DJ Snyder's Wild Card
Competitions like Old Bike Barn’s Greasy Dozen and Biltwell’s People’s Champ help shine the light on the little guy. ChopCult member DJ Synder entered the Greasy Dozen competition by creating a stunning 2006 Suzuki Katana 600 chopper. Cycle One Manufacturing made the frame, and the rest is fabbed up with random parts in his garage and swap meet finds. DJ had a build thread going since 2018, but like most builds, life gets in the way, and you need a reason to finish.
“I got chosen for the Greasy Dozen build-off in November (canceled due to the virus), but it lit a fire under me to get my bike finished before Memorial Day weekend. So I spent countless hours whittling away at my massive list of things to finish. Fast forward to March. My dad walked into the hospital on March 26th @5 am with some slight breathing issues, he had just finished his battle with lung cancer a few months prior, and he ended up passing away later that same day. Which sucked and drained ALL motivation to finish this bike.