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All Girls Garage: Building a Fab Table

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If you're planning to open a shop that will be doing custom fab work, you're going to need a fabrication table. Watch and find out how to build your own.

All Girls Garage: Building a Fab Table

When a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle arrives after suffering the impact of a low-speed crash, the All Girls Garage is ready to diagnose and fix the problem.

All Girls Garage: How to Repair a Motorcycle

After rushing his beloved mastiff to the vet, Senior learns that Gus' fracture may be due to a tumor ... and that Gus may lose his leg as a result.

American Chopper: Amputation

Paul Jr. Designs may not have a lot of employees, but that doesn't mean it's free from attitude ... at least when Odie is around.

American Chopper: An Odious Attitude

With his father nowhere to be found, Paul Teutul Jr. reveals the first bike he's built under his own name, the Anti-Venom Bike.

American Chopper: Anti-Venom Bike Reveal

Five days before its unveil at Sturgis, Nub drops by Paul Jr. Designs with the Anti-Venom's crazy-awesome paint.

American Chopper: Anti-Venom's Paint

Frustrations flare when Paulie sees that Mikey's Jackson Pollock-inspired technique has splattered paint all over Paul Jr. Design's driveway.

American Chopper: Artistic License Revoked

Junior and Vinnie unpack and assemble a prototype of the advanced FaroArm "The Edge," which FARO Technologies provided as inspiration for the bike they commissioned.

American Chopper: Assembling the FaroArm

With a little mischief afoot, the OCC gang blows the doors open (literally) on Senior's office using a high-powered potato gun .

American Chopper: Blasting Doors Open

The team behind American Chopper -- and Senior himself -- weigh in on the decision to resurrect the cancelled series as American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.

American Chopper: Chopper Reborn

Paul Jr. receives a bit of good news from his attorney regarding Senior's lawsuit against him.

American Chopper: Court Ruling

American Chopper co-executive producer Adam Moyer explains some of the challenges he faces as the lead on the OCC production team.

American Chopper: Crew OCC

Junior gives Mikey advice on how to approach a potential attempt to reconcile with Senior.

American Chopper: Daddy Issues

With issues mounting on the Bling Star quad bike, the threat of Junior missing his first deadline has become a very real possibility.

American Chopper: Deadline Danger

As an American Chopper crew member, you may have an opinion about who's right and who's wrong, but you have to just be objective and get the shot (and avoid flying objects).

American Chopper: Duck and Cover

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American Chopper: Fathers And Sons

After reading in a newspaper that OCC is facing foreclosure, Mikey breaks the news to Junior.

American Chopper: Foreclosure?

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American Chopper: Getting Fired Up

Senior and the OCC team work swiftly in order to complete the Hair Club Bike in time for its unveil. See why all the polishing and custom pieces were worth it.

American Chopper: Hair Club Bike

Wistful for their own hairlines of yore, OCC begins their design and build of the Hair Club bike.

American Chopper: Hair Club Build

During his tour of a Manhattan Hair Club facility, Senior witnesses an actual hair transplant and receives his own hair and scalp analysis.

American Chopper: Hairy Experience

HEADRUSH, which creates apparel for mixed-martial arts enthusiasts, asked for a bad-ass bike, and Paul Senior wasn't about to let them down.

American Chopper: HEADRUSH Bike Unveiled

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American Chopper: Inflamitory Article

When Senior describes the look of the in-progress Cell Buckle Bike as "cake decorator," a hurt Jason Pohl reacts in a manner even Junior never dared.

American Chopper: Jason Cracks

And the number-one bike -- a true game-changer -- on Paul Jr.'s top 10 bikes list is ...

American Chopper: Junior's No. 1 Bike

See why the Comanche Bike made Junior's list of favorite bikes and hear about his amazing ride with a Comanche helicopter flying 100 feet away.

American Chopper: Junior's No. 8 Bike

OCC begins to assemble the Lawless Drag Bike, an electric motorcycle that will require 500 to 600 horsepower and weigh close to 1,000 pounds.

American Chopper: Killer Horsepower

At Sturgis, Senior unveils the innovative -- and electric -- Lawless Drag Bike, whose power is quickly demonstrated by its owner, Shawn Lawless.

