Dave Green started his career at a young age as a licensed body man building award winning custom hot rods and trucks. Eventually he developed a passion for custom motorcycles and his hobby became a business in 1996. Kyle Green joined his father in the family business in 2006, bringing with him his expertise as a licensed motorcycle mechanic and a certified Harley Technician. This self described “Mom and Pop Chopper Shop” is truly a family endeavour with Dave’s wife Kim working in the business as well.
Located at 51999 College Line just outside of Aylmer, DG Custom Cycle is home to a full-service maintenance and repair shop, a parts department, a custom paint shop and a showroom. DG Custom Cycle offers a wide range of services from oil changes to creating one-of-a-kind bikes from the ground up. They understand the importance of a regular maintenance schedule to keep a bike running smoothly and in the event of a repair, are dedicated to getting a bike back up and running quickly. Riders wanting to increase the performance of their Harley Davidson motorcycles can come to DG Custom Cycle for a variety of solutions including punched out cylinders, reworked heads and replaced cams.
The business is best known for its fabrication of custom motorcycles. With over a decade of experience, DG Custom Cycle’s Rotten Chopper brand has made a name for itself nationally and internationally. DG Custom Cycle’s work has caught the eye of several major industry magazines and their bikes have been featured in Bagger Magazine, Urban Bagger Magazine, American Iron Magazine, Chopper Builds Magazine and Hot Bike Magazine. Recently, their work was featured on the front and back covers of the Mid-West Motorcycle Supply Catalogue – the first time a Canadian bike has been given this honour. DG Custom Cycle regularly attends Daytona Bike Week where they have received several awards including second place in a show with over 200 entries.
All fabrications begin with an in-depth one-on-one consultation with the customer. Each custom bike is a work of art with radical, yet fully-functional designs that set DG Custom Cycle apart from other fabricators. Custom frames, stretch metal work and unique airbrush painting make each bike unlike any other. Recently the shop has been working to accommodate those who want the storage capacity and smooth ride of a touring bike with the look of a chopper by adding 26” and 30” wheels to touring bikes. A gallery of past builds can be seen on the DG Custom Cycle website (www.dgcustomcycle.com/).
DG Custom Cycle services and builds custom bikes for clients all across Canada and their ultimate goal is to ensure that these clients are satisfied with the quality of the finished product.
*This article first appeared in the June 2014 Elgin County Economic Development Newsletter.