Our first custom bike build - A Chopper/Bobber. We call it THE BIG BOPPER

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by worldsfastestindian, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. worldsfastestindian

    worldsfastestindian New Member

    This is the result of the last 5 weeks of long nights and weekends learning how to completely customize, fabricate and paint a chopper from the ground up. We started with an old, rusted out frame from a '59 columbia, and a rusty OCC Schwinn. We welded the two together along with custom motor mounts. There is no front brake, and a suicide rear brake to keep it old school.

    The style was meant to be a combination of the old, streamlined harley bobbers from the 50's combined with the new school look of a modern style chopper.

    The paint job pays homage to the style of 1950's greasers and features an extensive amount of pinstriping details and use of gold leaf.

    The custom gas tank was hand built using nothing more than some tin snips and a welder.

    Some of the old school accessories used was on old schwinn brass horn and an old schwinn speedometer from the 60's. There is a headlight floating around somewhere in the mail soon to be installed. All the leather work including grips and seat were hand stitched.

    This was an extremely involved learning experience for me and my brother who built the bike in our backyard with nothing more than an angle grinder, a welder and some spray cans.

    I hope you enjoy the pictures, there will be more to come in the near future as we are still fine tuning the bike and trying to reduce some of the vibrations through the frame. This site has been a valuable commodity while building up this bike. Most of all, its been fun as **** to learn how to do all this **** and produce such a professional looking product that is cool as **** to ride. Everyone stares at it. We even have had people cheer!

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    If you got any questions, feel free to email us directly at jmoran14@gmail.com
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009

  2. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    Really a work of art ! - Id like to see it next with the 9.4 Morini engine !
     
  3. mmachine

    mmachine Member

    Agree with Robin Bird, it's begging for more power. Of course you'd have to
    have efficient brakes (which wouldn't hurt your look).

    Looks fun to ride how does it handle?
     
  4. worldsfastestindian

    worldsfastestindian New Member

    handling

    it handles great man, very responsive and excellent straight line tracking. definitely not the best motorcycle for darting through cones or tight u-turns, but really alot of fun and very different. people ask about it all the time.
     
  5. pics are dead - anyone have mirrors?
     
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