American Chopper: Lawless Drag Reveal

To demonstrate their level of performance, Shawn Lawless lets the OCC crew loose on some of his electric vehicles in the parking lot.

American Chopper: Lawless Racing

Lee drops in on OCC, seeking advice from Senior on his new business.

American Chopper: Lee Returns

Paul Senior meets with his lawyers to discuss issues with Joe Puliafico, an OCC ex-employee who -- despite a non-compete clause -- went to work for Paul Jr. Designs.

American Chopper: Legal Concerns

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American Chopper: Location, Location, Location

When Vinnie's daughter Vanessa decides to donate her long hair to Locks of Love, Mikey joins her in the cause.

American Chopper: Locks of Love

In the Windy City, Paul Teutul Sr. meets with Stanley Cup winners the Chicago Blackhawks, who want OCC to build them a bike.

American Chopper: Meeting the Blackhawks

Mikey Teutul talks to a counselor about his relationship with Senior and being caught between his father and his brother.

American Chopper: Mikey's Therapy

With some sheet metal help from Brenden, Junior reminisces on his old OCC days and the bikes he built.

American Chopper: Missing The Old Bikes

As work on the HEADRUSH Bike begins, MMA fighter Phil Davis drops in on Paul Senior's shop to give a little taste of his style in the ring and to exchange a few punches.

American Chopper: MMA at OCC

Star of the Discovery Channel series "American Chopper" Paul Teutul Jr. talks about unique motorcycles and how satellite radio has helped put music in motorcycles.

American Chopper: Music and Motorcycles

On the last day of the FARO Bike build, Nub delivers to Junior and Vinnie one of his favorite theme-bike paint jobs to date.

American Chopper: Nub's Pride

Senior and Jason explain what differentiated OCC's Cadillac Bike from Paul Jr. Designs' and how visiting Cadillac's R&D facility helped in the design process.

American Chopper: OCC Cadillac Bike Aftershow 1

Hear Senior discuss his initial reaction to seeing Junior's bike at the unveil, and discover Rick's biggest challenge during the bike's fabrication.

American Chopper: OCC Cadillac Bike Aftershow 2

During the design phase, did OCC consider what Junior may come up with? And is the Cadillac Bike's paint TRULY a Cadillac color? Senior, Jason and Rick answer your questions.

American Chopper: OCC Cadillac Bike Aftershow 4

Senior reveals what it's like to ride "uncomfortable as hell" rigids given his bad back, where he tends to test-ride bikes the most, and why he sometimes can't make an unveil.

American Chopper: OCC WyoTech Aftershow

Vinnie discusses what made him decide to come back to the show.

American Chopper: On Deciding To Come Back

In this clip, Vinnie recounts Odie's tirade against the producer and the camera crew and the aftermath.

American Chopper: On Disciplining

Vinnie recalls his choice to walk away from OCC and what led him to his decision.

American Chopper: On Leaving OCC

Vinnie discusses what makes the show popular and why it appeals to viewers.

American Chopper: On Why The Popular Show

How do you take a little white box and turn it into an innovative chopper design that represents the brand of a cutting-edge medical diagnosis company? See how it's done.

American Chopper: Outside the Box

With only two days to complete the job, Nub of Nub Grafix finds there no way to get the effect of lizard skin for the Geico Bike ... except by hand-painting it.

American Chopper: Painstaking Paint

Star of "American Chopper" Paul Teutul, Sr. is interviewed about what motorcycle builders he admires.

American Chopper: Paul Teutul Sr Expresses Admiration

After several days of not being able to see Gus, Senior and Beth go to the animal hospital to pick him up.

American Chopper: Picking Up Gus

Were Vinnie or Junior worried they'd chip the CTS-V taillights? (Yes.) During their Cadillac Bike design phase, did they consider what OCC may do? (No. Well, mostly.) Junior, Vinnie and Mikey answer YOUR questions.

American Chopper: PJD Cadillac Bike Aftershow 1

Vinnie and Junior reveal how their anxiety at the unveil -- in addition to the Cadillac Bike's lack of kickstand -- nearly ruined their big moment.

American Chopper: PJD Cadillac Bike Aftershow 2

In retrospect, does Junior think blacking out the shop windows was overkill? What did he think about Operation Deploy Sign? Junior responds, while Vinnie reveals his biggest challenge during the Cadillac Bike build.

