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04-09-2011, 9:12 PM
just thought i should do the right thing. joined a while back, but never did an intro. got a 83 cb550 that I am in the process of fuckin up. just here to learn what I can.

04-10-2011, 7:30 PM
I am new here. The name is Jason Hallman. I used to own J R Cycle Works in Plymouth, Michigan (which is now called Plymouth Cycle and Speed), I now own Cycle Stop USA in Plant City, Florida. I teach auto technology at Wesley Chapel High School and I am an Associate Editor for The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine. I have heard about this place for awhile now and decided to check it out. Hope I am welcome.

04-10-2011, 10:51 PM
What up guys names Tommy

I've been lurking on Chop Cult for a while now about time I signed up. Im recently stated working on Harleys and can get enough.

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04-11-2011, 6:13 AM
Hey all.
Been looking about the forum for a few weeks and thought it was time I introduce myself.

Rahim from Belfast in the North of Ireland.
Currently riding a junky 125 until I pass my bike tests, which should be in the next few months.
Was looking across the internet for ideas etc for my first proper bike and came across this place.

04-12-2011, 8:42 AM
I'm KIRK! I don't take much of anything seriously. I'm 5'9", a Virgo and like to take long walks on the beach.

Here's some of my shit...

My latest car - "The Legion Special". Built by me and my friend Matt Seret (www.seretcustoms.com)



Last bike I finished - "My Little Pony". Featured in DicE #5 (I think it was).






Built this.


My daughter has a sweet 'stache.


I started Billetproof.


I'm in an awesome band that rocks the States and Europe - "Hairy Poppins".


My gang is super tough.


I did this - "May Cause Dangerous". It was on the cover of Rodders Journal.




I do art shit.


I have awesome friends that are super gay, but I'm not.


I'm currently turning this...


...into this - "Mother Fucking Space Olympics". With lots of help from Snake at C-51 Customs (www.c-51customs.com)






I'm a hot rod-related magazine Editor, designer, artist, photographer and asshole. Motorcycles make my penis feel funny.

Kirk... I think you're my new hero... THINK!! haha :cheersmate: Fucking BEAUTIFUL machines you've built bro, great job!

04-12-2011, 9:02 PM
So yeah..

Found ChopCult the other day while doing some research. Its neat-o.

I have been building race cars for several years, and have transitioned to rods, then to rat rods, now to bikes. I have built a few. I am very lucky to have a full machine shop with ample warehouse/shop space for my needs. No garage builds for me.

I have just started a new project I hope to have done in a few weeks. I picked it up off of craigslist. It was a flood damage bike. Engine locked up tighter than your 18 year old virgin daughter. I have already finished disassembly. And am now on my way to fab/assembly. I have already smoothed the frame, and the tank in the picture is a old Yamaha tank that I will be using. So yeah. I have no real plans on which direction I was going to take this build, so I am just going one step at a time doing what I think looks good. If you think otherwise you can go see a curb dentist.





time to ride!!!

04-13-2011, 2:08 PM
here we go... im big jae aka fuckin freaky jason. ive been building lowriders since i was a kid, bombs for the las 7years. trying to get into this bike thing and test myself. my garage is too small for all the projects so i think its time to finish a "keeper" and move onto a bike. im here to soak up as much knowledge as possible and just learn learn learn. thanks

04-13-2011, 3:15 PM
Hello all, Just signed up because I like the style you guys ride. I been riding for more years then I want to admit, all makes and style. I'm building a Trike now but it's all custom and about as close to a bobber as I could get.

04-13-2011, 3:26 PM
What's up, everyone.

I'm from Argentina, Buenos Aires. If you don't get the location, it's at the south of South America. I'm pretty new into the motorcycles, but the bobbers are making me wet. I'm thinking about getting one motorcycle as well, but my first mission is to ride on it and learn to ride on it, since in my times, I used to ride bicycles and I got my elbows and such screwed up and gave up until now, that I'm eight-teen.


04-13-2011, 6:50 PM
Just got signed up at CC a while back looking to help a brother in law whos in afganastan,A stray dog ate his seat and backrest pad! (NO REALLY) posted a classified add and almost instantly GRIFF hooked me up for the price of shippin! sweet!!! Thats what its all about! been ridin on two wheels since i can remember! slingn harley parts for a livin fer the last 8yrs.I STILL learn somthin new every day! RIDE ON AND HELP A BROTHER OUT,IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SECONDGEAR!:

04-14-2011, 5:09 PM
I'm Mike and I call Middle Tn home. I thought I had a decent looking softail until I found this site...now I know I was mistaken! I'm here to learn, build,destroy, repeat!

04-14-2011, 11:15 PM
Hi all from Napptown... im Eric. Ive been stalking this fuckin rad!!!! site for awhile, and finally thought id introduce myself. So much great info and insperado, I find myself on here evert day.... if you guys get around to it check out my shit... im looking for in put from you fellas

04-15-2011, 4:57 AM
Hello there,

I'm Bonten from the south of the Netherlands. I Own a slightly modified 79 FXE Superglide;




I also own a Kawasai KZ750 based chopper with a plunjer frame;



04-16-2011, 5:32 PM
hello guys ... in from ontario canada heres 2 of my latest builds

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04-16-2011, 6:40 PM
Greetings from dixie. I'm your typical non conformist, politically incorrect, anti social, old school biker. I eat, sleep, and breath chopped harleys. I dig the :kill:site, and I'm looking forward to being apart of the madness.............:kill:

04-18-2011, 4:33 PM
whats up guys. my name is kelso. i heard about CC from my tattoo artist in santa cruz. i was telling him about how i want to sell my bmw and build a bobber. here is my current bike, but its being put up for sale this season. i think i am going to build an old ironhead sportster. im a total noob when it comes to harleys but ive been building race cars for a few years now and i used to be a tech at an italian motorcycle dealership


04-19-2011, 5:05 AM
Signed up a while ago but this is my intro-deal. My name is Mike and I'm fairly new to the scene. Trying my best to catch up.

Here are my bikes.

08 XL1200N. I ride this one the most because all of my other bikes seem to be in "project" state all of the time.


03 XL1200C




Another 03 XL1200C


93 XLH883



04 VL800



Royal Enfield. My biggest project. Getting alot of help from CC member American Rides


My wife rides too. These are hers.

03 XL883C


04 XL883C


Thanks for having me.

04-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Been lurking here for a long time, figured it's about time to do an intro and get to posting. I'm in the process of getting my 73 XLH on the road after 2 long years of it sitting in pieces in an unheated overcrowded garage...getting pretty damned tired of Illinois' long shitty winters. I'll post some pics at some point in the near future whenever I can remember to get around to it. thanks guys

04-19-2011, 8:14 PM
Hello everyone, I just signed up, Well I have a 71' Ironhead (profile pic) that I built in 99' been riding the hell out of it since then, last year I bought a stock 98' Electriglide Classic, can't wait to start making it my own. I hope to learn alot and meet new friends and riding buddies.:cheersmate:

04-19-2011, 9:29 PM
Hello my name is Vinnie and I live in Denver, CO and the only thing I care about is riding. I ride an '85 Harley that I'm redoing again. A sportster took me out in a parking lot at the beginning of May last year, then 200 miles after i fixed it up, the top end went in October. So yeah, I am itching to ride haha. Glad to be here.

04-20-2011, 7:45 AM
Rich from southeast PA- been checking out this forum for a while now and decided it was time to do an intro- I ride an 07 triumph speedmaster and a 71 Honda cl350- thanks for having me-

04-20-2011, 8:22 AM
Just want to say hi from knoxville Tn.

04-21-2011, 6:30 AM
Richard from Wilmington NC. Been a member for a couple of months so i figured i would say hey. I will try to post up some pics of my bikes later.

04-22-2011, 5:00 AM
Hello from Rhode Island, I've been lurking on here for a while and figured it was time to do an intro. I ride a bone stock 02 dorkster and have a big pile of parts with bsa numbers on them that I'm sorting through. Thanks for having me, Dan

04-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Wassup ya'll, I'm Salty from W. Houston, I have an 883 Iron and a 75' Ironhead project I'm currently working on at my brother's shop in the Heights. I don't really have a "scene", I'm not a scenester...my hobbies are riding my woman and my Harley and getting rowdy with my brothers.

04-24-2011, 6:23 PM
Joined a while ago so I thought I should say hello.

04-25-2011, 7:22 PM
Whatz going on? I picked up a 1983 Yamaha Virago for a bobber project. It's not running but so far I've come across a bad rectifier and I'm in the middle of swapping in the working one. I'm gonna get it running first then off to the chopping the tail off and what nots. If anybody has any good ideas or pics I would appreciate any guidance. I have considered completely rewiring the whole thing. If anyone has a wiring diagram they have tested please feel free to send it my way. Thanks. Looking forward to this project and this cool web site.

04-26-2011, 8:27 PM
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04-26-2011, 8:30 PM
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04-27-2011, 7:39 AM
What tha fuck ?

04-28-2011, 2:03 AM
Hi, I've been lurking for a while and I like what I see so thought I would step forward and be counted. I ride a 66FL and an 82 XS1100. Hope to have the Shovel back on the road soon after a ground up rebuild. Later.

04-28-2011, 4:43 PM
Hey everyone, been diggin on this site for awhile, better make myself known! Right now there's 2 sporties an 88 and 05, a road glide, a 72 cb550 and a 80 cb 750 in my garage, and yep, there all projects! Ido most everything myself,wrench, fabricate, maintenance in my own garage. I am in the WI northwoods, and have worked for a few local Indy shops. Happy to be here, see you around.

05-01-2011, 10:42 AM
Been checking this site out for a while now and I realy like wat I've seen and read so far, so I figured I'd intruduce myself. My name is matty, I live in the netherlands. I've been into choppers and motorcycles in general since forever. But since you can't ride most motorcycles around here till you're 21, and I am 21, I only just started riding. I workerd my ass off to be able to buy a yamaha virago 535 back when I was 18 'cause I thought it looked cool, but now that I can (legaly) ride it, I found out that it realy isn't chop friendly. That, and the fact that I'm a moron when it comes to wrenching isn't going to stop me from trying to make it into something I like though. I'm looking forward to posting lots of dumb motorcycle related questions that will make you people go "is this guy retarded"?

05-01-2011, 2:53 PM
ive been lurking for a while here thought it was time sign in.i have 2 shovels and a pan that just about finished.thanks

05-02-2011, 7:30 PM
lurked, cant see photos, signed up. I commute on my garbage glide when i can, wrenching on a 59 ironhead with a little help from my friends. Shout out to IRON TWENTY-SEVEN....Thanks

05-04-2011, 1:31 PM
Hey there.

