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Blackout Industries owner and All Kids Bike ambassador James Washnok and his son pose on a custom built bike outside Strider headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota

James Washnok

Owner, Blackout Industries | Bike Builder

James Washnok is a South Dakota motorcycle builder. Motors have been a part of Washnok’s life as far back as he can remember. He built his first custom bike in his early 20s, competing and winning his first industry accolades at the following Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. James, along with his wife Katie, opened their custom shop, Blackout Motors, in 2012 and expanded into the secondary parts manufacturing side of the industry, with their purchase of Baggster LLC in 2018, morphing and expanding the brand into Blackout Industries. Washnok prides himself in bringing a unique and innovative eye to his designs while staying rooted in the classic heart of Motorcycle culture. He strives to bring his signature brand work ethic to every project, not simply meeting expectations, but exceeding them.

James, Katie, and their two children Jett and Whitley, proudly call South Dakota home.