American Chopper: PJD Cadillac Bike Aftershow 3

Get an update on Mikey's art gallery, and hear Junior's response when asked whether he thought Senior was proud of him at the Cadillac Bike unveil.

American Chopper: PJD Cadillac Bike Aftershow 4

After seeing OCC's bike, would Junior or Vinnie have done anything differently? What were their concerns going into the build-off, and would they do another? You asked; we have the answer.

American Chopper: PJD Cadillac Bike Aftershow 5

Find out how the PJD crew celebrated their Chopper Live win and why Junior didn't call Senior after returning from Vegas, despite telling Senior he loved him on stage.

American Chopper: PJD Winners and Losers Aftershow 1

Junior, Mikey and Vinnie reflect on the booing of Senior during Chopper Live, OCC's decision to enter a non-bike in a bike competition, and the Polish Bike build.

American Chopper: PJD Winners and Losers Aftershow 2

Sometimes what makes great TV feels like a set-up in the eyes of its subjects.

American Chopper: Real Reality

Robb expresses his dismay at some key changes in the design of the St. Jude's bike that were made without his knowledge.

American Chopper: Robb's Frustration

In going over the state of OCC with his staff, Senior reveals the root of his business -- and personal -- dispute with Junior.

American Chopper: Root of the Dispute

When a fan with a familiar face drops by OCC, Senior decides to aggravate the situation between him and Junior by sending him to Paul Jr Designs.

American Chopper: Senior Meets Senior

Paul Teutul Sr. and Beth visit John's Tailors (the same place that cuts the sleeves off all Senior's shirts) to find a suit for Jason's wedding.

American Chopper: Senior Suits Up

Paul Teutul Sr. reveals the best bike -- hands down -- he thinks OCC has built to date. (Hint: It's an oldie but goodie.)

American Chopper: Senior's No. 1 Bike

OCC has built HUNDREDS of bikes; see which came in at number 8 for Senior -- and why. (It may surprise you.)

American Chopper: Senior's No. 8 Bike

It's a musical -- although due to gravity, not a visual -- treat as Mikey Teutul tickles the ivories. We bet you didn't know he played the piano, did you?

American Chopper: The Concert

FARO Technologies, a longtime OCC client, commissions a bike from Junior in honor of their new arm -- called "The Edge" -- which calibrates in 3D.

American Chopper: The Edge

Paul Senior heads to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to discuss the creation of a bike to help raise money for the institution.

American Chopper: Visiting St. Jude's

A pawn broker delivers a 1943 Harley Davidson flathead to Gallery 63, hoping to recoup the money its former owner -- a NFL football player -- received for pawning it.

Auction Kings: 1943 Harley Davidson

At Red Baron Antiques, his father's shop, Paul Brown picks up a gambler's watch (complete with concealed gun) for which he must fetch $1,500 at auction ... or owe his dad dinner.

Auction Kings: A Father's Challenge

Dinosaur poop is actually brought to auction. See what Paul Brown thinks about it.

Auction Kings: Dinosaur Poop

Gallery 63 auctions a gambler's watch from the 1800's. There is a little more than just money riding on this auction though.

Auction Kings: Gambler's Watch Auction

An original copy of "Gone With The Wind" is brought into Gallery 66. Is it authentic? Paul Brown finds out.

Auction Kings: Gone With The Wind

Will Paul Brown and Gallery 63 be able to blow past their seller's $5000 investment on this 1943 Harley Davidson flathead motorcycle?

Auction Kings: Harley Auction

Describing it as "cool as the back of a pillow," Paul Brown returns from his test ride of a powerful 1947 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car a happy, happy man.

Auction Kings: Say Bye to Your Babe

Paul Brown attempts to sell prehistoric dinosaur poop. See if anyone buys it.

Auction Kings: Selling Dinosaur Poop

It steers, it rolls, it's cheap on gas ... It's a wooden model of a 1937 Flathead Harley-Davidson, hand-crafted -- purportedly -- by two carpenters while under the influence. What's not to love?

Auction Kings: Welcome, Woodchop

In this clip from the Discovery Channel's "Biker Build-Off," go inside Matt Hotch's garage and get a look at some of the projects that he's been working on.

