of the following sites have not swapped links with us but are
included for your interest...
( Please send us
beneficial links you have found)
Links to specialist sites (including non chopper)... overseas
brand-specific motorcycle parts suppliers ... bike clubs...
craftsman websites, painting, customising etc
Most sites containing
paintings have been shut down. this site has some of his
Mark Patrick sculptures...
http://www.bikerarthd.com/index.html View and purchase a range
of magnificent biker, military and angel sculptures. The pics
are just great to look at, conveying the great experience it is to
ride big motorcycles...
http://www.minimodelbikes.co.uk/ An extensive online
bike/car/aircraft model shop. Harley models (34) include a
billy Bike and a Captain America chopper.
Novelty helmet covers...
http://www.sillyhelmetcovers.com Rubber helmet
covers that will ensure every car driver remembers you are in the
vicinity. Covers are easily removable and completely safe.
Check out something that every biker who wants to be different
Pin Striping & airbrushing...
Gallery of artists and their work, great links
http://www.dbcustomleather.com/ This website of Duane
Ballard Custom Leather has an
extensive gallery of his leather art. Some beautiful work to
enthuse tany aspiring leather worker.
Books & Magazines...
Bevan D Young...
Automotive & motorcycle publications.
Comprehensive online book & software catalogue. On line
ordering, Car shows & swap meet listing. Automotive,
motorcycle & carting evaluation software can be down loaded.
Free swap meet for Buying & Selling & Wanted items... and much more...
Motorcycle magazines, back issues and
http://www.themagazineman.co.uk/ You can purchase current and
back issues of motorcycle, airbrush and tattoo magazines form this
site. You can also subscribe to current magazines.
Customer reports praise his service. Site includes a very
helpful alphabetical locater that allows you to find the issue that
featured your make of bike. An interesting links page as
Chopper custom parts &
Seat shock absorbers...
US company, basic double unit is
approx US$100 .
Walls... spray on rubber...
Car & Bike Taillights...
http://www.taillightking.com/ A large array of mainly old
car and hotrod lights, but also a good section of stock and custom
bike lights including some LED's. thanks to Keithin SB for
magnetos for HD and Triumph...
rectifier/regulator in one unit for older bikes including CB750/4
and Yamaha xs 650 plus numerous other makes and models. This
site also has regulators and rectifiers for a wide range of bikes
with lifetime guarantees. a selection of wiring diagrams and
an interesting gallery of customers bikes.
diagrams for a variety of bikes including CB750'sand xs 650's.
This site also has regulators and rectifiers for a wide range of
bikes with lifetime guarantees. a selection of wiring diagrams
and an interesting gallery of customers bikes.
Wiring looms... http://www.vinwire.com.au/accessories.htm
Suppliers of cloth covered wiring harnesses. Website has some
interesting information on wiring sizes, connectors and complete
wiring harnesses for a variety of motorcycles..
Fabrication & Welding...
www.chopperhandbook.com an excellent site giving a wide range of
instructions on chopper building, plans, equipment, tools etc with
the same attitude as Choppers Australia... helping each other... Has
a very extensive links page. Excellent site...
Brief description/advice with photos
excellent site for chopper builders. This is a direct link to a
welding article. See Resources link on same page
for more fabrication information, instructional online videos and
articles. Thanks to Pommy Chopper for this link.
Mig Welding Instructions...
http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/welding-safety.htm a very good and
easy to navigate site, includes the pros and cons of gas and gasless
mig as well as instructional video...
Frames & Equipment...
a range of plans including a hydraulic bender,
frames, frame Jig etc
Blackjack's 5 steps to constructing a frame
around a motor and wheels
Downloadable plans of frames, a springer and
Tube Bender Plans...
by step instructions to build a tube bender. Includes free to
down load plans. Thanks to Pommy chopper for this link.
A good website for information on threads used on fasteners. Wide range of
fasteners in black, zinc, chrome & stainless for car and motor cycle
restoration. PDF catalogue to down load. Thread size
charts. Fasteners include, washers of ill types including some
specialist ones, self tappers, threaded rod, bolts, socket
heads, nuts (plain, lock, castle, nyloc) in seven different thread
types, some special BSA fasteners, tenax, recoil sets, split pins,
thread tapping sets and more...
