TRESPASSER was built as one of Doc Hog’s custom show bikes. We only built two a year. We endeavour to make them entirely different each time so we don’t get caught in the same rut. Each Dog Hog custom is statically thought-out over beer and pizza before the work begins.
Trespasser was built over a period of 12 months. We started with the frame which took at least three months; it needed to be exact so that each item fitted perfectly.
The fuel tank started with a maze of wire and flat sheet metal which was tacked and welded piece by piece until walla! Check it out! What a masterpiece. We found all the flowing lines to suit the frame.
As time went by, other pieces were added and it slowly came together. Lots of thought went into parts that flowed and one could identify as being individual. That’s what makes a good custom bike.
Assembly is the hardest part of building a show-winning custom bike. Hours upon hours are put into the assembly to ensure it goes together without scratching or damaging anything. At the end of the day, if you fuck up on assembly, it costs you in points at the custom bike shows which can make the difference between winning and loosing (after all that effort).
All custom bikes speak for themselves. Don’t just look at the over-all picture, look up close at the wiring and assembly. That’s where it counts.
Thanks to Jason for his patience and good work, and to everyone who had a hand in contributing to Trespasser’s sensational results.
pics by Walter Wall; words by Dave Saddlier
NOTE: You’ll see more of Dog Hog’s Trespasser Custom Show Bike at Kirsty’s Page.