Ran into you guys after I ran into a car: wrecked my bike and wrecked my hand.

But since I was pretty much at the limit with removing parts from my CB750, this might be a good thing - now I can chop it up and make something new out of it!

I came from the sohc4 forums, pretty good bunch. Hope to find a nice community here.

Chris from Amsterdam

05-04-2011, 2:44 PM
Just checkin in, my name is jim, I live in upstate NEW YORK, I'll be checkin in every now and then, love the site

05-04-2011, 3:51 PM
What's up fellas.....Name is Jay. been reading and checkin' out the rides here...everyone seems pretty cool here...I will probably do more reading than posting, but will post when I have something useful to add! :)

05-05-2011, 2:44 PM
Hello from West Virigina

Hey fella's my name is Aaron love the site like reading the posts and looking at the pictures will chime in from time to time if I have something worth saying.

05-05-2011, 2:54 PM
Hey All! I am new to this site, just wanna say HI!

05-06-2011, 2:32 AM
..try to get myself on here too.

So I'm a guy from Finland who likes bikes. Been at it for some 3-4 yrs now, trying everything and learning most things the hard way. Currently got a BSA 500 thumper, triumph 500 chop and am working on a '69 xlch that will become.. something. Dunno yet, but I made a rigid out of it, got me a stock 45 springer and a mag, so it might turn out nice. Maybe. Mostly trying to get the daytona back on the road tho.

We recently started up a blog. Check it out.

Anyways, good to be here. Hope ya don't mind. If you do, boo-fucking-hoo.


05-06-2011, 9:35 AM
What's up, my name is Dan. Been ride'n since I was 15, had bike before a car. I'm 27 now but still ride like a retard. I live east of Dayton, OH. Former Marine, I'm currently a military contractor. Been in Afghanistan for the past 2 years as dog handler/ trainer. Going home in a month for good. Hope to learn some cool shit from the forum, and see you on the road. Hit me up and lets tear shit up!

05-07-2011, 12:02 PM
Been lurking for awhile but I figure I should be a useful member of this society so here it is.

Alex, 24. Portsmouth, VA. Bought my first bike in September of last year and only rode it for about 2 and a half months before I started choppin'. Grew up around bikes and fucked around with dirt bikes/3 wheelers/quads/go karts as a kid. Always wanted a bike but didn't have a place to keep or afford one until I bought a house. (thanks for the 8 grand Uncle Sam)

Don't have any decent pics other than this of the Sporty as of right now.


Gotta say though, this forum is refreshing. Lot of slick shit people are doing here.

05-09-2011, 12:08 PM
I've been signed up here for a while, Just remembered that I never introduced myself. . .

Name's Luke, I'm 27, out of Phoenix now. I've been riding for ten years, I've had all different kinds of bikes, now days I am pretty much settled with the chops...

Looking forward to seeing some cool shit on here...


74' Ironhead stroker (built by Foundry Moto)
79' Shovelhead, in progress of build. . . .

05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
[hi everyone just saying hi. been checking out this website for a while now and thought i better join in. theres some awesome shit on here and always good for new ideas. anyway, im 34 ,live in central queensland in australia and have ridden bikes my whole life although this is my first harley. hopefully I can work out how to post pics! see yous in the forums!:):cheersmate: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nugget96/5706300350/in/photostream

05-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Is there any chopcult people In San Antonio TX? All I see are chaps, bags,and dew rags

05-10-2011, 6:05 PM
There is not much special about me. I am building my second hardtail bike. I am on a very low budget and doing the best that I can. Thanks for all the tips....


Troy Young

05-12-2011, 4:35 PM
Hey everybody, names Austin, livin in San Diego county, originally from Nor Cal. Been doin the whole military thing down here for about five years now. Last bike got ran over by some drunk lady, so now im workin on a new sporty. Thinkin about slappin on a set of those biltwell 10 inch struts, wanna get rid of the ridiculous looking stock shocks, anybody run into problems with those?

05-13-2011, 3:56 PM
I just bought my first bike this spring, a 1980 XS1100. 2 months later, and I've filled a corner of my garage with all the extra parts, wires and junk that I've pulled off this bike...

Time to start welding soon, and I'm thinking about re-fabricating the back half of the frame to hard tail it... which I hear can be a bitch with a shaft driven bike.

Look for me tearing around Portland by the end of the summer, cause' I'll do whatever it takes to finish this bike in the middle of our siding/window/bathroom remodel!


05-14-2011, 9:48 PM
im jack. i ride a 93 sport its a work in progress.

05-15-2011, 1:06 PM
I'm John, live north of the grapevine in california, 94 1200 sporty that's going to be a long term project.

05-15-2011, 6:02 PM
Im B!ng the barber.... just moved to San Diego from Colorado.
i ride... nothing anymore due to the move :( but in the market for somthing cheap so hope to pick up somthing before born free!!!!!! so stoked to be on the west coast again!!!!!!

05-15-2011, 8:12 PM
Hi, my name is Dan, of Angry Monkey Motorcycles. I am just another knucklehead mc-spasatron who likes to chop up old British iron.
Cheers, Dan.

05-16-2011, 7:32 AM





05-16-2011, 12:06 PM
I'm manser - been lurking around for a while....
Lives in Denmark
Rides a RoadStar 1600
Loves the music of Thin Lizzy ;)

05-17-2011, 6:25 PM
the names jonny and i live in south fork ,pa.,outside of johnstown ,pa. i started a club with some of my freinds a few years back called lower class cycle club .johnstown is known for the 1889 flood that efed up the town in a big way,also we have the thunder in the valley motorcycle rally that goes on in june.i ride a 02 883 sporty that i made my own.some day she get the hardtail treatment when the moneys there,but until then,,,

05-18-2011, 7:26 AM
I joined up awhile back but never properly introduced myself. I'm Ralph and one of the most cantankerous retred machinist you'll meet but I love building and riding bikes.I've been riding (mostly Triumphs) for 47 years,but I never owned a Harley. Thanks to the cult I do now. Since I like to peel the eyeballs back I decided I needed a sporty,so I started a thread called Which one since I knew nothing about Harleys. If you read that thread you'll see the cc did not let me down, Because of input from members (either directly to the thread or indirectly through the forums I've read) I've wound up with a good bike to build, Problem solved THANKS CULT!! Now I've got anew problem. After buying my bike I went back to the thread to say thanks and to show them the bike we bought but I can't upload any pictures and can't figure out why. I cliked upload photos and did everything asked or recommended but all L get is the box with an x in it. I think that with 50 years of machining experience I can make a decent contribution to the cc forums but not being able to show photos will surley make that a bit more difficult. Enough BS. I need help. any ideas? Thanks Ralph

05-18-2011, 9:41 AM
Hi, I'm Niels a.k.a. Nisse. I'm 35, from The Netherlands, blablabla, I like to f*ck up perfectly, goodworking bikes and turn them into crappy running machines hated by the masses.
Here are my current bikes/projects/worries/love-hate relationships.

This is my 'daily ride' that runs like crap at the moment due to flow problems in the roundtubing based manifold. It an Yamaha Vstar that I've had since it let the line in 97. I hate it but yet it doesnt seems to get out of my life & shed. So I chopped the frame, from 2 back bones to 1, some nice painted tins, super E carb., done... sort of... look beter now with fishtails and shit...

My other bike is this Triumph chopper I bases on an ex-dutch-army machine.
(photos by: www.florisvelthuis.com)

Hope to start a next project soon, thinking about a 4gearframed evo, the CF fender 've laying around, a nice narrow springer and some silly 80's paint job...

I've know about chopcult since it started but was to busy to keep up with all that hapens on the net. I like meeting up etc. But I was told this is a goodplace to be but I doubt that I'll be of any value to all of you.


05-18-2011, 11:48 AM
Noob from Louisville, Ky. -Got a '78 Ironhead Sportster that's getting ridden this summer, then going under the knife this winter to make it my own!

05-19-2011, 8:10 AM
Tony here. I run a small machine shop in northern IL. Currently Im building an XS650. Also, I have designed a bunch of bike parts over the years and am now slowly bringing them to market.

05-19-2011, 9:15 AM
Hello. From nw Indiana. Have a pos shovel. Pretty well stock. Tried the ain't job and wow. Duplicolor really sucks. Yep. Hopefully learn some stuff bere

05-19-2011, 10:33 AM
Sorry to invade the boy's club....I ride, wrench and enjoy life. Love this place already!

05-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Hello. Please allow myself to introduce...myself. I'm Ray and I'm here to stay. I'm building a rat/chopper/bobber :D 1985 VT700C.

05-20-2011, 9:57 AM
Noob from PA. I ride, make graphics, decals, posters etc. I am building a '85 CB650 bobber (keeping the square headlight! love it or hate it). This place is awesome- so glad another member enlightened me.


05-20-2011, 12:21 PM
Jared - From MA. I am building a cb360/550 but am thinking about ditching it all for some American Iron. So far this site has been awesome and super informative.

05-22-2011, 6:01 PM
I'm another newbie. Posting pics of my ride in the Sporty thread.
Ride safe!

05-23-2011, 8:22 AM
Hey everyone. I’m also a newbie. I have a 08 nightster. Stock as of right now but that will be changing in the next few months. I'll have pics up when it starts looking the way i want it to.

05-23-2011, 5:14 PM
Just reading through the cool threads and checking the vidios. Name is Johnny Arial and I am one of the owners of allmetalshaping.com. I'm pretty much interested in anything that is made from nothing or cut up and changed so it is a one off. Build more Rods then I do cycles. Really interested in metal shaping, I consider myself a rookie but I usually fumble my way through most panels.

other then that I usually surf the web looking for interesting articals to read, beats the hell out of watching TV.

Here is a sample of what I do.





05-23-2011, 6:42 PM
Welcome to the CC , This is tha place of greatness !

05-24-2011, 4:05 PM
Hi there. '74 Shovel. Just moved to El Paso. Thought I'd say hi, maybe I'll post some pics after I get the ol' bitch running again.

05-25-2011, 1:42 AM

New to the forum from PA. I've been slowly changing my '99 FXST since I inherited in in 2003. The pic is on here somewhere. Don't wanna get too crazy with it since it was my Dad's. I've been looking for new ideas since it seems like HD's are getting pretty "cookie cutter" lately. Awesome site, there's some wicked parts and ideas on here. So far I've seen a lot of ambitious and talented people. Reading these threads and looking at everything has definitely got my wheels turning.

