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Custom Chopper

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  • Member since
    September 2008
  • From: Lead City South Australia
Custom Chopper
Posted by freakshow on Friday, May 6, 2011 7:36 AM

Hey all been ages since i posted here,finished this build awhile back.

Some of you might have seen it elsewhere but just thought id post it up here and share with the chopper fans out there.






A list of things done to build the bike.

Below is scratch Fab'd Parts;
Botton triple clamp and forks (made from aluminum tube with Knead-it epoxy putty on the ends shaped to a point).
Handle bars (2.4 aluminum rod).
Rear brake caliper (covered with bmf).
Gear shift linkage (craft wire, aluminum tube and .9 aluminum sheet).
Number plate mount and brake light.
Primary cover plate Covered with bmf with skull from RM chopper kit primary cover.
Seat (made from Knead-it epoxy putty).

Below is Modified Parts
Fuel tank (from cheapo diecast sectioned and shaped).
Oil tank (from RM kit sectioned to make width smaller).
Re-shaped fenders (from Rm wicked chopper Kit) made new mounts.
Slash cut exhaust (Rm aces wild kit).
Stretched primary drive(from Rm kit).

Below is other detail's
Fuel line, throttle cable,front brake cable, clutch cable, rear brake hard line, battery cables, oil lines ,spark plug leads.
drilled out rear sprocket and disc brakes (RM kit).
Fuel cap from spare parts (covered with bmf).
Rims from RM aces wild kit.

Tamiya Ts-76 mica silver base top coated with Ts-65 pearl clear and Ts-13 clear.


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Lead City Performance

  • Member since
    September 2008
  • From: Lead City South Australia
Posted by freakshow on Friday, May 6, 2011 7:41 AM

few more pics





Lead City Customs

Lead City Performance

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Saturday, May 7, 2011 11:03 AM

That looks incredibly real nice work.  That last pic makes me want to get on and ride it!  Awesome work all of the small details make a big difference.

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  • Member since
    May 2008
  • From: Germany
Posted by harleybuilder on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:24 AM

Great and clean built with very nice details. And also great pictures.

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    May 2010
Posted by krow113 on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:54 PM

Nice work . Any close ups of the engine to post?

Thank You ; Krow113
  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:23 AM

very impressive build, looks like a work of art. great job...slusher


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    November 2003
  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Sunday, May 15, 2011 10:51 PM

Hoooweee, that is just slicker than snot on a doorknob! Yes

The boys on TV should do as well as you have here. It's got a good 'line', sits right and looks like I could throw a leg over and ride off down the street. Outstanding job!

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:09 AM

i like the skull primary cover and some of the other details. really looks the part

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    March 2010
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:23 AM

Man that is one mean bike!! Love the amount of custom work you've put into this beast.

Again I really like the reflection photography Thumbs Up

Beautiful work mate............

Cheers Tim

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:24 PM

I would have taken this as a real chopper....highly detailed bike,,,,I had to view several times to see all your added features....



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    May 2011
  • From: leominster ma . 01453
Posted by hemi hunter on Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:48 PM

thats some nice work great job

  • Member since
    November 2011
  • From: arthur, il.
Posted by red twizzler on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 5:28 PM

really mean looking and a very,very nice job. maybe a different color, but that just me.

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    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:39 PM

Your custom chopper looks great and very well executed. As for the color I think it looks great in the silver pearl that you chose and it would look great in other colors also due to the smooth look of the bike. Nice job!

High octane

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Southern Maine
Posted by surfnut on Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:00 PM

Beautiful chopper! Great build & color choice.

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  • Member since
    October 2011
Posted by $tu.Art on Friday, December 9, 2011 2:51 PM

nice 1, check out mine, been building rods n customs for years n a few bikes but since ive been working on my own honda chopp ive been doing bike models to keeps me going in the winter monthe ere in the UK .  i am in to old choppers n bobbers

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    January 2008
  • From: Belfast N/Ireland
Posted by airbourne on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 4:37 AM

Still going quick when its standin still. That looks stonkingly amazing, looks so real, just wanna swing your leg over and cruise of down the highway.

Great job well done.

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  • From: East Texas
Posted by Daf57 on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:44 AM


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  • From: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Posted by carmad1957 on Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:09 AM

freakin awesome~**~ These bike builds are really gettin me leanin toward a 2 wheel build for a change~ Nice work buddy

Carmad1957. Oklahoma City, Ok.

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