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05-02-2012, 1:17 PM
I'm new to the Cult.

Here is my first project. A 1979 Honda CM400T.

I bought it for 500 beans and i've been working on it since the fall.


motobray.blogspot.ca (http://motobray.blogspot.ca/)

05-02-2012, 5:39 PM
Long time lurker, finally signed up. Im Cam, i live in kelowna bc, canada. i did notice your profile only lets you choose a 'state'. Ride an fxdc, and will be riding alll the way to born free 4 this year. About 1500 miles each way. May start a thread to see if anyones riding from canada. Maybe i can join their gang for the ride and shenanigans.. :cheersmate:

05-02-2012, 6:56 PM
New here. Everyone calls me Ock. Live in Baltimore, Md. Always down to ride. If anyone's in the area please look me up.

05-03-2012, 4:28 PM
Hello All.

New member; but I've been stalking this site for a while. Love the vibe and builds here - some really sick shit!

Working on a build right now. Tying to make a VTX into something worthy of this wickedly retarded (read - awesome) site. Narrow bars, axed tank, hand shifter, mid-controls, etc.

Will put up some photos once it's presentable enough to deny the haters, LOL!


05-03-2012, 5:40 PM

After a couple decades of no bikes (wife and kids came first, knew the bikes will be back later on), I'm back!

Building a CB750 Chopper, with an All Souls frame (cuttin the plungers off soon: Goin true hard-tail).

My bike of choice back in the day was Dirt Bikes and Enduro's. I could probably still rebuild a 2 stroke in my dreams..... But it's time to get back on the road, and I've always wanted a home built chopper. Heck, I build my guitars outta parts (known as a partscaster), and it just makes sense to me, to build my bike outta parts.

Lookin forward to meetin ya all.


05-03-2012, 5:59 PM
New Guy from New Jersey... Ive had the bug for a while, been chopping on a 74 cb/cj360 for a while.... keeps changing, and just got an 81 xs650 in the fall thats a righteous machine. Glad to be here.




05-03-2012, 7:44 PM
What's up Guys, my names Mundo, im 19. live in the greater Houston area and i ride bobbed out 883 sportster which is about to get a 1200 transplant. when i was asked what i wanted in my first road bike, hands down, said i wanted something bobbed. and i love to look and ride HD. aint nothing better!

05-03-2012, 9:08 PM
What's up peoples....Spook here from WV. Enjoy cutting up a perfectly good bike, or anything for that matter. Its a pleasure to hang on your site.

05-04-2012, 8:20 AM
Whaterp. El Borracho from AZ. Hoping to have my chopped cb750 running soon so I can ride with some of you delinquents.

05-05-2012, 12:38 AM
Hi, i'm new on this forum, my name is Mario aka Kruisje and i come from holland.
Last year i build 2 sportster hardtails, for me and my friend, now i'm working on a ironhead boardtracker.

i start a new topic soon about my build, here is a sneak previeuw...



I build for hobby, for my work i build steel furniture and wheelchairs

it,s been 20 years ago i went to school, so my english is not very good, sorry for that :)

05-05-2012, 10:15 AM

new here, I'm 32 from England (actually from Portugal, but I live in England)...

hope I can find some advice on my first ever build, bought my 79 Ironhead a month or so ago, got all bolted on loosely to see what i'm working on and I think she has potential!

this is my first ever bike build, but Im alright with mechanics, metal fabrication and welding...

Ideas I have for her is:
trim the casings off
oil lines in copper or brass
and a few other things....

being new to a build I'm gonna need a lot of advice...that's where you guys come in!

here's a pic of her on my lift

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/575459_10151500771225613_727855612_23637436_122792 6242_n.jpg

and one of the engine, quite like the brass details...
the casings will be trimmed and thinking of getting different pipes..
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/576866_10151488021820613_727855612_23588899_118117 880_n.jpg

05-05-2012, 2:34 PM
How's it going guys? My name's Coley and I'm from Stevenson, AL. Just recently finished bobbing out my 08 Suzuki Boulevard S40 aka Savage ls650 to some of you. Looking forward to hanging here. :cheersmate:

05-05-2012, 8:53 PM
Hey, my name's joe and I like cool bikes. I'm building a '77 ironhead chopper and recently picked up a honda rebel to bomb around on while the sportster's being built. I'm going to be asking a lot of stupid questions that have probably already been answered 100 times.

05-05-2012, 9:02 PM
wow, welcome to the cult.
that loos real, real clean.

05-06-2012, 7:42 PM
My name is Jon Brownlee. Just did a Led Sled hardtail on my '78 sporty with the help of Dave at Speed Metal Fabrication. Check them out @ speedmetalcycles.blogspot.com. I skateboard and dream motorbikes. I've known how to ride since i was in kindergarten but this is basically my first bike so I am fuckin pumped. Woo

05-07-2012, 7:07 AM
Kaw 750 twin hard tail apes just the bare min like chops should be. VTK crew

05-07-2012, 9:49 AM

Hi, heres Butcher from Germany

I ride motorcycles since 25 years and Apehanger- Choppers since 16 or 17 years:

I like to ride with my friends, even if its rainig:

I organized small, regional Bikeshows for over 8 years from 2000- 2008

Im organizing the 1000 HILLS RUN ( http://www.1000-hills-run.blogspot.com since 2009:


The next 1000 HILLS RUN is on the 15th and 16th of September 2012:

Sometimes we meet people like Jeremiah ( http://www.lovecycles.blogspot.com and Benji ( http://www.deathscience.blogspot.com here in Germany

...or we meet Kutty http://www.hippykiller.com/home.html

Thats Rico Fodrey, Keith ( http://www.eatdustclothing.com/ and me ( http://www.1000-hills-run.blogspot.com


Maybe well meet somewhere sometimes ...

Hope to see you in September @ http://www.1000-hills-run.blogspot.com



05-07-2012, 4:22 PM
sounds good im down there all the time from up north (elko) ill have to come check it out thanks for the heads up

05-07-2012, 4:25 PM
looks like one hell of a good time

05-07-2012, 4:58 PM
New guy here, the name is Mike.. heres my t120r chopper/bobber. Deadly forum you guys got here BTW, glad to now be apart of it

05-07-2012, 9:42 PM
I mean dudes.
New to this shit show.
I am from MN, I like motorcycles and old Mopars and art and stuff. I've been working on old bikes
forever. I do all my own work, from painting to engine building to frame mods etc. I work on old muscle cars and dirty early 80's Jap bike carburetors (it seems) for money. I have recently started painting bikes as well.
I have also (in the last couple of years) acquired a serious brit bike dysfunction.
Currently in some sort of state I have a 75 Shovel (had for 9 yrs), 3 SOHC CB750's, a 58 BSA Super Rocket (apart for rebuilding), 78 Bonneville (Stock), 72 Bonneville (complete rat), a 1953 BSA 500 A7 engine for my next chopper project, and a couple Japanese fixer uppers to turn for some cash.
Oh, and a wacky 61 Ironhead digger from the 70's I just spent all my money on.

Shovel as it sits now. Needing paint and Fender mount etc.

BSA before tear down.

Pure 70's, haven't got this running yet.

My wheelie machine.

Pre trip of my hard tailed SOHC CB750.

My bros Triumph.

Just got this beauty. Going to be a scrambler. Also has a bitchin ARD mag. Runs real strong after
a few repairs.

73 CB750.

I can't wait to build a sweet little hardtail chopper using this.

And my bros CB750 project.

I have more pics but I'm getting lazy and you're probably getting bored.

05-08-2012, 2:52 AM
hey there
new on here from oz
got a few shitters on the go
and thought this place might have some handy tips


05-08-2012, 5:11 AM
looks like one hell of a good time

Were always havina good time but maybe its a little bit hard to get here for about 2 days from the USA ?...but why not ???...would be cool to meet ya here in Germany...

See ya


05-09-2012, 10:30 AM
Not exactly new to the cult but started a new profile for our business. Hope to help people out with any fabrication related questions they may have. Currently riding a 73 Ironhead chop that keeps me busy (if it not one thing its another right).

05-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Gray, I'm close enough to Charlotte. I live in Rock Hill SC but play in a band called The Poontanglers based out of Charlotte so its my home away from home. I have 6 bikes that are up and running right now...all Hondas: cb500 bobber, cm450 bobber, 1965 s90 stock, 1968 cl450 stock, cb550 stock and I'm currently working on a cb750 amen savior frame, and restoring a stock 1970 ct90. I have a friend that owns a club in Charlotte called The Chop Shop. My cb500 bobber is sitting in the middle of his club. My 450 used to be there also but I picked it up a few weeks ago for The Revenge Run III. Had a great time.

05-09-2012, 1:23 PM
Hey guys names Bill. im 22 and currently doing a complete bare bones build on a 77 sporty, i currently work as a Chrysler mechanic doing transmissions and am a die hard fan of oldschool bikes.

05-09-2012, 10:33 PM
What's up mates. Scott here, building up a shadow I'm 25 have a rad little one year old girl and don't know how thenshit to post pictures on here from the iPad so faug it,


05-12-2012, 4:43 PM
Glad to be a part of it all. Name's Robb. This is the best bunch of society labeled hoodlums, scumbags and scallywags ever...myself included. Who'd - a - thunk that we could swap, trade, buy and sell form each other and not even meet each other for the most part. So much for societies fuckin labels on us. There's honor in the chopperheads, riders, builders code of conduct. Take that "MAN" wherever you are!

05-13-2012, 9:29 AM
Hey guys,
Im Shawn, in Atlanta Ga. Ive been interested in building and working on my own bike for a while, and I have learned a lot from this site. Just wanted to say hi, and thanks!

05-13-2012, 3:42 PM
Ken from the SF VAlley/ Los Angeles area. Head Chef for the Grill Em All Truck. Was into street bikes, but then I read about EDR in a magazine and knew I had to go. So I bought a 73 ironhead basket case and now I'm totally wrapped up iin chops and its all I think about. There was no EDR this year, luckily since my bike isnt ready, but I'll be damn sure Im there for the next one. As of right now I'm just trying to get my bike done to ride all the way along the west coast via pch and hwy1 before my first born arrives this oct.

05-14-2012, 6:45 PM
hello all, newbie here from kissimmee florida, hobo

05-15-2012, 8:55 AM
I'm a new guy. Ronnie T from Las Vegas proud owner of a 77 CB750 in an Amen Savior frame

05-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Hey guys, My name is Mike. I'm from the metro detroit area and am finally getting into working and building bikes. I grew up working on hotrods and even D1 drift cars. Right now the daily rider is a 82 CM450 Custom bar hopper. Looking to get a sportster within a month from now. Can't wait to get to know you 33'ers. :cheersmate:

05-15-2012, 1:14 PM
whats up chop cult my name is cody i live in a small town called cloquet up in minnesota only 22 years old but have been choppin up cars and bikes since i was 15 currently have a kawasaki 650 and vulcan 800 ill be postin a build thread on the 650 soon anyway i love this forum and reall appreciate all the great talent here cant wait to talk bikes

05-15-2012, 1:25 PM
Hey guys I'm Andrew, I'm in the orlando a rea and am totally new to this scene. I've had my 83 xs 650 for about 7 years and always wanted to chop it and make it an extention of me been trying to learn how to do all this myself. The I stummbled on here and got transfixed and now its all I want to do is work on my bike. If I won the lottery that's exactly what id do but for now I just gotta start pickin at it and one day I'll get it done.

If anyone has any good tips on where to start on makeing cheap and real easy mods let me know.

05-15-2012, 6:49 PM
hello from austin, texas...originally from detroit, been down here for 3 years.

started riding when i was a kid. my first real bike was an 80's honda enduro. from there, had a baby ninja, a mid-70's cb750, cl360, rode a pal's built 1200 evo sporty for a summer...

always wanted an old brit bike.

eventually saved up enough to buy a pal's '68 bonnie project. started from scratch, put all my time and money into it, spared no expense, all the goodies...sold it for a big loss when no one could figure out why it kept dropping a cylinder after it warmed up (found out years later it was a micro crack in one of the intake valve seats).

went without a bike for a few years, then picked up a '79 kz650. turned it into a mad max hooligan, rode the shit out of it, sold it for a profit a couple years later.

next was an rd350. same thing.

i guess i have a thing for little hi-revving twins. ended up with a '72 cb350 that i'm just about finished with. i've learned a ton about these little hondas, got a ton of parts stashed...

next project will be another 350 twin i'll hardtail and make into the bike i originally envisioned with the triumph. looking to build the frame from (nearly) scratch.

thanks for having me.

05-16-2012, 1:11 AM
hello all im from essex in england, my name is jordan, dont ride yet but looking to get a bobber aty some point

05-17-2012, 2:39 PM
Dunno where my last intro went, so I'll do it again. I'm from VA have a wife and 3 kids. Into anything with wheels and art.

Current toys:
1950 Chevy Pickup
1972 Chevy Chevelle
1978 Yamaha xs650 chop (in progress of building)
Several xs projects waiting to be started.
1986 Harley Softail-ish
1957 Sears moped

05-18-2012, 8:52 AM
Hey hey, i'm Aaron, brand new to this forum. Moving to Frisco from Long Beach, Got a 65 FLH that i just ripped apart and hard tailed, going 6 over on the front forks, shavin my legs and lacing up a 15incher on the rear. I'm dying to get this scoot done but time is a distant friend. See you guys on the road soon but not soon enough:cheersmate:

05-18-2012, 9:19 AM
Hey all, Bob from Missoula MT here, been lurking awhile, thought I'll throw my hat in the ring, I have a 79 shovel I'm thrashing right now. Good to be here, hope I can contribute.


05-20-2012, 9:56 AM
Hi Folks! I am new to the forum and excited to be part of. I moved from Italy to Canada about three years ago and own a Bonneville T120 Year 1967..

05-20-2012, 3:21 PM
Rick here checkin in from Easton Ma. Don't really post much on these forums because I don't feel like I have much to offer in terms of knowledge and advice. I am on here reading a lot though.
I ride a 93 Electra Glide Sport and an 03 Sportster. I am currently building an XS1100 trike which I will post up in one of the other forums.
See ya.

05-20-2012, 4:14 PM
I'm Brad from Ohio. Working on a 1975 Honda CB500T, riding a Suzuki gn400 single, hoping to get working on my Triumph project soon.

05-21-2012, 4:48 PM
whats up guys, im Daniel from orlando fl. Just finshed building my bike after working on it for over a year. stumbled across this forum while searching for parts and decided to join.

05-21-2012, 7:19 PM
Im Ryn from VA. Was introduced to site by 1fughit. Met dazegoneby this past weekend. I like to ride, drink, and start projects that I never finish.

05-23-2012, 9:41 AM
Hi all

I'm Bucchi (my nickname is more famous then my given name "Stefano") and i ride on a XL 1200S '96 in Switzerland.
My bike is a "in progress".. actually i ride until october, and then the next session will start...

Really great page and great discussions here!!

05-25-2012, 10:20 AM
Hey I roam the midwest all over, in NE now.. aint got much to say but that hahah From the fuckin sticks grew up with the hellbillys hippies and bikers..

05-25-2012, 3:21 PM
Howdy ya'll! my name's Matt and I live in NW Arkansas. Looking for people to ride with. There doesn't seem to be much of a scene here in the middle of CONUS, so I guess I'll have to make my own. Sportster powered!

05-26-2012, 1:53 PM
hey i'm new. my name is chris and i'm from nj, ride a mostly stock 01 sportster with some bolt-ons.

05-27-2012, 9:07 AM
Another new guy from Jersey here! Name is Mike, been kinda lurkin here from time to time, current ride is a '97 Softail. I been gettin lots of inspiration from the pics I've seen here

05-27-2012, 6:50 PM
New here, been lurking' since February. Originally from Texas, but stationed at Fort Benning, GA.
I ride a stock Sportster since i'm boring as fuck. I love all these bad ass chops on here. :cool:

05-27-2012, 11:37 PM
First post,Found this place about a week ago...looking at the posts and thinking this is first cycle forum that I actually like the people!!!
I ride a 2010fatbob that is stock for the most part....

05-29-2012, 2:12 AM
Hey I'm new here from Santa Monica, CA. Building a hard tail '97 sportster right now. Love this site. Use it for reference and just for wasting time a lot.

05-30-2012, 12:00 PM
New to the forum but a long time lurker. Riding on a 83 XJ750 hard tail out of Orange County, CA

05-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Alex, I live in Raleigh, NC. Currently fixing up an Evo Sporty.
Look forward to checking out cool links, photos, and info.

05-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Howdy, y'all. New member from ATL, working on my first project bike ('98 FXSTC). Came here looking for advice and cool, like-minded folks to hang with.

P.S. - Not that kind of hash, this kind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers).

05-31-2012, 3:07 AM
Been lurking for a while. Bought my first bike (1980 XLS) in 1981, been riding ever since. You guys have some cool stuff here.

Hope I can learn and share.:cheersmate:

My current project:

05-31-2012, 5:07 PM
Hey, how's it going.
I've been checking the boards out for quite awhile now, and thought it was a good time to go ahead and sign up.
I have a couple panheads that I've been putting together, so hopefully soon I'll have some pictures to throw on here.

06-01-2012, 9:57 AM
hello chop cult!!! i have been lurking for far too long and decided to join. i am a sportster addict and if i can put the sawzall down long enough i will post when i can! i believe real bikes are built not bought and am trying to teach myself how to do it all. i am a machinist by day and a scumbag by night. i am in western washington and hope to see some of you on the road!

06-01-2012, 11:43 PM
Hello.....I'm new to chopping....used to ride a 06 zx6R. Traded that for a 07 Honda shadow 750 SS. I plan to do some serious hacking and chopping in the fall/winter months. I just moved back to Tucson,Az . I am an auto damage estimator by day. I graduated from Wyotech (collision/refin..and chassis fab) in Dec.'09.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/260024_10150219623810897_507525896_7028427_624724_ n.jpg

06-02-2012, 9:10 AM
I'm Chris from Northwest Connecticut. I have a project 69 Triumph Tiger survivor.

I also have a finished Suzuki.

06-02-2012, 1:21 PM
Howdy from Texas. I've been lurking for a while, and thought it was time to introduce myself. I live south of Dallas, and like old choppers. I ride a 46 Knucklehead, and I also have a 63 Ironhead. The Ironhead is a rebuild project that I haven't had the time or money to get started on. I also sell parts to help support my chopper addiction.



06-03-2012, 1:18 PM
Greetings from Maine from a sporty rider. Been lurking for a while and love this site.

06-04-2012, 3:00 PM
Lurker like the rest, but registered recently enough. Current ride is in the profile pic and garage its a 91 cb250 nighthawk. Current project/next bike a 81 KZ750.

This place eats up a good chunk of work hours in the day and I am a dam sight better for it.

Looking forward to running into other CC folks out on the road.

edit "holy crap I joined in August! forum dates will keep ya honest huh."

06-04-2012, 8:58 PM
Hey everyone. Looooooong time CC creeper, and finally gonna start posting. My name is Morgan, I just moved to Minneapolis and I've got an 82 xs chop that I built myself. Here's some pics. Looking forward to wasting time with everyone!

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06-04-2012, 9:32 PM
I stumbled across the Chop Cult a short time ago and figured this would be a good place to get answers I wouldn't necessarily find on other sites. I recently bought a new (for me) '96 XLH883 that I plan on making my own as time drags on. I'm very interested in going the hardtail route, but honestly don't know if my kidneys can take it. I was thinking about buying or making solid struts to replace the rear shocks and see how it feels, thinking this would be the best way to 'acquaint' myself with the feel of a solid rear (if there are better ways, please let me know)...anyway, I look forward to finding out all I can here...




06-05-2012, 1:53 PM
hey folks,
noob-ish from NY here. i joined up like a year or so ago on suggestion from BCIronhead who i used to be in a band with, he'd been talking to me about bikes and stuff. been lurking/reading on and off in that time and got pretty sidetracked by picking up a '52 F-1 pickup that needed some help to get on the road. finally going for my Basic Rider Course this weekend and keeping an eye out for my first pair of wheels. i've got eyes for mid-late '70's japs, but have afriend trying to sell me an '84 sporty.

will be hanging around here alot more now. cheers.

06-06-2012, 6:31 PM
hey another new guy with a sporty im in the navy in charelston, sc been riden her for two years until i finally joined the cult cant stand riden with baggers and rallys and stuff fuck that shit. and now have been inspired to chop it up. this site is awesome and inspiring i learned how to chop with minimal tools and alittle skill and in short time <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79709467@N04/7161460063/" title="2012-06-06_18-30-14_121 by zachary.parks.2, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7161460063_2f9b74ac64.jpg" width="282" height="500" alt="2012-06-06_18-30-14_121"></a>

06-07-2012, 3:13 PM
What's up fellas?! My name is Raphael Conte. I own a small motorcycle garage in Pelham, AL called CONTE KUSTOMS. I've been lurking around the site for years now and decided it about damn time to join! Glad to join, hope to make new friends and shoot the shit about chops! My doors are always open to all!!!

06-12-2012, 10:36 AM
Just bought my first bike, a suzuki marauder. Of course it does not run, what would be the fun in that? I am planning to remove the seized engine and replace it with an electric motor. I should be able to get a top speed of around 70 mph and a range of about 50 miles (if everything goes according to plan):rolleyes:
I will keep everyone posted on my progress as well as asking LOTS of questions.

06-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Hey all. Name's Jimmi. Been watching around here a picking parts here and there. Just finished (for now) my build and thought I'd chuck a pic or two up here. I built the springer from the trees down after buying it as seriously screwed up stretch job on Ebay. Lots and lots of hours in the details. Will break it down for paint and polish after the Summer. Tank is BSA that I made the Panhead badges fit on by making a hammered aluminum backing plate. Anyways, here it is. Enjoy....

06-12-2012, 5:50 PM
Hello, my name is Craig. I live in Indiana. I have an EVO project going on along with my SR 500. I'm not good at Bios, so that is it.

06-13-2012, 1:34 PM
Hey guys

Josh from Des Moines, IA

Bike I have is a 1975 Rd 350, hence the name :D

Was recommended here by a buddy from work, nice to meet all of ya

06-15-2012, 1:48 PM
Greetings All!
I'm John from Long Beach, CA and am stoked to be on here with all y'all!
On May 8th of this year I decided to take apart my daily runner with hopes of transfiguring it into something that the wife and I could ride to BF4. I'm not so hopeful anymore. :o
My Blog reflects this mess as well as other bits and pieces.

06-15-2012, 5:40 PM
Guess its my turn.

My name is Bill and I'm from Baltimore, MD. I found this site while looking for pics to help inspire my project. Been riding for 5 years now (when I'm not deployed). I work full time for the Air Guard as an Ammo troop.


06-15-2012, 5:43 PM
Its getting hot here in AZ!! I would love to see some custom garage built shows here!
Allen from Gilbert Arizona, looking forward to some more tech tips and one-off articles, Been referencing this site for awhile its about time I joined up!-Peace!

06-15-2012, 6:12 PM
Hey, name is Andy. Live in north San Diego county. Got an 07 Thruxton I am slowly tweeking.

06-18-2012, 7:39 AM
Hey there. My name is rick, just bought a 2000 1200s. Can't wait to ruin the integrity of the bike in a minimalistic fashion. Ha. From north jersey. This sight has been more helpful so far than any other forums out there. Hope I'll be able to instill some knowledge in the coming months, ie winter I'm riding her around stock until then. Cheers! Thanks in advance.

06-19-2012, 8:57 AM
New guy form Baton Rouge. My bike is a 1973 Harley FLH. Love looking at all the great bikes here!

06-19-2012, 7:57 PM
Finaly got registered, I am looking for a shovel frame with title and found one potsed----hope it is still available. I will be looking here often for parts---may sell a few now and then

06-20-2012, 12:27 PM
started using this a while back figured i\d stop in and say whats up from jersey

ride a springer softail in north central jersey who's around to ride?!!!!

06-20-2012, 1:10 PM
Danny here from NC. Been lurking the forum for a while. Figured I'd introduce myself all proper like. I tend to build a pile of junk every year and sell it before I fully get to enjoy it. I'm currently ripping parts off of my 89 sporty and riding the shit outta it. It will retain the swingarm at least through the rest of riding season. Come winter time though, and the sparks will be flying. Excited to be part of this forum. Later!:D

06-20-2012, 9:42 PM
Hello. My names Kris. I live in not so sunny Olympia Washington. Been slowly working on a rigid Sportster chop for a while. Started very green. Learning as I go. My bike will be up and running hopefully in July. I like the vibe on this forum and happy to be part of it now. Looking forward to learning lots, sharing what I know and making some friends. Cheers!

06-20-2012, 10:41 PM
Andy, living in san diego currently, originally from buffalo, ny. I have a 2001 sportster 1200 and an xs650 project. Always looking for people to ride with/wrench on bikes. The forum seems pretty awesome so far, lots of awesome bikes. :cheersmate:

06-21-2012, 1:12 PM
Nick. I'm in North Miss. I was referred here by my friend AJ. I have an 82 XLH and a 12 fxdwg.

06-23-2012, 8:40 AM
hey im paul.. ive had a chop cult account for a couple months now.. and i just recentyl got into the forums and stuff.. feel free to add me as a friend if you want peace :D

06-24-2012, 6:01 PM
Names Josh, out in 29 Palms CA but split my time in LA/SD and phoenix. Have a 74 fl.


06-25-2012, 5:58 PM
hey guys...new to the cult and am glad I found the place. My name is Nick and I am in San Diego. Looking forward to meeting some new people to ride with and share some stories while wrenching and drinking some beers.

06-25-2012, 6:18 PM
hey guys...been prowling around the site for a few days now. Lot of great info on here and decided to sign up. Names Jeb and i'm from IL. Im a former bodyman turned machinist, so hopefully I can contribute as well as take.

06-25-2012, 9:48 PM
hey guys whats up long time lurker here. I just picked up a fairly stock sporty 1100 from Curtis on here. Picked it up friday and have already put a new set of bars,pipes and swapped out the king sporty tank to a reg sporty tank. I ll be posting pics up of it within the next day or 2. I will be riding it out to Born Free 4 as long as everything goes good

06-26-2012, 6:12 AM
Hey From Rochester NY. lurked for a bit before scoring a Sportster rigid and49 PAn project...def had to join ! (because ol lady is pissed I most likely will be here alot).

06-26-2012, 11:50 AM
New member from nebraskeee@! Cool stuff here.

06-26-2012, 12:26 PM
Hi Andy here from the North of England.
I've been reading a while but thought it time to join this great site.
Been riding Harley's on the button for the last 23 years, following 5years of kicking my shovel.
It's been great to get back to the kicker on my pan this year, back to basics and lovin it!

06-27-2012, 5:44 PM
Have been lurking about for sometime now, figured I would finally sign up. I have learned a shit load for this forum. THX

06-27-2012, 6:01 PM
New member here coming from NoVA/D.C. area...I've been riding for only a year after getting a used '09 HD Iron883 that I just recently started customizing and choppin.

I kinda want a kicker bike, so I'm thinking about buildin another bike if a good project bike pops up for sale...I used to work on cars but now moved on to motorcycles.

I'm a Graphic/Web Designer by trade so I'm interested in combining my passion for bikes and art by making shirts and stuff...hope you guys don't mind if I post some designs here and there :)

here's my daily rider, all strutted up wreckin my back regularly


06-28-2012, 9:47 AM
In from Ireland here. After much deliberation went with a plain sportster as my base bike.
Plan is to get all the bolt ons on then take the brave step to hard tail it.
Not a mechanic type by any shot so Im here figuring out where you guys put all the electrics, hoses and fluid reserves etc. to get it clean looking.
Been here a while but only started posting recently.


06-30-2012, 9:38 AM
new comer from new mexico. im ryan. dig the site. been lurking/browsing for a bit. thanks for having me.

06-30-2012, 3:43 PM
What's up guys? Currently in Central Louisiana. Been out of the bike thing for a while and getting back into it. Here's some pics:

Age 13 on the Old Man's '68 XLCH drag bike:

1969 Tiger I never quite finished:

Workin on getting this shipped out here from California:

A good buddy of mine bought it after he got medically retired from the Army and then sold it to another Army buddy who owns a shop out there, so we're "keeping it in the family".

I'll tweak a few things here and there, but I dig it.

06-30-2012, 4:15 PM
Great site! choppin an 80 Ironhead. More to come.

07-01-2012, 3:47 AM
hey everyone.

new here, not to motor bikes.

here's my piece of crap I just sold to get an american scoot to chop.


07-02-2012, 4:37 PM
New here from Chicago, just bought an 09 883L, my first REAL bike. I am here to learn and meet cool people.

07-02-2012, 7:00 PM
new from the Atlanta area...new to motorcycles, actually...just picked up a new HD sportster 72

haven't been on a bike since I dislocated my hip smashing up a friend's '74 BMW in 1996

been into the rockabilly and punk scene for years so I guess that's why I gravitated to this site and the kindof bikes most of you build

maybe one day I'll get off my ass and learn how to get something built on my own that I truly want, but in the meantime my bike works just fine for me...just gonna figure out some styling tips from hanging around here, with any luck

I'm a firefighter locally, so half the guys I know ride, but most of em are old and fat and ride electra glides with tassels and shit all over em and can't comprehend why I bought a "girls bike"

oh well


07-02-2012, 7:14 PM
could not remember if I had done an intro or not so here we go..new here..pinstriper and shift knob painter..bikes are a 76 kz400 and a 71 xs650 thats in a million pieces right now

07-03-2012, 11:47 AM
thought i would finally post something instead of just looking around, been building cars for a lil over 20 years, own a little Fab shop http://www.boundbymetal.com new to bikes, i have 79 xs1100 and a vt500c redoing a bad frame job on the 500, making some bars, some sheet metal and paint work

07-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Just saying hello to everybody from Georgia USA. Riding a 2006 Saxon Black Crown, got over 105,000 miles on it and still love it as much as the day I bought it. I know every nut and bolt in it, but nope I didn't build it (my only regret). About to have my first cruiser back from my Dad (sold it to him a few years ago, and he just isn't able to ride anymore), so I will be starting my first chop once I get it back. Anyways, ride safe everybody.

07-05-2012, 1:04 PM
thks for a site where it doesnt matter what you ride.I have a 49pan i just got & a 2003 ironhorse i got for some money that was owed for some service will be getting it going 1st then on to the pan as the money comes in .I just moved back to just outside memphis tn in sommerville tn & i drive a truck over the road for hills bros out of omaha ne.if anyone is broke down & iam in area & can help i will do what i can i always got tools on trk & try & help a broke down brother if i can.Once again thks to the folks that got this site up & running & giving us a place to to talk to like minded people

07-05-2012, 1:27 PM
Was on here a while ago, back on now so reintroducing myself. Live in North East Dallas. Ride an 2004 twinkie springer chop. Just looking for local people who like to ride and wrench.

07-05-2012, 8:57 PM
Hello there, Kiddies!
Cheers from "hotter than Hell" Miami, Fl.
I've been creeping around this site for a bit now and finally decided to join up.
My current sled / work in progress is a stock 2008 XL 883 Custom that I finally grew the cojones to start working on. Changes are coming....
I love riding in fair weather, hot weather, cold weather(?), and yes even in the occasional torrential downpour (gotta love Florida). So if your in the great F.L.A. and need someone to cruise with, feel free to hit me up.
I'm happy to be here and I am looking forward to picking up some knowledge and skills while fraternizing with the bunch of you.


07-06-2012, 1:28 PM
^ NIce to see another South FL member right away.

I'm in West Palm Beach, FL. Picked up my second bike, a 1997 Honda Shadow VLX 600, that I'm going to chop.. or.. bobb? I've had the bike for about a week, and my buddy who sold it to me already chopped it. So I'm picking up the build from there. I know next to nothing about motorcycles in terms of building or working on them. But I'm pretty excited to pick up a project that will be challenging for me. This also seems to be the only site for bobbers thats actually active. Looks like a great forum. Looking forward to more posts!

07-07-2012, 11:15 PM
Hey guys, My name is Dustin I'm in Long Beach CA. Just getting started with motorcycles. I run a Bicycle shop and know that noobs can be irritating so I will try to refrain from asking terrible questions. Thanks for having me

07-08-2012, 5:37 PM
Names Vince. I'm new to the Harley stuff but have been around motorcycles my whole life. Was a Motorcycle messenger for years,Worked at a Suzuki dealer for 6 years, I ride a naked Hayabusa that is well broken in with 170K miles. I just started working at Evil Spirit Engineering.

07-09-2012, 5:24 AM
Hey All, I'm fairly newish to the forum world and stumbled across this site. I recently joined another but figured this one seems pretty sweet from the few threads I've found so far.

Born and bred in Sydney, I'm currently building a bobber from a Honda shadow 600. For the sake of not updating two progress threads, I will just post pics of the build when its nearing completion.

See ya around :cheersmate:

07-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Hey all! My name is Dave, I am a millwright (industrial mechanic) and painter by trade. I have had a fascination with old cars, bobbers and fabrication since I was a little kid. Hoping to learn a whole lot off of this forum. When I get some time I will download some of my stuff. I haven't had a custom bike yet but I helped a buddy hardtail his. 68 triumph, mount a sporty tank on it and fabricate fender struts. I helped my uncle build a 78 fx shovel with an 8+ front end and I scalloped the tank (the metal way) I used to ride a Honda but would like to build a bobber from something.

07-10-2012, 5:48 AM
hi all im dom im from england and have been into custom bikes all my life, i come from a family of bikers and bike builders, my mother used to build inline 4 chops back in the 70s and 80s,
ive built a few customs, some of which were street fighters, track bikes and cafes in currently working on 2 chops an xj600 and an xj900

07-10-2012, 10:40 AM
Ive been a member of chop cult for a while now just never really went on and looked around. I know it says a place for guys and Im lacking a member to be considered a guy but fuck it, I like to do guy things and the world has a major lack in women who like to build bikes and get their hands dirty. So it looks like im stuck hanging with the guys, hahaha!
This is my second build, my first being last years build a 1976 Cb360 bobber. As of right now I have the Xs 's motor completely apart and Im just waiting on my piston rings to come in. so while ive been waiting I been on a polishing frenzy!! These pictures are pre X-country trip (tried making it to Ca before I lost compression on one side, hence the rebuild)....Ill post picture of my middle of summer rebuild as soon as I get them uploaded to a computer.

07-10-2012, 10:41 AM
What's up everyone? My name is Trent. Most call me Ludo. Been riding for a couple years now. Currently I ride a 74 FXE or the 85 Sporty. The FXE is pretty much stock, but the Sporty is custom. Looking forward to getting to know some of you.

07-10-2012, 12:23 PM
Figured I should post my shit at some point hahaha

My names Evan, I live in a small farm town north of Pittsburgh PA. there isnt shit to do here haha. Its quiet though and close enough to every where to have some fun. about a half hour east of the Ohio border, About a half hour if you haul ass into the city.

Ive been fucking up bikes for most of my life. Dirtbikes, some old jap bikes, what ever I can afford.
Im 19 now and I have a 9 month old son. Probly not the most kosher situation but I love every minute of it. The lil dude is absolutely hestirical and hes a damn blast to be around. It amazing how fast they grow haha.

I ride a 2001 V star 650 right now. Its for sure not what I want, but I got it off an old hippy kind of cat for 500 bucks. I kinda felt like i stole it haha. I stripped some shit off, put some shit on, jetted it and welded some pipes. Its not a radical chop but it deffinetly isnt stock. Its just kind of my own, ya dig?

Im not about stripping the fenders off and cutting the chrome and raking the front end. Shits just kind of gottin done as it needed too. Its not radical, but its what i got and it gets ridden more than any stock harley thats for sure.

So any ways, thats kind of me in a nutshell man. If anyones around my area and looking to ride just send me a message man! Im always down for a cruise. And if any of you make towards ohio, then ill catch you cats at the getdown!

later dudes

07-11-2012, 7:16 PM
Hey Guys,

I've been creeping around here for a while and I've finally got some time to upload some pics and write this bio: A little about me, I'm Dan from Auburn, Oh. I finished my '75 CB750F Cafe last year and have been riding the shit out of it. This was my first bike build, Ive built a couple cars in the past but never had as much fun as I do with my Honda. I do fabrication and machining day to day for a little shop in Chardon. My most recent endeavor is Calculated Custom Metal Works, a small CNC plasma cutting business that I've been wanting to start for a decade now and at last have found the means to.
I write a fabrication blog calculatedcustom.blogspot.com related to the start up of my business as well as tips and tricks for home builders. This site seems to have a lot to offer and I plan on contributing to the Japanese and the Fabrication threads. Thanks for taking a look. Later!


07-12-2012, 5:59 PM
Whats going on fellas? They call me Steve Beard, im hoping to get back to work on my ironhead rebuild soon. The accumulation of tools and projects has left me with no space in my 1 car garage right now. All the extra room I had is taken up by some items I picked up at a liquidation sale such as a Syncrowave 250, 12in lathe, and bridgeport mill that I decided to pull apart and restore.

Here is a pic of the garage before the lathe and teardown of the mill

<a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc215/ssepe16/?action=view&amp;current=P1010246.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc215/ssepe16/P1010246.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

A mock up pic after I picked up a ness springer from the 70's, I not entirely sure if I want to rake the frame yet or not. I have to see what it looks like when everything is installed. Im still on the hunt for a Invader for the front that will fit in between that springer.

and hear is a pic of the springer

<a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc215/ssepe16/?action=view&amp;current=ness_springer_002.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc215/ssepe16/ness_springer_002.jpg" border="0" alt="ness_springer_002"></a>

07-12-2012, 7:42 PM
Cool project man. I hope you have 3-phase power in your garage to spool up those machines.

07-12-2012, 9:11 PM
Yes that is indeed a problem at my current shop...aka the garage. Im looking into getting 220 run to the garage and using a phase converter. The welder is currently set up to run on 480 I believe but can be set up to run off of 220.

07-13-2012, 10:28 AM
Hey all, newby in NW WI here. Got a couple CB750's in the works. Found this site a while ago, figured I should say hey.

07-13-2012, 2:19 PM
How's it going all.
My name is Jeremiah, I own an 07 Dyna Streetbob. Been living in La Mesa for about two years, before that I was in LA where I moved in 09 after I got out of the navy after 7 years stationed in Hawaii.

07-17-2012, 8:35 PM
Hi, my name is Frank. I bought this shovelhead in January. I worked on it until the race season started, then my focus (time and money) changed to my cars. I finally got tired of seeing it neglected in the corner of the shop and ordered some more stuff for it this week. I'm hoping that being a part of this forum will help keep me motivated to finish it.

How it looked when I got it.
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo75/96charger/Harley/407549_2691223393015_1029415189_4712997_1393379954 _n.jpg

This is pretty much what it looks like now, plus some Biltwell Tracker bars.

07-17-2012, 9:01 PM
I don't have a project, but I fund my husband's (jinkzd). I am not just here to promote the agenda in the junk pile, I am also the resident photographer and financial backer, lol

07-19-2012, 2:27 PM
hey guys im apehangerjohn from across the pond on the isle of man uk i run a2003 roadking that is a on going project ,hardtail sportster and starting a dropseat framed sportster will put photos up over the next few days ride hard... stay lucky !!!

07-19-2012, 7:08 PM
Been lurking for a few weeks. Figured it's time to step out of the shadows. Gotta say this is about the most kick-ass site I've come across.

07-19-2012, 8:06 PM
New to the forum from New Jersey. Just beginning to build my '03 HD 1200 custom. Only pic is my avatar, still on softail frame. Will be my first garage built death trap. I am sure it won't be the last.

07-20-2012, 4:20 AM
G'day folks,

New here, name's Troy. From western Sydney, Australia. Currently riding: '96 883 Sporty. Fuckin with it Monday to Friday. Tearin up miles on the weekends. Currently building: '71 BSA A65 powered bobber, hard tail frame, 35mm Sporty front end. On 4 wheels 54 International Pick Up waiting for a 360 Chrysler to go in and a Slant 6 powered Hambster. Keeps me busy in the shed.

Into tunes too. Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and bits and pieces of everything else decent.

Anyway nice to meet yas. Look forward to the mayhem.

07-20-2012, 4:24 PM
Hello, from Thee Holy Salt Lake City. Can't wait to eventually sell my car and start up an old bonneville project. Don't have nearly the resources most of you do, but I plan on putting a lot of sweat and tears into it. Any advice on cost effective ways to build would be appreciated. Basically looking at taking a mechanics class at the local community college just to have access to equipment and such. Cheers

07-20-2012, 4:41 PM
Guess I'll do the intro thing. I've been riding nearly all my life and haven't killed myself yet. My scoot of choice nowadays is a '81 Ironhead that's a rat on the outside but internally in great shape. I am the anti-chrome and refuse to polish or wax anything.

07-21-2012, 4:00 PM
Been lurking around the forum for quite some time. Forum is a great source of info. I am a sheet metal fabricator by trade so having a motorcycle to tinker with due to my limited space just seemed to fit. For my project i went with a 67 Triumph T100r. Been a blast so far. Hopefully i can keep everyone posted with my project and pick up some pointers along the way

07-21-2012, 9:05 PM
Hey everybody, my name is Mason Burke, im 20 years old, from Nova Scotia Canada. A little backround about my experience with bikes, got my first quad when I was just 4 years old, then 2 years later I got my first dirtbike and raced them at the local track up until i was about 16, then got into cars and chicks and stopped racing unfortuneately haha. Soon after I bought my first streetbike, a cbr 600rr (a dumb decision). I had that for a year or so then sold it and started riding my fathers bikes, he had a Shadow at the time, a 750 I believe (could be wrong) , then a bit more recently he picked up a Suzuki Boulavard m109, and I spent alot of time riding that. I now have alot of my skateboard friends riding bikes that they built so now I decided its time I get a real man's bike, and Im going to tackle my first build. I am currently across the country working in Alberta so I havent actually picked up a bike yet but im thinking it will be an XS650, and I expect to have alot of questions, thus here I am, joining the Chop Cult forum!

07-23-2012, 5:57 PM
Hi my name is Jason I live in MN have a motorcycle and am not very cool.

07-23-2012, 6:27 PM
What's up everyone. My name is Dick...yeah DICK. Feel free to tell me to "not be a dick"...haha.
I have built a few bikes and I am currently building another. Funny thing is I have never gotten my bike license. I built a gs850 and didn't quite finish it before I traded it off when my baby was born. Then I finished a gs550 with a jockey shift and suicide clutch but never went and got my license and traded it off before spring rolled out. I have recently picked up a new project and made a lot of progress on it so far. Its a nighthawk 700. So far I stripped it down, added a cb650 tank , drag bars, custom seat, custom fender , stripped off all the gay shit and minimalized the wiring.
I love bikes and I have ridden dirt bikes since I was little so I am looking forward to getting in the wind.
Oh and my purpose for coming here is I am on TCU and its a good group of guys but I seen the revenge run video and I wondered if I for in better over here.

07-23-2012, 7:19 PM
Heres a bit of an intro: my name is Bruce, I live in Canada. My next project is my old XJ 650. Ive had this bike for nearly twenty years and it keeps sticking around. Its taken me all over and gone through an engine.

The XJ looked like a Prince fart when I got it, complete with monster Vetter fairing. That was fun until the radio broke and the speakers started to sound like frying bacon. Since then it has been slowly stripped down and altered. I figure it was time to class this little work horse up a bit.

While I was pulling out of the shed, my no numbers hardtail frame made an appearance. I stuffed it back under the tarps, next time, next time. Ill have to take a pic of the tank I got with that rolling pile of madness, its a peanut with a snake slithering through a skull.


07-23-2012, 8:04 PM
little intro... 32 years old ready to jump onto new chapter of my motorcycle, 1st was a susuki 125cc X-4, then an 03 gsxr1000, also suzuki ltz400, all gone just recently sold my old honda civic now have a little cash to buy a good used bike to build me a bobber,..

what would you guys recommend as a good starting point...?

what i have in mind at the moment is building a honda vlx600, simple black and nothing but the essential parts or less...

something in this
,, http://d-club-jp.net/wp/wp-content/gallery/narrow01/s-DSC_0129.jpg

this will be my first build and i cant say i'm a fabricator, but i consider my self a quick learner and have some basic tools along with a mig welder and some china made tools here and there...

i'm open to suggestion on whats a good bike to start with, thanks for having a great site and i have a lot of reading to do here....

07-24-2012, 11:18 AM
Hi My name is Deebz, I live in Victoria B.C. Canada,,,,,got a couple bikes and gonna have a couple dozen more. Here's what I have at the moment, 91 HD FXR and an 03 Honda Hornet 919 hooligan Jap mobile., both works in progress.

07-25-2012, 1:16 PM
Been lurkin for a while, thought I'd do an intro. My name is D, same as my Dad so, Mom called me Little D, kinda stuck. Anyways, been ridin since 5 or 6 and am now 52.

07-25-2012, 9:10 PM
name's louie, have a 1999 xl883c with thunderstorm heads, buell cylinders and pistons. n4 cam, s&s super e, bassani side cuts, and a crane hi4... its quick.. takes me to work, school and the skatepark just fine..

07-26-2012, 4:59 PM
My name is Chris and I'm from Pasadena CA. Got a 71 Triumph bonny hard-tail that is fun when it runs, and can be a bitch when she wants to be.

Hope to learn more about my machine as well as Harley's without making an ass of myself.

07-26-2012, 5:12 PM
Been lurkin for a while, thought I'd do an intro. My name is D, same as my Dad so, Mom called me Little D, kinda stuck. Anyways, been ridin since 5 or 6 and am now 52.

Welcome "D"...Time flys when your havin fun doesn't it?!

07-27-2012, 12:01 AM
Hey dudes I'm new to Chop Cult but not new to the the online motorcycling world.

I'm life long motorcyclist, a vet, opinionated, often sarcastic and an amateur everything. (that reads professional nothing I think)

I weld worst than I write but does not stop me from continuing to try both. I just rode From Columbus to California on this no front brake, no speedo, hard-tail 10 foot long XS650 because I was not sure I had paid enough chopper dues yet. LOL I like extremes and extreme people. I run http://www.oldbikebarn.com and dig hard on Jap Choppers, bobbers an Cafe Racers. Jap haters please don't bother. If it has 2 wheels and you ride and wrench on it it can be made on mars for all I care. I love all things with 2 wheels and a motor and own American, Japanese an European bikes.

I don't do much forum stuff anymore since Facebook ate my life... but once I met Bill and McGoo and I saw the code of conduct on Chop Cult included "don't be a douche" I had to join.

I know a little about a lot, but really I'm just a dude who loves bikes and parts so I'll see where I can help out a long the way.

Cheers -Bear (Screen name Eloso because some douche took my name first) LOL


07-27-2012, 8:54 AM
Thank you BK, ya seams like yesterday I was hittin the 30 mark, lol.

07-27-2012, 12:19 PM
Hello I am new to Chop Cult. So far this site has been really helpful. I live in springfield IL. feel free to say hi especially if you are from around my area. Always looking for other chopper lovers to ride with.


07-27-2012, 4:56 PM
hey my name is shawn reed. i run a small paint shop in east tennessee. i also do alot of bike work there. in my spare time i build one off tattoo machines. in the winter i do alot of blacksmithing. i love to trade. i will trade on anything. don't really know what else to put

07-27-2012, 8:08 PM
hello laddies and gentledudes. been meaning to join the site for a long time, ever since that other site banned the japs. i dont discriminate on nationality, i just hate the stupid ones. my names J Ryan out of Nashville TN originally from Daytona. have nothing to add at this time, just figured id get the intro knocked out.

07-27-2012, 8:10 PM
I'm Saint. I ride an 07 Honda shadow bobber. Live in Corona CA. Spend a lot of time in Westminster CA. Pretty neat site! I think I'll be spending a bit of time on here.

07-28-2012, 8:57 PM
Hi, My name is george and I started riding (dirtbikes) in October of 2010 in the mountains of another country on the other side of the world and fell in love with it. The scars of learning are still there and since I tore apart my first jap or whoever makes "nitsu" bike ive fallen in love with it. I have a Vstar 650 and my wife has an xj650.

If your in wilmington, nc let me know!


and this evening I did this

:kill: :asshat:

when i shot myself in the ass by taking apart the place where the throttle cables connect to my carb when i cleaned the carbs....now the spring is not acting accordingly.

08-04-2012, 1:37 AM
Hi I am Brian. I live in Jersey City, NJ. I'm working on an xs650 right now that I actually found in the classifieds here. I probably won't check the boards everyday but uh, hold me.

08-04-2012, 7:25 PM
I am David from San Luis Obispo, Ca. I ride a Sportster with street tracker type mods. It has some performance work done as well. While I dig the bike, as I have been searching for parts and find sites like Lowbrow, Licks, Biltwell, etc. And various builder sites; I have developed a craving for something lower. We will see where the journey takes me, but thus site seems a lot cooler than some others out there.


08-05-2012, 8:08 PM
What's up everyone -

Sticking to the rules and making a proper intro, even though I've been lurking here for a few months.

I moved around a lot as a kid, but spent my adolescence in southern Orange County, CA. Life dropped me off in southeastern PA, and I've been here for almost 18 years.

I love the talent, style and craftsmanship here at CC.

08-06-2012, 11:25 AM
FNG right here, deployed at the moment but here to represent GA!

08-06-2012, 9:33 PM
Hey I'm new here just checkin' out what every body is doin' Trying to have a good time

08-07-2012, 4:24 AM
Hi all, names Dinnertimedave, escaped the city, now living in South Lincolnshire in the U.K. Lots of flat roads and potato fields :) Got a T140 as a daily ride, rebuilding a T120 chop which I've owned for 33 years and my old Shovel. Drive a truck when I need to earn some cash, otherwise do my own thing in my shop :cool:
Came across this site by accident, glad I did, the British forums are getting a little lame :eek:

08-07-2012, 12:19 PM
Hey everyone. My name is Mike. I joined chop cult in August of 2010 but haven't posted until now. Just wanted to say hello to everyone.

08-07-2012, 12:25 PM
I'm James, new to the CC from chattanooga, TN anyone that rides skateboards/motorcycles hit me up if they're in town i work at our local skatepark and am down to shred/ride in the beautiful tennessee valley anytime.:cheersmate:

08-07-2012, 5:55 PM
Hey from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I used to work on drag cars, but bikes have my attention right now. I must have watched The Wild Angels too many times. I love the 60's/70's style bikes. I just bought an 84 XLX (it was what I could afford) and am in the process of modding it and getting it road worthy. Oh and if anyone here digs rock and roll, I play guitar in a heavy psychedelic garage band called The Boss Mustangs. That's me. Ok, bye.

08-07-2012, 8:10 PM
Hello from Mason, Michigan (just south of Lansing.) My chopping/customizing experience comes from growing up with a father and stepfather who both owned Sportsters and Shovelheads, working in my step-father's welding shop from the time i was a little kid until i graduated from college, and owning bikes since i was a toddler.

I bought a 883 Sportster, new, in 1997. Immediately did the 1200 conversion, and a couple years after that, raked the frame, installed 10" longer front tubes, lowered the rear end, and added a "hippie" sissy-bar and about 30 different handlebars! (I will try to attach a pic of the Sportster here.)

Since the time I was about 8, my Dad has owned a 72 SuperGlide...always LOVED that bike, riding alongside him for 25 years, and starting it for him often. (he was a little guy, and joked that he needed to find a fat girl to start his bike for him...turns out, i was usually the fat girl!). I painted my Sportster Orange, like his SuperGlide, and they looked very good going down the road together.

About 3 years ago, Dad was diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a carpenter and worked with his hands, even after he retired (his hobby was the same as his job-lucky!), and it sucked to see him eventually lose the use of his hands, etc. A year before he died, he called me and told me to come over and take the SuperGlide home...it was mine, now...he wanted to be able to see me own it while he was still around....a very happy/sad day. So now, I ride is SuperGlide, and won't do much customizing on it, since I want to keep it exactly the way he was when he rode it. (SuperGlide pic is my profile pic.)

Anyway, I stumbled upon this sight when looking online on where to find a pair of red-lensed KD sunglasses. I have worn them for years, but always wanted a red pair. Found out that KD had discontinued making them (red lenses make green lights look weird.) Anyway, a member of this forum told someone else that he had a pair that he'd sell him, a year or 2 ago. I joined and sent him a PM, asking if he still had them (and if he'd sell them.) He did, and told me to just send him a few bucks for shipping...glasses were free. Holy Shit...very cool move/guy. Told me everyone needed to get something free sometimes, and that I'd probably be willing to help someone else out with something they needed. How often do you run across someone who thinks/behaves like that?

So anyway, Hi everyone! Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to the forums and get to "online know" some of you guys!

Eric (EggertDeggert)[IMG]http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t500/EggertDeggert/DadEricandOlOrange.jpg


08-07-2012, 8:15 PM
Great short story. The circle of life continues. Welcome to the board!

08-07-2012, 8:43 PM
heh, thanks. yeah, sorry about the length. (damn, i wish i've had to say that to a woman, EVER!) :)

08-08-2012, 3:54 PM
Kinda been lingering here for a bit. Been over at the JJ for a while. I'm from Northern CA but have been living in New Orleans for the past year. I gotta 1964 TR6SC which I rebuilt over the last 3 years. Of course it's a never ending process but it's definitely ride able. Couple of changes with it in the near future. Always on the quest to learn how things work so what better way than to build an old British bike.


And a vid of me being my usual spazzy self (first time firing it up after I rebuilt the motor). And one of the bike out in the desert on the cross country move.

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08-09-2012, 6:37 AM
Hey, I'm Doesburg. Been lurking for a couple years. I'm 21, from a town called Scarborough in NSW, Australia. I ride an old shovel, it's pretty dodge. It's my daily ride to and from school and work.


08-09-2012, 7:33 AM
Hey Doesy, do you run that Flesh & Gear tumblr? I've seen that bike before.

08-09-2012, 7:47 AM
Nope, I'm ghostofaloser

08-11-2012, 11:06 AM

Been off a bike for 15 years and just one last February and I'm hooked again! I bought a 1100 V Star and love it, now I would love to build a chopper/bobber but not sure what type of bike to look for.
Cash is tight right now and I don't want to chop the V Star so I was leaning for a metric to chop.
I'm 50 years young and I have a ton of ideas to put into a bike I love getting my hands dirty and look forward to learn a lot from this forum!

Thanks to one and all

Keith :cheersmate:


08-11-2012, 11:51 PM
Hi all,
Noob on here, been on a couple other forums, they may have some good info, but they seem to be a bunch a whiny little bitches with sensitive feelings - not like any of the bikers I know.

I'm in Bakersfield, CA been off of bikes for almost 20 years due to family and crappy jobs. Now I have a good job and the youngest is off to college in the fall.

I currently have a 68 XLH Sportster thats chopped (Bought it in Jan) and a 70 Honda CL450 chopper(Bought it in Apr) . I kinda jumped in with both feet and surprised my OL. you'ld think after 20 years she should figger it out. When she bitched about the Sporty my Dad asked her "Why'd you marry a biker if you don't like Harleys?" She likes Harleys just not me on 'em. Oh well too bad, so sad. It's kind of in my blood. My dad rode a knuck to high school, my Grandpa had a flattie, and my Great Grandpa rode a J model that got sold at auction back in the '70s when we were still trying to save the farm.
Anyway the Sporty has title issues, :banghead:and I got the Honda off a friend that passed away shortly after I bought it:banghead:. Went to get plates last week and realized Rick never signed the title before he passed- title issues suck! Now I just need plates and the F150 can go in the back yard and the Camry can go in the garage until the OL needs to go somewhere.
Sorry for the long post but I'm at work on lunch and needed to vent. It was 109 today so I keep getting into 120+ degree trucks and I just want to go for a ride!!!!!!!!!

08-12-2012, 7:29 AM
Hey everybody - New ChopCult member here. My name is Dave. I've been lurkin' for a few months now and thought it was about time to do the intro thing and get rid of that damn pink unicorn! I guess I'm a harley guy but I like everything Chopped or Custom as long as it's cool. I'm a Machinist by trade and have well over 35 years of experiance. I have a build under way and hope to post pics as soon as I can get all that figured out. Anyway, I guess this is where intros go so I don't want to get to far ahead of myself. C'ya all later when I bust that cherry and get my first real post out of the way -

08-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Finally signed up here, and figure I should intro.

After a few years, and two moves cross country, I finally got my Norton back together, and it's been my main ride since.


Other bikes include the CB175 cafe/racer you see in the backround, and an 02 bonneville that recently had the rear section cut off. Look for a thread on that transformation in the next couple months.

08-13-2012, 2:59 PM
First post on the cult, introducing myself. I'm Frank from Quebec, Canada and I can't get off the classifieds section more than 10 minutes.

Other than that, i'm currently working on a 1200 Sporty build. I plan on making it rigid this winter with many more mods. Will look here pretty often I guess...

See you

08-13-2012, 6:21 PM
ive been reading along for a little bit but this is my first official post as a registered member. Im jesse from Philly, im a full time photographer, and my friends call me JamBox. Love all the old bikes on here, my grandad rode an Indian, my dad still rides his chopper he built in the 70s, and i grew up riding dritbikes. This fall im hoping to transition into road riding . oh, and that shooter emoji looks pretty cool :kill:

08-13-2012, 8:35 PM
Hey i'm new. My name is Tommy. I am from San Diego. I'm 24. I am a mechanic at a nissan dealer. I just bought the new sporty 72. I am mostly interested in riding the bike which is why i opted for a new bike rather than building something. I have a lot of other stuff going on that takes priority right now but this thing is the perfect platform for me to just mod it and keep going. So I'll be on here trying to figure out as much as i can. Here is my collection of machinery.



Rebuilding that wreck ^

08-15-2012, 9:00 PM
I'm Jordan, I've been lurking around these boards for a while and just decided to sign up. I have a Sportster that I'm debating chopping or selling for a bigger bike like a shovelhead to chop. I'm 6'3" so I may need a bigger bike. Anyways I hope to learn a lot from the boards and have some fun.

^^By the way, bad ass S13^^

08-17-2012, 2:33 AM
Hi guys.
Dave from England here.

I'm chopping up my xs650 at the moment and haviing fun with it, hard tails welded on, tanks mounted, tree's and forks are shaved. Thinking about the seat and rear fender now.

I have been looking at the forum and there is lots of good advice one it.
I can only say the TC Bros hard tails are a pile of crap, there has to be better things out there.

08-20-2012, 2:39 PM
Lafayette, LA checking in. After looking around the forum, I think I found my new hang out. If any scoots wanna get together and make a block, let me know, Im always game.

08-24-2012, 7:29 PM
New to the site and just trying to find people that think alike. Here are some pics of my ride and it might not look like it but it rides like a dream.....a hard a$$ dream but it rides awesome.


It's an 81 Iron Head that for now is full rigid. Been running it for three years now and this winter it's all coming apart to add a removable rear fender/seat and possibly a sidecar. I've got the side car built out of wood (easy to cut and screw together for pattern).

I know some people don't like the rat-bikes but like woman...if we all wanted the same one the world would be a rough place.

08-25-2012, 11:54 AM
whats up from Caglary, Alberta, Canada...

building a 81 xs650 bobber up with a ardcore choppers hardtail.
also joined for the classifieds&managed to pick up a 86 sporty evo from Virginia, going down to pick it up on monday morning from Montana.

08-28-2012, 12:54 AM
New here in Scottsdale,AZ from Glendale, AZ. my name is john and been ridding dirtbikes my whole life. Got my first bike 2 years ago 95 Honda VLX. trying to do a cafe/bobber/thing to it but its VERY slow going cuz its my daily AND I live in an apartment. but the main goal is to make it low, lean, and mean.1st pic is the day i got it. last is now.

08-28-2012, 4:28 AM
New here in Scottsdale,AZ from Glendale, AZ. my name is john and been ridding dirtbikes my whole life. Got my first bike 2 years ago 95 Honda VLX. trying to do a cafe/bobber/thing to it but its VERY slow going cuz its my daily AND I live in an apartment. but the main goal is to make it low, lean, and mean.1st pic is the day i got it. last is now.

hey man, im from AZ too, friend request sent....

08-28-2012, 10:08 AM
New here but not new to building, riding, and chopping.
I'm choppersprocket on TCU and Hondachopper.
I have a fairly well equipped machine/fabrication shop that supports motorcycle and drag racing both cars and bikes.
My daily driver is a '72 Honda CB836 chopper survivor from the mid 70s. I have a '78 CB750 also that I use for a test bed for new products.
Other projects on the table are: CB400A trike (for my wife), CB650 digger that's half finished, XS1100 needs some freshen up and a sidecar, and a twin motor dragbike using 2 SOHC Hondas @ 1064cc each.... with a blower.

Well, gotta get back to work. Need to clear some bikes (titled frames and motors) from US Customs so I can title and sell them. I'm towing them in a trailer behind my chopper! Best work truck ever!!!

08-28-2012, 2:33 PM
Hey guys, my name is Tony. I am in asheville nc. I have a 02 883 xlc. you guys are a total inspiration. I am gonna start making my bike my own. If theres any 33ers around here hit me up.

08-28-2012, 8:11 PM
Hey everybody my name is Jeff. I'm from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. I have an 03 Yamaha vstar as a daily rider and a 56 triumph t110 project. Its good to see the awesome work everyone's doing.

08-30-2012, 5:44 PM
First post here. Adam, I'm in Mesa, AZ. I'm an auto mechanic. I have a VLX I ride around daily and a corpse of an '81 CB650 that I need to get rid of so I can start on a new project.

09-01-2012, 2:08 PM
What's up fellas! I been frequenting the site but still relatively new. Appreciate it! Thanks again from MIAMI.

09-01-2012, 2:40 PM
Hey there, new guy from Oshawa Ontario area.
I've got a bad case of sportster fever, and naturally that has brought me to this site.
Here's a picture of my ride.

09-02-2012, 2:55 AM
Hi all, I'm a New Zealander living in Australia at the mo, got a kick only shovel, daily runner, ride that fucker to work rain, hail or shine, when the weekend rolls around I tie my swag and flyrod to it and ride the shit out of it some more

09-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Hey all,

Longtime lurker, first time poster here and I am still searching/saving up for my first bike. Thanks for having such a helpful and respectful forum! Most of the stuff I've seen here makes me really itch to get a bike, really learn to ride, then start modifying.

About me: Professional snowboard instructor in the winter, utilities locator in the summer. I've wrenched a bit on all the trucks I've owned doing routine maintenance and some simple modifications. I really want to get into more difficult/in-depth wrenching/modification and motorcycles inspire me to do so!

Thanks again for being around to help the new guys out!


09-02-2012, 1:09 PM
Just checking in as asked to by the Owners/Admins. I'm a Triumph guy at heart and building up a 1965 650cc T120R Classic Rigid Bobber from the bottom up. The forums look great and I loved the basic rules I received in my first email. I really liked the fact of tell it like it is and call BS the BS it is but politely if possible. Here is a pic of my Project Bike. Looking forward to reading more of all of the great tech tips in the American and British Bike Sections.

It is not what you ride but that you ride that counts the most and no matter what you ride we are all brothers and sisters in the wind.

09-02-2012, 4:03 PM
Hello, New guy to CC here from KCK, Im an automation/procces tech. And a Navy vet (still a weekend warrior) I am also an MMI grad and a former HD tech. I have had a slew of old Iron heads, xs650's, and other old metric machines, Currently riding a mostly stock XS650 and chopping a T140 triumph.

09-02-2012, 7:41 PM
New to the CC. Figure i will give a little info to start. Live in TN. Proud owner of a 1966 Triumph Chopper and a 1976 Ironhead. Def a beginner and know very little besides how to keep these two running well enough to ride the piss out of em. Will be looking for alot of info this winter...I believe the Ironhead will be going under the knife...it is way past due. Looking forward to learning from you all. PEACE!

09-02-2012, 7:51 PM
The first sticky at the top is for intro's. post some pics of those bikes and welcome.

09-02-2012, 8:01 PM
New to the CC. Figure i will give a little info to start. Live in TN. Proud owner of a 1966 Triumph Chopper and a 1976 Ironhead. Def a beginner and know very little besides how to keep these two running well enough to ride the piss out of em. Will be looking for alot of info this winter...I believe the Ironhead will be going under the knife...it is way past due. Looking forward to learning from you all. PEACE!

09-02-2012, 8:03 PM

09-02-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm sorta new here. Been lurking for a couple of years now, but never had much to say. So today after two years, I started my '80 Ironhead up after just finishing putting it together. Here's an obligatory pic:


09-02-2012, 10:33 PM
Hello peasantry,
been on the JJ , have a Shovel S+S delkron electroglide and in the mean time working on a project 1924 Indian scout custom .....I said CUSTOM!!!
I like chicks ,country music ,heavy metal, beer and my favorite colour is that pink colour ya see some times ......if ya lucky

09-03-2012, 5:11 PM
Howdy y'all. GB here; old guy, been riding since the mid '70s, started on a 450, moved up to a chopped 650 BSA then to HD in '81, nothing to prove. 7 bikes in the barn; 3 shovels, 2 twincams, 1 evo bagger and a sportster in a pear tree...

09-03-2012, 5:29 PM
I have been on here for a while but never post, have been on/off the JJ for years. I am mostly into pre unit Triumphs. I like a lot of different bikes but also into v8 engines too. My shop specializes in Triumph engines, and I am am friends with a lot of people on here already.
As far as posting technical info I usually stop myself because sometimes my experience interferes with what other experts believe, so rather than get involved in an internet shouting match I will just log off.
I am also collecting parts to build a 1955 T100R, and a Triumph Grand Prix based 500cc to run at El Mirage and Bonneville.
Dan Druff

09-03-2012, 6:47 PM

doing research to buy my first bike in a couple months
will be using this site for info


09-03-2012, 6:50 PM
Hello my names Jim. I'm a chopaholic; it has been one day since I last chopped on a motorcycle.

09-03-2012, 7:55 PM
my name is carlton ive been using this forum for about a week now so i guess i need to write an intro
im a mechanic and welder by trade but i build cars and bikes for fun right now i have two bikes one is a gs450 and the other is a cb750 check out my build thread in the jap. bikes page look forward to meeting a few people and getting some much needed advice on shit i dont know

09-03-2012, 11:20 PM
My name is Ignacio. I live in Boston's Northshore, and I ride year round.

09-04-2012, 1:17 PM
What's up Chop Cult,
My name's Zach and I'm a design student out in Pittsburgh. Been lurking on the site for about a year and I've learned a lot. Purchased a CB350 a while back to screw around with, but have since gotten rid of it as a 68' mercury cougar takes priority in the garage. I know how much all of you love stupid questions so ill keep those to myself. I do intend to keep learning the best I can though, which is why i thought it was about damn time I signed up for the forums. Thanks for havin me, I look forward to talkin with all you guys.


09-04-2012, 2:42 PM
Old, but new here. I've lurked here for a while, and have been meaning to sign up. I'm also one of the guys coming over from the JJ in case it gets too weird over there. I use the same name everywhere I go, JJ, The Horse Board, Brit Bike, even my eBay seller name, 'cept here they made me take the periods out. Normally M.O.Ther.

I started riding in the spring of '65 and started chopping the winter of '66-'66. Down below somewhere is a pic of me and my first Harley, a '48 EL. My first job in the motorcycle industry was as a BSA wrench, just before they started putting the oil in the frames. After that I've mostly been a parts guy, first at an indy shop and later at several Harley dealerships. My job went away when the economy tanked 3-4 years ago, so I collected unemployment for 99 weeks, then called myself retired.

For a guy my age, I have too many project bikes. I have a panhead, two shovelheads, several pre-unit Triumphs, several A65 BSAs, and a couple Matchless. I did the math the other day and figured that if I could finish one a year, then at the end I'd be trying to kickstart a freshly rebuilt but not yet tuned bike with 80 year old knees. I'll put a pic of the shovelhead I've been working on most recently below.

For riding, I have an '01 cop bagger that the OL likes 'cause it's cushy, and a mild custom Evo Sportster, that's a blast to ride around town. I sold my last "cool" non-project bike a while ago, a '37 U bobber. It and the sportster will be below as well.

And, I'l long winded. Partially because I do this from a computer, not a phone. Mostly... My dad used to tell me that if someone asked me for the time, I'd tell them how to build a watch. It's inate.

<a href="http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/?action=view&amp;current=1968.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/1968.jpg" border="0" alt="48 in 68"></a>

<a href="http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/?action=view&amp;current=78proto2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/78proto2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/?action=view&amp;current=37send.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/37send.jpg" border="0" alt="my \'37 U Bobber"></a>

<a href="http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/sportster/?action=view&amp;current=xl12.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/m_o_ther/sportster/xl12.jpg" border="0" alt="BARS &amp;amp; RISERS"></a>

09-04-2012, 2:54 PM

09-04-2012, 3:34 PM
Well here I am I guess. JJ just went stupid and probably will remain as such with the new Moderators. TR is full of mainly Posers. I did a post earlier but just wanted to update my status.

Off to search for Tech Tips for my Vintage Rigid. :)

09-04-2012, 8:47 PM
Hey Chop Cult! I'm Fred from Winnipeg Canada. I currently ride an 83 BMW R100RS built as a cafe. Lowered, murdered out, chopped down Dunstall mufflers, KLX 250 signals, Alpha electronic ignition, Harley XLCR tail. Avid Kawasaki KZ 1000 enthusiast and builder, currently building an 82 KZ 1000 ltd with 74 mm pistons, smooth bore mikunis, 410 cams and a 4:1. Lowered front end, 18 inch aluminum 40 spoke rear, mx style bars. Also on the list of shit to do is my 77 KZ 1000 street race bike, with YZF 600 swing arm and YZF 600 front end. Plans are APE bigblock 1395cc with agressive drag cams and mikuni 44's. Hope to learn lots from the chop gurus here, and provide advice where I can. Feel free to hit me up for tech help if needed, I know I will be asking and searching my share, so it's only fair I contribute back to fellow riders! Cheers!

09-05-2012, 7:05 AM
Fairly new here. Engulfed in the killer classified deals. No money can buy respect and style I get from busted knuckles and welding burns!

09-05-2012, 8:01 AM
I'm new too. Didn't see this or I would have posted sooner.
Love bikes and custom bikes of all flavors. It's not what you ride, it's that you ride.
Hope to contribute when I can.

Phil in CT

09-05-2012, 2:09 PM
Noob from Nashville, TN and I am also a chopoholic

09-05-2012, 6:50 PM
Hey I'm Ben from Illinois. Been lurking here for a long time. Probably about time I post somthing I have cb450 and a cb750 project.

09-05-2012, 7:03 PM
Hi All,

I'm in England, half way between Manchester and Liverpool, got a Merch 131 engined drop seat softail (german HPU frame), couple of old Ducatis, while my 'work in progress' projects are a Moto Guzzi Cali Cafe Racer, a rigid evo chop with a 127 El Bruto motor and my latest money pit.. a 79 XL1000, the engineof which is going into a Norton featherbed rep frame. Keeps me busy.. oh and I have a half share in a drag bike too.


09-05-2012, 9:38 PM
New to this site, but not to a few of the members I see reading through the posts. My mane is Lee, but I have went by the nickname Heretic for over 20 years, so I like to use it as a username whenever possible (bad memory, so it is about all I can remember)

I have been riding bikes since the late 80s. My first was a honda 550, when I was 15. Then a honda CB 750 SS, and I finally moved up to a chopped triumph when I was 18, and bought my first harley when I was 20. Been addicted every since
I spent about 17 years as a professional engine and race car builder. After my late wife passed away (she was 36 years old) I needed a change, and started messing with bikes professionally... Now I am a greasy bike mechanic, with a few machines hidden in the corner.
I have a great woman , who supports my "habits", a young daughter, who thinks bikes are cool, and a garage full of tools...everything a man could want

but I will always be a horsepower junkie

09-06-2012, 7:27 AM
Greetings and salutations fellow Chop Cultists, this is my re intro. Kind of like an inmate being released back into society, I have returned to the beloved Chop Cult, though I was never actually away so to say. My real name is Will, and I'm in Oklahoma City. I am not new here, nor is this my first post. I've been here for a few years, though most of you know me as Starwolf. I'm just a poor boy, with limited tools, a crappy old motorcycle, and a dream. I currently ride and tinker, more tinkering than riding, a 1969 Triumph Trident 750cc (3 Cylinder) I honestly didn't really know what I was getting myself into some 3 years ago, with this damned old thing, but I've had no regrets. My dream is to be able to ride it wherever it decides to take me, someday. I am a firm believer that a guys motorcycle reflects his persona. I am most usually as mysterious,cantankerous and quirky, as my Trident is. So without further a due, here's some pic's of the damned ol' thing.

09-06-2012, 9:42 AM
Well I'm back in the homeland.

Just got back from spending some time overseas in the military. About 6 years of it. First time back home, and I can say a lot has changed. Sometimes we all can say that things have changed for the worse. I'm done with the military, and got a two wheeler. I found Chop Cult from my dad telling me about this forum. So far it's been a fun time and prolly just get better from here. I found a job, unlike a lot of the veterans, poor bastards. It's sad all I got from them when I said I was separating was a bad knee, some shooting practice, survival skills, and a leatherman. Kinda sad they just drop you like a hot potato. You can say I miss it at times, but I damn sure don't miss being away from the family for those deployments. Hope to see you all in the forum. Glad to be here.


09-06-2012, 9:58 AM
Well I'm back in the homeland.

Just got back from spending some time overseas in the military. About 6 years of it. First time back home, and I can say a lot has changed. Sometimes we all can say that things have changed for the worse. I'm done with the military, and got a two wheeler. I found Chop Cult from my dad telling me about this forum. So far it's been a fun time and prolly just get better from here. I found a job, unlike a lot of the veterans, poor bastards. It's sad all I got from them when I said I was separating was a bad knee, some shooting practice, survival skills, and a leatherman. Kinda sad they just drop you like a hot potato. You can say I miss it at times, but I damn sure don't miss being away from the family for those deployments. Hope to see you all in the forum. Glad to be here.


Welcome home and thank you for your service.

09-06-2012, 8:21 PM
howdy all from sunny SoCal. Been lurking for years but finally decided to join. I have been riding for almost 30 years. I have had many bikes and love them all, jap, Brit, HD, ect. I just lean towards anything older. Nothing wrong with the new stuff, just don't prefer it. I enjoy talking engine and oil instead of chrome and polish. I just sold my 77 FLH cause of money issues but I still have my 58FLH pan that was put together in my garage.

I deal in guns for work...build, repair, clean, ect. I did shoot competition for several years...mostly pistol and shotgun. Yes some of us in CA. Like/love guns too...there not just for Texas....or us in the gun community call "Free America" when it comes to guns. But at least we can ride 365 here!

I would like to ride with people with the same likes in San Diego. I normally ride alone but when I get to my destination I just don't feel like I fit in. I hope CC will change this. I'm sure I can learn quite a bit from builders here.

I tried to post pics....but it wouldn't take. I am not very technology literate.

Lee Smith

09-07-2012, 5:23 AM
Old, but new here. I've lurked here for a while, and have been meaning to sign up. I'm also one of the guys coming over from the JJ in case it gets too weird over there. I use the same name everywhere I go, JJ, The Horse Board, Brit Bike, even my eBay seller name, 'cept here they made me take the periods out. Normally M.O.Ther.