Take care and watch out for idiots on cell phones!!!

05-25-2011, 2:07 PM
New to Harley's and needing some info on my Ironhead bobber build so here I am! Glad to be here and hoping to learn as much as possible! :cheersmate:

05-25-2011, 4:38 PM
Yo yo.. Been lurking for a while but the one time I tried to post it quickly disappeared so I figured perhaps I offended someone with it being my first post.. :)


My first bike build was a shaft drive XS750. Had tons o fun building it and it's gone through 3 different iterations as I learned more about what I like. Liked it so much I picked up a cheap CB550 and spent a year making a cafe out of it. Now I've got another Xs750 on a frame jig with aspirations of making something "special" with it, whatever that might be. I understand the chain thing, but shaft drive bikes should get some love too.

I enjoy getting $100 POS bikes from craigslist and making something cool out of them for little money.

I don't keep build journals in forums cause I think they get too muddied up with comments and junk, but if you're interested in seeing my journals externally, hit me up and I'll send you the URL.

love the CC!

05-26-2011, 1:35 AM
Just joined and like to say Hello from Brighton East Sussex UK.

I told Harold I was not a spammer what ever that is and its nice to be in.

I'm a bit pushed for time now but how do we change our details ?

Be back soon...kind regards to everyone and Harold.


05-26-2011, 2:35 AM
Click on the "community" tab at the top of the page and you can edit your profile info and avatar picture there. Scroll over the "my profile" tab to get the drop down box to edit profile information.

05-26-2011, 7:18 AM
Thanks for info.

I wondered where it was, strange place to hide it (no I'm just thick)

kind regards

05-26-2011, 10:29 AM
Welcome to the board my good chap.

05-26-2011, 10:56 AM
Well, ello, ello, Throw another shrimp on the Bar-B!! Oh wait, your from the UK, sorry for fucking that up!! :banghead:

Welcome aboard!!!

05-26-2011, 1:55 PM
Hi db, I'm just up the road from you in Croydon. Nice to see another Brit on here!:cheersmate:

05-26-2011, 6:10 PM
Hey Ya'll, I'm Longjon and I live in Star Valley, AZ. Been into chops and the motorcycle "lifestyle" for better than 20 years...just wanted to introduce myself and say hello...

05-27-2011, 8:56 AM
FNG Gary from N. Carolina. Been riding some form of motorcycle since I was a young-un, don't know much in the way of fixing them though. Have a small fleet of bikes that include a 77 FLH Confederate w/sidecar one of 44 ever made, 72 Ironhead, and a XS650.

05-28-2011, 4:49 AM
Hey Guys

Im on the west coast ,down under that is.
Got a 66 thunderbird.
Only got back into bikes about a year ago, i used to ride a trumpy barhopper back in the 80's.

Dazed & confused as always.


05-29-2011, 9:06 AM
Glad to be here officially as I've been lurking the past few months. Now that I've got a ride I was compelled to register and get involved a little in the community here.

Thanks for making this place what it is, Chop Cult community folks.


PS: I'm in Brooklyn

05-30-2011, 5:57 PM
Hey there folks, I've been lurking around a while now. My ride is a 73 FLH that is steadily losing weight. It was loaded down with chrome garbage and bags and a windshield and chrome wheels when I got it. Found a set of fatboy mags for cheap, and its kinda become a fatboy in a swingarm frame shovel. Not necessarily super chopper/bobbery, but it kinda has a ratrod musclebike look to it. Who knows what it'll end up being, I have this sickness where I can't leave it alone so its always changing somehow or other. http://shovelhead.us/forum/picture.php?albumid=1290&pictureid=6959

05-31-2011, 8:53 PM
Hey my names Winston, riding out of Vancouver Island trying to find other ppl that dont just ride to the dealership every weekend. Anyone looking to leave the island to go to events or vice virsa drop a line.

06-01-2011, 12:15 AM
Hi Doug from new zealand,I work at the local HD dealer here in wellington new zealand.I just finished up a ridgid shovel oct last year and have been riding the wheels of it BUT have just lost my license due to our stupid demerit points system,oh well just means I can get into other projects which includes a swingarm shovel with evo mtr,a longterm 51 pan hardtail and a 650 triumph hardtail I also own a 100ci dyna and my daily commuter an xr1200 cheers doug

06-01-2011, 10:50 AM
hey guys im tommy from east tn. this is what im mostly into.. i have been riding bikes since i can remember. but just started getting into "cool"
http://www.layitlow.com/forums/showthread.php/262648-rotisserie-body-carts anyone needs anything let me know.. i hook a brother up:cheersmate:

06-01-2011, 12:33 PM
Hey, name is Chris. Living in Santa Clarita CA. Into bikes, rods, and offroading. Looking to share past and future builds with you guys. :cheersmate:

06-02-2011, 11:00 AM
Hello All,

I generally drift from site to site, depending on what I'm building. Probably spend too much time online looking at pics/ chasing parts/ and daydreaming like the rest of you, but I get stuff done from time to time.

I built this Sporty a few years ago:


Currently finishing up this xs400 (I tell my GF it's for her):


And the latest project I have acquired ('67 T100):


Thanks in advance for the info and bike porn yo!

06-02-2011, 7:32 PM
I'm Eric in Washington DC. I don't know of any chop scene here. Every now and then I see a bike I like. Mostly though it's thugs riding sport bikes with gay airbrushed shit on them and extended swingarms and lots of chrome schmaltz.

maybe you know of a scene here?

can i hang out with you?


06-02-2011, 8:50 PM
I'm Redleg from central Arkansas. I'm surrounded by folks that think getting a cool scoot involves letting a dealership bolt chrome on it. From what I've seen so far, this place rocks.

06-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Ryan, 30, from Sacramento CA. Just picked up my first Jap bike. Suzi GS650. Seriously looking forward to building it.Lots to learn though. I've been building cars and trucks for a long time so Fab is not gonna be an issue. Learning the ins and outs of Jap bikes on the other hand.....well. Looking forward to picking some brains here.

06-04-2011, 4:14 PM
Found this place awhile ago. I don't post much. I like to watch and lern what I can. Just picked up a new project. 66 Triumph in a Denvers frame. Ready to get to work.

06-04-2011, 8:26 PM
Whats up I just joined and figured I'd introduce myself. My name is Anthony and I'm living in Maine right on the border of NH, so I'm usually rollin around in both states. I recently sold my hardtailed 79' xs 650 and picked up a 69' sportster that I've been working on. I'm trying to finish it up and get it ready for laconia next weekend . I heard of this site from another and I'm really diggin it so far.

06-05-2011, 4:10 PM
Not much on words here, but will tell ya have enjoyed bikes my entire life, have been building them for around 20 yrs now. Looks like a pretty cool little site here, some good info im sure..heres a few of my latest frames...Running of Faith!!

06-05-2011, 5:20 PM
Name's Seth. As you might notice by my handle I'm a leathersmith. I ride 2 jap bikes: an old honda rat with tons of Biltwell parts and a newer yamaha vstar (classic) that I quickly lost interest in chopping. Love to ride it though! Hopin' to trade up soon... Keep an eye out for me in the leather thread! Ride Hard...

06-05-2011, 9:59 PM
Nick from Long Beach, CA. Looking for some DIY tips. Site has been very helpful so far. Anyone in LB want to teach me how to weld? Haha

06-06-2011, 10:31 AM
New guy from Central IL here. Had to sell my sporty a few years ago when we had our first kid. Found a beat up KZ650 on CL. I wanna build a brat type bike with it. Something different then all the other Harleys that you see around here. There is a lot of great info on this site and the things some guys do with paint is crazy.

06-06-2011, 6:24 PM
just found this site and it seems like the place to be. Theres some good shit on here! anyway heres my down lo ho cm450. have a few other projects going on so I threw this together to ride in the meantime.
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z379/jpapazit/Y29udGVudDovL21lZGlhL2V4dGVybmFsL2ltYWdlcy9tZWRpYS 81ODA.jpg

06-07-2011, 4:50 PM
Sup guys, I'm Dave from North Florida, found the site from a blog link the other day, good shit here.
I have a couple project bikes that I'm working on and pretty much learning as I go. 79 ironhead sporty that I've been working on forever. 70's something Honda Cl360 with is my OL's bike, thats going to remain a swingarm bike brat style i guess and a kawasaki triple 500 that I havent even begun to fuck with yet, I might just restore that one.

heres the sporty

the honda

and the kwak

06-08-2011, 7:11 AM
Hello all, FNG (kinda) been a member for awhile, lurked for a long time.

I live in SW Indiana, retired-disabled Vet, grew up in a machine shop as the family business way back in the late 70's early 80's.

Built a few ground up bikes, lucky enough to have a nice shop, with a lathe, mill, mig, tig, etc.

Not a real innovator, (I just steal ideas from others) williing to help out a fellow builder, fabricator, bike nut, hot rodder if I can.

Looking forward to posting and getting to know the folks here.


06-09-2011, 8:38 AM
Hey guys, new here from Stow, Ohio. First time riding last year and put 5,000 miles on the scoot after I got my license. I've done some work to the bike and plan on doing some more over the next few weeks. Great source of information on here and really makes me wish I lived on the West Coast. I need a better pic of my bike!



06-09-2011, 6:23 PM

Hey Guys...
My Name is Jesse...Started a new/old motor build for a back-up motor for my 52 pan...

Needing some parts and info on this combo of mis-match cases and heads...
If you have some time to share info on doing a U lower end and OHV top end...Sure would like to hear it....
What I have in mind of doing is a Front head from a FL Knuck on the rear and a Front head from a Pan for the front Head and run dual carbs on the left side....


Here is a Photo of the 52....Motor is good in it now...52 Lower, 66 Top....90 cubes....


I forgot to mention my other Harley...I better say a little about it or she will not crank up for me...


92 RSS Buell..I installed a Turbo and NOS on the Old Girl...It was to much of a slug in stock forum

Well Hell..Also better say a word about the truck that hauls these around...

55 IH R-100 on a 75 4X4 GMC frame...400 C.I. 400 THM tranny 3/4 Ton rear end...Pulls a 30" firth wheel camper trailer and a 16" box trailer hooked to the firth...


I call it...G. M. C. I. H....Got Mechanic Coming Ina Hurry

06-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Love the site, Been lurking here for awhile. Just picked up a KZ650 that Im trying to decide wether to go bobber or cafe. Gona work my way into custom bikes. Dream bike is a shovel head bobber style simple and clean.....

