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Dice Magazine Archives: Hamans Chop Shop

Dice from the Vault: Issue 19 / Febuary 2008  

Featuring Hamans Chop Shop, Japan.

 

Cover artwork by Conrad Leach.

 

 

The first time I got to lay eyes on this beast in real life was at the Mooneyes show in Yokohama, Japan at the end of last year. It totally blew my mind. The more I stared at it the more bits n pieces I noticed that really sets this motorcycle apart from the rest. First off have you noticed how compact it is? It took me a while to figure it out, but then I realized that the early Generator Shovel motor was jammed into a hardtailed HD Sportster frame! Then I started to ponder the fact that maybe whoever built this bike had maybe wanted it to resemble an early Triumph? The way the 2 exhaust pipes were fabricated to run each side and out the back, the bates Triumph covers over the Sportster front end and the little bobbed fender in the back?! Maybe they did build it with that in mind, maybe they didn’t, hell maybe I’m just too smaysted on Colt 45 and PCP right now to even know the difference… whatever it is, there is no denying the fact that these guys know what they are doing.

 

Oh, and of course, they took home the DicE magazine choice award too. Sweet!

 

 

BUILD : HAMANS CHOP SHOP (SHINJI MATSUMOTO)

OWNER : KEIJI KOBAYASHI (LAKE SIDE CHOPPERS)

MODEL : HD 1967 FL

ENGINE : HD 1967 STOCK

 

 

T/M : HD 4SPEED

FRAME : HAMANS

FORKS : HD 35MM

FORK COVER : HAMANS

SWINGARM : FUCK!

 

 

WHEELS:

FRONT : 21"X1.85" SPOOL

REAR : 18"X2.5" STAR HUB

TIRES FRONT: AVON 21" REAR : ? 18"X3.5"

BRAKES FRONT: FUCK!

 

 

REAR: HD HYDLA DRUMS

FUEL TANK: PEANUTS TANK

OIL TANK: HAMANS

SEAT: DECK

PIPES: HAMANS

 

 

HEAD LIGHT : MARSHALL

TAILLIGHT : MG

BAR :60'S UPBAR

RISER: HONDA

PAINT : FAKES

 

 

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Commented on 7-29-2015 At 04:41 am
 

Why on earth would you want to make an HD look like a Triumph???? Hahaaaaa! Love it!

Commented on 7-29-2015 At 07:58 pm
 

it kind of reminds me of a chop a friend build years ago....pan motor stuffed into BSA frame with BSA tranny.

Commented on 7-29-2015 At 08:06 pm
 

very nice machine

Commented on 7-30-2015 At 07:16 am
 

pretty sweet

Commented on 8-2-2015 At 09:52 am
 

Mostly I'm just jealous. Nice work. Looks totally correct.

Rev

Commented on 8-25-2015 At 03:06 pm
 

bet that little beauty can haul ass down the Freeway !!

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