Here's a look at the most current custom build underway.
You can see more of our builds that are also in process, at the bottom of the page, below the completed
NinjaChop... A Ninja-Powered LongBike
This bike is currently
under construction in our shop. We're taking a 100+ hp Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6, mixing in a bit of old and new school
chopper, and tossing in lots of one-off parts in this 'ground-up' build. Click the image on the left to see the build slideshow.
Pimp Juice... A '71 Triumph 750 Triple Bobber
This is an old skool bobber currently under construction in the shop. The bikes used for this project, came to
us as a TOTAL basket cases. We're building this with mostly era correct parts, most from 1968 through 1971.
Lots of work is underway, and it's gonna be
a truely pimpin' scoot! **Note - Work in progress...
Some of our Top Bikes
& Customizing Projects that are completed.
Our custom shop builds and
customizes bikes... -LOTS- of bikes. Check out a few of our custom jobs here! You can
also see projects currently underway in the last section, near the bottom of this page.
Old No.7 - A Vulcan 1500 Powered Jack Daniel's Tribute Bike
is of a dropseat project, utilizing a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 engine in a 9' long modified 300 rigid frame.
It has a FAT rear tire on custom wheels, a L-O-W 21" saddle height, low slung split fuel tanks,
a tricked-out VN1500 engine, and more. Click the image on the left and follow along on this
JD won 1st Place in Chopper/Bobber cat at Locked & Loaded Fall 2011 bike show, 1st Place in Chopper at Angier Bikefest 2012,
1st Place in Metric Custom at Aversboro Bike Show 2012, Best in Class at the Capital City Bike Fest 2012, Most Radical & Best Accessories
at the Locked & Loaded Fall 2012 Bike show.
Honda Chop - A Honda 750 Chopper Project
This was a fun project, and even more fun to ride when it was finished. This custom chopper has a heart of the popular
Honda 750..one of the most chopped bikes of all time. This bike sports lots of neat features like an early original
hand-built Jesse James fuel tank, a custom oil tank that wraps around the drive chain, a hidden fuse panel with magnetic closure,
and more. Click the pic to check out the build of this bike!
Bones - A Kawasaki VN800A
This bike was a long term project, with no initial direction. A lot of ideas were tossed around and tested... some were kept,
some hit the trash bin. There have been lots of cool custom parts fabricated in-house for this bike, so click the
image on the left to follow along with us on this journey and check out the features of 'Bones'!
Bones won 1st Place in the 'Best Bikes of the Triangle' contest on 96 Rock in 2010. You can see this info in the [Media/Press] section on the
front page of www.Scootworks.com. It has also won 'Best Custom Bike' at the Nov 2010 Locked & Loaded car & bike show,
2nd place in Metric Cruiser at Angier Bikefest 2012, 1st Place in Metric Cruiser & 2nd PLace in Metric Custom at Aversboro
Bike Show 2012, 1st Place Metric Cruiser at 2012 Capital City Bike Fest.
LowLife - Phase II
shows the updates to the LowLife build found farther down this page. Be sure to look at it first, to
see the initial build of this bike. Here, a year later, Jon decided to update the look of this bike a bit. Check
it out by clicking the pic on the left...
LowLife won 3rd place in it's class at the Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show in Daytona, February 27, 2010. It won 2nd place in
Best Customs category _AND_ 'Amy's Pick' at the November 2010 show at Locked and Loaded!
FlatOut - Phase II
This is more cool stuff about a bike that we built last year (2009). Dustin decided to take it a bit further,
loose a little more chrome, and add some more cool goodies and mods. Be sure to view the initial build slideshow
further down this page, to see all of the neat tricks applied to this bike. Click the pic on the left to check out the
latest changes to 'FlatOut'!
Update: FlatOut won 1st place in it's class at the Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show in Daytona, February 27, 2010!
Ultra-X : A VTX-1300 Semi-Touring Project
This VTX-1300 Retro underwent a bit of surgery to implant a touch of "Bagger Flair" to it's
styling. A full fairing, radio/CD player & sound system, full paint job, and other goodies brought this beauty to
life! Click the pic on the left to see this project as it came together.
Belted 'Busa - A monster Sport Bike Belt Drive Project!
The Suzuki Hayabusa was the perfect proving grounds for the MondoDrive technology we've been
developing for over 3 years. This isn't one of our full-up builds, but rather the development and custom fabrication of
a brute force belt drive for one of the most powerful production bikes on the road. Tune in and watch how the latest
developments from Scootworks are revolutionizing our entire belt drive product line. Click
HERE to see a short video of the
Hayabusa MondoDrive Burnout!