06-10-2011, 7:09 AM
whats up guys, Brandon here from Houston. Building up a ratty stretched rigid gs1100e. I have started a thread over in the japanese section. This site is amazing-i literally wasted half a day at work just browsing around

06-11-2011, 12:41 AM
What's going on everyone? My name is Vince and I ride a 2003 Sportster 1200. I live in SoCal and I am a machine operator. I'm stoked to join the site. I am not too busy on the forums, but I'll chime in if I have something valuable to say. Thanks for letting me in.

06-11-2011, 10:26 AM
Diggin this new site already. I ride 2 Harleys a 05 pearl white Roadking and a 77 IH/ Amen Savior framed/ 18" over springered chopper. My fav is the old Ironhead was a blast to build and ride. Growing up watching biker movies implanted the need for a long bike long ago. I have complete build pics and will post them sometime. Later

06-13-2011, 9:00 AM
Hey guys,been lurk'n for a while,great site,lotta good idea's here,got me think'n thats for sure.
Been riding a 69 shovel for over 30 years, 93", flowed heads,KB pistons,velva touch,super E,Mallory ... and some other shit.
<a href="http://s356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/?action=view&amp;current=Seatandbars004.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/Seatandbars004.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Also picked up a 52 Pan,motors done,mostly stock,swing arm frame,gonna make something out of it,bobber style,get'n ideas here,thanks

<a href="http://s356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/?action=view&amp;current=shovelmotorproblempanpicslyne tte020.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/shovelmotorproblempanpicslynette020.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

My parts get'er,08 SG,

<a href="http://s356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/?action=view&amp;current=GEDC0003.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/GEDC0003.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

And for the big parts,

<a href="http://s356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/?action=view&amp;current=GEDC0075.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo9/greenbikemike_photos/GEDC0075.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

I'll chime in if I can help,

06-14-2011, 1:31 PM

lurking for nearly 3 years, so i finally bit the bullet

my bike is nothing special, but i love riding it. i commute 100 miles a day.

06-16-2011, 12:05 PM
hey every im josh, im from hendersonville tennessee just outside of nashville. I have been on this site alot but never really took the time to join and be a part of the fourm. Due to what has happened recently with my dads horrible motorcycle wreck and him being in icu at vanderbuilt i have tons of time while im at the hospital and figured why not chopcult :)

cant wait to get back in the shop and hopefully have dad back in the shop someday and get back to wrenchin! everyone have a great day!!!!

06-16-2011, 9:43 PM
Hey Chop Cult. Another FNG joining the party. Been lurking for a while decided to pop in and say hey. Lot of great stuff on here. Enjoy this site a lot.

Little background. Been a motorcycle junkie for the better part of a decade. I'm a full time Motorcycle Tech that's been in the industry for 10 years. I also have a small clothing line that I run on the side. www.streetkore.net geared towards streetfighters and hardcore streetbikes. Had a number of bikes, mostly sportbikes and Streetfighters of all shapes and sizes. Currently working on a pair of XS650's. One Cafe/ FIghter, one Hardtail. They're progressing currently.

I'll be sure to share some progress.

06-17-2011, 7:05 PM
Hi Chop Cult. I'm Greg from Niceville, Florida. I have had my motorcycle license for 26 years. i currently own a 2011 Street Bob (my third Harley) and a 1982 Honda CB750 (either cafe racer or hardtail project). I look forward to sharing road stories and tech tips with you all.

06-18-2011, 10:00 AM
Hello to all. I'm an industrial design engineer in Indy and also trying to get a small custom parts business off the ground. I've got bike projects littering my barn from about every country besides GB (I plan to change that soon) in stages ranging from basket case to daily rider. I dig everything with wheels or an engine and I'm glad to be a part of Chop Cult.

06-18-2011, 6:14 PM
Hey. I doubt anyone actually reads the intros but here is mine... I live in colorado.. been here for about three months... I came from south jersey/Philly area... I found this site just recently and wonder how I ever got along without it... the horse board prob wont see me as often now....

06-19-2011, 6:30 AM
I read all the threads, (even the intros,)regardless of the insanity that may ensue. I've never had a motorcycle endorsement on my license, but that never stopped me from riding the hell out of 'em. (Hell,I didnt have a regular license for the first 8 years of driving, slowed me down a few times, but never stopped me from driving,tho it was costly when I did get it *4x suspended) I've read The Horse for many years, but never got into their forums. Some different mags that are represented through CC are, Dice , GKM ,Show Class , check them out! So many awesome folks here ,this forum kicks ass! Welcome to the CC


06-19-2011, 12:05 PM
What's up people. I'm 30 and attend MMI in Orlando.

I have a 72 Ironhead, the first day I got it home I stripped out the wiring and completely rewired it because it was all hacked up, tons of tape, wiring nuts, bare splices, you name it...

Rode it for about 2 months before I blew a hole in the rear piston doing about 95 on Florida's turnpike. I'm thinking 95 might be a bit too quick for a 4 speed stock ironhead :D

So now i'm in the process of rebuilding the motor and hardtailing the frame. I'm doing a bolt on because i've only welded like twice in my life and i'm not ready to die yet. as for the other fab work, i'm gonna go for it... if it turns out shitty at least i did it my self lol. i'll just do it again till i get it right.



06-19-2011, 7:07 PM
whats up my names mike i am from Illinois i am huge into choppers i like alot of old school stuff my favorite builders are indian larry, billy lane, and chica those are my favorite builders in the world. i have a 1978 honda cb750 i chopped into a rigid it is a military theme bike it took me a year to build and get done but those of u that chop know it is never done lol so i am glad to be on the forum.

06-19-2011, 7:20 PM
Where at in illinois

06-19-2011, 7:54 PM
i live in joliet

06-19-2011, 8:00 PM
im mike i am from illinois i am into old school choppers my favorite builders are indian larry, billy lane and chica. i have a 1978 honda i chopped it took me year to build but as u who chop know the bike is never really done i am glad to be apart of the cult hopefully meet alot of cool people

06-21-2011, 7:39 PM
what's up...

I've been lurking for a couple of months, just joined. great forums. numerous outstanding bikes.

I have a mostly stock '05 Sportster, and a plan.

see you along the way...


06-21-2011, 10:51 PM
I am a man who needs no introduction.. however.. If it did.. I'd probably make it something like "Hi my name's Blake, I ride m motorcycle sometimes... and sometimes I drive my truck... and other times I drive my bug."

However, since I don't need an introduction, I wont waste yours or my time. :p :asshat:

06-22-2011, 6:46 AM
Bob here. Just signed on. Been riding and wrenchin' on bikes since 1963. I've owned just about every make of bike at one time or another, but mostly British bikes and Harleys. Do all my own work including welding and machine work. I'm the quiet type, so I'm gonna shut up, hang around a while, and get a feel for this place.


06-24-2011, 9:04 AM
Hey.... Recently stumbled upon Chop Cult and decided to join. Looks like there is a lot of people with talent here from what I have seen so far. I'm from the Tucson area (a little outside it) and just started a triumph rigid build. We'll see what happens.

06-25-2011, 3:26 AM
Hi my name is Ant I like in England. Some of you guys know me already. I've been 'building' the same bike for the last 8 years and it's still not a roller :clap for you:

06-25-2011, 2:32 PM
I'm new to the site and the Jap bike world but really digging it now.

just bought my first one. 82 kz550 ltd started building it last night, and going to prove

a point to a friend, trying complete it in less than 4 weeks and for under a thousand bucks!!

06-25-2011, 7:36 PM
Been lurking on this site for about a year but looking to take a more active role soon. I am an American living in Thailand. I came out here to do more metal sculpture and longbike type stuff but the reality of the roads out here (and my back) is that long bikes, hardtails, and big rakes just wont work so I have been getting more into function over form and steel over billet and having a blast with it.

06-26-2011, 7:50 PM
got my first sporty on a non-stop weekend road trip to iowa and back. 1800 miles in a 12 person passenger van, with the seats stripped, out in a couple of days... and peeing in a pee cup.... was easily worth it.

first time i hit a highway on it was to meet my buddy in richmond, and then ride back to rockville.... hours and hours and hours of riding. definitely rode a good 80 something miles without a shift peg 'cause it fell off on the way back.... again easily worth it.

first road trip was to daytona florida for bike week.... a couple of days of riding. super sore ass wasnt too bad in the grand scheme of things. although i did auto train it back like a biah.

still taking the bike out as much as possible, still piece by piece making it MY dream bike, and still loving every disapproving look i get from a parent as their kid sweats on me and my bike.

not an internet guy and i dont even own a computer... but im glad i got this site to help me keep on keeping on.... and so i dont have to keep calling my boy every other day with the "whats the best way to go about doing ____?" questions.

go hard or go home! ROCKCITY in the house!

06-27-2011, 2:23 AM
Hi dudes !
I'm new here, so I'll introduce myself : Patrick is the name, I live in Belgium (Europe that is :)).

Here are some pics of my ride: '96 Dyna Superglide

After the first rebuild it looked like this :


But for the moment this is the bike :


06-27-2011, 3:51 PM
Hey guys, any room for a Softail owner in here? My name is Rob from Texas and I am almost finished with a "re-build" on a 2001 FXST that was given to my by my late Uncle. This is my first bike and six months of riding I was hit from behind and the bike and my face was totalled. I bought the bike back from the insurance company because I knew I could fix it and I wanted it to stay in the family. I joined the Jockey Journal and started reading and learning all I could, then when I started the re-build I posted a pic and thats when shit hit the fan, evedently their cutoff is with Softails? Oh well, so a fellow Chop Cult member turned me onto this site and said I might fit in better over here. Ive included a couple of pics to show you what I started with and where I'm at now with the bike. All the work has been done by me and a couple of really good friends, Please let me know if there is room for me here as I would like to be a member. I am hooked now and are already dreaming of building a rigid bike. Here is a pic of the wrecked bike and in its current state.

06-28-2011, 8:09 AM
Hey everyone my names Tim im located in west palm beach florida. I have alot of respect to the builders on this forum. Love coming on and going through all the build threads decided to join. I have a shop here called americo cycles just something small whare I can hone my skills. Been into the drift car scene for 10 years now and decided to try 2 wheels for a change. Here are some of the bikes I built.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/225792_120226751392076_100002142540906_169041_5543 587_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227833_121071854640899_100002142540906_174181_4829 800_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/226872_121070244641060_100002142540906_174172_4549 369_n.jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/217058_112711472143604_100002142540906_119292_1375 93_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/189125_103172779764140_100002142540906_27276_67397 29_n.jpg

06-28-2011, 12:13 PM
I built this Sporty a few years ago:


nice and simple...