General Bike Sites...
http://classic-motorbikes.net/ A site currently containing over
8000 images of classic bikes sent in by viewers from around the
world. Easy to use index plus search facility. Over 50
video clips and an extensive forum.
http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk Motorcycle link
directory and search engine, free competitions, motorcycle forum,
huge classic bike gallery, new bikes, motogp, world superbike,
British superbike and general bike news. A very useful site
and quick to find info...
Gordon Calder Motor Cycle Photos...
A large gallery of motor cycle engines. Also pics of bikes
etc. thanks to Keith for this site...
An alphabetical listing of motorcycles world wide. Includes
bike names not known in Australia. Photos and specifications of each
bike. Also 8 plus pages of U tube video clips. Most navigation
buttons seem to need pushing twice. This site will keep you
occupied for quite a while. Thanks to Samks for this link.
Radically modified motorcycle register...
A website run by McMod, a register for
those who like to radically modify motorcycles! Includes a
photo album with information on modified projects including a few
two-wheeled VW's. Links page includes links to NSW RTA sites.
Thanks Phil for swapping links with us...
V Twin Forum...
http://aussievtwins.com:80/index.php A recently set up
forum for V Twins of all makes. Includes photo, Buy/Sell/Swap
and technical forums...
Radical and modified engines...
amazing machines here. Diesels, radials, electric, steam,
pulse jet 410 ci v twins and much more. Definitely worth
http://www.motorcycle-fairing.com/links.htm This site is
included for its extensive links page not only motorcycles and
motorcycle blogs , but also an extensive range of other topics...
Motor cycle make A-Z...
A-Z of motorcycle specs current and historical. Also video
clips and technical articles. Some areas not complete... a
very handy reference site.
Motor Cycle Safety...
an American site that has some interesting information including
statistics and a good video presentation on group rides. Has
some links... in particularly of interest where you can add your
story about being endangered by car drivers. they have swapped
links with us.
http://www.blackdogride.com.au/ A recently set up website for
motorcyclists supporting help for depression. Rides
http://www.tophatters-mc.com/historical%20photos.htm this page
of top hatters motorcycle club has a bunch of original photos form
the 'infamous' event as well as some photos of local guys on their
bobbers at that time... Well worth a look to see where choppers came
from. Links page includes some Hells Angels Clubs websites as
well as Sonny Barger's website...
Classic and vintage bike links...
an interesting set of links to sites about
vintage and classic bikes
History of AEE choppers... http://aeechoppers.blogspot.com/
http://choppers.motime.com/ Photos and stories of AEE Choppers.
very interesting especially if you were a chopper jocky in the early
70's... thanks to Cromag for these links.
Media & the motorcycle...
a series of articles on the media and outlaw motorcycles includes
considerable discussion on 'Easy riders' magazine.
Motor vehicle photo gallery... http://www.petrol-head-photos.co.uk/
A gallery of photos of cars, bikes & planes
categorised into eras. A fairly small selection at present,
though no doubt growing so keep coming back; cars and bikes are
mainly racing. Photos are very good quality but spoilt by a
large central watermark.
Motor cycle marques...
http://capitalcycle.com/ An extensive internet store for all
things BMW. Very well laid out catalogue...
A brief history followed by some info and pics on some seventies
models, and a list of books. Part of an extensive website on
British motorcycles that includes a big section and some links on
www.britcycle.com/Products/alphaproducts.htm Canadian company
with an extensive inventory... from tank badges, rubber hand grips,
nuts and bolts, tyres, chains, guards, tanks to clutch parts,
manuals, guards,brake parts etc for Triumph, Norton, BSA. has a
great photo gallery. Also article on troubleshooting Boyer
http://www.classicbike.biz/Triumph/Repair/Repair.htm Free down
loads of PDF manuals for Triumphs form 1946 to 1975. Thanks to Twig
for this link.
http://www.shovelhead.us/index.html An American website
devoted to the Harley Shovel head Big Twin and Iron head Sportsters.
Has a history site that lists each model and year with numbers
produced. Feature bikes has photos of many individual shovels
with a write up on each. The problem solving forum is very
valuable to a shovel owner... and there's also a readers bike
section with lots of pics (including some choppers) ... and much
This site has a range of manuals for the Howard motor. Howard
was a major Australian manufacturer of tractors and cultivators in
the early 20th century. The big V twins are used at times by
motorcycle and chopper builders as a very torquey power plant...