Biker Build-Off Interviews: Matt Hotch's Garage

American musician and songwriter Billy Joel discusses his love for motorcycles and his 1982 motorcycle accident.

Cafe Racer: Billy Joel's Motorcycle Accident

Looking to build a bike on a budget?  Check out this custom bike build completed by Cafe Racer.

Cafe Racer: Custom Build on a Budget

In Dallas, racers relive a moment in history where hundreds of mods battle against 20 rockers.

Cafe Racer: Dallas Mods vs. Rockers

See how the team completes a engine build on a nontraditional frame.

Cafe Racer: Engine Build

The team takes us inside the Ducati Desmo motorcycle and reveals what makes the engine so great.

Cafe Racer: Inside the Ducati Desmo

If you're looking for spare parts, then the Motorcycle farm is the place for you.

Cafe Racer: Motorcycle Farm

With a strong love for motorcycles, how can Billy Joel combine that with being a celebrity?

Cafe Racer: Motorcycles and Fame

The bike build is complete, and now it's time for the client to take it for a test drive.

Cafe Racer: Putting It to a Test

This rally isn't meant for the Harley Davidson lovers.  Check out Rockerbox, a rally meant for the "other" riders.

Cafe Racer: Rockerbox

A bank robber fleeing on his motorcycle doesn't get far after an unmarked police car stops him in his tracks. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Destroyed in Seconds."

Destroyed in Seconds: Bank Robber Takedown

Legendary stuntman Bubba Blackwell always tried to follow in Evel Knievel's footsteps. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Destroyed in Seconds."

Destroyed in Seconds: Bubba Jumps Short

A motorcycle stunt driver is nearly torn in half when he comes up short during a daredevil jump. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Destroyed in Seconds."

Destroyed in Seconds: Daredevil Wipe Out

In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Everest: Beyond the Limit," meet the custom motorcycle builder from Los Angeles who showed up at Base Camp with a sack full of money and a heart as big as Everest herself.

Everest: Tim Medvetz

On Discovery Channel's "Future Car," learn about the car and motorcycle hybrid concept car called the Carver. Because of its sleek design, the developers hope the Carver will one day help minimize road congestion.

Future Car: The Carver

On Discovery Channel's "Future Car," learn about the NARO car. A car with some motorcycle characteristics that is slim and narrow to make it easier to maneuver in urban settings.

Future Car: The NARO

Choppers are quite suited for customization. To learn more about choppers and motorcycles, check out this HowStuffWorks video.

How Choppers Work

Harley-Davidson is the most popular brand of American motorcycles. Find out what sets Harley-Davidson apart in this HowStuffWorks video.

How Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Work

The Science Channel's "How It's Made" gets revved up when it reveals how motorcycle engines are assembled.

How It's Made: Motorcycle Engines

This video from Planet Green's "Mean Green Machines" features a face-off between an electric drag bike and a gas-powered drag bike.

Mean Green Machines: Electric Drag Bike

In an endurance race between an electric motocross bike and a Yamaha 250, which would win? Find out in this video from Planet Green's "Mean Green Machines."

Mean Green Machines: Endurance Race

In this video from Planet Green's "Mean Green Machines," meet students who have designed a fully electric snowmobile.

Mean Green Machines: Snowmobile Shakedown

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, the first funny car driver to go 250 miles per hour shares his story of driving the 1982 Pepsi Challenger.

Mecum Auto Auction: 1982 Pepsi Challenger

Dana finds that a sale is not always simple when a potential customer begins to work him instead.

Mecum Auto Auction: Dana Gets Worked

71 bikes, one marque and one lot.  Check out the MV Agusta Collection in Monterey, California.

Mecum Auto Auction: MV Agusta Collection

Watch this PodTech video to see why the Enertia electric motorcycle from Brammo Motorsports is a perfect solution for urban commuting. The Enertia can go about 50mph and travel 40 miles on a single 3-hour charge using a lithium phosphate battery.

Meet the Enertia Electric Motorcycle

Watch this video about how the Vectrix motorcycle works on HowStuffWorks. The Vectrix is a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) that gives motorcycle riders a zippy ride and with zero emissions. See how the Vectrix works in this video from

Meet the Vectrix Motorcycle

A biker girl uses her passions to put on a bike-themed fashion show on Discovery Turbo's "Motorcycle Girl."