06-28-2011, 2:51 PM
New guy here from Missouri. I have a 66 Triumph Bonnie chop. Tryin to get it running again after settin for a few years. <a href="http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc292/97bluebird/?action=view&amp;current=100_1918.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc292/97bluebird/100_1918.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

06-28-2011, 5:34 PM
Im so noo I aint sure this is gonna work if it does .how the hell is everyone.greybeard ,got a couple sporties,and a 78 shovel project.wanna get the shovel set an dump the sporties for a pan eventually.graduation time I guess.anyhow ill be posting pretty regular so beware.if I say it on the web ill back it up in person.hope to be a help to everyone when possible.thanks

06-29-2011, 7:29 AM
Whats up. My name is Vince. Orginally from Chicago but am in the US Army and stationed out of Ft Bragg NC. I have a 73 XLCH that I have been sloooowly trying to get together. Deployments and lack of money try and keep it from happening. I am trying to do it all myself and keep it custom. We will see.

06-30-2011, 9:24 AM
Was reading CycleSource and saw a mention of ChopCult. Checked it out and have to say I'm impressed with the creativity and talent many folks are are showing. I've been riding bikes ever since I hopped on my brothers mini bike at 5 years old. Raced MotoX, XCountry and HareScrambles. Got in to street bikes about 10 years ago. Yes, I'm an old fart. Currentlly own a 05 Road Glide and a 90 Sportster displacing 90" thanks to the fine folks at NRHS. Has stage 3 porting on Buell heads, machined for larger valves and high lift cams, Andrews V8 cams, CP Hurricane pistons,S&S Rods, Shaved and balanced flywheel assembly, Crane roller rockers, Zippers Billet double row bearing trap door, Jims compression releases, 45 Mikuni on a Rivera tilt forward manifold, chin fairing oil bag by me, tracker style seat/fender by me and upholstered by "Texas Harley Seats" on Empire central in Dallas. It's a work in progress. They say an artists work is never done. :) I'll get some pics up when I get a chance.

06-30-2011, 6:27 PM
hey there
im jon from arizona
just picked up a cool 1975 xl 350 and am gonna chop it up a bit
ive always wanted a bobber but i am a dirt biker also
so since ive never personally seen a dirt bike bobber in person, thats the plan
here is a rendering i did with the copy machine of where its gonna end up

06-30-2011, 6:31 PM
Names Joshua. I ride HD's. In KS. i appreciate all the tech knowledge on this site as well as the babes and bike photos. See ya on the blacktop.

07-01-2011, 1:09 AM
Hey guys, I'm just a hillbilly from Idaho. I have been stalking this site for like a year or something like that. Every chance I get I'm on here jerkin it to all the awesome bikes and shit. Not much of a chopper scene around my town. People around here only know what they see on t.v. I'm working on my 2000 shadow rite now did some trimming on the rear. No front fender and threw on some z bars and pipes. Working my way to a Hd soon I hope. But i will keep on riding the wheels off my shadow for now. So if you find yourself in the Idaho pan handle look me up.

07-01-2011, 1:00 PM

My name is Chas and I live in Cheltenham in the UK. I've got a long term TriBSA street tracker project and I've just bought a 1200 sporty that isn't going to become a project until the Tribsa is finished... well apart from a rear mudguard chop, change the bars, change the air filter respray the petrol tank and stuff like that.

07-02-2011, 1:19 PM

my name is Martin and i live in small town close to the alps in bavaria, germany.

i am still working on my "BobTracker" project until the end of the year. just posted pic in the sportster thread here http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120&page=174 .

after i finish this one i am going to built one with a rigid frame, .... again based on a sportster.

cheers everyone

07-02-2011, 1:47 PM
Matt from central Columbus, OH (Pickerington area.)

2011 XL1200N

07-03-2011, 11:34 AM
Bryan from CT. Small time fabricator, Have a 72 Combat Commando, and a project 74 Ironhead that will either be super narrow, or super long, havent quite decided yet. Also hardtailing a gs550 for a friend. Looking forward to posting and not just lurking...

Heres the commando...

07-03-2011, 10:07 PM

Mark from Sydney, Australia. Mechanic by trade. Useless fabricator. Riding a stocker 883. Shits expensive here.


07-05-2011, 4:33 PM
Hi everyone, New here. Heard about chopcult for a couple years on Lowbrow, JJ and mags, finaly signed up. Main ride is a custom T140 chop, but also have a stock TR6R, and a Modern 955i Triumph Sprint RS. I still have my first "road" bike too, an old KZ400 I bought in '90. They all run and have all been on the road at some point in the last year.

I just finished the T140 chop in January, and have been working the bugs out this summer. So far I've got about 700 miles on it, and have dealt with everything from oil sumping to plug fouling to fender splitting. It has been a real learning experience though, and every week it runs a little stronger. I'm sure I'll ask lots of dumb questions here and hopefully be able to answer some for others as we go. I'm always looking for people to ride with up here in Canada, south central Ontario to be exact, especially if you're on a bike you built yourself. Maybe I'll try to blog the T140 build, as I did a write up for Lowbrow Customs and the CVMG news and have hundreds of pics to go along with it, of every step of the way.

Well, thats about it. I am actually heading out to rip around town for a couple hours. Glad to be here.

07-07-2011, 12:16 AM
Im about to do my first bobber hardtail,
ive been building hotrod & customs for many moons now lol,
i started the sac poorboys and ran that shizzle for 13 years,
and thought it was time to move on and start a new club,

relentless c.c. Left coast,

this site is rad hope i learn alot on here, thanks jay

07-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Hey all, Robin in Pennsy jumpin on the Cult bandwagon. That's my daily driver in my profile pic, 84 Softail w/150K + miles on the clock. Goin the bobber route with it, 1.5" BDL open belt drive, jockey shift and kick only. Love that slammin & jammin! Been lurkin around on the site for a coupla months and decided to join. I'll post some better pics of my set up shortly. Really like the looks of the bikes & babes on here! :cool:

07-07-2011, 4:12 PM
Hi All,

The name is Chris and go by the screen name car99r on many sites. Many of you might know me from Thechopperunderground.com. I don't frequent too many other sites unless I am in search of something but decided I would check this place out. I must say it looks sharp and good system going. I LIKE IT!

Anyhow, I build just about any make/model bike you can think of if I have the chance and the always sought after green stuff.

Here is a couple of the latest builds and there is many more pictures which I am sure you will see over time.

1996 Honda Shadow VLX

1973 Honda CB750 Corbin Gentry Trike

07-07-2011, 4:15 PM
Welcome Carr! I've seen you over on the Underground quite a bit! Your Trike is one of my favorite bikes of all time!! hahahaha

07-07-2011, 4:26 PM
Welcome Carr! I've seen you over on the Underground quite a bit! Your Trike is one of my favorite bikes of all time!! hahahaha

How you doing Mike? Figured I would jump over here and check the place out. I hear about it all the time from other members but never seen it myself.

07-07-2011, 5:51 PM
Whats up? names Rob, living in Florida, building a shovel, its eating my brain, will post build on forum, need to beat something with rubber mallet.

07-08-2011, 6:58 AM
Time to say Hello to all you Good Folks

I have been lurking here for a year and a half and enjoy every visit. Great Forum diverse and informative and full of great ideas.

my humble blog 1975 XLCH Ironhead Bobber


07-11-2011, 8:58 AM
Whats up all, new to the Cult. Thought I'd say Hey. I'm building my first bike so I'll be askin lots of annoying questions. I do upholstery at home and paint and body at a custom shop in Nor Cal. Got an old lady and two small kids:banghead: so I dont get alot of time to hammer out this chop in the garage. However this site gives me tons of inspiration and you all got some sick scoots. Well nice to meet ya and hope yall have a good one.

07-11-2011, 4:02 PM
Hey all, I'm Steve from Los Osos, California. Keep seeing post's about this site over on TCU, so figured i'd check it out. I'm diggin it. Awesome events calendar.
I just moved to Cali from Jersey and don't know any chopper freaks in the central coast area. I see a lot of bikes around, but not many choppers. So, if your in the Central coast area, hit me up.

07-11-2011, 8:06 PM
Hell yeah new to the cult this place will keep from going crazy this winter. I ride an 1982 sporty . I am in the midst of putting in a s@s stoker kit. With help from good people. here in the north. Will post from the rebuild soon. then i have a 68 bsa engine kicking around and two honda 650 cc as well. part collecting everywhere

07-11-2011, 8:14 PM
1973 sporty. Should have spent more on a bike. Drink to much and have my kid half the time so repairs are neglected and mostly accomplished in marathon mankini clad sessions. Have portable tig. Decent amount of tools. Hit me up if you'd like to use either while I drink and watch. Grandview heights area located.

07-11-2011, 8:57 PM
Hey everybody,
All my friends call me “Floppy” Dick – long story involving a Fatboy and a very deep and unforgiving motherfucker of a ditch. Anyway, I live in Upstate South Carolina. I’m currently working on a Sportster bobber project in my very crowded garage. I’m looking for guys to ride with, so if you live anywhere near me, let me know. My friends and I try to ride as often as possible. Love this forum by the way.

07-12-2011, 7:16 AM

New here from Washington State. Currently riding an 06 Sportster and building (slowly) an 81 Honda CB400t cafe bike.

07-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Signed up a few months ago and couldn't remember if I did an intro.
Don't post much, mostly just read shit and try and learn as much as possible.

My daily rider is a '98 Honda Shadow ACE and I'm building a swing arm '79 XS650.
Been a car guy for years and have just recently in the past year really gotten into bikes, so much so I'm selling off all my cars to buy and build bikes.

Other wise I'm an aging punk in my 30's who plays music and every once in a while I try and break myself on a skateboard.

07-12-2011, 1:55 PM
What up fellow grease monkies. Got a job transfer to San Antonio, TX and lookin for a new crew to run around with. Got the chance to meet and ride with some awesome people while I was stationed in Vegas and trying to find a similar crowd. Any good bike nights or runs going on around town let me know. I'm always down to ride and meet new people.

07-12-2011, 4:48 PM
Hey, This is Seth new to chop cult and I live in Rock Hill, SC. Looking for a few locals around to hang and chop with. Just picked up my redneck inspired sporty, busy putting the chop down on it to change all of that. Check me out and let me know who's out there.

