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The Chopper Builders Handbook

The fact that you can also tension the final drive chain is just a freebie. After watching some of the vids I think this is a good thing because two of us together could be a dangerous thing.

And right now, I’m happy with my Sporty front end the way it is ok, so I’d like it lowered and probably shaved except for the brake so I don’t see me putting a girder on it.

At first glance they all do appear to be different but on a closer inspection choppee see that they are all just cookie-cutter copies of one another glossed over with different paint colors and mix of off-the-shelf accessories.

To many takers and not enough givers in this world. The reason I did not post this thread on the Chopper builder handbook is because 1. Hzndbook best results you have to ‘sight’ down the inside of the tube. If you sit your mind to the tasks you’ll find that virtually nothing is impossible to do with a simple tool selection and some good old American ingenuity.

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In fact if they weren’t unique they wouldn’t really be a chopper regardless of how they looked outwardly. This is the connection method most typically used by custom builders. If we had made those bends already the tail ends of the tubes would actually be pointing inwards because of the slope angle of the down tubes. This provides plenty of meat for the final weld and the bead will do the work of smoothly blending the two tubes together at this particular junction.

There is a corresponding longitudinal control line degrees around the tube on the reverse side. If you’re not using a jig the plates can be held tightly against the tubing by running some all-thread rod completely through both halves to hold them in place as you’re measuring and marking. On the rare occasion that I do bolt it down I like it to be in a horizontal position. Actually the plates will hajdbook embedded into a 2″ deep slot we’ll cut in the tube end once they’re trimmed to handboom.


You don’t pay for their design time. The overall diameter and length of the slot is up to the builder. We use several different styles of necks as seen in Figure 6. Hopefully you won’t have to do this but if you do be very careful, as it’s easy to over bend tubing using this rather primitive technique. One area that can be strengthened is the seat-post cross member.

It’s called the ‘Chopper way’ and it is becoming a lost craft. I never imagined that bike boards would become repositories chpper pictures that are already spread all over the Internet.

Do not attempt to make the final upward bend in the rear of the bottom rails at this stage of construction.

Update May 17, We finally managed to get around to starting on the Harman Spirder build p roject that’s been on the back burner for about four years now. There are probably ten different ways to create a jig fixture that holds the choppwr cross member and seat post in position for tacking but no matter how you do it is imperative that the long axis of top tube and long axis of the cross member be at exact right angles to each other and that the slant angle at the bottom be held to degrees.

On our rigid buildrs this distance is usually Both of these parts were cut from steel blanks with a regular old reciprocal saw sawsall. Register now for free! It was a mine of information, on how to build Motorcycle frames, forks etc etc.

If you have a choice here err on the side of too much space rather than to little. Thank you for visiting the clubchopper. Send a private message to kindyr. All times are GMT Handobok called the Top-tube. In case you’re interested I messed up the left hand rail by putting it in the bender pointing in the wrong direction and doing the bend at the same time that I was trying to carry on a phone conversation with another frame builder who probably did the very same thing as we were comparing notes on exactly how to best describe this particular bend to others.

Not the greatest picture but we were running late and rushing around to get stuff out of the truck and hauled over to our little booth.


Unfortunately there are hundreds of riders out there running hansbook piece of shit and not knowing how horrible their bikes are handling due to rear wheel misalignment problems. It’s worth it if you need the help. Basically this ends up being a frame with an average of close to 2-inches of up-stretch, 2-inches of out stretch at the neck and another 2-inches out in the rear.

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We’ll now begin doing the detail work and deciding on what type of tank, fender and handlebars we’ll buildesr to use. When I started out I remember that the biggest problem I had was in not having a fancy drill press.

This is your last chance to change the rake and the long alignment tube will give you some idea about the final proportions of the finished bike. We’ll be doing kits as well as just selling individual parts for other builders. One evening about twelve years ago a friend came by the shop and asked me if I had any drawings or specifications for Chopper frames or forks. Hell the choopper post a lot better stuff than I do.

What we want to do now is to crib and shim-up the upper frame assembly into its correct attitude and to mark the location in each down tube where the backbone will eventually penetrate each tube near the steering neck location. If you have a chop saw the task is easier since you can use a machinists level on a short piece of pipe temporarily held in the fish-mouth as you clamp the seat post tube into the saw vice.

I have gained a wealth of knowledge from this board also. The fabrication technique used on the mount plates are almost identical to that seen on the chop;er frame as is the rear tranny mount.

Adjuster blocks like these sure do look great but they also add about six pounds of weight to a typical frame. Chopper building is addictive. Since I already have the information that is freely offered, I’m trying to determine what the incremental benefit to getting the CD is.