Another site that contains various historical books and manuals
including one for Howard.
Brief biography of Burt Munroe and his record-breaking Indian.
Some good photos and links...
Which engine to buy, working
diagrams, tech tips, Honda Chopper Manual (How to's), extensive
chopper photo gallery and much more.
http://www.vintagecb750.com/ Canadian supplier of CB
sohc Honda parts, small gallery of customers Hondas.
...Metric in general
http://www.crc2onlinecatalog.com big range of metric (Honda,
Yamaha, Suzuki) parts (including 70's models) and accessories at
reasonable prices. (Note: always check freight to Australia
http://www.partsnmore.com/ Canadian supplier of classic Suzuki,
Honda, Yamaha & Kawasaki parts
Australian site featuring Victory's introduction to Australia.
A series of videos...
Online store in USA with a wide range of
xs650 parts oem and aftermarket. Also some good
troubleshooting and identification information plus links page
This site has a
couple of build projects ('ol #7' is particularly interesting).
Also a gallery of over 150 custom and chopped V stars (no old school
yet) and a links page (mainly Japanese bikes) with some sites worth
checking out including Alsart and Jib Jab (E cards with a
http://www.650motorcycles.com Want to see stacks of pics of
custom and chopped xs650's? Check this site out, but make sure
you have plenty of time to spare! Lots of other xs information
Have your xs motor rebuilt, purchase a
wide range of new and second hand xs parts, complete engines,
pistons, rings, 750 kits sleeves, clutches etc, frames wheels &
wheel relacing, electrics, tinware... Located in mid north NSW
See also Motorcycle clubs...
two chopper/motorcycle movie/documentaries produced by Jack
Koffmann & Jack de Lalla. See clips of the movies. On
line shopping to buy the movies etc One of the U Tube clip links has
a whole lot of other short chopper clips. Worth checking out.
Thanks to Keith for alerting us to this site. heres a link to
their latest offering... "Free to ride..."
information and links relating to Mad Max movies. Includes
forum links and regular updates on the topic... some pics and details
of the chopper bubble sidecar. Thanks to '1200' for the
Chopper Movie Reviews...
great site that includes a section of movie reviews with a few
pictures for each movie... definitely worth a look...
Australian chopper DVD... http://www.theinspiredvd.com/
a documentary/with interviews
being made about Harley custom/chopper show-bikes built on a budget
by individuals. Website has a sample of the footage. DVD and a
limited edition calendar will be available for purchase.
Not much on website at present, but worth checking as they
Then Came Bronson...
http://jimbronson.com/ a site
dedicated to owners of Bronson bike replicas. Information
about some of the TV series, actors, gallery of bikes and events
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum (USA Ohio)...
Located in the US state of Ohio, this museum and their website
contain some great information... Hall of Fame... Extensive
biographies on those who have contributed to motorcycling
(alphabetical listing and search facility), Classic Bikes...
a chronological listing that includes choppers. You can also sign up
for their regular email newsletter... a great resource.
Thanks to Keith for this link...
National Motor Museum (South Australia)...
http://www.history.sa.gov.au/motor/motor.htm Situated in
Birdwood, South Australia, museum has a large collection of
motorcycles as well as other vehicles. Website has no bike
photos, only a listing of all vehicles (including bikes) they have.
Site also has a community events section (exhibitions page) that
lists upcoming club visits...
Australian Motorcycle Museum (Queensland)...
A few photos on this website plus lists of events.
They are also beginning a for sale section. Looks like a good
place to do a bike run...
Peterborough Motorcycle Museum...
small museum in the upper north of South Australia featuring 35
lesser known bikes from the 50's through 80's. Most are under
500cc. B&B accomodation available on site. Website has a list
of the museum's bikes and three or four small photos.
Motorcycle Clubs and
Australian Club directory...
An easy to follow directory of Australian
clubs. A brief summary of each club with a direct link to
their website. At time of this entry (July 2011) almost 46,000
clubs in 117 categories. 180 motorcycle clubs are listed by
Riders Association of SA
. A primary motorcycle rights organisation. Links to MRA
websites for WA, Vic, Townsville will be found on this site.