07-13-2011, 3:12 AM
Hey fellow shitbirds, been a long time lurker on here and finally decided to sign up. Love anything on 2 wheels (except the Goldwing/Touring style) and anything drag racing related. Currently riding a new Evo but have a long term 72' shovel project going, which is constantly fighting for attention with my 50' Chevy project and large amount of hours logged surfing Newps. Glad to have joined the community and hope I am able to offer something worthwhile to it.

07-13-2011, 12:47 PM
Hey guys and dolls,

Pat here. CO w/ the BOP/DOJ and in general a music nut, wrench monkey, farm boy living in a concrete jungle (City of Shitcago), gun nut, etc.

Owned a few bikes over the years. Started w/ dirt and also raced go carts. Moved up to drag racing at 16 and then started autocross. Been bikeless for about 6 or 7 years but until recently (RIP Joe) could ride any of my buddy's Duc's so not owning a bike wasn't so bad b/c I could still get my fix. He passed away in April and working on getting his 748S. In the mean time I needed a new project.

Living in the city is a bitch for a gear head. I don't have a garage anymore so I knew whatever I'd get would be built in the back alley and in my studio apartment, two flights up. Found an 83 XS650 that needed some petcock and carb work but fired right up on the electronic ignition and was a 1 to 2 kicker.

Drove a Uhaul van over to Rockford, IL, plopped down $700 cash and loaded it up and brought it home. Now I'm in the tear down process and part ordering process.

I'll post a build thread in the Jap section here shortly. I've been lurking CC for the better part of a month now and taking in all the awesomeness that makes up CC.

See ya'll around.

07-14-2011, 6:33 AM
what's up guy my names Taylor im 18 years old and I'm an apprentice at Stella Kustoms. I own an 81' XS650 that I'm building right now. I'm about to pick up a 78' XT500 this weekend and start that project as well. My blog is http://www.garagechopped.wordpress.com

07-15-2011, 5:26 AM
Meaty here from South Carolina, gave up my 1200 to California so I'm wrenching a 883XL at the moment, chopping fender and struts off this weekend, but here's how she sits now.


07-15-2011, 6:04 PM
hey man. my name is nate, i've been into choppers for about 15 years now,and i have a small shop in tacoma called nate's cycle. i build 1-2 full custom bikes a year. i prefer generator harleys and triumphs. here's some of my builds.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/heyitsnate/IMG_0936.jpg

07-15-2011, 11:26 PM
Sweet bikes man I've seen a few of them floating around the web, cool to now know who built em, welcome


07-15-2011, 11:35 PM
My name is JC, my brother and I own a small custom build shop here in Ft Worth called Three Two Choppers. We will be in Sturgis this year competing in the AMD Mid Harley class with a 1983 FXE we are finishing up now. I can't post pics yet but if your headed that way be sure to check it out.
Thanks and look forward to knocking it around with you.

07-16-2011, 12:53 AM
Hey, new guy here. I live in southern California and am almost finished with my first bike build. It's a '66 BSA. I build hot rods at Hollywood Hot Rods in order to make the cash to build the bike. That is all.

07-16-2011, 1:03 AM
stands up. Hi guys my name is Brandan and Im an alcho...... wait wrong place.

Well my name is Brandan, and I just picked up a 1984 Honda Shadow VT500C. I love to not keep stuff original, and I have lately been liking the bobber look more and more.

Well here she is now, stockish. yuck

07-16-2011, 9:04 AM
Welcome aboard Brandan. I'm sure we can work on your stuff not being original lol :D

07-16-2011, 3:00 PM
I'm Gavin from Canada. I ride a sporty and have a project CB650 in the works.
This looks like the spot to be for my tastes: hand made parts, doing shit yourself and actually riding.
It seems to me that you've got the punk DIY spirit here focused into motorcycles and that's right on.

07-17-2011, 9:23 AM
Hi, Folks.
I'm Gypsy. I was invited over here by a friend of a friend on another board. I signed up a week or two ago & just sorta lurked for a bit. However, this morning I checked my E & discovered I already got friended by Lowlife & 724Sean so, I guess it's time for an intro. ...And a pic of my ride!


07-17-2011, 1:16 PM
my name is Hollet. I live in Munich/Germany and ride a lil customized Sportster.

Take a look at our lil Blog for some Pics and Vids of our Bikes and other Stuff we do.


07-17-2011, 6:36 PM
Damnit! I was so busy looking at my ride I forgot to give my details. I grew up on the back of a '48 Cheif. Learned to ride dirt bikes & such while all that was going on. First street bike I rode was a Sporty bored out to 1300. First bike I owned outright was a '74 CB 750 four cylinder.
Since then, I've had a couple of Triumphs, an 1100 XS Yammy & assorted & sundry other bikes. Bought a new 1200 Sporty in '02. In '03 a friend was killed on it. Put it back up & rode it until '07, when I got hit by a local cop. Lost my left arm & it was three years until I got a settlement. That's when a friend built the "Chump Change" for me.
Before y'all say it...Before my wreck, I was a cerrtified aircraft mechanic (A&P) & I went to school for diesel mechs when I was a teenager. I know one end of a wrench from the other. Glad to meet y'all!

07-18-2011, 12:10 AM
Long time lurker, names Adam out of Riverside. Digging CC and always looking for people to ride with because all my friends prefer four wheels.
The project
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269513_10150318036497959_683832958_9403489_150367_ n.jpg

07-18-2011, 6:29 AM
Nice ride, Cheaper!:cheersmate:

07-18-2011, 12:32 PM
Hey everyone! My name is Bryan and I live in L.A.. Been lurking around here for a while and decided I should join in on the fun. My bike is a '95 Honda VLX that I've been playing with for a while now.


07-18-2011, 1:00 PM
What is up Chop Cult!

07-18-2011, 4:57 PM
Just signed up, I like building bikes.

This is my industrial engined mini-bike with a chevrolet smog pump for supercharger, I built the entire bike with the exception of a couple of parts I bought, ie. muffler, seat pan, rims and floorboards.

07-20-2011, 4:18 PM
I know you guys have been waiting breathlessly for me to join the forum here and add my pearls of wisdom. Well I am finally here and you all will immediately get the benefit of my massive brain.

Just kidding I don't know shit...

I just want to talk about making a bike go faster and then even faster or the latest way to customize your bike using the leftovers in a rattle can that you found in garage.

I have a rigid frame with an evo crate motor and tranny. It is my daily driver rain or shine. Its been up and running for awhile and thinking about changing it already into a pseudo WLA Liberator kinda modern version. Next week I'll have a different idea.

I live in Nor Cal I enjoy long walks on the beach, poetry, candle lit dinners whippin the wheels of my bike and I love great home made bikes regardless of their maker. If its cool and if it has elbow grease I'll like it. Guaranteed.


07-20-2011, 5:29 PM
hi. i am chris. i have a kaw vn1500 and suck at working on bikes but i like to do it anyway. thats why i join forums so people will teach me shit.

07-21-2011, 7:04 AM
ironshamrock here! started out of necessity but now i love customizing my bike. its all been superficial stuff prior to now but that's why i'm here. i'm hoping to learn how to really dig in! :D

my bike!
'75 HD Ironhead

07-21-2011, 2:12 PM
Been lurking on here for awhile now and figured it was time to actually make an intro. Just bought my first Harley at the beginning of summer. It's a 99 1200c. It doesn't look like anything special now but I got alot of plans for it. Mainly trying to work out all the kinks and stuff first. It's been a good ride so far though.


07-22-2011, 6:29 AM
Hey just signed up the other day, really like the site, name is Ryan , in hampton VA, my current bike is an untouched VTX ( yes I'll be spending most of my time in the Jap section) trying to decide to chop it out or go bagger sigh choices suck. But I really love the bikes on this site so figured I'd stick, around for a bit.

07-22-2011, 11:28 AM
Names Jeremy ,i've been on for a bit now, ppl.are great, tons of info. Last Feb. the wife got me the old shovel ive been wanting. Slowly making the changes . A friend ref. me here for the info. i need to get her on the road, I'm in the Greenville, South Carolina area. Allways looking for local builders and buddys to swap ideas,and skills over a beer or 2. I'm a welder/fab. man by trade ,hit me up if you need a little help. I like them low in the back, high in the front, and load as hell.

07-23-2011, 12:37 PM
doh!!! just discovered this intro thing , lil bit slow with computers anyway hello everyone ,yep I love bikes ,got my first one in 1969 so yea im a dinosaur.happy to help one and all ,please dont take offense at some of my comments but im a real deal down to earth biker and say whats on my mind.sometimes I say sick stuff and may be misunderstood ,harleys are my passion,but im not prejudiced,worked at a couple ships long ago.honda triumph bsa and will ride the shit out of anything.so looking forward to being here the jj is a little bit too goody goody for my taste ,I appreciate the freedoms this site affords ,like nudity ,the shit list, and being able to have fun with adult subject matter,as bikers most of us are a little more open minded.the other site felt like the christian boys club.any ways thats enough for now .Im goin ridin

07-24-2011, 1:20 PM
Just noticed this intro section. Guess I should start paying attention! Haven't ridden in 10 years after I broke my CL450 and got sick of my sportbike, About to pick up an xs650 if the dmv gets their shit shit together. I've got a lot to learn and a long way to go and this place is wealth of information. Now I just gotta find a place that sells flannels and vans...

07-24-2011, 4:17 PM
I thought I had don a intro months ago but only show 2 posts so here it is for good measure. I have a 60 t110 that I have been working on for about 2 yrs that is getting close to being complete. Also a 77 cb550 which is my daily transportation. Some of you might recognize my avatar from the JJ I have been doing a build thread over there. Thought I would come check this out for awhile for a change of pace.

07-25-2011, 9:09 PM
i just started running around the forums here.

Hi guys hope i can help out.

07-27-2011, 3:16 PM
FNG number eleventy hundred. Been screwing my trumpet awhiles, looking to crush my fingers under the heavy parts and bang my head on the sharp corners of something else for a whle.

07-27-2011, 7:51 PM
hey my boy shovelEd told me about this its the greatest site ive ever fukn seen prlly gonna be addicted and buy a lot of shit i dont need happy building

07-27-2011, 7:54 PM
Just moved from Fort lauderdale to Daytona beach


07-27-2011, 11:56 PM
Hey, I'm DarthTainess, just call me Darth. Senior in high school right now, just kicking around in my POS car until I get money together for a bike. I live in northern TN, not a lot of motorcycle culture around here, but I've got a few friends that own crotch rockets, and I have family friends up in WI that will die by the 'if you can't kickstart it, you can't have it' mentality.

