A while back I introduced you to Tim Firstenberger of Little Comfort Customs. He was just getting his 5 year plan started. The plan’s result would give him the ability to quit his ho-hum job and pursue his passion for building motorcycles full-time.
Tim had one build under his belt at the time. He had picked up a 1980 Ironhead and turned it into a show winning motorcycle. He sold the Ironhead and immediately put the revenue into his next build, a 2001 Buell. The result…
another sweet bobber that when parked in a line of a hundred motorcycles stands out from the rest.
When Tim builds his bikes his goal is to keep them affordable. He hasn’t lost sight of wanting to build bikes that the average guy can afford. To help the 5 year plan along and to get his name out there, he has gained attention by showing his bikes before offering them up for sale.
He decided to enter his Buell in the Full Throttle Motorcycle Expo in 2012 and won his class. Along with several local shows he also won the Garage Build class for the second year in a row at Thunder by the Bay. After Thunder by the Bay it didn’t take long until someone in California bought her.
This is Tim’s newest build. A 1995 Sportster.
He took her to Biketoberfest and entered the Boardwalk show and the Rat’s Hole show. He added 2 more first place trophies to his shelf and the exposure thing seems to be working out. While in Daytona, Jack Cofano from Barnett’s Magazine photographed Tim’s bike and Buck Manning did a feature article on him. He is taking it to Thunder by the Bay next week. This will be his third year entering the show and he has entered a different bike each year. Not a bad record for a farm boy.
He doesn’t have a rich girlfriend and there are no wealthy relatives to back him. He doesnt’ have a big shop full tools every builder would love to have at their disposal. What he has is pure talent and a goal.
Here’s to your 5 year plan Mr. Firstenberger. I hope to be able to say one day, I knew you when…
Contact Tim at email@example.com