Motorcycle Girl: A Biker-Themed Fashion Show

Experts and amateurs ride together in a race where a biker girl earns respect on Discovery Turbo's "Motorcycle Girl."

Motorcycle Girl: Suzanne Races Male Bikers

Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats is in full swing and Belen Wagner will attempt to break the female speed record. Find out how it goes on Discovery Channel's "Motorcycle Lightning."

Motorcycle Lightning: Bonneville's Fastest Woman

Breaking the record is the goal at Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats. Belen Wagner is making her attempt at the record without a functioning clutch. See if she makes it on Discovery Channel's "Motorcycle Lightning."

Motorcycle Lightning: Breaking the Speed Record

Jamie and Adam defend their controversial methodology, including their choice of car and bike models, weighting of pollutants, and lack of consideration for the environmental impact of vehicle production.

MythBusters: Bike vs. Car Aftershow 1

Find out why Adam describes this myth as "a real butt-kicker," why Jamie decided to add the bubble bike to the mix, and how the MythBusters are environmentally conscious in real life. (Plus, see Adam get distracted.)

MythBusters: Bike vs. Car Aftershow 2

What's the worst animal interaction Kari, Grant and Tory have ever had while riding? Did they feel bad killing bugs for the special? The MythBusters answer YOUR questions.

MythBusters: Episode 841

See Jamie Hyneman grin ear-to-ear as he tests out his bubble bike -- a motorcycle with an aerodynamic hood -- as part of the Bike vs. Car myth.

MythBusters: Jamie DIGS It!

Fact: Jamie Hyneman was riding a motorcycle before he had a driver's license. So, yes, Tablecloth Pull was AWESOME for him, especially when he exceeded 100 mph.

MythBusters: Leather and Haste

Get Adam Savage's views on dogs in sweaters and a sense of his singing skills as he and Jamie Hyneman test whether bikes or cars are better for the environment.

MythBusters: Savage Skillz

You better not drive and hold your cell phone or PDA in California or Ponch will catch you on his motorcycle and write you a ticket. "CHiPs" star Erik Estrada is helping to promote California's new hands-free driving law. No word on where Jon is now.

Ponch Will Pull You Over

In this video segment from Discovery Channel's "Stunt Junkies," Mike Metzger attempts a backflip from one barge to another -- across a 75-foot gap.

Stunt Junkies: Barge To Barge Backflip

Kane Friesen wants to break the world record for the fastest nose wheelie by balancing his motorcycle on its front wheel while traveling at 120 miles per hour. Can he do it? Find out in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Stunt Junkies."

Stunt Junkies: Fastest Nose Wheelie

In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Stunt Junkies," Luigi Cani attempts a 2,000-foot BASE jump with a motorcycle while wearing a wing suit.

Stunt Junkies: Wing Suit BASE Jump

Reno comes up with a design for a tricycle vehicle that uses parts from a motorcycle and a boat trailer.

The Colony: Cool Trike Design

Watch this slow motion video of a dirt bike making a sharp turn on the side of a hill in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

Time Warp: Dirt Bike 1

Watch a dirt bike rider make a huge jump in slow motion, in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

Time Warp: Dirt Bike 2

Watch what happens as a dirt bike rider takes on a bank of dirt in this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

Time Warp: Dirt Bike 3

Dirt flies when a bike rider wipes out. Watch this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

Time Warp: Dirt Bike 4

Watch this slow motion video of a dirt bike making a jump and see the dirt it kicks up in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

Time Warp: Dirt Bike 5

Watch this slow motion video of a dirt bike taking off on a jump in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

Time Warp: Dirt Bike 6

With good balance and good timing, a motorcycle surfer can shift his center of gravity, completely leave the seat of the bike and return to it later.

Time Warp: Motorcycle Wheelie

A motorcycle surfer keeps his balance by adjusting his center of gravity. He can wipe out if he moves too far forward, backward or to the side.

Time Warp: Motorcycle Wipeout

Watch this PodTech video demonstrating how the Vectrix electric 3-wheeler is blurring the lines between motorcycles and cars. The lithium ion battery powers the three-wheeler from 0-50 MPH in 5.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 62 mph.

Vectrix Electric 3-Wheeler

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