Pavo & Pearls... A V-Star 1100 Makeover
This is a sexy bike customization for lady rider. Originally customized by it's previous owner, Cheri wanted to
rework this sweet bike with her own ideas. Check it out!
FlatOut... A 2008 V-Star 1100 Custom
New meets Old in this cool project. This beauty began as a bone stock '08 V-Star 1100
Custom. The owner wanted to push it in a different direction... Ideas began to solidify, and
this was the end result. Modern technology with old school looks, loads of matte finish on parts,
custom built trees, a brand new 'soft-touch' paint system, and lots more. Check out the killer
transformation that became known around the shop as 'FlatOut'!
LoRidr... The Vulcan 800 That Started It All!
This was our first heavy customization, back in 1999. We never put a slideshow of it on the site, but thought it
was WAY past time to honor it here. It was built at a time when almost NOTHING existed for metric cruisers...we
had to modify lots of parts for fitment, and completely design many things like custom wheel adapters, rear brake
pedal, disk brake conversion, a belt drive conversion system, suspension parts, and much more. Now, many years later, it's as
beautiful as it ever was. It's a regular rider, with over 70,000 miles on the clock and
still running strong. Click the pic and check out some photos of this machine.
It has graced the pages of 3 magazines: V-Twin (where it had a centerfold spread!), Motorcycle Cruiser, and The Insider.
It has also won a stack of trophies over the years to include: [Best of Show; Ron Ayers Motorsports, Greenville NC, 2001],
[1st Place; Category: Middleweight Cruiser; Ron Ayers Motorsports, Greenville NC, 2001],
[1st Place; Category: Cruiser; Iron Eagles Poker Run and Bike Show, Zebulon NC, 2001],
[1st Place; Category: Metric Cruiser; Hooters/Full Throttle Bike Show, Raleigh NC, 2001],
and [1st Place; Category: Cruiser; Iron Eagles Poker Run and Bike Show, Zebulon NC, 2002].
UltraStar: The Birth of a Roadstar Touring Machine
spotlights the transformation of a Yamaha Roadstar into a full-blown touring machine. Click the
photo to check out the slideshow of the UltraStar!
FireCart: A Customized EZ-GO
spotlights the customization of an EZ-GO Club Car. We sometimes customize things other than bikes,
and here is a cool example. Click the
photo to check out the slideshow of the FireCart!
Classy-V: A VTX-Retro Customization
spotlights the customization of a Honda VTX-1300 Retro. From basic black to a classic cruiser,
this bike is one smooth customer. Click the photo to check out the slideshow on this Classy V!
LowLife - A Stretched & Slammed V-Star Classic
spotlights the conversion of an everyday V-Star Classic to a stretched and slammed V-Star with a
personality all it's own! Lots of chrome, a blend of old school pinstriping and custom paint,
a wicked custom rear fender, and more. Click the pic to check out the slideshow on this smooth machine!
NOTE*** Be sure to watch 'LowLife - Phase II' above after you view this build!
Kleen - A Lean & Mean Honda VT-1100 Build
spotlights the total transformation of a 2002 Honda Vt-1100 Spirit. While the Spirit already has
loads of great looks, our customer had a few ideas of his own he wanted to add. A little chopping here,
some new metal there, a bit of cleaning in a few areas, and some unique pieces make this Spirit
stand out in the crowd! Click the pic to check out the slideshow on this cool build!
OldSkool - A Vulcan 800 Bobber
spotlights the old school build of a modern Kawasaki Vulcan cruiser. Slip back to the
look of yester-year in this build. Click the pic to check out this clean and simple
machine as it comes to life!
VLX_Chop - A cool VLX-600 Long-Bike!
spotlights a VLX-600 Longbike released from the Scootworks Custom Shop on April 26, 2008. This bike
is 99" long and sports many hand-built custom parts. Click the pic to follow along with us on a
photo shoot of this low and mean VT-600 Custom!
High Plains Drifter - A Drifter Customizaton Project
spotlights a Kawasaki Vulcan Drifter, customized to pay tribute to the Indian Motorcycle. Many
Indian touches were added, while keeping the lines of this beautiful Kawasaki drifter. Click the
picture to check out this Drifter transformation.
Diamondz - A Customized Kawasaki Vulcan 800A
spotlights a cleanly customized Kawasaki Vulcan 800A. It features a set of custom wheels with
3-D artwork designed by Tim (the owner), with loads of mods and attention paid to detail. Click
the picture to have a look at this awesome daily rider.
