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Members & Friends' Choppers #1...

Post by Prof » Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:57 pm

NZ Yammie... Chris from NZ sent photos and information on his 1100 Yamaha made from scratch over a 2 year period. He built the frame and softail himself. He made sbase and tail light housing with fibre glass. Front end is an amalgum of four different bikes! She apparently goes like stink and handles beautifully. See full details in Jan newsletter.

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Mals 750/4

Post by Prof » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:37 am

Mal's 750/4... Mal's 750/4 is a great example of a popular 70's South Australian chop job... longer forks, head light, bars, lowering blocks some moulding and a paint job, some chome and after market exhausts...

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Shanes Shovel

Post by Prof » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:23 pm

Shane's Shovel...Shane built this shovel from various parts, made a lot himself, raked the neck, and did the moulding. The fish tails (which you can't see!) produce a beautifully unique sound to cruise by. He's recently sold it and bought onother Shovel, this time with rear suspension (to keep his lady happy). Looking forward to what he'll do to with that..

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Tam's S&S Shovel

Post by Prof » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:34 pm

Tam's S&S Shovel... Tam brought his S&S Shovel with him from Canada. S&S motor is in a custom frame. There's a 21" wheel out front, custom pipes (sound great), comfy sissy bar and seats, forward controls and apehangers. It will soon be in a raked soft tail frame with extended forks. Unique paint hey....

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Victorian CB750

Post by Prof » Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:51 am

Victorian CB750... This bike came all the way from Victoria to be at our Chopper Muster. Still as it was when built in the 70s. How do you like the custom Australian Springer, Cyclegear frame and diamond tank and very narrow bars? Small black cylinder on springer is a steering damper adapted by Merve to dampen bouncing effect and it works very wel. I had a ride and it is very light and easy to ride.

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Bazza's triumph chop...

Post by Prof » Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:35 pm

Bazza's triumph chop... This is Bazza this morning on his trumpy checking out newly built custom forward controls.

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Frame originally housed a CB750/4. New mountings had to be made for Triumph motor. Lining up motor and Harely rear wheel and spacermaking etc was quite a task.
It should take a few more weeks to complete fabrication of rear mudguard, tail light, seat, wiring, steering head regusseting, checking rocker moutings on springers and a host of other little jobs. We'll get motor hooked up and running and then it will be down again for moulding and paint.

See "Your chopper project..." forum for ongoing photos and comments on the final work being done...
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Post by Cromag » Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:06 pm

Cromag's F2 750...
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She's a 78 F2 Honda 750. Santee swingarm frame, 6"overs (I think), I used a stock headlightmount and headlight because I like to see the kangaroos before you hit em, but I dont like to see headlight mounts. The seat is a rubber flap, as its comfy enough and I havent found a style of seat that suits it yet (ill roll a sheepskin there for lonmg trips), I made the forwards and they are perfect fit.
Currently unrego'd but hoping to solve that problem as Ive sold my other bikes (except the projects) to use this as my daily.
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Guy's Pan

Post by Prof » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:25 pm

Guy's Pan... Guy sent this picture of his pan in the making yesterday...

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Check out his website which he's run for 6 years... http://www.greasykulture.com

Guy's trying to find out what kind of annual inspection happens with a bike like his in NSW. Any one know or know where he can inquire...
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Post by Cromag » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:47 pm

If thats a stock bowleg frame, it should just need a blueslip and regular pink slip inspections. If after market frame- needs engineers report get a list of restricted signitories from your RTA.

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Mick's XS650...

Post by Prof » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:54 pm

Mick's XS650... Mick's got this bike up for sale. See Market place Forum...

Bike has 6" extensions, Sportster tank, plunger rear suspension, looks like a Tombstone tail light and a unique handlebar set up...

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Cromag's headlight

Post by Prof » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:41 pm

Bright small headlight... A small but very bright headlight can be achieved using stock small Harley light. Replace reflector with a reflector from Sprint car parts and a high power globe.
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Spud's 650 Kawasaki...

Post by Prof » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:27 pm

Spud's 650 Kawasaki... Spud's just sent in this photo of his ride... Its a 750 Kawasaki twin. A nice clean bike with classy mufflers. Where did they come from Spud? Also, does anyone recognise the brand of frame?

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Post by 74chopper » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:37 am

looks like a Santee frame to me, nice looking machine.
Cheers Rob
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Rob's old school pan

Post by Prof » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:45 pm

Rob's old school pan... Rob's ridden this Panhead all over Australia with his mates (also on old school choppers). Springer is 10" over. He reckons they have no trouble with the fuzz over their long front ends, but get some flak about their drag pipes etc. Says the boys in blue don't know too much about choppers which works in their favour...

He read about Choppers Australia in "Cruisin" magazine...

Thanks for your picture Rob. Home built chops are my favorites!

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Jamie's 8 valve Bonnie...

Post by Prof » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:09 am

Jamie's 8 valve Bonnie... This Jamie's 82 Triumph Bonnie TSS 8 Valve Head.
The frame has been chopped to add the centre tank which is a dummy oil tank and holds all the electrics. Seat rails have been shortned to form a single seat. Rear guard has been shortened. Bars are 100mm wider than stock. Rims have been blasted and painted , spokes are powder coated .

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He has owned the bike for approx 3 years ...before that a mate had it for about 10 years ...

It's currently in a million bits with a few changes taking place ...
New Paint
Lowered 4" in the front and a 1" in the back
Stretched about 75mm in the swing arm
New shape seat rail section
New shape bars
New paint
Louvers going on op of the tank

Says Jamie... I will send some more pic's once complete ...
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