Running in conjunction with this years GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour is the The Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-off featuring a baker's dozen of the world’s best bike builders. The Invited builders will have to put their metal where their mouth is and build a badass bike that they can and will actually ride over 5 days and 1,000 + miles.
Pat Patterson is one of those invited builders. Through his shop Led Sled Customs , he specializes in Sportsters that don't fit the traditional mold. Pat takes Sportsters to another level. He makes his own frames, controls, fenders, and sheet metal in-house, along with doing his own body-work and painting. Pat is self-taught and started Led Sled Customs because of his passion for motorcycles.
After working in his garage for many years on his own bikes, while holding down a full time over the road truck driving job, he started to get requests from others to do custom work. These requests blossomed into what is now one of the most innovative shops in the nation.
Pat takes Sportsters to another level
Pat and Led Sled have cemented their rightful place in the aftermarket chopper parts business by outfitting Ironhead and Evo Sportys pretty much any way a customer could ever want. Need a kicker for your 1999 883? Lad Sled has you covered. Want to slap a ready-made springer on that 1968 XLCH? They can do that too. How about a custom spun-steel rear fender or a good-looking kickstand for your project? Pat makes them to order on the daily.
If you want to catch up with Pat at the events, just look for the big Led Sled knuckles on the side of the trailer.
Be sure to follow the progress of Pat's Hot Bike Build-Off machine on instagram
Also follow the progress of the other Invited Builders with the hashtag #hotbikebuildoff on instagram.com
Other invitees of The Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-off:
-Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles
-Jesse Rooke of Rooke Customs
-Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studio
-Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Chops
-Mike Rabideau of Majik Mike’s Kustoms
-Satya Kraus of Kraus Motor Co.
-Chris Richardson of LA Speed Shop
-Bryan Schmike of TPJ Customs
-Danny Schnider of Hard Nine Choppers
-Jason Grimes Of Northeast Chop Shop
-Dave Polgreen Of The Wretched Hive
-Justin Coleman of Torch Industries
For more info on the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour , go to www.hotbikeweb.com/tour
Here's a gallery of some of Pat's past builds...