07-28-2011, 2:31 AM
Hey guys, new guy from Marysville Wa. I have been lurking for a while now and thought I should post up a intro. Here is my 1954 FL panhead(not done in these pictures)



07-28-2011, 5:18 PM
hi all from ft wayne indiana, the arm pit of the free world, lurked here for a long time, decited to make my self know.
i have a arlen ness build honda chopper(bay are digger) and a 55 ford fairlane.
i have a small mahine shop and i love to pinstripe stuff.
any other around me???

07-28-2011, 5:33 PM
hi all from ft wayne indiana, the arm pit of the free world, lurked here for a long time, decited to make my self know.
i have a arlen ness build honda chopper(bay are digger) and a 55 ford fairlane.
i have a small mahine shop and i love to pinstripe stuff.
any other around me???

Awesome. I've never heard Ft. Wayne called "the armpit of the free world" before. I thought Gary had that title!

I'm near Indy (Brownsburg, actually) so I guess that qualifies for around.

07-28-2011, 5:34 PM
Just moved from Fort lauderdale to Daytona beach


That is sharp. Is that red a stock HD color?

07-28-2011, 7:53 PM
Names Choppershawn. From Saskatchewan, Canada.
Got me a 76 rigid shovelhead. Love ridin, wrenchin, whiskey, laughin, family and friends. what else ya need really?!
Couple pics



and the other bike I get to wrench on, and ocasionally get to bag the bricks off of......
My wife's 77 Ironhead.



A blog with me and a few buddies www.deathwheelers.com

07-28-2011, 9:11 PM
Guzzi, BMW, 7 Triumphs, a Ducati...
A parts pile I rent a warehouse for.
I did some time in a bike shop and was a museum blacksmith full time for a while.
ride safe

07-29-2011, 12:54 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Mikael from Sweden, and i've found this place recently, Great!
I have bin building bikes for maybe ten years, and now when my Triumph is finished i got
myself a stroker shovel "swedish style" chopper!

07-31-2011, 7:01 AM
I'm Dave Young, retired in Northern New York. I've got a 1987 Harley FXR (evo) and a 1983 Harley FXSB (shovel), been riding since 1973.

This isn't the thread to advertise, but I have a small machine shop in my garage and make one-off motorcycle parts (extended carb idle screws, etc) to pay for upgrades to the shop and the Harley's.

ChEng in my screen name is a navy acronym for Chief Engineer. I was the Engineering Officer (Coast Guard term for ChEng) on a couple Coast Guard Cutters and I used the term as part of my computer password back in the day.

07-31-2011, 7:57 PM
Name is Ty, I am a welder/fabricator/machinist by trade, working for crown equipment building fork trucks at the moment. Just got out of the off road scene, just tired of wrenching more that enjoying. Bought my first bike a few weeks back but have been enjoying this site for awhile now. My bike is a 74 cb360 not sure what route its going to go down have done a few things to it so far, cafe racer maybe? i don't know. anyway thanks for all the help I'm sure I'll need from this great community.

08-01-2011, 12:40 PM
FNG from Dago.
Been lurking the cult for a while so I thought I'd join up.
Engineer by day, shadetree wrench by night.
I currently have a few HD's, had lots of other brands too.

08-01-2011, 9:02 PM
Whats up, Im new to the site and cant wait to meet some of you. I was was turned on to the site by a current member "kawidave" I meet him while he was in my area on a long journey from home on his bike. I hope to head his way soon with my hardtail. Anyway just wanted to say whats up and Im glad there is a site like this. thanks again and Hope to meet some more of ya'll soon.

08-01-2011, 9:09 PM
Welcome from Ontario Canada

08-01-2011, 9:23 PM
Welcome. I was with Dave on that trip.

08-01-2011, 10:36 PM
Hey dudes,

just wanted to say hey and ive been reading these boards and articles for awhile now and they inspired me to get out and do a 3200 mile ride from here in Victoria down through Vegas to BORN FREE 3...

That show pretty much lit a fire under my ass so when i got back home, me and a couple bros found a cheap garage space and went hunting for our "projects"..

For a total of 4000 canadian dollars heres what we got:

- 1976 xs650, looks alright but needs some carb work and some general cleaning up
- 1973 Ironhead, pretty much needs everything but the three of us have enough welding and mechanical experience to get it done... Plus ill be asking a shit load of stupid questions here...


Heres a couple shots of our project bikes.. and a link to a vid we made of our trip.... cheers

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08-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Hey guys, I've been lurkin' on the site for awhile, reading the "How to"s and checking out all of the amazing bikes, and I figured that I might as well start contributing.
I'm rinding a '97 sportster 883.
I also have to say that this site is one of the best things on the Intetnet.

Ride smart everyone. -Mike

08-02-2011, 10:31 AM
Hey all,
Name's Mark.Former bike shop worker into old school chops and bobbers.Got a GS550 chop and a XL1000.

08-02-2011, 1:53 PM
Hi! I'm Johnny, and I enjoy long walks on the beach, curling up with a good book, sweater weather, horseback riding, clipping coupons, and kick ass oldschool choppers with harrowing tales from the twisted fuckers who built them!... but not necessarily in that order.

08-02-2011, 2:44 PM
Whats happening, Todd from Cleveland. I'm a lurker. I love all bikes, mainly Japanese since they are reliable and cheap, but will ride anything. Im mostly a car guy, but ride with guys who have sportys and british bikes, so I think progressively they have dragged me more into the scene. Most importantly I just love to ride my bike and drink beer, hang out with my friends. Heres a pic of my daily bike after a camping trip, I have a bunch of other bikes I will post build threads for as they progress. See ya guys around, hope I can contribute.

08-02-2011, 9:45 PM
Whats happening, Todd from Cleveland. I'm a lurker. I love all bikes, mainly Japanese since they are reliable and cheap, but will ride anything. Im mostly a car guy, but ride with guys who have sportys and british bikes, so I think progressively they have dragged me more into the scene. Most importantly I just love to ride my bike and drink beer, hang out with my friends. Heres a pic of my daily bike after a camping trip, I have a bunch of other bikes I will post build threads for as they progress. See ya guys around, hope I can contribute.


08-03-2011, 1:55 AM
Long time lurker so I figured I would post up My project Sr500 and aCB500 brat/tracker I'm workin on.

Sr500 Brat/chop http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg21/scaled.php?server=21&filename=srnew021.jpg&res=medium

Cb500 brat/tracker .

08-04-2011, 9:59 AM
Hi! I'm Johnny, and I enjoy long walks on the beach, curling up with a good book, sweater weather, horseback riding, clipping coupons, and kick ass oldschool choppers with harrowing tales from the twisted fuckers who built them!... but not necessarily in that order.

Me to! Me to!
Except my name Is Dave. Here are some quick pics of my bike.

08-04-2011, 10:01 AM
Hello From Sunny Florida! I have browsed the forum and decided it was a cool place to be so here I am. My name is Jeremiah and I am a Chopaholic.

08-04-2011, 10:03 AM
(With everyone in unison) Hi Jeremiah! :cheersmate::clap for you:

08-04-2011, 6:38 PM
another fng:cheersmate:

old beat up tramp type

up on 2 again

tryin' ta survive the heat wave right now


08-06-2011, 12:29 AM
I'm Luis from Santa Cruz and I have a 79 ironhead. My buddy Rocky introduced me to chop cult about a year ago and up until now I've just been lurking hard. I will probably never have anything worth sharing but now I can at least compliment you guys on some of the awesome shit you post.:cheersmate:

08-06-2011, 11:29 AM
new to sight, jusy wanted to say hey. im in shreveport, louisiana. ridin solo. if there is a scene here i havent found it yet. all ive found is 1%ers. not my thing. im a 43 year old chop guy. anybody know of anyone in this area? god speed and keep it uprighy.

08-06-2011, 1:09 PM
Hi , I'm Dirty Bob from Nova Scotia , Canada . I'd like to say I drive an xs 400 but I can't get it to run long enough to say I drive it . I had it out the other day and made it home and that was it , now when I turn the fuel on ,gas runs sraight out of the back of the left carb . I've had it apart since , and can't find a problem .Anyway I'm here .
cheers Dirty Bob.

08-06-2011, 1:33 PM
Greetings Folks ! My anme is Brad and just became a community member . Love the site and have been visiting it for a year or so . Just thought I would throw an introduction out there and let ya know how happy i am to be a part of this great site. I'm 36 yo and live near calgary albera canada. I own a 2001 fatboy (124 ci engine , 3" primo open belt ) and a 1975 fxe superglide that is in the process of hardtailing and bobbing out old school style. Feel free to add me as a freind . Looking forward to making new contacts and becoming part of the CHOPCULT scene . Have a stellar weekend all :cheersmate:

08-06-2011, 10:43 PM
whats up, didnt see this thread the first go around.. Im from northeast alabama, nothing here, no scene. I own a 79 xlh, 78 kx650 hardtail, 78 cb400tii cafe and a 82 cb750 Im currently rebuilding the ironhead top end. hopefully she will be ready before the riding season is over. later guys

08-07-2011, 3:21 PM
Whats up all, been visiting now for a while and now joined up. love my 99 sporty and getting ready to start working on my BSA. Now living in AL due to job, man it's hot down here.....

08-08-2011, 2:07 AM
I'm Little John. If you've ever drank rum with me: you've seen my balls. I travel the world insulting indigenous people but most of them can't understand me anyways. I'm currently working in China and chinese food here is not Chinese food; it's just food. I have a rigid 82 shovel, a rigid 64 trumpet, a 49 EL basket that I just traded my sporty for and a 2011 roadglide because I'm getting older and sometimes my hemoroids bother me.

08-09-2011, 10:35 AM
Hello everyone. I'm Chad, from West-by-God- Virginia. I am new to bikes. I picked up my first about a month ago, a hardtailed Yamaha XS650. So far I am loving it. Bike is being worked on at the moment but hoping to finish up this week. Since starting to ride in just this short time...I've managed to connect with so really nice and cool folks including finding sites like this on the net.

08-09-2011, 2:19 PM
Hi guys.The name is Dennis.From the Youngstown Oh. area.New here but not new to bikes.Just been lurking in the shadows here for awhile.Been rebuilding a Shovel after I got run off the road.Pretty much all custom.I have a couple Suzuki Savages(they make great bobbers),couple XS650's,old Honda CL450 Chopper........and the list/builds go on.I'll post builds as I go.I work on anything from bikes to planes.

