Super Scoot by Throttle Addiction


Zach Boxx is the owner of Throttle Addiction and recently modified his bike using parts from their expanding parts line. I'm really enjoying the latest transformation. 


Photography by Ben Christensen



When I was a junior in high school I decided I needed to build a chopper. The problem was, I had no idea what I was doing, I didn't come from motorcycle blood lines and I had zero experience with no connections. My school had a program that would allow students to create their own independent study.  First I had to pitch the idea to the principal. To my surprise he approved it, and I had one class period a day where I was free to use the schools auto shop to take a crack at my first build.


As summer approached, the bike was still not complete.  Since I would lose my build space, I decided to approach a few local Indy shops.  One shop was under new ownership and decided to take me in. I spent most of that summer under the direction of a few grumpy mechanics completing my bike. That was all 10 years ago.




Time has passed, it’s gone through many updates and changes.  Recently I made the biggest overhaul.  I stripped it down to the frame, front end, and motor.  This current configuration shows off many Throttle Addiction parts.  It's also running the prototype for our frisco wassell style tank that will be available within the month.  I am also testing out a set of rabbit bars that will be released late this year.


This bike is not only the first motorcycle I built, it’s the first bike I ever owned.  Since then, many bikes have come and gone, but this one will stay with me until my last ride.



Owner name, location:  Zach Boxx, Tempe AZ


Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1989 883 sportster, stock


Frame: Paughco 40deg rake, 2”out 4” up



Fork: 12” over narrow glide 


Chassis mods: Tire/wheel size and style:  Avon SM 21” /Avon SM 16”


Favorite thing about this bike:  the turning radius



Next modification will be:  300 rear tire


Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Throttle Addiction Frisco Wassell style tank, Throttle Addiction Wassel style fender, Throttle Addiction Rabbit Bar prototypes, custom exhaust and custom sissy bar.



Thanks to My parents for supporting me then, my wife for supporting me now. Everyone who has supported Throttle Addiction and helped me make a living out of a passion.


Check out Zach's website,, for parts and give Throttle Addiction a follow on Facebook and Instagram

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Commented on 10-10-2013 At 09:16 am

Awesome bike Zach but dont put a 300 on that bike it looks great the way it is a 300 will ruin the whole look.

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 09:20 am

I'm pretty sure he was joking about the rear tire

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 09:29 am

Man i hope so that would kill it but you never know

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 10:25 am

I'm not really a 'Harley guy', and usually the ones I like are older & shorter. That said- everything seems to flow so well together on this bike; I love the stance, the colors (great paint!), the way the sissy bar is attached; the proportions of the headlight, tank, seat, etc. just work so well together. Good job- definitely a keeper & one to be proud of!

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 01:18 pm

Great lookin' chop! Kinda got the same thing planed on my hardtail sporty.

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 01:56 pm

This baby is just incredible from front to back. Good job bud!!

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 03:17 pm

Such a cool bike, nothing about it I don't dig. Looks way better in these pics than the one I took in the dark at Brock's shop.

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 06:08 pm

Nice bike, if you like Sportsters..........LOL

Commented on 10-10-2013 At 06:09 pm

One of my favorite sporty's ever built

Commented on 10-11-2013 At 04:07 am

I see the builder's vision, this bike is almost done, just add that 300 rear tire and it'll be perfect !
Good job !

Commented on 10-11-2013 At 06:14 am

Zach - Who did the paint?

Commented on 10-11-2013 At 06:33 am

I liked reading this. It gave me a good perspective on what Throttle addiction was all about. It's nice to hear an honest story on humbled beginnings. The fact you felt like you had to build your own bike at that age and never even had owned one, then falling in love with the life that comes with it. Very cool. Wish I would had kept my first, but then again I wouldn't have had my second or third.

Commented on 10-11-2013 At 08:52 am

Very sweet scoot!!

Commented on 10-11-2013 At 09:48 am

300 tires are so outdated. Step up with the big boys and get yourself a 400 Tire!

Commented on 10-11-2013 At 12:29 pm

Seriously, no 300

Commented on 10-12-2013 At 08:51 am

This thing is so awesome. Great job man.

Commented on 10-12-2013 At 01:24 pm

Love the paint and super clean wiring

Commented on 10-12-2013 At 05:50 pm

congrats Zach! the bike is amazing. I'm glad to provide the paint / art. it's crazy how well that worked out. - alchemy garage.

Commented on 10-12-2013 At 05:50 pm

congrats Zach! the bike is amazing. I'm glad to provide the paint / art. it's crazy how well that worked out. - alchemy garage.

Commented on 10-13-2013 At 05:16 am

The bike is rad. Great job on the paint Shawn!!

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Commented on 10-13-2013 At 11:48 pm

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On a real note it's so great to see my hometown representing with such a sick ass chop, so badass!!

Commented on 10-14-2013 At 05:36 am

I spy fender tabs

Commented on 11-10-2013 At 08:25 am

I'm liking what I see here....... Nailed that bike down like a wooden floor.

Commented on 2-27-2015 At 09:53 pm

Sweet Bike!
The 300 rear was a good one!!
Obviously a joke to those of you that were worried!!!!

Commented on 2-27-2015 At 09:53 pm

Sweet Bike!
The 300 rear was a good one!!
Obviously a joke to those of you that were worried!!!!

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