Setting up the wheel spacers and brake caliper bracket.

Yup, I did it the easy way. I had somebody else do it!

I actually would have done it myself but the best way to cut the spacers are on a metal lathe, which I do not have…yet! A good way to have cut them would have been to use some PVC conduit until I got the measurements I wanted, then take ’em on over to the lathe.

Big thanks to the guys at Cycle Paint & Metal and Island Iron Motorcycles for helping me out.

rear wheel spacers backbone alignRear sprocket

rear brake bracket spacersrear brake rotor bracket


Taped-On Chopper Parts

chopper parts, mooneyes oil tank, flanders handlebars, offset risers, chopper shox, seatpan, west eagle fenderYes black tape is not a substitute for welding, but it sure can hold some parts in place for an exciting visual of what your ride is gonna look like.

After buying a couple of gas tanks (a mustang tank and an Indian Larry dished tank) I actually decided to use the tank from the donor bike. Lost some money there. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to build another bike 😉

The risers are hard to see but they’re from DMC Chops. They do a nice job for a decent price. Jamie, where’s my 50 bucks???

The handlebars are Flanders. The hand controls are JayBrake Classics. I went with JayBrake calipers too. Four piston front and back. One thing you don’t want to go cheap on is brakes. What’s the saying? “Don’t put all the money in the go save some for the slow“. Something like that.

The seat pan and shocks are from Guilty Customs. The fender is a bicycle style fender from West Eagle. They have some pretty cool parts. Also picked up a tail light from them.

And last but certainly not least is the bad-ass Mooneyes oil tank.


Sportster Engine Led Sled Frame

Sportster Engine Led Sled Frame

Sportster Engine Custom Bobber Frame