Hello

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by smills1840, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. smills1840

    smills1840 New Member

    Just wanted to say hey. Looks like some great info on these forums! I'm excited to start building.
     

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Tell us what state you are from and what you are thinking about building.
    Members from your state are usually the first to respond to your questions.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  3. smills1840

    smills1840 New Member

    I live in Virginia, and I really want to build a chopper. Any tips?

    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    That's great if you are an experienced wrench bender.
    Choppers look great, but make a tough first build.
    They require a chopper motor mount kit (from EBay) or welding. If you have a fat rear tire (24x3 or so), you will need to offset the motor to the left by an inch to prevent the motor chain from rubbing the tire.
    If you are ready to deal with the above issues, build a chopper. Otherwise, build your self a nice motorized beach cruiser or mountain bike. You can always transplant the kit to a chopper bike later, after you have mastered the basics.
     
  5. smills1840

    smills1840 New Member

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