro-One
LENGTH 12 inches over
TRIPLE-TREES 3-degree Pro-One
REAR Softail-style
SWINGARM KraftTech
SHOCKS Pro-One
WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
FRONT
BUILDER/SIZE Pro-One/21-inch
tire/size venom/21-inch
CALIPER Pro-One
ROTOR Pro-one
REAR
BUILDER/SIZE Pro-One/18x8.5
TIRE/SIZE Avon/250
CALIPER Pro-One
ROTOR pro-one
FINISH/PAINT
COLOR Satin Black
PAINTER Jimenez Bros. Custom
GRAPHICS Wild Bill
MOLDING JS Custom Choppers
PLATING/POLISHING Brothers Polish and Chrome
ACCESSORIES
FRONT FENDER JS Custom Choppers
REAR FENDER JS Custom Choppers
GAS TANK & CAP Jesse James
OIL TANK Steel Thunder
HANDLEBARS JS Custom Choppers
RISERS JS Custom Choppers
HAND CONTROLS EuroComponents
FOOT CONTROLS Pro-One
HEADLIGHT EuroComponents
SEAT Psycho Seat Co.