February 14, 2006

Chopper Complete

Not much time to spend with you all, today. I'm relegated to guerilla posting... maybe for the rest of the week. Hopefully I can spend a bit of time with you all, later.

My youngest brother, R, just finished up his chopper this fall, and he sent me some pics of the finished product. It's lookin' sweet, though you may find it kinda bland. It was built that way on purpose... he built it to sell, and figured that whoever bought it could customize their own paint. As it is, I think it looks pretty damned sharp.

This thing was a blast to work on. My help was minimal, but I did get to work on the frame, and fitting up the tank. I also picked that damn engine up Gott knows how many times. Especially when we were fitting the frame to it. That's a big chunk of metal!

I'd give you some of the specs and components if I knew them all, but I don't. So I won't. But I will tell you that the frame, tank, and fenders are from West Coast Choppers. The shift linkage and fender struts are made from chain welded solid. You can probably see that best in the bottom pic.

Anyway, check it out... (R is the rider, btw.)

Swollerization by Clickeration

Swollerization by Clickeration

Damn, I'm looking forward to riding that thing!

Oh, and in case you thought I forgot, here's the guerilla posting.

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 14, 2006 10:48 AM

I love it! I wish it were mine!

I don't ride. I was forbidden as a child. My dad rides though and always has - he's a Harley man. I am intent on learning, though (on the stealth).

Posted by: oddybobo at February 14, 2006 11:07 AM

OOOoooooo... It makes me want to buy a motorcycle again.

Posted by: Contagion at February 14, 2006 12:13 PM

Now I finally have someone I can ask this question... don't your arms get tired riding that thing with them stretched out and up like that? I've seen these kind of bikes on television and the first thing I think of is - how can you ride for more than half an hour without getting hand cramps from no blood flow?

Not to mention - isn't it uncomfortable to be nearly jack-knifed into a big Vee? *grin* No I have no desire to ride a motorcycle - why do you ask?

Posted by: Teresa at February 14, 2006 03:12 PM

Nice scoot man. Don't fret the paint scheme. There is a "Raider fan" somewhere, that will spike it out, like it ought to be spiked proper, and no doubt put pirate flags, skulls, and skull and crossed bones all over that thing... then, they will bolt a sidecar to it for their "ol' lady".

Posted by: RedNeck at February 14, 2006 03:55 PM

Damn - that turned out sweet!!

You sure he'll be able to part with it???

Posted by: Tammi at February 14, 2006 05:54 PM

Very nice, but it looks like it could be a bit rough on the stindeens.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at February 15, 2006 02:53 AM

Sharp! It must be in the air- last night just about everyone in the bar I work at was talking about their bikes and where they would be riding to this summer. Mmmm warm weather sun leather and chrome what more could a person want!

Posted by: azindiandoll at February 15, 2006 06:24 AM

"thatrs schweet" (best Cartman voice I can muster)

just in time for Daytona.....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at February 15, 2006 12:02 PM

"thats schweet" (best Cartman voice I can muster)

just in time for Daytona.....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at February 15, 2006 12:03 PM

Very nice!

Posted by: Dash at February 17, 2006 06:25 PM