VLXtreme - A totally tricked VT-600
spotlights phase 1 and 2 of a Honda VLX 600's Customization. Custom wheels, rear disc brakes, lowering, belt
drive, LED signal and rear lighting, VTX headlight mod, new bodywork, digital instrumentation,
performance work, saddle mods, bars, controls, and more. You've GOTTA click the pic to learn
more about this trick VLX!
Cruiser - An accessorized Vulcan 500
This is a
new (4 miles!) Vulcan 500 owned by Scootworks. We bought this bike to show parts, and test
fitment of some new accessories. We're now finished with it, and have left it dressed with over
$2200 in goodies. Click the pic on the left to check out the accessories on a Vulcan 500, an
often overlooked machine by many accessory manufacturers!
RakedAce - A Chopped '98 Honda 750 Ace
Honda 750 Ace has undergone some heavy surgery and a serious facelift. The owner loved his
bike, and wanted to transform it into a comfortable modern-day semi-chopper. Click the
pic on the left to check out the medical procedures it received at the Scootworks General Hospital
division of SMC.
This is a
Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom. The bike came to us as a wreck with a goodly amount of body damage,
though the bike was in good mechanical condition. The customer had been itching to
dress it up a bit, so he brought his ideas to the table and we ran with them. Click the
pic on the left to check out the slideshow of this customization project.
started life as a red, bone-stock VTX1300C. We originally built a Hypercharger mount and airbox for
it, before any were available for this model. Soon, the owner began putting ideas together to
personalize his bike, and Dragon Slayer was born. Click the pic on the left to follow along on
the build of this unique whip!
Cheri's '1SWTACE' (One Sweet Ace!)
This is a
'98 Honda 750 Ace Deluxe with several custom and prototype Scootworks parts. We've been working
with Cheri for some time, adding accessories and such, and recently laid on a cool new paint job.
Click the picture on the left to check out Cheri's classic Ace styling and all of it's neat
chrome and custom goodies!
RawHide - A Totally Tricked '96 VN800A
This is a
locally owned and riden Vulcan 800A. Bryan is an old Sportbike rider, and his desire for a sleek
bike and performance shines through in his cruiser. Bryan started personalizing this bike several years
ago, and it's always a 'work in progress'.
Click the picture on the left to follow along on it's current condition,
see some cool Scootworks prototypes, and check out all of the mods!
Bryan's 800 had a centerfold spread in Jamuary 2006 Bikers2000 Magazine. It also won several trophies at
shows over the last several years including: 1st @ 2002 Two Wheel Accessories Show - Metric Cruiser, 1st @ 2003 Two Wheel Accessories Show - Metric Cruiser,
1st @ 2004 Enforcers M/C Show - Light Weight Cruiser, 1st @ 2004 Scootworks Spring Show - Middle Weight Cruiser (People's Choice), Best of Show @ 2004 Scootworks Spring Show (People's Choice),
1st @ 2005 Myrtle Beach Chopper Road Show - Metric Cruiser, 2nd @ 2006 Scootworks BikeFest - Middle Weight Cruiser (People's Choice), 1st in 2006 Cruzin' Show - Best
Production Bike, 1st in 2006 Cruzin' Show - Best Chrome, 2nd @ 2008 Scootworks Summer Slam - Middle Weight Cruiser, Best Stock Class (unmodified frame) @ Locked and
Loaded Nov 2010 Bike Show, and more...
'Darkness' ... A Yamaha V-Star Chopper
This project began when a local
customer came in for a Hypercharger and a set of custom-built pipes... He had a vision of where
he wanted to take his bike, and decided to let us help him do it. He calls his bike 'Darkness', and the name is
reflected in many facets of the machine. From the mods to the paint, 'Darkness' is a very unique
piece of rolling work. Click the pic to the
left and follow along with us on this journey.
TouringAce - A '95 Honda Ace 1100 Touring Conversion
This is a
slideshow of the transformation of a 1995 Honda Ace 1100 from a cruiser, to a touring bike. Full
fairing with Radio/XM/CD, custom aux fuel tank, wider tires front and rear, tour pack, hardbag
stabilizers, custom front lower cowling, wide guards w/soft lowers, stretched tank, more 'umph'
from the engine department, and more are in store for this beast! Click the pic to the
left and follow along on this construction project.
Volusia TailDragger - A Custom Fender Fab
things, we're occasionally asked to fabricate individual components of a project. This fender
build is for a customer who wanted to change the rear fender of his Volusia 800 to a TailDragger.
Our supplier had dropped the particular fenders we would normally use for this, so we decided to
section and widen an available part for him. We also made a bar change, new lighting, and a few
other modifications... Click the pic on the left to see how we did these cool mods.
