About Bikers Custom
Bikers Custom was established in 1970 by Ralph Zepeda and Jimbo Pacha (brothers-in-law) in a small garage behind Ralph’s parents’ house. They did plumbing in the daytime and chopped old Juarez Police bikes at night. Back then, you could buy them running for about $350.00. Wide glides, fatbob tanks, big fenders were out – they must have had 30 sets thrown out back. Extended springers, peanut tanks, raked frames and always a 21″ wheel were the norm. Jimbo did motors, trannys and wheel lacing. Ralph did major fabrication, making sissy bars, foot pegs, raking frames, welding gas and oil tanks. They made seats, did custom paint and installed more hardtails than can be remembered.
Nowadays, things are a little different. As some of you might know, Ralph died in an accident in 1982. So Jimbo and his wife, Yolanda, run the shop now located in a 5000 sq ft building at 7631 Alameda. Bikers
Custom is a franchise dealer for American Ironhorse Motorcycles, Swift Motorcycles, Bourget
Motorcycles, Independence Motorcycles and Viper Motorcycles. They usually have a dozen customs on display at a given time. Customers can also special order a V -twin bike the way they like it or can have one custom built at the shop to suit their demands. Our experienced technicians service all American made V -twin Harley Davidson type motorcycles. They also have one of the largest inventories of parts and accessories in town.