2016 on The Run Open House at San Diego Customs

New year, new location, new bikes.

On Saturday December 4th, San Diego Customs in San Diego, California once again held it's annual On The Run Motorcycle Show and open house. With a much larger new location, the entire event was more spread out and felt a lot less cramped than previous years. San Diego and the surround area has a strong Dyna/FXR following, and most showed up to join in on the fun. The FXR/Dyna market was the hottest trend in V-twins in 2016 and a lot of the influences came from this very shop. With the later date than last year, the winter solstice made for a earlier than normal end at around 4:00 pm before the sun set shortly after. Winners of the Hot Bike Best FXR and Dyna went to James Doer of Long Beach, CA with his FXR complete with KTM suspension and Speed Merchant freshly built Dyna of owner Jerry of San Diego. To cap off the event, Unknown Riders put a brief, but smokey stunt show. As the Dyna/FXR scene continues to mature, 2017 will prove to be the year of whether these bikes continue to be the hot ticket or a fading fad. Either way, San Diego Customs will continue to be at the forefront of the scene.

For more custom builds on FXR and Dynas visit hotbikeweb.com/tags/fxr and hotbikeweb.com/tags/dyna.

New location for San Diego Customs.

New location for San Diego Customs.

Photo: John Zamora

Updated showroom with more inventory.

Updated showroom with more inventory.

Photo: John Zamora

Wheels and S&S motors as far as the eyes can see.

Wheels and S&S motors as far as the eyes can see.

Photo: John Zamora

Working bay area. Nice banner.

Working bay area. Nice banner.

Photo: John Zamora

The men behind SDC and GPR.

The men behind SDC and GPR.

Photo: John Zamora

The winner of the bike show also received this ring from Speak Easy.

The winner of the bike show also received this ring from Speak Easy.

Photo: John Zamora

One of these bikes is not like the others.

One of these bikes is not like the others.

Photo: John Zamora

Kade Gate's freshly painted Dyna.

Kade Gate's freshly painted Dyna.

Photo: John Zamora

Custom Painter Hot Dog.

Custom Painter Hot Dog.

Photo: John Zamora

Lots of nice bikes entered the custom bike show.

Lots of nice bikes entered the custom bike show.

Photo: John Zamora

Winner of the People's Choice award.

Winner of the People's Choice award.

Photo: John Zamora

James Dooer, winner of best FXR.

James Dooer, winner of best FXR.

Photo: John Zamora

Jerry and his freshly built Dyna from Speed Merchant won best Dyna.

Jerry and his freshly built Dyna from Speed Merchant won best Dyna.

Photo: John Zamora

Buddy Suttle single leg shuffle.

Buddy Suttle single leg shuffle.

Photo: John Zamora

Buddy Suttle getting sideways.

Buddy Suttle getting sideways.

Photo: John Zamora

Fourth (maybe fifth) gear burnout made for a smokey show.

Fourth (maybe fifth) gear burnout made for a smokey show.

Photo: John Zamora

Gates pitching it sideways.

Gates pitching it sideways.

Photo: John Zamora

Check your clocks with this sun dial.

Check your clocks with this sun dial.

Photo: John Zamora


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