Flamin' Arrow - A Customized Honda 750 Aero
This is a local customer's
bike, who wanted to give a lean look and follow a common accessory theme. We began to work with his ideas, and
he decided to pull out all the stops and jump right in. Custom paint, 200 rear tire, custom
lowering package, and loads of other goodies later, this was the result. Click the pic on the
left to have a look at this unique Aero 750!
MadDrifter a.k.a. 'Purple'- A Drifter Conversion...
This bike started out
as a 2001 Kawasaki Drifter, was heavily cross-pollinated with a '99 Kawasaki Nomad, and
had a few 'Vulcan Classic' parts sprinkled in for good measure. Click the picture to follow along in the build!
Purple had a centerfold spread in Nov '05 Bikers2000 Magazine. It also won several trophies to include 1st place in
the Chopper Road Show's Custom Bike Show in 2005, and 2nd place in the 2005 Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show at Myrtle
Beach Bike Week.
Roses - A V-Star 650 Classic
was the dream of one of our customers, and we worked with her to help bring it to life. We customized
this bike for a 5'2" 'Lady Rider' from the Fayetteville NC area. This isn't a 'ground up' build,
but we laid on a lot of custom touches for the owner. Click the pic to check out a few pics of this project.
A VT-1100 Accident Recovery
also repairs and rebuilds bikes after accidents take their toll. This beautiful '97 VT-1100
Spirit is an example of our work in resurrecting a Phoenix from the ashes... click the
pic to follow along!
Superman - A VTX 1300C Project
This was an interesting
project with spectacular results. The Superman bike has lots of color, a 4" frame stretch, all welds and
flanges blended and molded, engine fins polished, braided cables and hoses, a 230-series rear
tire mod, lowered suspension, modified and chromed wheels, custom saddles, loads of handmade
parts and details. Click the photo to follow along with us on it's construction!
A 1985 Honda VT1100 Restoration
This bike was brought to
us by a customer who wanted to have it restored. It once belonged to a friend who had passed away, and it
held a lot of sentimental value to the new owner. It had not run in over 10 years, was in pieces, and
looked as if it were bound for the motorcycle graveyard. Click the pic to have a look at the finished project...
OrangeJuice - A Vulcan 1500 Project
OrangeJuice was originally a
1996 Vulcan 1500 Classic. Yep, one of the old 4-speeds... She surely came a long, long ways from her heritage.
Click the pic to the left to have a look at the various trick parts and modifications applied to this bike... among others,
the first VN1500 Belt Drive in an OEM frame!
-POSTERS- **NOTE** A fresh batch of pics have been uploaded to the end of this slideshow, click the pic to
check them out!
VN800 Custom Driveline and Suspension
highlights the work we did for a customer in the western part of NC. His project was well on its way
when we received it. We fitted custom wheels (built custom adapters to fit American wheels), designed
a hydraulic rear brake package to replace the mechanical drum brake system, and mated this with
our belt drive kit. Click the pic to the left to have a look!
Custom Bikes Under Construction
Here are ongoing and growing
slideshows of custom bikes currently under construction in our shop. Some of these are long-term
projects used as 'filler work' when things are slow, others are builds and customizations being
completed right now for customers. Check'm out!
BathTubJenny - A Totalled Honda 750 Spirit resurrection, with a twist...
is of a build from a wrecked (totalled) Honda 750 Spirit. You'll see lots of old school touches being applied to this
bike, as well as lots of scratch built parts, many hand formed components, and a crazy mix of things we had available
in the shop from previous prototype experiments & jobs. Click the pic on the left to follow along! **Note - Work in progress...
RIGID-8 ... An 800cc Rigid Project
There's no question,
that we love the mid-size metric powerplants found in today's bikes. We build loads of custom parts for them...
This love dates all the way back to the famous Honda 750 Chops of the 70's. RIGID-8 is no exception, and
should be a fiesty contender on the blacktop! This bike is available for sale, give us a call if you're
interested, before someone else gets it. Click the picture on the left to follow along in it's birth...
**Note - Work in progress...
Grape Juice... Another belt driven Vulcan Custom from Scootworks
Remember 'Orange Juice' from an earlier build? This is another Vulcan 1500
shaft-to-belt drive custom...watch where it goes :-) After building the last one, we loved it so much that we just
_HAD_ to do another! **Note - Work in progress...
Dreamin' 64... The restoration of a 1964 Honda Dream
The full restoration of an old classic... the Honda Dream. This baby came in as a basket case, and will leave with a
new lease on life! **Note - Work in progress...