Welcome to Shadetree Fabrications

You sit in your garage and stare at it…your wife/girlfriend hates it….your buddies want it….it’s what you’re thinking about when your boss thinks you are working sitting at your desk in deep thought….It’s a passion!

It’s what I have for these cantankerous, leaky, shiny and slightly less than perfect in anyone else’s eyes motorcycles. If we are on the same page you have found the right site. I work on them till I hate them just like you. That is until she fires and I hear that sweet sound and take her down the road!

They aren’t transportation they are elevation. Elevation above the schmoe sitting next to you in his SUV thinking he has it made!

Look at the bikes. Like em’ or don’t, if you do, give me a shout and we’ll build that bike you dream about!

Complete Solo Seat Kits now available for Softails!!!

Complete Shadetree Fabrications Solo Seat kit now available and ready to ship! Comes with everything you need to install a solo spring seat on your Slim including fasteners! Smooth and ribbed fender kits available also. The only complete bolt-on kit available for your Slim! Full Spring Mount and Seat Kit for Softail Seat spring kit $395

US Nationals’ Winner Kyle Shorey talks Custom Sleds @ AMD

Fender bracket install video

We threw together this video to show you guys how to install our kit using our new fender brackets! Please note: we can cut and pre-drill the fender for you before shipping (should you have us paint it), but as you will see the process is fairly easy if you want to mock up the fender yourself if you’re going to have someone paint it for you.

Jerome’s Crossbones

Jerome Bogot, a helicopter pilot from the Cayman Islands, was looking to purchase a Crossbones & wanted to make it a Shadetree custom.  We helped him search for a slightly used Bones with not a lot of miles on it.  After a couple months of searching we found the perfect one from our good friends at Dream Machines in Austin, TX.  We quickly took all the tins to our longtime painter Gary Queen from Other Side Customs in Dallas, TX.  Jerome had specific ideas of what he wanted to do as far as paint.  He’s french so of course he wanted to go along with that.  He had ideas of lips on the tank and fender.  Kyle wasn’t crazy about that idea and suggested adding pinup french maids. They wanted to keep the tank and the fender raw metal but wanted that WWII look as well.

Jerome was pretty dead set on swapping his wheels and tires for white walls with red hubs.  He also wanted to change the front wheel to a 200 tire.  So we called up DNA for the wheels and hubs and Vee Rubber for the tires.  The front tire and wheel was alittle tricky and Kyle definitely had to do some creative modifications to make it work & added anew pulley.  But he did it…and it turned out great!

After that we added the handlebars.  To keep with the retro look we decided to add our Hollywood handlebars with internal throttle to keep everything clean.  Then Kyle moved all the switched to the dash.


Then came all the extras….Ford tail light and license plate bracket, our battery cover turn signals, footboards, a custom seat.  The bike came with this exhaust which Kyle felt like it went well with the over all look so we kept ‘em.

This is a beautiful bike! It’s classic and just a little flashy.  We hope Jerome is ready to turn some heads!

Another beautiful Shadetree custom in the books!

A Shadetree Sporty on a budget!

sporty complete-1


Total cost to build: $13,000US



US Ultimate Builder Champion!!!!

We are so proud to announce we won the US Ultimate Builder Championship in Indianapolis over the weekend!  It is a huge accomplishment and we feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to have worked with Bob Kay and Jeff Najar during the 4 shows we competed in.  They are two incredible dudes running the show.  We have received such great support from them and all of our fans and supporters!  Thank you all.  We are excited to compete again next year!

SPEEDMETAL is on the cover and featured in the upcoming APRIL 2013 issue of IRONWORKS Magazine!!!  Thanks to Marilyn and Vincent Stemp! Also, to Benji Laney for the awesome shots!

LET’s PARTY!! Kyle Shorey after winning the championship trophy in Indy!

Kyle Indy champion cup


We are lucky enough to grace the cover to the FEBRUARY 2013 issue of AMERICAN IRON MAGAZINE!!!  Be sure to pick up your copy today!!!


Kyle Atlanta

Our latest build “Speedmetal” came to us from a good friend, Bill McNabney.  He had this Saxon bike for a few years and was ready to give it a completely different look.  He brought it to us mid-summer and Kyle went to work!   He salvaged the motor, tranny, wheels and brakes…but everything else had to go!  Kyle built the frame, gas tanks, oil tank, handlebars, front end…let’s just say pretty much everything you are looking at was built by Kyle.  He spent a lot of time and paid great attention to detail…the entire bike is hand brushed…that alone took several days and hours!  We pretty much handed a brush to anyone that walked into the shop to help us out… So thanks to everyone that helped!

To date…this bike has taken 1st Place at the J&P Ultimate Builders shows Freestyle class in Atlanta, GA and in Dallas, TX as well as Editors Choice from Ironworks Magazine!  Speedmetal will be featured in the March 2013 issue.

Kyle really let his creativity flow with this one.  It’s definitely not a typical Shadetree bike, but once and a while you gotta do something that leave people scratchin’ their heads..


Crossbones Installation Video

***please note—we have made modifications to the bottom bracket since this video was shot.  New bracket makes installation easier and more durable***

Sturgis DVD clip

Clip from the ’3 Million Motorcycles’ Sturgis DVD: