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stipa
08-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Hey, I ride one of those. It almost looks like you've raked the neck on that Bullet; maybe its just the stance?
I'm building a set of girders for my mine.

NoNothing
08-24-2009, 8:59 PM
My room mate physically restrained me from putting six .357 rounds into this thing yesterday. I still love the bike though.

Henryinva
08-25-2009, 3:04 PM
Name is Henry and Im in the Roanoke, va. area. Build bikes as a hobby/pastime/whatever..
Bike Im building now.

redsox716
08-25-2009, 10:15 PM
Hey guys, not much to say but thought I should introduce myself. I'm from Boston and I have an ongoing XS650 project (money pit), as well as a stock 2004 Honda 919 which I just rode to California and back. I am also on the JJ and MU. Anyone who wants to ride in MA hit me up! Gonna post a build thread soon.

JackShit
08-26-2009, 11:00 AM
Hey fuckers,

I heard a ton of great stuff about this site so I figured I would drop on in and say hello and tell ya the who's the what's the where's and the why's..........

I am Jackshit, I ride a 47' fl knucklehead. I am a 41 year old fat fuck with a little dick and I live in Arizona. Been riding a long ass time. So now I am going to try and figure out how to put a pic up on here so you can see my baby girl......


<a href="http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg180/jackschit/?action=view&current=kickerandmotorshot.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg180/jackschit/kickerandmotorshot.jpg" border="0" alt="that's my baby girl"></a>

JackShit
08-26-2009, 11:02 AM
ha!!!! I figured out how to put a pic up, I am a computer Genius

lowfiron
08-26-2009, 11:15 AM
Shut my mouth! Maybe it will be easyer to post a picture.
http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr357/ronwilkinson666/motorcycles%20for%20ron/IMG_1055006.jpg
My shovel in a Paughco wishbone. Latest picture, hasn't changed too much.

Shakedown88
08-26-2009, 4:57 PM
Or Ray..which ever you like....I'm The Fabricator for Black Magic Customs in the Chicago area,Professional Body Guard and Chief of security for A Star Promotions, Chicago,Nashville and Milwaukee...I ride a 2005 WCC Cfl with a S&S 96",Mullins extra narrow front end and lots of extras...

NoNothing
08-26-2009, 7:48 PM
Shakedown, I saw your bike first quite a while ago on the FUCK! board and fell in love with it. Super fucking clean and simple.

SknhdTod
08-27-2009, 1:47 PM
Just picked up this little gem a couple weeks ago. Figured it was as good a place as any to start hacking away.

stevanjohnson
08-27-2009, 7:39 PM
just signed up for this thing after lurking on it for some time now...mostly just checking out peoples builds and whatnot. currently living in portland, or but not exactly permanently...for the summer or until i find out where i want to wander next. originally from arizona, been living in san diego the past 3 or so years until this summer i made my way up to portland in a old toyota truck with all my belongings and a friend. currently trying to sell the truck to fund a sportster purchase, but this will be my first bike so im trying to do as much research as possible.

i was originally set on getting a 70's honda CB and keeping it fairly simple...i want to be able to load camping equipment and hit the road all the way down to arizona if the itch hits me. ive never ridden a rigid frame bike but from the stories ive heard i think i want to probably stick with something with suspension. the 'cool' factor in me wants to get an ironhead sportster (not to mention they are cheaper) but i think the realistic thinker in me (the one that says "you dont have any experience working on these things, or a set of tools or a garage!") is leaning towards an evo-era sportster. any suggestions? i know you can get mid 90's sportsters for almost as cheap as a ironhead....just want to keep it simple and raw. key words being raw...ive admired all your bikes on here and all the blogs across the internet (rouserworks, CoC, 4Q, etc etc etc)

im rambling. oh, and i like to skateboard. live 4 blocks from burnside park if anyone in portland is around you can find me there.

adamnphx
08-28-2009, 6:47 PM
hey all, my name is adam, i am a gearman at a heavy truck shop in phoenix. my baby is a 66 bonneville rigid. she pisses me off almost everyday but i just cant stop lovin her.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/adamrunderwood/IMG_0385.jpg

customrunner
08-28-2009, 7:51 PM
Hay all, names Chad comin live to ya frome Canada found the site threw the boys over at bobbertalk and love it here. I have a 81 xs650 bobber/chopper you can decide, hope to get to know you all and get some more bike building skills.

SClow303
08-28-2009, 8:59 PM
Hello all.... the name is Streeter. I see quite a few familar faces here. I've got a few rides and quite a few projects in the works. Been riding since I was a little tike and attempting to build for the past couple of years. My main ride is a Flyrite I built last spring and an 06 sporty. I have am SR500 Cafe I am just finsishing up the rough build on then tear down for finish work and all the custom goodies. Have a couple XS's started, one hartailed the other as a bratstyle.

Here is the first finish of the Flyrite.... It is always undergoing changes... this month is a goodson air cleaner and some new controls once I get my lathe home....

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P6130066.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P6130065.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P6130068.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P6130067.jpg

SClow303
08-28-2009, 9:01 PM
Here is the cafe after about 4 weeks of buildtime. This bike spent the last 8 years torn into pieces in a barnyard. Re wound the stator and she fired 3rd kick. There is nothing like a thumper.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P8170036.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P8170037.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P8170035.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/SClow303/P8170038.jpg

Dew
08-28-2009, 9:33 PM
An old ironhead is as reliable as anything else..... if it is set up properly. Expect to replace the rings and valve guides on any cheap ironhead. Use James gaskets and spend the extra money for a set of "perfect seal rings". These rings have no endgap, when your engine wears the rings will expand and you can go longer between rebuilds. If longevity is your goal use thicker base or head gaskets to reduce compression, this will also enable you to use regular or mid range gas. Of course, the bike won't accelerate as fast. It will probably run smoother due to the reduced compression and lack of detonation. Most of the XLH sporties had a milder camshaft than the XLCH (kick only) bikes. These cams are the hot ticket for a smoother and longer lasting engine along with the reduced compression. As for the evos........ mostly, if they have not been fucked with, they will be dead reliable in stock condition. The 04' and up models will run and ride smoother than the earlier evos. The 883 is your best bet for longevity and smoothness giving away acceleration and top speed to the 1200. The 883 is cheaper and only a bore job away from being a 1200. Having said all of this..... I run high compression pistons, factory "P" racing cams, titanium valves, racing springs, and a magnson intake with a 40mm dual throat weber carb in my ironhead. I have to use octane booster and high test gas to get it to run good.. So far it has been real reliable although it is anything but smooth. On my 04', I am currently redoing it...... 1200cc HD pistons, screaming eagle cams, V&H mufflers, bigger stainless valves and a port job on the heads. Using the perfect seal rings, of course. It should be reliable because I am using mostly factory parts, except the valves and porting. The main deal is not to scrimp on your bike to "just get by", save up your cash and get the "good stuff", replacing anything that is worn when you tear it down. This is less expensive in the long run and will result in a more reliable and more fun bike. Good luck in getting your sporty..... SPORTSTERS FOREVER......

StuB
08-29-2009, 1:18 AM
Hi all. I live in Fullerton, CA. My bike's a 2002 FLSTFI. It's pretty much stock and it's never left me stranded. I took it to Idaho a month ago and it ran like a top. I'm here to meet other riders and educate myself about bikes.

http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq101/stubarnes61/IMG_2867.jpg

BigShane
08-29-2009, 6:40 AM
Shane here, grew up around my dad building some bikes in the 80's. In college got my first bike, a Suzuki Marauder. Learned to ride it, changed a few things, couldn't make it what I wanted so sold it. Next was a Honda Shadow. Same thing, couldn't make it into what I wanted. So here I am now, building a bike just like I want.

Here to learn, and contribute when I can.

ogre15
08-29-2009, 8:06 AM
Hey all,

Names Colin, most people call me Ogre not sure why just a nic I guess. Either way Im up here in the great state of New Hampshire (Live Free Or Die MF'r).

choppersrgay
08-29-2009, 12:09 PM
I'm unemployed, broke, and probably getting a divorce soon. But I still have 1 running bike. I'm from Texas.
I've got an "83 FLH and a Sporty chopper.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f313/bclark281/DSCF0404.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f313/bclark281/bike047.jpg

baravettski
08-29-2009, 9:48 PM
Shawn from Portland. Saw mention of the site on Biltwell's page as well as kemosabeandthelodge, looks like a good spot to learn some shit so I'm looking forward to lurkin' around here.

BryanEOD
08-30-2009, 11:33 AM
Hello everyone. Bryan here from Rapid City South Dakota (currently in Afghanistan). Just wanted to drop my intro on chopcult. Site looks awesome! Bike background... Owned a couple bikes in the past mostly jap bikes. Recently made the move to sportsters and currently own a nightster but I have plans for 2010 to start a project on a BSA I have been looking at... Anyways I look forward to sharing and learning and arguing with most of you at some point.

-Bryan

Mario13
08-30-2009, 4:23 PM
Well ive been on here long enough that i guess i need to do this. i live in eastern north carolina and work for a car dealership as a mechanic. i love to ride and cant wait till i can build my first bike. i went out today to get some good pics of my p.o.s. and got rained on, but nothing 70mph couldnt dry out. i look forward to being a part of this board.

Mario

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o66/oiramagev/motorcycle021.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o66/oiramagev/motorcycle017.jpg

rhythmOil
08-30-2009, 5:34 PM
well, i've been here just a day and already f'd up. i posted my project in the british bike section before introducing myself. sorry for the lapse in protocol and manners.

started riding at 13 on a mini bike but got the itch in the 2nd grade. my best friend's dad built a flat tracker for him and let him grind an oval in their side yard. closest i could get to that was bobbing the fender on my jc higgins.

at 14, i knew i had the best dad in the universe when he took me to get a 200cc triumph tiger cub. that was it man. free and gone. all the time. everywhere.

at 16 my '57 chevy had my attention until i went into the navy two years later. got into submarines. survived, went to school, got into tv news, video editing, photos and web stuff.

got the itch for another triumph and landed this beauty.

http://stephenlacy.net/bonneville/080909/t120-2777-500x333.jpg

not so cherry when i got her, and that's a whole other story. but having a restored classic means everything you do has an impact on that original state you worked so hard to recover.

so i needed something i could jump on to get free and gone -- with no comparisons to be made with any standard other than the one i set.

that drove me to this '64 triumph trophy project.

http://stephenlacy.net/tr6/images/progress090610-500x333.jpg

i approached andy dunn at classic cycles with the idea and brought him a skanky motor to rebuild. then, over a year and a half, the cc crew worked with me to make what you see above take shape around that motor.

it's now in final assembly and you can follow it to completion here.

Easy
08-30-2009, 11:29 PM
HI! Im an Aries.I like long walks on the beach and romantic candle light dinners.I am a belt holding west coast thumb wrestling champion but have recently decided to diversify into Hanes commercials and sports car full page adds to support my swazi paraphanalia and cocaine addictions.Did I mention I sell autographs on my website?? Hit me up for multi signing discounts and guest appearances! Look forward to hearing from you!

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/99/l_be358b215e084f87b702d1eacad19852.jpg

SDJose
08-31-2009, 1:53 PM
Jose from San Diego. Evo Sportster being rebuilt. Wishing for the next EDR?? The Bash was great. This is a great website, the Biltwell guys are top notch.

lang
08-31-2009, 2:43 PM
Hey, I'm new here, old other places :) I'm currently building a xs650 hardtail. The frame is done and it rolls. I should have the engine back in in a week or so with a 750 kit and a #1 shell cam. Here's a pic:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/lang93/emma8-09rt.jpg

oildevil13
08-31-2009, 3:05 PM
I live in the middle of California, in an oilfield town. When Im not drilling oil wells offshore, you can generally find me attached to a cold can of Pabst, down at my shop. Have a few projects at the moment.
1962 Triumph 500 short chop- basket case/junkpile
1967 Triumph 650 long chop- RIP Justin...
2001 (fuck California) Honda 750 long chop Jammer frame, paughco springer, santee electrics, Invader 5 spoke up front....(everything cool about the 70's)
1966 sportster long chop... early 80's show bike, cool, and fugly all at once. needs a lot of love
1969 BSA A65 lightning....to cafe or not to cafe?
1974 Honda 350-4... cafe. only have $200 bucks into this one.... I like it. Its chubby, dumpy and slow, but I look like a rascal pimp mobbin around on it.
and finally
My 1973 TR7RV daily beater... I put this togeather for my Dad. He didnt take it... so Im romping his shit around like Im still in High School. Still gathering a few parts for it.

.

BiGFinK
08-31-2009, 6:20 PM
[SIZE="4"]Hello, friends. BiG FinK of the QCB here. Been hearing about this place for a while now, mostly from Hollie (IronHollie) and decided to jump into the mix and stopped here first to say,"hello."

My bike is a 2002 Sportster XL883C. Well, it was. It's a 1200 now w/ CP 10.5:1 forged pistons, Buell Lightning heads, Andrews N4 cams, S&S Super E, Crane Ignition w/ Dyna coil and Accel wires, and Bassani "Sweeper" exhaust w/ the finish worn down to a nice broushed finish. All of that is stuffed into a Paughco Swede Sporty frame w/4"-up and 2"-out stretch and a 40 deg. rake.[ The front end is a 12"-over narrow Paughco Springer and a 21" spoolie. The rear suspension is a (bald) Dunlop 130/ 16" on a 3"-wide 40-spoke wheel, all pulled to a halt by an Exile Sprotor and a 530 double o-ring chain. The Sporty tank was narrowed by Pat at Led Sled, and I did the body work and paint, which is all rattle-can and Little Daddy Roth flake. The rear fender is half of an ol' WCC "easy 6" front fender, and the seat is by my buddy Moka. The headlamp and taillamp, not shown in this pic, are a vintage Unity Spotlamp with a light from my wrecked 1960 chevy in it, and a Rat Fink head on a Fab Kevin mount, respectivly. I have built and taken apart and re-built and repainted and repaired this thing so many times, it seems I will never be done with it. I have loved every day of it, but not necessarily every minute...[SIZE]

VISHOUS
08-31-2009, 9:29 PM
I like motorcycles.
I ride motorcycles.
I build motorcycles.
I hate motorcycles.
this is me and some of motorcycles.
It was nice meeting you too.

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VISHOUS
08-31-2009, 9:30 PM
Funny seeing you around here.. boy this whole interweb thing sure is neato huh?

adem
08-31-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm Adam and I'm into period correct early 60s English and American custom bikes, and just about anything coming out of Japan at the moment. This looks like a good place to kill time.

mikestobbe
09-01-2009, 9:51 AM
Hi party people , I'm =mike= as some of you might know me from other forums . I help moderate on the Jockey Journal , and I'm excited to see what this board turns into as it grows .

I have a couple bikes , currently a '56 HD stroked gen / shovel , and 2008 Buell Ulysses street fighter , and a 1978 KZ650 .

madsen
09-01-2009, 2:31 PM
Hi, I'm just now getting around to posting here. I've been a member for a bit though. I'm currently collecting parts to put together at a later date. Like when I have a job again. Anyway, should be fun to hang out here.

SimonEC
09-01-2009, 2:51 PM
New to the chop cult, just got out of the Corps and relocated myself down to Charleston SC, trying to find a shop that wants and apprentice and working on and occasionally riding my 82' Ironhead in my spare time!

elTee
09-01-2009, 7:07 PM
I'm LT, but my mom calls me Tony. I pretty much dig anything old, two wheels, four wheels, no wheels etc...if its got character & history i'm in. I ride an old ironhead deathtrap & live 13 miles from a third world country. I like the looks of this place already.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee279/elteee69/020.jpg

wardan123
09-01-2009, 8:03 PM
Andrew from Bonita Springs, Fl
I have a '75 XLH project that I'm working on.
I'm a school teacher and will need to get my 2 kids to school next year. Anybody know anything about sidecars? I'd like to build a hack.
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4005/75sporty006.jpg

Friarjohn
09-02-2009, 3:18 PM
Okay, I'll throw in. Greetings from Montana. I ride 2002 Triumph Bonneville America. I posted about it over in the Brit Bikes forum (http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showpost.php?p=8679&postcount=34). Bought it new in '02 and have put about 45k on it since.

I'm pretty much in awe of the work I see posted up here. I've fabbed a few small brackets here and there. Designed some custom saddlebag brackets for my first set of soft bags in '02. Hacked up some easy brackets and molded them into the back of a pair of '83 Harley Sport Glide bags after that. Designed and fabbed a custom battery bracket to move the battery under the seat. Probably my favorite piece so far was a custom lightbar bracket. Even had that chromed. I don't do a lot of welding yet. I have a buddy who paints and welds, when he has time.

I'm a moderator over on bonnevilleamerica.com, a forum for Triumph Americas and Speedmasters. More and more though I'm drawn to ground-up customs using this powerplant (and the 360-degree timed version from the T-100, Thruxton, Scrambler, etc.). Someday I'd love to snag a T-100 and hard tail it with that bit of kit from LC Fabrications.

Anyway, I digress. I ramble. That's probably enough.

volksjunky
09-02-2009, 4:15 PM
Yes ! this site kicks ass !
New guy here from the land of $10,000 sportsters and and way too many trucks will balls hanging off them... Alaska ! Just another bike nut with more sense than money,wich means I have Jap bikes until I can find a project that wont cost me ten times more to build than it will ever be worth.
I see alot of cats here that I respect from other sites,and theres alot diversity in whats aloud here,I love it ! Thanks to the master minds who put it together.

Carl

KingPynn
09-02-2009, 6:41 PM
greetings from canada
any other fellas from the ottawa vally nerding it up. site looks great. cheers

SicMonte
09-03-2009, 1:45 PM
Whats up chopper fucks! Im Doug and I hail from the East Coast, Maryland to be exact. I am building a 70 Ironhead Sporty with a vtwin weld on hardtail. Thought I would finally join and shoot the shit with you all.

I am under the same screen name on the jockey journal and the jalopy journal. I have a1988 Monte Carlo SS and a 1929 Ford Model A which is 100% original.

Just thought I would say hey. Anyone out there from the MD area??

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc319/SicMonte/Picture223.jpg

MattDavis
09-03-2009, 7:17 PM
hello, my name is Matt, I have a very nice magazine and I'm a scenester.

Roush
09-03-2009, 8:34 PM
Hi all, name is Doug and I'm new to road bikes. Been riding dirt bikes for awhile. I picked up a new '96 sporty 883. Granted it has alil to much chrome for my taste but I couldn't pass it up for the price. Have plans to chop it into a bobber.

http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu227/RoushRanger/135_3527.jpg?t=1252031631

whiskeysick
09-03-2009, 10:24 PM
From Baton Rouge, La. Here's a pic of my bike. Got a 73 ironhead that i'm gonna get together after I finish my 64 Chevy Van.

shop102
09-04-2009, 2:28 PM
hey guys. names Chad and i reside here in the dirty dirty. i ride a rigid xs6fiddy and love it. i also pinstripe and am a all round greasy bastard. anyways, just wanted to introduce myself. anybody in the GA drop me a line and lets ride.

justafurnaceman
09-05-2009, 7:31 AM
Love this site! You guys have some great stuff on here. I'm in the Army and will be moving up to Ft Leonard Wood here shortly so if anyone knows of some bike shops and cool hang outs let me know. I'm riding a '07 Street Bob and working on a '73 Ironhead.

wargasm
09-06-2009, 8:35 PM
Dan from GA.

I work all the goddamn time and ride a deathtrap of a XS.

Irishjon
09-07-2009, 4:46 PM
Kiaora from sunny New Zealand. I'm Irishjon from Auckland New Zealand. Got a few projects that have; to be out by Christmas (our summer). 62 Pan: 75 Shovel; Flyrite Sporty; W650 tracker thing; S%S Evo rigid; Custom Twincam; Custom 04 Sporty. Good news is that the Thruxton and the Kawasaki dirt bike still work so I don't have to walk in the meantime.

walkingblind
09-07-2009, 8:44 PM
Well, where to start....well I'm currently deployed to a shit dump called Afghanistan and my teammate here (BryanEOD) has told me time and time again I will fit in well here, so I joined up.

My bikes:
I've got an old 1995 883 Hugger I've tooled around with a little but the real project is a 1960 XLH900 I have bought since being over here, and to go with it, the 20 boxes of parts now cluttering up my garage. The build should start in just about 1 months time, once I get home that is.

I currently live in Clovis, NM, and have been there for years, far too long and looking to move soon.

Bryan says this is a good place to fit in if im a dick, so any other dicks out there, lets chat it up.

Other then that, actually looking forward to the twine ball run in July-August.

Hello again,
Jeff in Afghanistan

Dew
09-08-2009, 6:48 AM
Hey Walk, it is OK to be a dick. There are lots of other military and ex-military assholes (I is one) on here. Good luck with your ironhead sporty, mine is a 1974 and I finished it last year after eight years of scrounging up cash to do the job. It will be worth it when all is said and done. Take care man...... and if you hear a loud noise........ duck.

stevescycle
09-08-2009, 6:42 PM
thanks for stealing my idea and set-up

stevescycle
09-08-2009, 6:54 PM
....What's the word everybody!? Been workin on bikes since I was 14, now I'm startin a shop out here in vegas called Steve's Cycle Shop. Heard a lot of great things about this website, and thought i'd join. I'm trying to do quality work for affordable prices in the valley, and also trying to not get stiffed by the vultures. There's tons out in this desert. Hope everybody's cool here!

stevescycle
09-08-2009, 7:00 PM
,,,,,,,for stealing dino's swapmeet from steve's cycle shop. hope "rider
' dosen't screw you too!!!

justbrian
09-08-2009, 7:52 PM
Brian checking in from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Main ride = 2007 Triumph Twin (posted a pic in the Brit Bikes thread), current project bike = 1977 CB750

Motor is rebuilt and waiting to go in, frame is nearly finished. Keeping the soft-tail, put on a (longer) swingarm from an 80 or so CB650 & shorty shocks to drop the back around 4", and 2" shortened tubes up front. Here she is resting on the stand, the stance is about right - the front ought to settle a bit with the motor in.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_OQCEqr1tqqU/Sf5pC7LE1QI/AAAAAAAADIE/J3MWzkcMavg/s800/mail.google.com.jpg

choppadero473
09-08-2009, 9:55 PM
uh, i just like to ride...still building my choppadero, most headaches i've ever had. But I ride motorcycles A LOT...test dummy for a jap corp. so I'm down to ride the wheels off anything anytime!!!

constriktor
09-10-2009, 5:39 PM
noah here from portland, OR. been on the site a bit for a few weeks getting blown away by the creativity here, but finally got around to the intro.

currently working on "finishing" my first build, a '78 cb750 in a cycleX pro-boxer frame, before the end of the year.

n

SoulCal1
09-10-2009, 11:20 PM
Newbie from Southern California. Current project is a Yamaha SR500. Before joining this forum the bike looked like this: (yeah, pretty much done)

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj214/Putt4Dough18/DSC_0051.jpg

After being corrupted by the forum: (yeah, way to f-it-up)

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj214/Putt4Dough18/DSC_0083.jpg

Currently working on the front end and removing any excess parts. I'll be needing lots of help as I got no skills. Any help will be gladly appreciated.

MotorCityOutlaw
09-11-2009, 1:13 PM
FNG here from the Motor City, currently just picked up an 08 XL1200N it is my daily driver and project bike. Had a few Japenese bikes I did some stuff too in the past. Just looking forward to getting some time and money to finish my vision I have in my head.



-Ande

SilerFabrication
09-11-2009, 3:35 PM
New guy here from Dallas, GA. I have been checking out your site for the last few days and decided to join. Any one here around Dallas/Marietta area like to ride?
My new ride will be moving under it's own power this weekend and I am looking for some folks to ride with...

joshb
09-11-2009, 4:23 PM
hey. new dude from austin, tx. just started to get into bikes a year or so ago. currently working on a 1980 ironhead that's in a million pieces. wanting to get into painting bikes. i'm into skateboarding, beer, and music. oh, and titties.

Newberry
09-12-2009, 5:29 PM
Whats up everyone, ive been trying to find a cool bike forum and it looks like i found one!



Im Justin, from Dayton Oh, just wanted to find a good forum to read up and get ideas maybe, but more or less im leaving it up to the guys im having build my Bobber, Led Sled Customs, which ive seen that a few people have bought some of there stuff before.

I bought a Sportster to pretty much just use the neck and motor, and Im having a complete build done by Led Sled, which should be done around Feb, which will be perfect for next riding season!

As i get some pics ill post as the build goes on, Im not sure on colors, and a few other things, but here is a bike im going after the look......Doing same size wheels, 18 rear with 250 tire, 21 in front.



http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o141/jnewberry/knuck.jpg


But like i saw the build will be over the next 4 months, and ill post pics when i get them!

dso
09-13-2009, 9:00 AM
Here from Utah. Picked up my first bike at the beginning of this summer, went with a 883 Sportster and have been working on making it my own ever since. Plans to convert to a hardtail this winter and looking to use the Ledsled tail as of right now. I'm sure I'll be posting for tips to those who've done it already so thanks in advance.

s650t
09-13-2009, 2:31 PM
Hello, I found this site via the JJ.

There's a lot of good info and pics here.
I was hoping to spend less time on my computer, oh well...

63truimph
09-14-2009, 7:05 PM
Ok I guess I should have given a proper INTRO so here it is...Live in Rochester New York where the weather sucks and the roads are worse. I don't ride as much as i would like but thats because i got three kids, wife, and a dog. right now we have 4 road bikes,1963 Triumph t120 chopped, 1969 tr6r motor in a t120 frame,1976 t140v for my oldest son and a 2006 harley sportster 883 for my wife.... so ther it is ..voila so far I love this site keep up the great job everyone. see you on the road

jesusislame
09-15-2009, 8:27 AM
Matt from GA. I deliver flowers, eat pizza, n drink beer.

juicybruce
09-15-2009, 2:59 PM
last time i posted intro (jj) i got in trouble... sooo here i am. Those of you in austin may have seen me on the road driving left handed suicide triumph choppas. i do it for soul. doing it for over 20 years now. cant fukkin believe the burgeoning chopper massive. i used to get uptight but alotta work getting done now is truly awsome and i am humbled by the handfull of folks who actually go through the work of building a bike from the ground up for this is our cultural heritage. i look forward to swapping tech as well as parts. heres a few shots of recent build. This is not the finished bike!!! will post new shots soon. 67 tr6r, down to 225lbs.
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac187/juicybruce911/newpics018.jpg
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac187/juicybruce911/newpics009.jpg

Joe666
09-15-2009, 3:06 PM
Just someone who digs just about anything to do with paint slinging and kustom building.

workingman
09-15-2009, 5:23 PM
What's up peps. I'm new to the forum and be from Austin Tx. Pretty cool forum! Good to see that the jap bikes get a place here also!
Here is a couple of pics of the bikes that I built and some of the seats I have done for people.

mk2wilson
09-15-2009, 5:35 PM
Just found the site from another forum. I've got a few bikes, but this is my most recent purchase.
864

Buckson
09-16-2009, 11:21 AM
Hey

Found this site via the JJ. Planning on choppin a KZ440 this winter and found the Jap section to be a big help!

Buck.

jknowlton
09-16-2009, 12:12 PM
hello everyone,

I found this site by stumbling across it and really dig it. Im 30 from Connecticut. Dont have a chopper, but I have always been intrigued by motorcycles and was never fortunate to afford one, just around them. After I went to Iraq (Army) for 13 months, I saved up my money and bought a 2007 Harley Softail Night Train. The dark sinister look is what I wanted, hate the chromed out bikes. I have done all my mods and upgrades myself, just not a mechanic so it takes me some time and research to find out how to do things. Dremel some things off and set it up the way I like it, dont care what others think.

I plan on buying an old bike, and doing everything myself to make a bobber with some apes on it. Just trying to find the right buy for the money.

Everyone seems really cool and eager to help, with some funny assss stuff on here.

Look forward to chatting and learning so much on this forum already.

Thanks,
J

inxs
09-16-2009, 2:23 PM
Hey,
Jason Here, riding in from Western MA (Also known as the "no" state, "Tax ur" ass state and countless other little names) on my little XS 650 basket case. . Glad I found a place like this to kick it now and again.

jknowlton
09-16-2009, 2:24 PM
Hey,
Jason Here, riding in from Western MA. Also known as the "no" state, "Tax ur" ass state and countless other little names. Glad I found a place like this to kick it now and again.

welcome neighbor!!

born2boogie
09-16-2009, 7:55 PM
Let's party!!!!!!!!!!!!

4horsemen20
09-17-2009, 11:26 AM
hey guys, i'm adam..... a new jack to the scene. started ridin BMX then went to MOTOCROSS. fell just short of an AMA license when my bike kicked out and sent me between some whoops (whooops!!! ha ha) a fuckin KTM crushed my hip. always been into old school harleys and original indians. i have an ironhead i am building from the ground up and i hope to have it in a bike mag by the middle of spring. and my second winter project is gonna be an old trump bonnie built for bonneville. i'm only 20... i have worked at a custom shop and i have done some at home scoot repair shit but i'm still fuckin new to this. so go easy on me. ha ha. hello all.

adam

Philbilly
09-17-2009, 5:25 PM
What's everyone? I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Phil, but a lot of people call me Philbilly. I have a Harley Softail right now, but hope to soon sell it to buy a shovelhead. I have been into choppers and bobbers about all my life. I am also into traditional style hot rods and customs.

Philbilly
09-17-2009, 5:28 PM
I've done fucked up already. This should have went onto the intro thread. Moderators can delete if needed. I will repost there.

Philbilly
09-17-2009, 5:30 PM
What's everyone? I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Phil, but a lot of people call me Philbilly. I have a Harley Softail right now, but hope to soon sell it to buy a shovelhead. I have been into choppers and bobbers about all my life. I am also into traditional style hot rods and customs.

travasesino
09-17-2009, 5:33 PM
What's everyone? I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Phil, but a lot of people call me Philbilly. I have a Harley Softail right now, but hope to soon sell it to buy a shovelhead. I have been into choppers and bobbers about all my life. I am also into traditional style hot rods and customs.

like 48 merc's slammed to the ground?

<img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/1236041457_8e9f206c81.jpg?v=0">

seventhirteen
09-17-2009, 5:38 PM
that's a 49 or 50 merc

Andy
09-17-2009, 6:39 PM
I've been checking out this site and like it. I spend time on the JJ and other various forums. Looking forward to something new.

scandia
09-17-2009, 7:14 PM
Wasup, I just joined and wanted to say hello.... So hello. Looks like you guys have a good site here I look foward to hangin around.

born2boogie
09-18-2009, 10:41 AM
I have countless bad habits n I eat cupcakes. Manly cupcakes.

perrocallejero
09-18-2009, 6:24 PM
I'm Nate out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Active Duty USAF. Below are pics of my Sporty.
http://hdforums.com/forum/members/thedrifter-albums-nate-picture53085-1200n.jpg
http://hdforums.com/forum/members/thedrifter-albums-nate-picture52615-1200n.jpg

dirtyd
09-18-2009, 7:16 PM
hello all, im new here and wanted to give a shout.

AfterHours
09-19-2009, 12:47 PM
Dirty D is new to the site,but a true player in the real world. Probably the hardest working motherfucker I know,knowledgeable,and a real pleasure to be around.

paulimperio
09-19-2009, 8:13 PM
Hey all, just saying what's up. Just picked up my first bike a week ago. A 79 Bonneville T140. Pretty much died on the transport home and I been working like a dog to get her running ever since. It's not all bad, cuz I kind of wanted my first bike to be somewhat of a project cuz I've always been interested in how motorcycles function. Anyway people on here seem to know their stuff very well and I'm hoping to be able to fix and maintain this and any future bikes I may be getting

Toecutterp
09-19-2009, 8:21 PM
Hi, i'm Terry i'm from Wenatchee Washington 98801 usa. I like bikes build bikes and ride bikes. I got my first bike at 5. Been on the JJ (toecutterp)for awhile but seem too get my post erased because i am supper funny, smart and good looking. Glad to have a new place to cyber lurk.

ImnotJamieThomas
09-20-2009, 8:43 PM
hey, im new here. haha.

got my 2007 sporty 883 low and hoping to make a decent bobber with it and have some fun.

thebigbry
09-21-2009, 9:24 AM
What's up I just heard about this place on TCU, thanks TrumNut. any way I live in Illinois, about as far North east as you can get with out being in Wiscansin or a lake.I got a 2002 Suzuki Volusia, I picked up a 69 triumph Tiger projectwith about 8"over springer about a year ago and was working on it for a while (hard with out all the right tools) I was getting ready to brakedown and pay some one to get it going for me, when I found a kick ass running 68 triumph T100C with 10" over tubes for what I figured was cheaper than getting the Tiger going so I bought it, took the springer off the tiger strutted it, here we go.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x26/thebigbry/bikesmall.jpg

DanK
09-21-2009, 11:29 AM
Never was really good at introductions. Here are the basics

name: Dan
location: milwaukee
bike: '80 XS 650
status: in pieces
occupation: owner, 7-metal-west

Tyler from Lowbrow and Ryan from Classic Cycles told me about this place. Awesome site.

oldmule
09-21-2009, 2:36 PM
FNG into.

Just found this place and liked what I saw. I'm a ghost at times since I'm out of town a lot.
Bike WAS an 89 sporty, tore it down and am putting it back together as a chop. Paughco frame, 45* total rake, 10" over front. Nuff said....
asta
Greg

JoeTCreep
09-21-2009, 10:00 PM
Hey all. I have a few friends on here and I finally got off my ass and joined up. Looks like a great joint and I look forward to seeing more of it. I break stuff alot so I'll be on here figuring out how to fix it.
Live in So-cal, ride old bikes and drive a few old cars.
If you wanna know any more youll have to take me out to dinner. :-)

BabyCreep
09-21-2009, 10:01 PM
Hey folks, sorry it took me a while to get to my intro... anyhow, I live in the San Fernando Valley in California. I have a 72 XLCH 1000 which, despite the headaches, I love to ride and wrench on. My buddy Jack showed me the Cult so I figured i'd sign up sounds like a bunch of like minded people... how could I go wrong?


Remeber... Stupid friends are worse than smart enemies!

elscorchomofo
09-22-2009, 2:20 AM
Just checking in. I think this place is pretty cool so far no Shit Talking. Thats right on. Look forward to contributing.

CreepyJack13
09-22-2009, 5:21 AM
Remember... Stupid friends are worse than smart enemies!


And how!!!

CravenMoorhead
09-22-2009, 9:20 AM
A friend said this is where the cool kids are hanging out these days, thought I would stop in and check it out. A lot of familiar faces here, nice board looks like a step in the right direction. Between bikes projects right now would like to start a new one before the snow flies.

blue2
09-22-2009, 10:48 AM
whats everyone? new to the site i have an o3 sporty chopped and bobbed,my name is jeff nickname is blue cause im half black and half jew.get it? any ways im from south orange county. so any so cal goings on let me know about please i barley ride with anyone but myself. im a former marine so any fellow devil dogs on here semper fi

dirtyd
09-22-2009, 4:10 PM
Hello, New to the site, although ive been posting already I dont think I actually did the intro thingamjig. Heard about this kick ass site of chopsters and garage builders so I wanted to get on board.

I got me a couple of project bikes 68 sporty mag fired kick only, 76 kz 750 twin that tig man is hard tailing the frame for me. 73 shovel ( not a project, just looks like it is) and a 76 shovel thats about at roller stage right now. Wanted to give a cool ass shout to the Biltwell crew, Gabe AHC and of course my man Stevo from the imfamous felonious ludicrus barn stormin ball kickin pure soul pussy eatin beer guzzlin pimp slappin jap slappin knee slappin LRC. a hidie hoe to ya'll. B seein you cats soon as I make my way to Cali from Colorado.

lunchbox
09-22-2009, 4:48 PM
hello im sam. and im an asshole at leaste thats the story i keep hearing. got a shit ton of projects and one daily rider cuz i got no car, not running anyway. live in texas and i like to bullshit around and drink beer. that is all

cunger
09-22-2009, 4:58 PM
I am a new member to chopcult.com and in these trying times i see fit to take advantage of the opportunity to shamelessly promote my tattoo parlor. I own and operate Pokers Tattoo Parlor in Las Vegas,NV. I have been in business, for 7 years. I ride a 72 ironhead that me and a couple friends built in my garage on a strict budget of recycled swap parts, and stuff people saw fit to donate cause it wasnt cool enough anymore. we chopped and cut from there.
This is not LA ink and we are not a casino shop either, and our prices reflect that. We are a WORKING CLASS TATTOO PARLOR. Plain and simple. NO EGO'S, NO CLICKS, NO BULLSHIT... Im a working class guy who is good at his craft just like any other tradesman..
No minimums, No sitting fee, just good tattoos in a clean and safe environment for a fair price. And when i say fair, I mean fair for both of us, im not a rock star tattoo artist. I live tattoo to tattoo just like you do check to check. If you like what you hear, hit me up. 702-736-6667. thanks for your time.

billdozer
09-22-2009, 5:25 PM
I'm putting this "get poked" in the intro thread. You should list your shop in the "classifieds (http://chopcult.com/browse_classifieds.php?s=classified_date%20DESC&v=0&classifiedcat_id=3)" section under Misc. Goods & Services so it doesn't just fade to the bottom like it will as a forum thread.

coachstorms
09-23-2009, 10:19 AM
My name is Josh, i live in Tempe, AZ. I'm in the middle of building my first chop, a '73 xs650. I have no clue what i am doing - but i tell myself that i do and that is just as good. Here is a pic from a week ago before I prepped and painted the frame.

3gknuck
09-23-2009, 11:10 AM
Hey I'm up in the mtns in co, it is already snowing here so time to get building on my 40 I'm restoring this year

VANDER
09-23-2009, 4:15 PM
vander im new but yet on a few other boards from brooklyn ny thanks for having me!!!!!!!!!!!

DOOMRDR
09-23-2009, 10:49 PM
What's up everyone? My name's Josh, from Upland, CA. Currently in the process of destroying my 07 883R Sporty.

Clarke
09-24-2009, 7:06 AM
From Philthydelphia. The city of brotherly love. Which isn't that accurate seeing how it's almost leading the polls every year for fattest, worst water and most homicides.

This place feels like there was a much needed orgy between other sites that gave birth to a big fat baby that needs a diaper change and a tit in it's mouth. Well done. I'm in.

See you bastards down the road.

NickHaints
09-24-2009, 4:18 PM
I guess I never did an introduction. I'm Nick. I'm from Birmingham. We have fun. If you ever come through, get up with us. Go to our blog, you will laugh. www.haints69.blogspot.com

Badassbrutus
09-26-2009, 7:21 AM
Noobie here from the Rock another Masshole.Love bikes ,beer ,and boobies exactly in that order..lol
Im on some of the other forums and some might know me.
I have a 65FL,55FL,73 sporty flyrite and love to build and ride.Once in a blumoon I post up some of my paint to share and for you guys to cut up.
so have at it I have tough skin..Ride safe.

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo179/brutus63/panarchy001.jpg

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo179/brutus63/nantucketpantopend016.jpg

IronheadBobber
09-26-2009, 7:37 AM
I'm new here..... was directed here by a buddy who is a helluva builder/painter
my names Josh, alot of my frinds know me as Ironhead
I have a 98 fatboy and a 74 sporty. I will admit, i don't know a whole lot about wrenching bikes, but constantly learning. I do most of my own maintnence on my scoots, but have yet to tear into a motor. I do some custom painting and airbrushing, a little tattooing every now and then as well.

plannin on tearing down my sporty this winter to hardtail it, and will most likely repaint my fatboy as well.

looking forward to learning from alot of the gurus around here

OldGoldGarageCo
09-26-2009, 10:07 AM
glad to be here.....I have some bikes and stuff

and I enjoy lazy afternoons and whittling hair picks out of salvaged ship masts...cheers

mikeymac
09-26-2009, 8:05 PM
mike, from philly.. l like all bikes.

Sacredsteel
09-26-2009, 10:56 PM
Hello everybody my names jason and iam a douche,anyways i have a small fab shop in l.a called sacred steel.gald to be here,hit me up

Sacredsteel
09-26-2009, 10:58 PM
I was gonna upload a pic,but iam diggn the pony

misfitJason
09-28-2009, 2:52 PM
well as of awhile ago but some of you may know me here from the Jockey Journal or Horse Board or you may have met me. Well the morale of the story is once you meet me you'll know I am a douschebag. Yeah

wadehammer
09-28-2009, 9:14 PM
Hey everybody this site is rad. Been lurking figured I'd start posting. Hellooooooooo

BradS
09-29-2009, 10:30 AM
Howdy howdy from Houston.

MulishaJoe
09-29-2009, 11:37 PM
Hey everyone... Sick site!

Here from AZ . I Ride my Choped up scoot every day! I also jump my dirtbike in the Desert and do some moto..

If anyone in AZ ever wants to ride, let me know!

Nicko
09-30-2009, 4:52 PM
I haven't anything worthy photowise to post, but I will remedy that. I am bike tech at Beaufort Cycles. I have been sidelined with a back injury since late June. but healing fast. The site looks awesome.

joshb
09-30-2009, 6:00 PM
there are a shitload of dudes named nick on here. nothing against any of them, just seems to be the most common moniker

Nick32vic
10-01-2009, 12:46 AM
Hi,

Im new here. My name is Nick. Im 22. Born into hot rods. Built one and sold it. Figured it was time to get a bike. Bought a 67 BSA that ended up being a big pile of shit. Tore it apart and now im building the bike that I really want.
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs244.snc1/9135_129289897771_509722771_2516922_861401_n.jpg

CSCZACH
10-01-2009, 8:03 AM
Hi Zach here from Chop Shop Cycles, little late getting.

CheaterPY
10-01-2009, 9:19 AM
Hi Gents,

I'm Pierre-Yves from Switzerland. Runing a small website www.early-stage.ch. Member of the Cheaters CC.
I have sold my 46 knuck some months ago, I'm actually collecting parts for a new chopper project and ride a bagged 64 Olds 98 coupe.

http://www.early-stage.ch/image_209.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gz8a4ubiPAM/SmUMrRFEsPI/AAAAAAAACds/461rsQVNW58/s400/687474703a2f2f6661726d342e7374617469632e666c69636b 722e636f6d2f333337382f333530363433393933395f623838 636536623135395f6f2e6a7067.jpg

I'm also actually working on a motorcycle leather jackets line with my wife who is styliste
and hope to present our products on this website very soon.

Thanks for reading.

32fenderless
10-02-2009, 11:25 AM
FNG here

my names Jason 36yr old

my username came from the '32 ford I own.

I've got an xs650 chop i built a few years ago, a shovel i finished up this spring and an RD350 that i plan on building this winter.

I also have a couple project cars-a '37 Willys Sedan and a '79 Malibu tripple black with factory buckets,guage package and a four speed.

RIPshitRIOT
10-02-2009, 4:08 PM
Hey y'all,

I'm TJ, livin' in San Diego and rockin' an '09 Nightster til I get enough paper stacked to start a chop. I dig cafe's and sportbikes, too. Helpin' my room mate with a GSXR 600 stunter build. I've checked this place out for the last few weeks, looks legit. Good on ya, fellas.

donuttsofdeath
10-02-2009, 11:03 PM
found this place on a banner God knows where, figured its time i signed up. i ride the crap out of my shovelhead chopper and like to go camping on it as often as possible. thanks!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2625/3976406030_e36f9f0c77_o.jpg

here she is last year- looks quite different now

Dave63
10-03-2009, 9:42 AM
Name's Dave, from Allentown, PA. I know Badassbrutus. from the rock. We trade parts and bullchit. Rode to the Greasebag in NH with him this summer. Met some cool folks and got to see some badass scoots. Incredible talent.....

Love to chop, cut, weld, paint and totally change stuff around. This place looks pretty cool..............


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/lucygoose1999/Daveriding.jpg

dannydodge
10-04-2009, 6:01 AM
my name is danny dodge. i live in seattle. i like motorcycles, girls with guns, monster sexploitation in 3-D, skateboards shaped like coffins, whiskey, and rock 'n' roll records.

Roads2Ruin
10-05-2009, 3:53 PM
THE PAST: Boston resident, Singer in a band, Bouncer, Bike Messenger, Cirque Du Soleil(er),Boyfriend,Tow Truck Operator

THE PRESENT: Connecticut resident, Career Firefighter, Co-Conspirator of 100% (www.100percentkulture.com, Member of the Naubuc Fire Dept, Ex Boyfriend,

ALWAYS: 100% for Life
<a href="http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l310/mattfallout/?action=view&current=blogcrash.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l310/mattfallout/blogcrash.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Sodapop73
10-06-2009, 1:01 PM
Hey folks I'm a recent transplant to Vista Cali, from Colorado...Love the site!

Cody
10-06-2009, 3:11 PM
Name is Cody, 25, just sold my cafe honda '75 CB360t and picked up a '99 sportster 883. Consider it a big improvement... nice having some horsepower underneath me, though the honda could be thrown around in the corners real nice. Not sure what the plan is with the Sportster, but it is slowly going to evolve from stock. Right now just riding the shit out of it. Winter will most likely involve some changes on the bike.

drucifer
10-06-2009, 8:35 PM
Hey all,
My names Andrew and I'm up in Calgary Alberta Canada. I own a shop called Plan B (ww.planbkustom.com) but in reality I think it owns me. I've got a '71 Ironhead thats all torn apart and have an itch to build a cafe racer out of something. Ironhead first I guess. Really liking the look of the board and will most likely be on here when I should be doing other things.

ogri
10-07-2009, 12:15 AM
Hello from London UK.

Chris, 45, been riding since I was 17 (very tired), currently building a Honda CB750 sohc into a street-scrambler type thing. Read all about it here: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=57812.0

Also own a 1972 MZ 250 (the funky looking one) and a '77 Ural 650.

Surfed in from the Biltwell site.

negotiable1
10-07-2009, 8:42 PM
I'm Tim,Ive got a few parts,Had a few bikes,Got a bitchin new dog on the way home fromThe Smoke Out West,named him Smoke

Lamp
10-08-2009, 6:37 PM
Hey All....I'm Matt from Indiana right now I'm putting together my first basket case which is a 68' bonnie T120R. It’s coming along pretty good just slow because of the inexperience but hey it’s a blast to be in the garage.

Grashopr
10-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Just saw that there was an 'Intro' thread... so I'm late. Par for the course.

I'm in Topeka, Kansas, been riding on the street for 16 yrs but mostly Triumph sportbikes. Raced dirt for a couple years, been roadracing Triumph's around the midwest circuit for the last 4 years. I have a shop that does paint, airbrush and pinstriping as well as general maintenance and a little bit of fab work.

While painting a local bike a few years back, I spotted a Triumph 500 hard tail that was built in the mid-to-late 70's that I fell in love with. Tried to talk him out of the bike for a half decade before he finally came off of it. I've been barhopping on it this fall when not on the race bike.

Just riding the old bike rattles the wiring apart, so I am here to try to soak up the type of knowledge that you can't get working on late-model stuff just to try to keep my stuff going.

I picked up a 65 Tiger 650 parked in a barn that I found on the local CL. Got it running, and am looking to do an 'AngryMonkey' style bike with it this winter.

The obligatory 'Bikes I Own/Have Owned' list: 1989 EX500, 1992 Suzuki RM125, 1991 DR650, 1997 CBR900RR, 2001 Triumph Sprint ST, 2001 CBR600F4i, 2000 RVT1000SP1 RC51, 1997 Triumph T595 Daytona, 1998 Triumph T595 Daytona, 2001 Yamaha YZ426F, 1999 Triumph 955i Daytona, 1992 Kawasaki EX500, 2006 Triumph Daytona 675, 1994? Honda CBR600F2 'racebike', 2007 Triumph Daytona 675, 2001 Triumph Daytona 955i, 1969 Triumph Trident T160, 1970 Triumph Daytona 500 'chopper', 1965 Triumph Tiger 650.

I am on the Kansas Dept of Trans. Motorcycle Safety Board, have been a motorcycle license instructor, am a Safety/Control rider at Heartland Park on the roadcourse, have been a Race License Instructor for riders looking to get their race licenses since 2007, I write for the Topeka Capital Journal on motorcycle topics, and am the owner of Topeka's largest, and longest running motorcycle forum since 2000.

I dont have a lot of mechanical knowledge to offer (at least not that's very applicable to anything pre-1980), but if you have any paint Q's, I'll do my best to help you out. Been custom painting professionally for 13 years. You can see some of my work at www.GrasshopperCustomPaint.com. Looking forward to being here often.

MyEvilTwin
10-09-2009, 10:23 PM
New to site, lovin the fact that all makes and styles fly here with their own subforums.
In process of building a 12k mi '74 cb550 into a nice little cafe racer. Long history in vintage hot rods, new comer to bike building. Should be fun.

Chuck
10-10-2009, 1:04 PM
Hi from France ! not a lot of frogs on this cool site. Be sure I'll preach the good word of chop cult in my country.

Motohead
10-11-2009, 12:16 PM
Hey hows it going? Nice site here ..

Im new to the boards so thought I would drop a line here.. My name is Tom and live in central jersey.. I ride a 1980 Yamaha xs650 hard tail and have a 1979 that needs to be finished so you will see me around looking for help and suggestions..

no1
10-14-2009, 12:50 AM
Hi I'm John I live Australia, I have a couple of bike my fav is my 81 Shovel

96dragginsdime
10-14-2009, 9:24 PM
Just wanted to say I am new here, with a triumph project.

simon
10-15-2009, 11:58 AM
Looks like this should be a great site!

tntcustompaint
10-16-2009, 1:13 PM
Hey Im a newbe to the chop cult.. Im a custom painter/pinstriper from cleveland.. Lookin forward to the site.. thanks
- lil tom

elwood173
10-16-2009, 10:10 PM
Looks like a rad site! I live in boise id and I'm going to start a kz400 chop here soon.

googoomuck
10-17-2009, 5:25 PM
Hey all riding a stroked 83 fxr living on the island of misfit toys.Site looks cool lotso familiar faces/names and some wicked pissa shit.Met some of you on the EDR and the JJ.

cheapchop
10-17-2009, 6:18 PM
Hello,
I am building a 79 Yamaha SR 500 My own style. It's kind of a sportbobtracker. It will be diferent. It will be light and it will take advantage of the HP/weight ratio. I don't give a shit what other people think of me. My wife is my best friend. My kids (14 &15 yr old boys) consume me. My kids say I scare the shit out of all their friends. I don't want to scare anyone. Badass is a cartoon as far as I'm concerned. I just want to enjoy my family and my bike. Disagree?

Cheap chop

DJ
10-18-2009, 10:56 AM
I'm DJ. I live on the WA coast. I ride as much as I can and mess with my bikes when I'm not riding/working. Between my wife and I we have 3.5 sportys and a CB450 honda chop. CC looks like a great site, glad to be here.

A pic of my current project with the tins mocked up, still have some trimming to do.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/ddnw2000/projectbc042Small.jpg

ryangobie
10-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Probably don't need another forum in my life but here I am. Ryan, from north Jersey. Here's my heap..

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/ryangobie/IMG_0401.jpg

unclecreepypants1977
10-20-2009, 8:46 PM
nothin special. Weirdo-scumbag from Bombingham,AL. Ride Wrench Drink Fight Fuck. CB750's fer now(i stay broke)
OUT!

ampdesign
10-21-2009, 6:54 AM
Hey,

Alex here from Philly, I build bikes in my garage, usually for myself, currently running a 91 sportster chop, with a 56 triumph and 75 harley in the works. If anybody needs help in the philadelphia area, let me know.

DirtBagRob
10-21-2009, 3:57 PM
What up.
Originally from Southern Utah, now livin in Fort Worth, TX, going to school full time, work part time. Been riding since I was 16 but went the 5 years I was in the Marine Corps without a scoot. Now I have a 05 VTX that's my daily driver that I'm gonna strip down and make.....umm....not stock. That's as far as I'm into the planning of this project (lots of ideas, not so much money). I'd eventually like to build a Buell bobber. Got on the site cause a few of my boys are already on here.
Peace.

Darren
10-21-2009, 8:49 PM
New here just checkin the place out.

Zooligan
10-22-2009, 8:08 AM
Hey all! I found the site while searching for information on shortening swingarm fender struts. Very nice site here. I think I'll stick around.

Anyway, I'm a weekend warrior who came into a shovelhead basket case that is destined to be some kind of bobber. I've been hangin on a few other shovel/chop forums and getting a lot of good info. Looks like this will be another must-visit-often site.

I'm really diggin the How-To section. Keep building it up guys! Maybe one day I'll be in a position to contribute.

Z

DeesButts
10-23-2009, 5:30 AM
hey what's happenin everybody

Josh from West VA here

janasebastian
10-23-2009, 5:44 AM
Cool site, just need more members (esp in UK..) where is everyone ?? x

UpOnOne
10-23-2009, 7:45 AM
like the site....love riding and building.....got an ironhead project right now.....finished a cb750 last winter.....here it is....did i win, or does it suck

NHMike
10-23-2009, 8:33 AM
Welcome, the 750 is Bitchin'

Robhall
10-23-2009, 8:38 AM
I'll say win

justbrian
10-23-2009, 1:16 PM
Looks good.

constriktor
10-23-2009, 1:47 PM
building one myself, and i like it, for what that's worth.

n

DirtBagRob
10-23-2009, 1:56 PM
Your bike looks super sketchy, yet bad ass. Very Nice!

TheDemon
10-23-2009, 6:22 PM
like the site....love riding and building.....got an ironhead project right now.....finished a cb750 last winter.....here it is....did i win, or does it suck

Welcome to the site, I'm def diggin on your CB, I'm redoing one of my own right now. Next time you shoot pics I'd def push it back into the sunshine so we can all get a better look!

bwagner
10-25-2009, 6:25 PM
Bruce Wagner
Baltimore, Maryland
United Steelworkers Local#9477
Riding what started as an 07 Night train
Rode BMX all my life, got my first motorcycle in 1990
I suck at intros, so those are the facts
See ya around

MsHeather
10-26-2009, 7:46 AM
Bruce rules, good to see you here.

lowrider
10-27-2009, 7:29 AM
Hi to everyone.

Johan from Norrtälje, Sweden.

Great page with a really good forum!
Gonna post my CB450 project in a near future.

That´s all for now.


PS. I´m from Sweden, not fucking Switzerland!

Danisdead
10-27-2009, 1:56 PM
Hey Cult,
name is Dan Ewing, i'm in Juneau Alaska.
really like this site. I ride a 42 flathead and a 74 shovelhead.
hope to learn a bunch from you guys.

spooner
10-28-2009, 2:13 PM
Sup? Spooner, Pasadena, Texas. Foot clutch, Tank shift. Love all things retro, motorcycles, vintage guitars, hot rods, huntin' and salt water fishin'. Professional pinstriper wannbe. :)

geekdublD
10-28-2009, 6:53 PM
party people, go home. double D is here and it's bound to get lame. SIKE! huh?

whatever. i like to ride when my bike runs and when it doesn't i like to cuss and spit. i like to cuss and spit all the time except when i'm in church. i paint some shit too, like gas tanks and cars. i like to take the trash out if you know what that means. if not, sit on the bench with me. what? yeah. go ride your bike and stop reading this bullshit. mine don't run, that's why i'm here.

dan from africa.

TonyK74
10-28-2009, 9:27 PM
I'm Tony from Effingham, IL. Just wanted to say hello and I'm happy to be here. My current build is a '70 Triumph TR6. It's not a runner yet but I hope to have it on the road this spring.

spindle
10-29-2009, 3:37 AM
hi, im spindle, i live i manchester in the uk, i'm a salford boy from the depths of shitsville, i hang with the boneshaker guys, just finished building my first bike, i'm well chuffed with the outcome, its no show winner but it rocks, been into bikes since i could shit in a nappy, i'm on the look out for my next project, quite fancy doing a denver style bike, heres some pics of me and mine

spindle
10-29-2009, 3:49 AM
some vids of the bike:-

http://www.youtube.com/user/spindlespindle#p/a/u/0/dVJQjG-PvdY


http://www.youtube.com/user/spindlespindle#p/a/u/1/GQ9SHZa3FeQ

MolochDiver13
10-29-2009, 7:37 AM
They call me Diver, I am in the Molochs MC here in CALI. Met a lot of folks at the Bitwell Bash. This past weekend went to the Ghost Mountain Riders MC Gig and saw the Death Trap MC crew there I met a few of them at the Bash.

Diver

1waystu
10-29-2009, 7:57 AM
one way stu here. i reside in BHAM al with the Haints, and i build scooters for GarageCo. Customs.

oh and i ride a triumph.

Xicano
10-29-2009, 8:16 AM
just found this site..some may know me from hondachopper or the JJ before the exodus. i have an xs650 that i can't seem to get running right no matter what i do and a CB750 that is undergoing frame surgery at a buddies place. i'm a scorpio with a lust for life and love who enjoys long walks on the beach and spooning by the fireplace.

EandTchops
10-29-2009, 1:17 PM
Hey fellas,

I am a proud owner of a 71 tr6 bonneville basketcase project that has stalled because i am a student at UNC Wilmington. (trying to learn to be civilized i guess) anyways i am here to learn and contribute when i can.

Keep it heavy
Troy

tumpyl
10-29-2009, 1:53 PM
Regular hang out is hondachopper.com But dont limit myself to just rice burners. Have 3 harley's, 1 is a 74 xlch, 1 is a 85 xlfh, and my baby is a 93 flh standard. Also a 83 v65 magna, and a 76 cb750 thats being bobbed as we speak.... Looks like there mite be some fun going on here...

griff1
10-29-2009, 4:29 PM
Hi all,just a quick hello to all you fellow custom builders/riders from here in Wales in the U.K. having probs in getting my ride onto the photodump so she*s in my profile.

KNUT
10-30-2009, 12:15 PM
Quick intro, I'm Pete and new to Chop Cult. Just sold my truck, my mx and mountain bikes, and basically everything else I held dear to move to Philly. I'm now looking for something to ride and work on.

JohnnyProblem
10-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Hi, I'm John from Delaware, new to the bike thing but have done the old car thing for years and figured why not. Currently riding a '65 Bonneville and working on a '68 Daytona. Hoping to get some much needed knowledge from this here board.

Randy56
10-30-2009, 4:17 PM
Quick intro, I'm Randy and new here. Live in Denver and ride a 75 FLH

AWG
10-31-2009, 2:29 PM
First post here.
Like to lurk and hang on the site. Nice to see my bike in the photo dump!

Next project 70 BSA A65L ,.....What to do? Street track it or chop? It will come to me sooner or later.

Ride safe,
AWG.

carlingas
10-31-2009, 10:21 PM
Been following the JJ for some time. Stoked about the website. Hope to make some friends and finis the neverending Shovel project...wife, 3 kids, two dogs, mortgage, and thank God..BIKES.

Woody
11-01-2009, 3:25 AM
Hi, Woody here from New Zealand, Cool looking site ya got here.
I'm building a Twin cam chop ( see pics ) Anyway thanks for having me.

Jesse
11-01-2009, 10:43 AM
Good to be here and see all the cool bikes! Looking forward to the Slab Riot!

junkyardjon
11-01-2009, 6:40 PM
yup, i'm here

LDNCLR
11-01-2009, 7:25 PM
Whats up, Just signed up tonight... Couple of pics of the ongoing projects at the house
Yall check em out and let me know what you think
Lata,

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/ldnclr/CIMG0051.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/ldnclr/CIMG0044.jpg

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae306/ldnclr/CIMG0045.jpg

toxiceric
11-02-2009, 5:22 PM
What's up boys and girls. Just a fellow gearhead obsessed with all things motorcycle. Dig the site. Finally decided I should sign up instead of just lurking. Hope to see lots of fellow members talents.

FMA
11-02-2009, 7:07 PM
It is about time we sign up. My name is Grant and Harpoon (the painter) and i have a company called FMA or Freedom Machinery & Accesories. Many of you have bought shirts from us over the years and some might have one of Harpoon's paint jobs on your bikes.
Along with building our bikes (welding, fabrication, mechanic stuff, and of course paint) we ride quite a bit, pretty much daily when things are running right. Currently i have a '78 Shovel and Harpoon has his '50 Pan and a '40 Knuckle.
This summer we also put on a little show here in sothern California call the Born-Free show along with Mike Davis from the Born Loser blog. We're working on planning the next one already (instead of doing it all in 30 days like the last one...) for June 2010. Stay tuned.
Thanks.
Check us out more at our BLOG (http://www.choppedout.blogspot.com).

Kick
11-02-2009, 10:09 PM
My name is Dock, but some might know me as Kickstarter, never liked that name, kickstarter that is, but its what I used to register on HC back in 01, live and learn. lol Looks like it could be a good forum.

2speed
11-02-2009, 10:37 PM
Been here awhile... Not exactly proficient at posting. Must be that free Bama education-- oh well. really digging all the F'in cool bikes on here.

2speed

Murph
11-02-2009, 11:07 PM
FNG...been lurking at the JJ for a while,kinda got sick of the graybeard vibe going on..
Live in Massachusetts,built a couple of bikes...working on a buddies old Bultaco flat tracker he used to race in the 70's.Own a couple of rice rockets,just finished painting my Honda chop..looking for the next winter project..

oilstainedjeans
11-04-2009, 11:49 AM
Hey,
I just got the link to this site from a friend,, cool site,, looking forward to getting deeper into what it's all about,, I am a member over at the Jockey Journal and Shovelhead.Us
been riding and wrenching for a lot of years but always looking to learn something new !!!
I am currently building a '77 Lowrider shovel

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/Galaxy5/tom141.jpg

heffe
11-05-2009, 11:05 AM
New guy here in Umatilla, OR. New to the area. Moved out here from Omaha, NE.

smokindave
11-05-2009, 1:22 PM
New guy here. Was pointed this way form ChicoD. I shoot and write for Greasy Kulture, Rod and Kulture, Deadbeat and so on. Diving in to my first Pre Unit build of a BSA. Only wrenched on Units before, so I am looking forward to this new project.

MadDog
11-05-2009, 3:15 PM
Hello. My name is Mark and I live in Ojai. Not very computer savvy. I like motorcycles. Currently I have one running, 2 almost running, one in boxes, one needing a rebuild, and piles of parts...

Now lunch is over and I got to get back to work.

lchavez
11-06-2009, 2:26 PM
Hey all! I'm from NorCal lovin life, ridin hard, raising family. Love to ride and paint. I consider myself an amatuer artist, lots to learn about the art, but always practicing. I'm also building a chopper around a early IH and paughco hardtail frame. I love the look of Hippy Killer Garage Co.'s Hippy Killer sportster. Cash is tight, so scraping up parts and pieces where I can and doing a lot of the work myself. I frequent alot of the swap meets and wish there were more around cycles here in the NorCal area, but when I can it's where I am.

Thanks for hearing,

Late

dudley
11-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Hey fellers I'm new here my name is Nathan I live in cincinnati. I work as a printer and do hotel maintenance, also I am currently taking welding courses at a local college. I have a chopper i am re doing its a 99 evo in a paughco straight leg frame, a revtech 4 spd. Its all apart now< I am going to weld some on the frame and paint it in the auto body class at my school. I also just made a bad ass old school sissy bar for it. I'll post some pics on my profile soon. I also have a 2002 sporty that for the most part is stock, Once the evo is done I may chop it up a bit I haven't decided yet. Well anyway glad to be here! This is a kick ass forum.

IsonIron
11-07-2009, 6:26 PM
hey all
i am an aircraft sheetmetal worker who has had enough of the crap low standards and have decided to go it alone, http://isoniron.wordpress.com/

i am currently in the middle of rebuilding my 79 shovel and love anything to do with bikes, its great to meet like minded people who tell it like it is.

thanks
Bison

and if you dont ride it, its not a bike

StoneHead
11-08-2009, 10:15 AM
Another FNG from Censornazi, uh, I mean Cincinnati. Fair wrench, club rider and all around nut case.
Nice work on the site and the rides represented.
Finishing up a 97 Buell 1203 on a hard tail.

GL/HF

shanebo
11-08-2009, 1:31 PM
Names Shane.
Artist by trade.
Painter, striper, leathersmith, tattooer, welder, sculptor, etc.
Been building motorcycles for money about 6 years.
www.hatefactoryusa.blogspot.com
I love you.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/leadfist01/cbcafe.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/leadfist01/l_d519931b73ec5b5156fc00d25b7b251b.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/leadfist01/CIMG0520.jpg

jb77
11-10-2009, 11:43 AM
Hey ther - chopcult! JB here fom the michigan lands, cant wait to get out in the real worl n meet some of ya! slowly tryin to make my lowly hd a riders ride... see ya out there

Suzy
11-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Hello all, I'm Suzy;), I have some project bikes and a couple of riders. Wes White recommended this site and I have to agree it's cool and full of information. I'm here to learn and make friends. Ride safe, Blessings! Suzy;)

soaz
11-10-2009, 8:52 PM
Hey,
I like things and going places. I have a favorite color and motorcycles are good.

I'm TimTim and its hot in Arizona.

revmike
11-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Hey folks,

Newbie here from the square state of UT. L7

Was running a pretty good online motor book store with lots of m/c, chopper, repair, diy stuff, but funny what you dont get to keep after the divorce. Have some good used parts to sell too. We'll get all that going again soon. Working out of a Van right now, no garage anymore. THAT sucks.

Getting together a 81 XS650 and a 73 CB750 looking to do a long bike, but there may be something else in the interim.

Glad to be aboard. Looks like fun. Where's the bar?

~Rev Mike

revmike
11-11-2009, 11:22 AM
hey Suzy, welcome over from Choppertown Nation? I just arrived here too lol!

~Rev Mike

gr8paradox
11-11-2009, 12:20 PM
Hey Ted/Gr8paradox checking in.
Funny how "we" all seem to end up on the same boards. It is going to consume us. The biker boards are in control.If you don't already know me.I'm a guy that rides a bike.What more do you need to know ? 1979 CB750 Chop - 1982 CB900 Stocker - 2006 Thruxton

Craigar
11-11-2009, 12:36 PM
What a great site!! I cant stop searching through all the tech sheets.

Anyways, I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to meeting up with some cool people and doing some ridin!!

Right now I have 3 projects going on, my 65 Bonnie is about complete just need to assemble it, hope to have it at Timonium in Feb.

Talk to yall later

IsonIron
11-12-2009, 4:58 PM
hey,
i have pics of my new business card different from what i had originally but still looks pretty cool (well i think so anyway) i wanted to have the southern cross on it somewhere and what better way than using my own tattoo.

thanks
Bison
http://isoniron.wordpress.com/
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bisonlee/4096174657/" title="isonironcard2-7 by bisonlee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/4096174657_f15d001caf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="isonironcard2-7" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bisonlee/4096173705/" title="isonironcard2-7back by bisonlee, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2754/4096173705_f5c5366ebb_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="isonironcard2-7back" /></a>

BSAketcase
11-12-2009, 10:16 PM
New to this forum, been a while since posting on the "other" forum, because of a break in between projects. Finished my bsa bobber last winter and just lucked out on a barn find triumph to continue to feed my obsession

This place seems like its on the right track. The travelling lid idea rocks! Talk to you guys soon

socal
11-14-2009, 11:27 AM
My name is "Louie" ..I live in tweekerville Tujunga Ca.... Just finished an Evo custom rigid. Starting on a generator Shovel. Great site. ...so i joined.

gt82419l
11-16-2009, 12:46 AM
hey what up guys, i am in the middle of a build and needed a good site to get motivation from. yes i am a noob.

speedneedle
11-16-2009, 2:36 AM
Hey,

Name's Josh, from Australia...I'm here because I've started a long-intended bike build, and got boo-ed off the "other" forum because I mentioned Japanese engines...

I started out wanting a pre-unit BSA, but practicalities and eagerness put the Honda you see in the pic in front of me. Japanese engines seem to be tolerated here...so...

The frame is only a photoshop mock-up, so you see I have a long way to go. I like a lot of things about bikes by Chicara, Shinya Kimura, and a bunch of others, including Slim, but I'm 6'4, so I'm thinking serious stretch...
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo85/joshdowlingshape/bikes/mybikemockup_one-copy.jpg
The forks, seat, wheels and tank are real. Thats a Jawa Speedway tank...I wanted one for about three years. The girder and seat are swap-meet finds and of unknown make.

The wheels are new...they're from a Rickshaw in Bangkok. 26in, 3 in wide - they look alot like board-tracker rims. My first serious challenge will be to lace up the 40 spoke hubs I have'nt found yet!

I guess I'll be lurking for the most part, but hopefully I'll get some tips, especially in frame building.

Here's a couple of pics of my only previous build...a big part is missing...
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo85/joshdowlingshape/bikes/P1000658.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo85/joshdowlingshape/bikes/P1000660.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo85/joshdowlingshape/bikes/P1000664.jpg
Josh

ChoppyGee
11-16-2009, 2:41 AM
welcome to CC. Thats a pretty ambitious build you've got on your hands and I really like the concept.

Is it meant to be a racer or are you building it for the street?

speedneedle
11-16-2009, 3:36 AM
Hey ChoppyGee...

It'd be nice, but I don't expect the "deathtrap" to ever be road-legal...(I'm still looking into it, but Laws in Aus. seem to be tighter, it being very difficult to get a self-built frame registered...)

My intention is to blat down some of the back-roads I have near home. I have a background in a little motocross and was obsessed with speedway as a kid, so there's the influence...

Part pre-war brit Brooklands racer, part bobber, part speedway, s'pose...and hopefully all style.

Thanks,

Josh

ChoppyGee
11-16-2009, 3:49 AM
yeah I don't know you're laws over there but perhaps you can find a titled frame cut off the neck tube where the VIN number is and build your frame off of that. Then claim it was whatever the neck and title say it is..just a suggestion works here inthe states.

good luck have fun with it, Cheers.

speedneedle
11-16-2009, 4:04 AM
Thats it man, the neck tube section...yeah, thats been suggested down here. It must be pre-1971 for frame mods apparently.

I have a bike-wrecking yard nearby to go foraging:- same place where I picked up the spring for the bicycle.

It'll be a while, but I have time...years in the making already!

Josh

dragginit93
11-17-2009, 8:57 AM
hey fellas the names greg and im from westernmass on my free time i biuld lil bobbers and brats and all do alota air ride stuff on trucks heres some pix
my first bob 81 cb 750http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-4/1252089/018.JPG
newest bob 81 xs 650http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-4/1252089/xs65023.jpg
bagged 88 1500
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-4/1252089/paint1.jpg
93 bagged and 4" body dropt mazda b2200
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-4/1252089/mini1.JPG

cyclemonkey
11-18-2009, 6:48 PM
How do all. Finally got my ass in gear and got on the intranet. What ever you do...don't listen to xstar...

francesthemute
11-19-2009, 2:25 AM
Hey Guys,

Im from melbourne, australia and currently on a stock '06 883c with biltwell bars and lick;s solo saddle bag.
Waiting for my tank and Chopper dave air cleaner to arrive from USA and my wife to buy me imperial tools before i start ripping into it. I'm from a motocross back ground so yamaha of course is metric. Got plans for it. Tossing up weather to hard tail it, but for now, slammer kit, relocating speedo, new biltwell low drags getting rid of the large custom tank for a peanut, chopping rear fender and some paint and pinstriping.

Will post pics when its no longer stock!

Cheers

EricBarnett
11-19-2009, 4:21 PM
Another FNG here from somewhere north-west of Chicago, not sure where yet. I formerly resided in Flint Michigan but took a job at O'Hare so I'm relocating. Not too much to miss about Flint except some good friends. Anyone here from the Chicago area? I haven't seen anything around here but stock bikes so far, and no indy shops to speak of.

