Cycle-istiC was founded by Dobie Gillum of
Placerville, California. Dobie rode motorcycles through the '60's
and '70's until he married and began raising three daughters,
whereupon he took a 20-year hiatus from motorcycling. During this
time he owned a business, Turbo Power, engaged in the repair and
remanufacturing of automotive turbochargers. In the summer of
2001 he sold that business, but was nowhere near ready for retirement.
In 1996, since two of his daughters were now on their own and
the third was ready to leave for college, he bought a 1994 VF750C
Honda Magna. He loved the bike, but his passengers complained
about the uncomfortable placement of the rear passenger footpegs.
He designed and had a machinist friend produce a set of relocators
for the pegs. They worked so well that he decided to offer them
to other Magna owners. He soon discovered that by
making a slight change, that they would also fit many other models.
His peg relocator kits were so well liked that soon people were
asking if he could make other accessories for their bikes. Now Cycle-istiC is
making a number of accessories including an offset brakestay rod
and centerstand for the '94 & later Magna, heavy-duty luggage
rack for the '94 & later Magna and 1985-2007 Yamaha V-Max,
and continues to develop more products for metric cruisers.
Dobie Gillum passed away late in 2016 and Cycle-istiC was sold, so Dobie's innovative products could continue to be offered to the motorcycling community.