I started riding in the spring of '65 and started chopping the winter of '66-'66. Down below somewhere is a pic of me and my first Harley, a '48 EL. My first job in the motorcycle industry was as a BSA wrench, just before they started putting the oil in the frames. After that I've mostly been a parts guy, first at an indy shop and later at several Harley dealerships. My job went away when the economy tanked 3-4 years ago, so I collected unemployment for 99 weeks, then called myself retired.

For a guy my age, I have too many project bikes. I have a panhead, two shovelheads, several pre-unit Triumphs, several A65 BSAs, and a couple Matchless. I did the math the other day and figured that if I could finish one a year, then at the end I'd be trying to kickstart a freshly rebuilt but not yet tuned bike with 80 year old knees. I'll put a pic of the shovelhead I've been working on most recently below.

For riding, I have an '01 cop bagger that the OL likes 'cause it's cushy, and a mild custom Evo Sportster, that's a blast to ride around town. I sold my last "cool" non-project bike a while ago, a '37 U bobber. It and the sportster will be below as well.

And, I'l long winded. Partially because I do this from a computer, not a phone. Mostly... My dad used to tell me that if someone asked me for the time, I'd tell them how to build a watch. It's inate.

Nice bikes man. Hope you stay at it and meet your build goals. I find it harder to stay focused on these things as I get older. (51)
I started building a 65 GTO straight axle Gasser about 5 years ago and I fizzled out on it.Plus no funds for the toys doesn't help. Time for a cheaper, easier build.

09-07-2012, 9:18 AM
Hi guys, been reading for a while. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and have slowed down on the motocross racing the last few years to do some choppin. I have a 99 sporty chop and just sold my xs chop to get started on my shovel.


09-07-2012, 10:30 AM
I deal in guns for work...build, repair, clean, ect. I did shoot competition for several years...mostly pistol and shotgun. Yes some of us in CA. Like/love guns too...there not just for Texas....or us in the gun community call "Free America" when it comes to guns.

Lee Smith

I still have my competition 22 250. gathering dust.
It is a turkish mauser action, and a 26 inch bull barrel. I took it hunting last year, but it is too heavy to pack very far.

09-07-2012, 10:58 AM
I still have my competition 22 250. gathering dust.
It is a turkish mauser action, and a 26 inch bull barrel. I took it hunting last year, but it is too heavy to pack very far.

Yes those bulls are very heavy to hunt with, but Mauser actions are one of the best. 22 250 is a great Caliber also, shoots far and flat. If u live in DAGO I work at Duncans in San Marcos.

09-09-2012, 12:25 AM
HI Stinny here figured I'd better start contributing instead of creeping... shot my 1st deer with my grandpa's 22-250...which is now mine

09-09-2012, 7:00 AM
HI Stinny here figured I'd better start contributing instead of creeping... shot my 1st deer with my grandpa's 22-250...which is now mine

Welcome and gratz on the Deer. What was the dressed out weight on it? :)

09-10-2012, 5:27 PM
Hey I'm Brian from Boston, i just popped my Gypsy Run cherry, epic weekend, great to meet a lot of guys on here.

09-10-2012, 5:34 PM
Greetings from upstate NY. Burning through the summer up here. Fall's moving in fast.

09-10-2012, 6:12 PM
Hey im from Springfield il working on a little 250 cc piece of shit but im having a blast doing it.

09-10-2012, 6:21 PM
Hello ChopCulters,

I am Vic and I live in Manitowoc, WI.

I love Sportsters. I have a mildly bobbed 2004 XL and I also have a 1967 Ironhead that is raked, hardtailed and was pretty bad assed until I wrecked it 4 weeks ago.

I am currently laid up with a broken tibula and fibula. My first wreck in 8 years and 55,000 miles of riding. Oh well.

I like a lot of what I see here and hope to make some choppin' and ridin' friends. I am also on a few other forums and recognize some names here from those other places too. XLF, QCB, JJ. My various aliases...aliaii? are wagoneer, wagoneer12, and Vic. ha ha.

I am pretty easy going, I have Mig Welder, air compressor, drill press, bench grinder, etc.....welded on my hardtail and various mounting tabs, painted my own bike, made the sissy bar, blah blah blah, WILLING TO HELP ANYONE LOCAL!!!




09-10-2012, 6:52 PM
hey all, my name is Travis from Greenwood, Indiana. Retired military after 21 years, now a General Contractor and married to a hot woman 14 yrs younger! I have owned several project Harley's and getting ready for an XS650 adventure. Pleasure to meet everyone!!!

09-11-2012, 8:05 AM
john curtin jr

live in brooklyn, ny
from long island, ny

This is me:
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These are my bikes:

1998 sportster 1200s

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1982 kz550 ltd

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1982 KZ 750 Spectre (in progress)

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This is my van (check the travel assistance thread):

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if youre trying to ride around NYC, or need a lift if youre broken down let me know!

Instagram: johncurtinjr

09-11-2012, 8:57 AM

My name is Chris and I have a 97' 883XL hugger sportster. I'm new to working on bikes. I rock climb, shoot and ride. I have a BS in Biochemistry and love to apply what I've learned.

09-11-2012, 6:48 PM
Hey guys im new to ChopCult and live in wilson nc. im currently ridin a vlx600.

09-12-2012, 8:28 PM
Hi there,
New guy here, got a '73 Sporty basket case that is underway.

MIG, TIG, oxy, plasma, lathe, mill etc, trying to keep all the work in my own garage.

Happy to help out other members in the local area.

Matt McLeod

09-12-2012, 11:21 PM
I'm John and I'm glad to be here. Thanks for sharing your projects and ride pictures.

09-13-2012, 2:28 AM
Hello all,

I'm Harm and i live in the Netherlands,
This is my xs400 '82
And i have a Vespa p125x '81
And am planning to build a motor from scratch.
So i am learning a lot here

09-13-2012, 2:54 AM
Greetings from Houston, TX. New to ChopCult. Long time lurker, but finally decided to sign up and join. Currently finishing up an xs400. This site is awesome. Love the build threads and pics of rides. Thanks to everyone for sharing pictures.

09-13-2012, 10:52 AM
Hey all, I am excited to have found this site and will be ready to pick up some pointers. I have been tinkering on a 78 Suzuki GS 400 chop/bob. I used bare essentials for this, but think it is a fun little rig.

09-13-2012, 6:09 PM
Hey all long time lurker thought i would join up.

09-14-2012, 1:08 PM
Hey everyone, Mike here from Centerville Indiana. Friend of mine told me to check this place out, lots of cool stuff here. Just finished my first build ever this spring and been riding the crap out of it this year. Have a 93 sporty and working on majorly molesting a 72 CB450. Hopefully I can learn a lot from this place and maybe even contribute a little...lol Here is my shovel..
Here is a shot of the back side of my sporty and the Honda I am hacking up.

09-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Hey I'm new to the 33, and new to Tucson and it would be cool to find some bros to ride with. I'm building a maxim, I'm a papered welder, I've got welders, grinders, a drill press, a torch and a fridge full of beers, wouldn't mind helping someone, riding or just kicking back.http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madmxlgVo51qdgkn1o1_500.jpg,

09-16-2012, 7:45 PM
hey been lurkin for a bit now figured i say whats up im dave from upstate ny .currently riding a 1966 triumph chop and buliding a 78 cb 550

09-17-2012, 6:49 PM
Finally signed up heard a lot about the site from some guys here in Minnesota finally decided to become a member! Im terrible at intros I will do a better one later :)

09-17-2012, 9:39 PM
My name's mike, I'm 17, and I'm from way down south in Houston, Texas (Californian at heart). I've been into bikes since I was about 7 years old when my dad bought a Honda Magna. It's been two wheelin ever since. I started riding motocross when I finally saved up enough for a 97 RM125 and learned a LOT of wrenching from it. Since then I've had 2 RM's and now have an 06RMZ250 that's modded out the ass. Yesterday I picked up a sweet 82 gs650e that I had originally planned to go the bobber route with, but am now committed to going cafe. I'm not planning to go TOO radical with it, but it's definitely going to be awesome.
Here's the 97
Here's me riding at Underground MX near Dallas, TX
and Here's what I've got to work with.

09-18-2012, 9:34 AM
Hello from NorthWest Canada....Site looks Great...
Wrenching ...Riding......Repeat....

09-19-2012, 9:07 AM
Hey everyone! All my Google searches seemed to lead to this site, and im super stoked to have found it. Currently building a 2000 Sporty XLC! Have my David Bird hard tail on the way, along with a bunch of other little parts and pieces, so I will be in full build mode in the next couple weeks. Also have an old Honda XL100 that im chopping up and making into some kind of little boarder/tracker to putt around town on.

Thanks for having me!

09-19-2012, 1:54 PM
I'm just getting around to doing his intro. My name is Josh and I'm from Springfield, IL. I currently have a panhead and a shovel. I've already met a few guys from this board. Looking forward to learning a thing or two. I have pics of my bikes uploaded to my profile page.

09-20-2012, 9:10 PM
Greeetings! Dave from Melbourne Australia. I've been keen on bikes since I was 6 or so, start screamin' as soon as I'd see a Harley cruise by the car. It was either music or bikes in my teens, and music won out. Now I'm back to the bikes, startin' with a Honda VTR 250. I'm by no means mechanically minded, couldn't build a bike if I tried :P but fucken love the freedom of bikes, definately need to get on some long rides now that Summer is comin' in. Got eyes on a Triumph Speedmaster for my first "real" bike, then who knows after that. Anyway, glad to be on the forum, take it easy!

- Dave

09-21-2012, 2:31 AM
Working on my 75 shovel. Come here often to look around. Lots of good ideas and advice. Thanks. Great site to have as a reference.

09-22-2012, 2:56 AM
Hey all, PinnedSin aka Gia here just doin a lil intro work. I'm a 21yrold Female born & raised in amazing NYC. Motohaulic since the womb. A little background info: Grew up on dirtbikes, raced moto & snowcross for several years & gave it up due to injury. Decided to follow my passion & enrolled in MMI Arizona, left there & took up an apprentice mechanic offer in NJ. Always lookin to talk, get new hot tips, trade info/advice & make some friends so say what's up.. See ya around! Laterr..

09-22-2012, 3:50 PM
new guy here in iowa. nothing special right now just riding an 86 vmax with a few mods. hope to have a project soon

09-22-2012, 9:35 PM
Yea here's my intro.

Names josh. I ride a 2000 sporty. Already ordered biltwell struts. Swapped a bigger tank on it and different air cleaner. Oh and drag pipes. But want to build 2 into 1 with a dump out on it. Something real short.

09-23-2012, 8:19 PM
Hi names zach, currently trying to save up to get a 71 triumph, other then that, i enjoy horror movies, hot rod culture, and wrenching on whatever i can get my hands on.