Our latest rider in the Spotlight is AJ Bengoa! His bike is an '81 FXWG Swing Arm Shovelhead Chopper, affectionately nicknamed "Shovelisious the Love Machine". Shovelisious is a fierce beauty, and we got all of her latest details. Check it out!
Meet AJ and Shovelisious!
Shovelisious 's front and rear tires are Avon Speed Master 2's, and her paint job was done by a local guy.
Burn some Rubber!
This Chopper's throne is a '70s vintage king and queen seat by an unkown maker, and her 14" handlebars were designed by Old Man Motors, alien style!
Swiss Cheese style brass footpegs are by V-Twin. Her 3.3 gas tank is by Hard Drive.
AJ shaved Shovelisious's fork lowers and installed 6" Over Tubes, from TC Bros.
Mooneyes Air Cleaner Cover and Gas Cap, and she also has a Super E Carb by S&S Cycle.
Oil tank/battery box by Paughco, 11" strut shocks by Dream Company.
Shovelisious's pin-striping was done by the Brush Master Dennis Sprouse.
This Chopper's top end was rebuilt with .30" over Wiesco pistons and gaskets by Cometic. It features S&S Cycle solid lifters and pushrods as well as V-Twin chrome lifter blocks.
Follow AJ on social media! He has captured Shovelisious' complete building process on his Instagram and TikTok pages, @theglidewhisperer. Watch them in action on AJ's YouTube channel, Mayhem & Motorcycles.
Shovelisious has also been entered in the 2021 Southern Throwdown Chopper Show. Knock 'em dead, and keep ridin', AJ!