Website contains info on legislation as well as a photo gallery, run
agendas and Toy Run details and quite a bit more.
http://www.freewebs.com/easyridersaustralia a motor cycle
riding and social club with 21 chapters around the world.
Australian chapters currently mainly on the East Coast.
The concept for
Easyriders is casual fun rides, for people who are mature, law
abiding and are happy to socialise while spending a day or so on a
motorcycle, anywhere in Australia, or for that matter, anywhere in
the world with the view of companionship and mutual support.
Website has a photo gallery of
almost 300 pics of Aussie bikers enjoying their chosen pastime.
Their founder Pedro, was very helpful to CA when we were first
establishing our organisational structure.
Feral Car Club...
Not a motorcycle club I know, but it is a delightfully original
approach to setting up a club particularly for getting special regio.
Absolutely worth a read. Here is where they explain how to set
up your own club.
Moreton Bay Patriots is a motorcycle club for current
and ex defence force servicemen in the Moreton Bay area of
Queensland. This is a very comprehensive website. They have
kindly done a link to Choppers Australia. There are also pages of
jokes, sayings etc, links page and some interesting photo albums
that include some choppers...
Yamaha XS650 Club of Australia
XS650.org.au Yamaha XS650 Club of Australia. A great site for you XS buffs.
Very easy to read and to navigate. Parts supplies, tech info, big
for sale section, links and some nice XS chopper photos in the
New Zealand Chopper Clubs...
Retro Rockers... http://www.retro-rockers.co.nz/
A club for owners of 50's-70's choppers using
pre 79 style motors. Lots of interesting pics and video
footage, forum and some very sweet (and wild) classic choppers (see
Chopper club whose ethos is to "construct and ride do it yourself
low budget old school choppers and bobbers"... Site contains a
gallery, tech tips and forum.
UK France Bikers
A combined UK and French motorcycle rights
organisation. A very informative website keeping you updated
on latest antibiker legislation, protests etc. Has a world
information section as well. Has a lot of video clips.
Definitely worth checking regularly as the bad stuff that happens in
Europe generally filters to Australia sooner of later. Thanks to LLC
for this link.
http://www.vsoc.org.uk The website of an English motorcycle
organisation for owners of Yamaha VStars. It has a extensive
links page that includes a directory to International Vstar clubs
including Australia (Choppers Australia link is also here too).
Other interesting pages include 'Laughs' and 'Articles' pages.
whos is to construct and ride low-budget 'Do it yourself' old
school style bikes, be they metric, AmeNrican, or British.
Motorcycle Tour Sites...
South Australian Harley tours...
Travel around the Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide
Hills, small or large groups...
3 Wheel N Trike Tours...
Victor Harbor-based trike tours of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Can
meet you anywhere in the Fleurieu...
OEM parts for the following makes shipped from
US... BMW, Honda, kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha...
OEM parts for all Japanese makes, offroad, street and snow mobiles.
Ship directly to Australia as well as setting up accounts with
motorcycle dealers to be able to ship them OEM parts.
United Sidecar Association...
American association for sidecarists, their forum is an excellent
place if you are looking for information on setting up a sidecar on
any kind of bike.
Camping stove construction...
a group of sites showing how to make your own
small cooling stove. Thanks to 'Aussiehard' for links...
Sleeping bags, Tents, mattresses etc...
Technical (including Q&A) Sites...
DID website. Provides technical info on
chains, dimensions and explanation of codes.
Trouble shooting the Boyer Ignition
Article on troubleshooting Boyer ignition. Much more info.... see
Exhaust tape application...
"General Repair & Service Tips"... a variety of topics, what to look
for when buying a s/h bike, troubleshooting , carbies, plugs etc
Good, practical help site... Thanks to Chopper Al for this link.
Free Motorcycle Manual Downloads...
PDF's of a wide variety of motorcycles, mostly later models.
Thanks to Shaun for this link
Immigrating to Australia...
an exceptional website directed at Brits considering visiting or
migrating to South Australia. Built by an exp Brit who had to
find information the hard way. Everything from costing to
official paperwork to climate, to shipping companies, to webcams in
various locations and much much much more.