sometimes, lost.

the will is unsurpassed.
the courage always lasts.
the passions always warm.
the spirits never torn.

dont say a word.


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Imperial Pan For Sale

Shawn from Imperial House has his killer Panhead up for sale:

1952 FL Panhead - Stock motor built by Dan "Bacon" Carr of DC Choppers
Clear Illinois paperwork
Located in Southern Illinois
 The best of everything.
  -OG 56 straight leg frame. 
-Narowed OG oil tank.  
-Pinched and frisco'd wassell banana tank, with killer paint. 
-Custom one-off bars utilizing CRO's nest perches, internal throttle, and wrapped with OG Beck grips.
-Custom one-off 2-into-1 exhaust
-S&S Super E carb
-Custom one-off seat
-V-Twin Springer
-OG star hubs, (front is a narrowed dual star)
-18" rear, 19" front (Goodyear Grasshoppers on both)
-Custom one-off modified primary cover
-Throwback MC parts pegs
-Mechanical rear brake, no front brake
-One-off Jockey shifter utilizing a true Colt King and Queen set of Pearl derringer grips
-Miscellaneous one-off items :  controls, peg supports, sissy, kicker, light mount, A/C cover, carb support,tailight, etc.
2 primes, one pump of gas, 1-2 kicks and she fires up
Fun Bike!
 Contact me at if interested.  Serious buyers only please.  International buyers welcome; I will assist in loading of bike, but all other arrangements must be made by buyer.

This year's RISE ABOVE LOS ANGELES Ride (pics.2)

So yeah, Bigfoot was hanging out at the top of Mount Wilson and heard all the motorcycle roll up. He wandered over and started yelling at us for disturbing his quiet mountain retreat. We offered him a beer and things turned from "I'll kill you all and eat your brains for breakfast" to "Hey, Your women smell pretty good?" Bigfoot says he was just stone cold chillin' getting away from what he described as a cubicle coma... where you spend all week at work, then when the weekend comes you sit around the house too tired to get out and do something fun... Something like that but with having nothing to eat every day but bark, berries, and raw fish?

 He wanted to know how it was, we all came to come up here today and we explained, "We ride motorcycles." He thought about it long and hard... then with a roar, he proclaimed the Lady Hump was good!!! 

He took pictures with us all and told us how his work included having to travel around, usually working at nights, with little fanfare or reward, and keep all the mythical creatures in the forest from wandering too far... and he was also tasked with cleaning up all their poop. Bigfoot's life isn't as glamorous as you might have suspect.

It's not what it looks like... or is it?

Bigfoot gave everyone a sniff over before he was convinced that we really meant him no harm and getting him drunk was our way of welcoming him to our little group of like minded individuals. He said the last person who tried to get him drunk claimed he was from a Hollywood and that he was In Search Of him... but kept trying to give him the "Spocker" and he was like all "No way pointy ears..."

It wasn't long before we convinced him that he should probably come back down the mountain with us and visit the bar... so that's exactly what we did. Threw him on the back of a bike and rode him straight back to the Gasser Lounge!

The Angeles Crest Highway

He said the Woodland Fairies never partied like this... 
we replied, "Of course not ...this is Our Speciality."
( you know what they say about big hands right? )

Almost forgot...

Gotta keep the streak alive.

Hope you had a good one!

New Tank Bib - Part 3

This needs to be finished.

Black dye it.

Both sides.

After it all dried, then I used Satin Shene on it, but Joker tells me I shouldn't use that. Some black came off when the shene went on.

The leather was really stiff so I figured why not try some Lexol on it, too.

This is disappointing, it was so stiff and cracked in a couple places. But the Lexol seemed to help.

Now to lace it up. I used this video to learn how.

A little bit of time and there you go. Once you get started it's pretty easy and fun.

Another mock-up.

Now to the second goal of this project. I had a friend give me this pin quite a while back. I haven't been able to run it anywhere and I wanted to put it on a nice tank bib. I did a practice attachment on a scrap.

I have these deals, too.

I need something like this on my nice bib.

Mark it.

Punch it.

Looking good, but...

I need to "countersink" the holes to get the pin flush.

This transfer punch was about the right size.

A little work and it fits good.

Loctite the tiny set screws.

Ready to go.

Perfect, or at least good enough for my bike.

Happy Easter from Fish ...

Happy Easter
from Chop Cult member Fish433
and Hazzard County's own Bootlegga'h

This year's RISE ABOVE LOS ANGLES Ride (pics.1)

It's the irony of living on the beach in Los Angeles, it's beautiful and the weather is perfect all year long, but to get out of it, you've got to make a trek in any direction. This year's Easter inducing Welcome Back Jesus party at the Gasser Lounge started with everyone leaving town... to Rise Above Los Angeles in an attempt to get just a little closer to Jesus before his triumphant return (which later occurred at midnight at the Gasser Lounge... what a strange coincidence?)

Mount Wilson is the perfect example of getting above it all, roughly 50 miles to the top of the mountain from the bar, it's long enough to just make you want a little more. But once you're above it all, you realize you're really no longer "in" the city below which on a clear day (unfortunately, not this day) you can see Mexico to the South and Oregon to the North (that's not true, but you can see a while lot)(at least I imagine you can, but it's so smoggy every time we've rode up, all I can see are the tops of brown clouds and if you squint your eyes really tight, you can see those little tiny sky scrapers of downtown L.A. peak through the toast colored air)...

"Whoa. There's a blue sky up here..." Yep.

Did I forget to mention we found Bigfoot on the top of Mount Wilson ....

... and yes, He did come to party.

(more pics coming)

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