08-09-2011, 7:58 PM
what is up chopcult. My name is Mark aka the "mocoloco", im from the "whales vagina" aka san diego. currently riding a 80 xs650 cafe, and have 2 other xs650 projects, one 77 kz650 currently on the chopping block, one 69 cb350, and a 72 xl250. I plan on posting a build thread on the xl250 since itll will be my first chopperish/brat bike. Just like to say that chopcult has some very talented/creative members and i hope one day my skill will be comparable, ive lurked around for about a year or so and read alot of inspirational threads, so finally i pulled the trigger and joined now that im building something worthy of showing to all you chopper guys. Anyways... see you on the board and hit me up if your in/ever in SD, lots of nice riding out here. later!

08-10-2011, 9:07 AM
Checking in. Noob to this site from Tampa Bay Area. Been lurking on this forum for a while but finally got an actual log-on. Enjoy the chatter here.

08-12-2011, 10:02 AM
Hi everyone, greetings from Swansea, Wales, UK.

I ride a 2004 1200 Sporty will post some pics at some point! Also got an '82 GS1000 shafty project AND a '79 GS425 project, but I'm suffering from a lack of time and cash!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, great site (been lurking for a while) so thought I'd join in.


08-13-2011, 7:03 AM
Hows it going every one my name is Roland im currently in Germany for about another month then im heading to the Clarksville area im currently without a bike but will be looking for one as soon as i get there if theres anyone in the fort Campbell area and knows where i could find a project for me to start on ill be new to the area and wont know anyone

08-13-2011, 5:39 PM
Dunno how I didnt find this board until now, and glad I did. Some really great tech shit here...

My new Bonneville...


Old pic..

My fxr...http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k67/SCCTrim/FXR%20Build/DSC00307.jpg

Now wrecked and waiting to be put back together...

08-14-2011, 4:37 PM
My name is Ben and I live on the east coast of Australia in Newcastle. Seriously love it here.

Have had a few bikes, the last being a '94 sportster that i rode to its death. Now i have a '96 1200s that i picked up from the auctions as a write-off.


The engine kicks hard and am stoked at the price i got it for. My frame should be arriving this week from america (postage cost more than the frame itself) after which i can get stuck into getting my steed compliant to the insanely strict regulations of the state i live in.

Never done a build before but I'm keen to have a crack and learn some new shit.

if any other Novocastrians are on here and wanna talk bike over a beer hit me up.

08-14-2011, 9:12 PM
Chad, where are you at in WV?

08-15-2011, 1:01 AM
This is my first but definitely not last post. Im sure im going to have a ton of dumb questions. I have only had a bike for 6 months but im addicted. im already trying to buy a 3rd and a 4th. My everyday bike is a 1983 yamaha xs 650. Dont know who had it before the guy that i bought it from but they did most of the mods to it. im just keeping it running and putting more money into it. Just spent another $250 on parts from mikes today. Anyway, try not to laugh at me TOO much. And chances are if you think im asking a dumb question on purpose to piss someone off, i probably really dont know the answer. thanks...

08-15-2011, 10:52 AM
Hey all. I'm new here, so bare with me. Also new to this internet stuff, so not sure what I'm doing most the time. Thought I'd join this site in hopes of sharing a few build ideas and finding a few new ones. My daily rider is a 1960 Panhead. It runs like a scalded rat. regeared to run at 75 mph all day. It's a daily rider you'll see oil, scratches and me wrenching on it most the time. I'm worse than the postman, "no rain, snow, sleet or hail, keeps me off this thing. Yeah I'm that Asshole you see walking in the bar with a frozen mustache.

1960 Panhead
1957 FL Frame
84 wide glide front end
2005 Road king rear brake set up (modified)
Home made seat spring mounts
Ulima 6 speed tranny (had to cut the oil tank)
Mid 60's peanut tank

Once I figure out how to resize pics, I'll post more.

Anyone in Ohio, hitting swap meets, or knowledge of ones, trading parts, selling parts, hit me up

08-15-2011, 5:54 PM
whats up im Dylan from Mississippi. Not much of a real motorcycle scene hear. Most dudes my age ride crotch rockets. i bought my first bike, a vulcan 500, for cheap almost a year ago and i cant wait to take the grinder to it! This site is full of awesome ideas and really gets me inspired.

08-16-2011, 7:55 PM
whats up from bk ny

08-16-2011, 10:11 PM
What's up. Obviously I'm new here, so far I really like this place, the overall attitude is awesome, and the tech articles are great. I ride a 1984 Honda Magna 1100. I plan on bobbing it this winter, I know its not the easiest motorcycle to bob, but thats one of the things that makes me want to do it. So far I've put Clubman style bars on it, painted it, redid the sissy bar, polished various bits, made straight pipe for it, new turn signals front and rear,and added bar end mirrors.

What it looked like when I got it:

and what it looks like now:

08-17-2011, 12:29 AM
Hello all. I'm Steve. Live just outside of Chicago for now. Married to a awesome chick in the Navy. Waiting to move overseas right now. Currently between bikes, waiting to scoop up a Street Bob when we get over seas (hey, its cheaper :p )

By the way, so far the two emails the site has sent have been great. I like the attitude hear already.

08-17-2011, 1:09 PM
I'm Ben from Birmingham. I ride a 73 cb750. Love whats going on here.

08-18-2011, 10:56 AM
Im Eric, been a lurker and finally decided to sign up, enjoy the site and all the shared love for anything chopped on 2 wheels. ride a chopped honda and building an xs650 and have some parts to a pan flh ill mess with one day. married w one little girl, heavy civil contracter and live in Phenix City Alabama

08-18-2011, 6:05 PM
howdy, My names Keith I'm new to this forum kind of stuff. I live in the Mystic-Norwich area of CT.
I'm also New to building bikes. My bike is a 67-72 Tiger 650. I really don't know any one around my area that are into busting Knuckles and Draining wallets. Anyway, anyone in my area that likes punkrock and Dr.pepper. let me Know Hola.

08-18-2011, 11:36 PM
Hey Ya'll...Just found this place??? How dare ya'll be having this much fun without me....

I'm just a DWB (Dirt White Boy) in Trashville, TN...I live for by family friends and country...
Mostly for my dog though, for which he agrees to put up with all the bullshit, including and not limited to: hookers, guns, motorcycles in the house and lots of partying...We still have a good time...
Love to build motorcycles, chop hotrods, in the process opening a roadhouse BBQ joint in Whites Creek TN THE HOT ROD GRILLE, COMON DOWN...generally setting a good bad example most of the time...

08-19-2011, 5:39 PM
Hey all...

Been lurking so I figured I would do a intro.

I currently don't have a bike. I had a XS650 basket case project a few years ago that had to get rid of but I want to do a different bike at some point. Of course I am looking at getting a Sporty. Doesn't everyone? :p

I really I dig all things vintage. House, furniture, cars, bikes, travel trailers. Doesn't matter. I dig it all.

However I like the reliability of newer bikes. I would like to mod a newer bike to fit my style. I have a tendency to research the SHIT out of whatever I am interested in. Maybe to a fault. I really don't like doing anything where I am spending dough without a decent plan. That is why I like places like Chop Cult because I can learn before I do.

The bike will have to wait awhile for me to finish my current project. Our 1964 Shasta 16SC travel trailer...

Again, because I research and research before I start something I had a lot of problems finding info on Shastas. Sooo... I started my own Shasta forum...

Once that is done we have to build a garage. So the process won't be anytime soon.

I am sure I will have a bunch of dumb ass questions that I hope others can help me with.

Oh, and I am in Madison, WI area if it matters.


08-23-2011, 3:25 AM
Hey guys,
Thought I should actually post something seeing as I have been lurking on here for a while.
My name is David and I am from Melbourne, Australia. Love the forum and attitude of the members.
I am probably the newbest newb in newb town. I am just converting to the two wheel motored thing and have been mainly into old cars. I have jus finished my first major ground up car build, a 1972 (not that old but as old as I can afford) Mini Clubman panelvan. It is pretty cool. Hankering to get a bike but will have to make do copping an eye full on all the sweet scoots on here till I can scrape the cash together to start something.

08-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Howdy all!

I'm Nathan from Bournemouth, the not so sunny UK. I currently don't have a ride on the road as my eliminator is bust and I just sold my only actually working bike to fund a road trip across California in two weeks. I'm also working on my '71 hardtailed Triumph trophy 650, its 'almost' there but my attention has been re-directed this summer by my '72 Dodge D100 pickup truck that I've been trying to rebuild in time to sell to fund the roadtrip. So far, I've failed (I'm blaming the english weather hindering me), thus my main bike going....

Anyho - the kinda shit on here is the kinda shit I like.

I'm just about to enter my final year at uni studying mechanical and electrical engineering and work inbetween on the motorsickles at Battistinis.

Be cool mo fo's.

08-24-2011, 4:57 PM
Okay....intro goes here, I guess. Name's Mike, currently in New Orleans but that'll prolly change soon.

I got started tinkering on bikes as a teenage punk in Detroit, but went a long time without. This spring, I picked up an 883n, and it didn't take long for me to start looking for ways to mix it up and strip it down on the cheap. I've lurked here a bit, and like what I see so I figured I'd sign on...


08-24-2011, 9:20 PM
Ive been lurking for a little while, so now time to start posting. I have always had race cars to build work on and race since I was 16 and never been without something to work on for very long. I like building and creating stuff.

So last race car was kept elsewhere (not in my garage / shop) so looked for a project and brought an old Corvette back to life from 20 years in a garage. It took me 5 years to do. Turned out pretty well. I haven't had a bike for awhile and after taking a small break, it's time to build a bike.


Posted on Craig's list and found a 89 Sportster, so this winters project it to cut the back off, hardtail it and try to make it a neat ride. Here it is as I purchased it, hopefully a good foundation for some hacking and welding.

When I get closer to the build, I'll start a progress thread.

08-25-2011, 8:30 AM
Hey everyone im Jake Smith outa indiana. I have an obsession with sportsters and kz kaws. I built a 78 kz 750 twin with my stepdad last year and now putt around on a stock vstar. I just set up to aquire an 81 ironhead that i about to help bob the shit out of. I love death metal, pabst beer, and trying to avoid the law. Ive got some hillbiilly and redneck in me and am a machinist and engineer by trade. If anyone wants to hit me up for a ride i live in the northeast just south of fort wayne. Love this site!