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Custom Bobber Build | Custom Built Motorcycles - Garage Built Choppers - Part 7

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.


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Sportster Engine Led Sled Frame

Sportster Engine Led Sled Frame

Sportster Engine Custom Bobber Frame


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Bobber Design

bobber rolling chassis bobber computer mock upIn this photo the bike is magically balancing on it’s wheels. Yeah, I photoshopped out the wood blocks holding it up. Being a graphic designer is helpful with the initial design. But I could have easily just clipped out pictures from magazines of what I like and gone from there.

The second picture is where I’d like to go with the design. But who knows, things could change throughout the process.

I like the aggressive look and stance of the drag bars in combination with the Sportster gas tank and the beefy tire profile. It just screams muscle. I also want to ride the shit out of this bike (and not just in a straight line) so the thick front tire should help with the handling. This will be my first time riding a springer too. Should be interesting.

I was back and fourth on the foot controls and after trying out both on the donor bike I decided with mid-controls. Yes it’s nice to stretch out but control is more important to me than comfort. And besides I can always add highway pegs in the future.

Besides looking cool this 2 into 1 exhaust design and it’s scavenging effect should help with the bottom end power needs. Not sure about chrome or ceramic coating yet. We’ll see.

Since it’s a rigid frame, I’m going with some mountain bike shocks under the seat. I never rode a rigid. I heard a rigid with a chain drive connects to the road instantaneously. Also heard it kicks out on ya while turning and hitting bumps. I just hope by back doesn’t hate me for not going with a soft-tail.

What’s that you say? I don’t have brakes. “I don’t need no stinking brakes” Gonna do 4 piston calipers front and back.


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