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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Marcus Ellis 1963 Generator Shovelhead

Fuel Cleveland is happy to announce one of Cleveland's own, Marcus Ellis, who will be showcasing his beautiful 1963 Generator Shovelhead on May 9th. Marcus has been building bikes for a little over 7 years, working under Huey's (Cleveland Motorcycle), Love Cycles, the Gasbox, and even some local Harley Davidson. This bike is only Marcus' second official build by his self but you could never tell with the perfect lines, expert stylization and perfect attention to details this bike has. Topped off with a perfect paint job by Joe Koenigsmark at Angel Dust Cycle Paint. This Shovelhead is a thing of true beauty and you have to see it in person to really appreciate it in all it's glory!

The build took a little over 3 years because of all the time Marcus took to collect the parts. Marcus started with only about 70% of the motor, he had to rebuild the entire frame, fly wheels, trans and even the hubs. With a 3" up Bullneck frame, an 8 over front end giving the bike a distinct stance along with his own hand laced wheels and custom one off bars. Marcus wanted to build something super fun to ride and something with style, which this far exceeds his goal.

Side note: He made the top 12 of the very first Show Class Magazine People's Champ with this build.


Be sure to check out Marcus' 1963 Generator Shovelhead in person at Fuel Cleveland on May 9th and follow him on Facebook.

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