Here's a picture of my last personal bike, hopefully I'll have some more projects as soon as I get settled in somewhere.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/cyclepartsmaniac/Blue%20bike%20version%202/DSC00078.jpg

Here's the one I did before that one, it took about 9 months to build and 1 month (but at least 4,000 miles) to blow up:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/cyclepartsmaniac/The%20Buell/IMG_5364.jpg

motoguru
11-19-2009, 4:27 PM
I haven't seen anything around here but stock bikes so far, and no indy shops to speak of.


http://www.halffastchicago.com

Richiepan
11-19-2009, 10:28 PM
Im just some jerkoff that likes old motorcycles , fast women and strong whiskey!!!!!!

JackShit
11-20-2009, 11:57 AM
Im just some jerkoff that likes old motorcycles , fast women and strong whiskey!!!!!!


i know this to be absolutely true.........

squirrel78
11-21-2009, 5:41 AM
I'm Keith from Texas. I just picked up a sportster scorcher frame for my 03 1200. Never really got on a forum before, but I couldn't pass this one up.

Dew
11-21-2009, 11:23 AM
Im just some jerkoff that likes old motorcycles , fast women and strong whiskey!!!!!!
Not me....... I like fast motorcycles, old women, and weak ass beer.....

teamnaptime
11-21-2009, 1:55 PM
figure i should introduce myself.

Im jay. 37. single dad. 14 year old daughter named asia. own a franchise pizza shop with my brother in law.

just got my first bike a few months ago. 83 honda nighthawk 550 with shaft drive.

in the process of choppin in now. been about 3 or 4 weeks so far, but actually only 6 days garage time. i'll put a build log up in the jap section.

i like ALMOST anything on two wheels. dont care much for crotch rockets. just not my thing. i do have a 150cc scooter though, and i ride it like i stole it. have a 14 year old daughter who cant wait to get her license so she can inherite the scooter. though she didnt point out the other day that she had an interest in a rebel 250. she also had no problem letting me know shed like to get it now, so we can have it chopped by time she gets her license in a year . lol.

anyway, thats me.

JohnnyProblem
11-21-2009, 3:44 PM
Names John currently in Wilmington, DE. Riding a '65 Bonneville and working on a '68 Daytona.

toocool
11-22-2009, 2:19 PM
im a dickhead elitist guy who basically hates everything. hi!

APOC
11-22-2009, 6:25 PM
Sorry guys. Keeping up the theme of self promo, I just had to tell somebody who might care. 'The Coolest Coloring Book Ever*' got a little writeup in the 'Keep the Flame' section of GARAGE Magazine's Dec. 09 issue. The store at www.apocdesign.com oughtta finally be working again in the next couple of days (nice timing) or you can find it on eGay, SPEEWAY Motors, Richard's Stuff or Lowbrow Custom's sites. At $5 a pop, they make a great stocking stuffer. Thanks for the indulgence folks.

tattoodup12
11-23-2009, 1:04 PM
Leon from NJ here, this site is what i been lookin for to save us from the stiff/stale atmosphere of JJ...thank you Jesus!

theMule
11-24-2009, 7:29 AM
you guys have heard it before... lurked the board for a while finally decided to join blah blah etc...
i'm also on the jj2 under the same handle (like alot of you i'm sure). i'm fairly new to motorcycles, the xl1200 i have now is actually my first bike ever and it's what i learned to ride on, but i've been turning wrenches my whole life, my grandfather's daily ride when he was my age was a chopped '51 merc and he had a '33 ford with a 392 hemi (comp only car, not street legal) in it that he drag raced for a while, my pops had a slew of muscle cars and snowmobiles and quads that i would always get in the way of working on, and now here i am, moved on from 4 wheeled hotrods to the 2 wheeled variety.
the ol' sporty has had a few faces under my ownership, got her bone stock except for the crash bars, windshield, and tassley saddlebags which quickly got sold to help fund some go fast parts and i rode her like this for a year...
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/bctammany/CopyofIMG_0339-1.jpg
that winter i started cutting things off... bought a king tank and sectioned a bobtail fender 6" and came up with this...
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/bctammany/CopyofIMG_0491-1.jpg
finished the seat and had front st. craig make some bars for me...
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/bctammany/CopyofIMG_0556-1.jpg
then that tank started leaking in several places (thanks unknown ebay seller) so i bought a peanut tank and gave it the rattle can treatment...
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/bctammany/CopyofIMG_0882-1.jpg
and here is how she sits now, awaiting many more changes this winter...
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/bctammany/1-1.jpg

jstein
11-24-2009, 9:41 PM
Just sayin hello. Totally stoked that i found a place that has so much info on Triumphs and customizing vintage bikes.

WolfHunter
11-26-2009, 4:47 PM
When I'm not busy hunting wolf I'm usually riding my 73 Triumph or working on my XS Chop or helping ChopCult member "Loganstar" work on his XLCH. I enjoy short walks on the beach but would much prefer to ride my bike on the beach but it turns out that is illegal here in Jersey. I've been a long time member of the Jockey Journal Forum but its been getting a little stuffy over there lately so here I is.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b181/leakypipes/smallbob.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b181/leakypipes/smallerbike.jpg

TimB1640
11-27-2009, 5:12 AM
hello i just found this site the other day while looking through a copy of cycle source magazine. I've done some riding in the past on the street and dirt and now I'm in the process of building a bike. I'm running a redbarron frame with a 40* and a 250 rear tire, a springer front end and an S&S 100" sportster motor. I'll post picture when i figure out how and i hope to learn a lot of fab techniques as well as find tech info. thanks

icecaps
11-27-2009, 2:00 PM
Great site. Lots of good info. Enjoying all parts of it.

Here's my Sporty. Not much of a chop but it's mine.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/icecaps65/BSL.jpg
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/icecaps65/BSR.jpg

JPWilliams
11-27-2009, 4:10 PM
Cool site. I've been riding since '03. I am an MSF ridercoach. I have been building a rigid shovel bought in pieces since April 08. I've just about got it there now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/jfnp52/Shovelhead/Shovelhead007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/jfnp52/Shovelhead/Shovelhead012.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/jfnp52/Shovelhead/Shovelhead001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/jfnp52/Shovelhead/07%20Nov%2009/buildtorebuild037.jpg

dirtyhippy
11-28-2009, 6:07 PM
word up,grease monkey from hills of va.love american made steel and burnin brain cells
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q270/chops78/IMG_1690.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q270/chops78/IMG_1681.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q270/chops78/IMG_1577.jpg
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q270/chops78/8403vaughnbikeronnietruck026.jpg

Lbfam730
11-29-2009, 3:12 AM
Wassup guys, moved to Lake Elsinore, CA from Alamogordo, NM recently and was directed to this site by a Biltwell guy at the local shop. Excited to see tons of good info on this site for someone who is brand new to motorcycles like me, i'm sure i'll learn a lot from here!

Lbfam730
11-29-2009, 3:23 AM
Forgot to add a pic of my bike with the intro so here it is. Not chopped at all but hope to chop the fender soon and add the biltwell seat. I'm sure i'll get plenty of cool ideas from the forum.

losbastardos
11-29-2009, 6:53 AM
That'll be the south coast of England. Hi all, just getting started with the cult, likin' it so far. 2 kids, full time job and law school don't leave much time for web timewasting, what i do have tends to go on my blog, feel free to have a look and post a comment or send a pic or two. hope to see you all on the board...

hope you can see my bike too, humble 4-speed evo sporty. not a chop, but it'll do for now. mucho influence from biltwell and like minds everywhere.

ZUnit
11-30-2009, 12:57 AM
Here it is. Im a welder for Uncle Sam. I joined the board to make connections, get reviews on parts companies etc. and to look at cool bikes and learn shit. I have mechanical experiance but not too much real fab experiance and lookin forward to learnin from everyone. I dont have to much info to help others except for maybe welding but Im sure there are more qualified people to chime in on that. But I will do my best to contribute. I have to XS650s. One bone stock and the other is chopped and waiting on an engine rebuild or more likely cash for a rebuild.

Chris


http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/3000/2064/10700.jpg

beanhead78
11-30-2009, 10:02 AM
howdy my names jason im from flint michigan. heres my heap
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n142/beanhead78/100_0484.jpg

Sawbones
11-30-2009, 11:54 AM
My name's Reece, I live in Minnesota and I have have been suffering with chopitis most of my life. I just bought a '78 XLH from a guy up here and while it's pretty cool as it is, I have big plans for it. Here's a pic:


http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2720/81275068808675593038004.jpg:

mikemudguts
11-30-2009, 4:31 PM
Hey folks....I've been checking things out here for about a month, cool-looking site. Decided it was time to sign up.
Current bikes are a 94 softail I've kinda bobed out, high apes & stuff...and a rigid, stretched shovel chopper. Just built and sold a sportster bobber...put a 1200 motor in a Flyrite rigid frame, was a cool little hotrod. Anyway, on board now.

Mike in Savannah, Ga.

marylandrider
12-06-2009, 12:39 PM
How do from maryland. I like the site, lots of good inspiration. I'll get some photos and a build thread going here soon for the xs I have under construction.

wolfpaak
12-06-2009, 5:29 PM
Hey Fellas Just found the site and at first glance looks cool! I dont know if my chop fits into your "rules" as a chopper so let me know. Its a 74 Honda 750 motor in an Amen Savior frame. I bought it in pieces and am missing quite a few. Slowly getting it back in shape. It is my return to bikes after a LONG time away to raise some taxpayers.
Going to lurk mostly and try to help any way I can.
Later,
Kenny

NITRO
12-06-2009, 6:01 PM
kenny, sounds like youll fit in fine

xllance
12-06-2009, 9:28 PM
Been checkin out this site for a few weeks, decided I would chime in. Could've really used some stuff in the classifides a few months ago. May have some stuff to sell/swap soon. Love lookin at all the cool rides. Lance

me
12-07-2009, 1:40 PM
aheee whats up, just came across this place. looks like some cool shit goin on.

i ride a 04 1200xlc

love riddin it...its a daily rider (ok almost daily)

it gets torn down every so offten for fun, i'm happy with where i'm at now...just workin on riddin the piss outta it till i start gettin ichy again

me
12-07-2009, 1:42 PM
hey everyone, new from FL, started a thread sayin whats up then found out how to post on this one...what can i say i'm a little slow sometimes

i ride a 04 xlc 1200, fun bike, first one i've really put some heart and soul into