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Members & Friends Choppers #2

Post by Prof » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:33 am

Jimmy's FXD...

Jimmy's bike so far has a suicide clutch and jocky shift as well as the other mods you see below... but it's just the beginning.

In the wind are frisco's tank, struts, and extended forks... and more...

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Lukes Shovel...

Post by Prof » Sat May 05, 2007 12:03 am

Luke's Shovel...
An ongoing project that has taken far longer than expected due to a couple of people doing shoddy work, but it is getting close, a c ouple of smal repairs, jetting and tuning...
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His other toy...

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PS a couple of folks have sent in wild car pics... would you like a forum set up for "wild four wheelers"?
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Steve's CB750...

Post by Prof » Sat May 05, 2007 2:46 am

Steve's CB750...

Steve's bike is a good example of 70's Aussie choppers... lowering blocks, redone seat, paint job, flat bars on dogbones, mirrors and taillight and extended forks and straight pipes... He thinks this is a real honey and it will stay this way. There's another one in the works with lowered frame and rake to keep a watch out for progress...

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Jimmy's Rigid Shovel...

Post by Prof » Sat May 05, 2007 9:59 am

Jimmy's Rigid Shovel...

Almost done. Running, but some small bits to finish...

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Colin's Suziki Intruder...

Post by Prof » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:52 pm

Colin's Suziki Intruder...

He's about to bring it into Oz from NZ...

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Triumph bobber...

Post by Prof » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:22 pm

Arthur's Trumpy...

Email received from Arthur Plieu in' Maine, USA..." where winters are long and cold and give a person plenty of time "fabricate" ideas for a motor project"...

Here is a pic from 1982 of a '65Triumph "bobber" I built before I knew what "bobber" was!

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His next project is a 1977 Suzuki GS550.
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Post by Prof » Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:36 pm

Bruce's xs 650 yammie...

Bruce has been riding this bike daily for the last 15 years. It has a skull theme including a really cool skull taillight. Plug leads flash. Front end which is currently off a trail bike is in the process of being changed.


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Post by Prof » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:41 pm

Paul's XV1100 Yamaha...

I have modified the look of my XV1100 Yamaha in a Bobber style though I like the old school chopper style as well. I have painted the bike, made the banana seat, fitted a cobra exhaust, fitted risers with drag bars, tombstone rear light, K&N filter and a Dynojet kit so far. I just love cruising on the bike, and the bobber style just feels like a seat on a big V-twin engine, just the bare essentials on the bike.

My wife Karen likes riding on the back and my seven year old daughter Hayley wants to ride on the back, but has to wait until her feet reach the footrests.

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PS Paul sent this through in September, sorry to have missed it Paul.

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Post by Prof » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:59 pm

Bugsy's Bikes...

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More pics that got lost in the rush to get Michael's chopper to Qld. Sorry mate...

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Hoppen WLA

Post by Prof » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:11 pm

Brett's WLA...
Brett from SA has just joined Choppers Australia. Here is is with his WLA which he's been riding for the last twelve months. It has electronic ignition, front disc brake and a Mikuni carby. Engine is fully rebuilt.

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Post by Prof » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:19 pm

John's DOHC Honda & Dave's Triumph...

John's plunger frame was built by him and his father in WA in the late seventies.

Dave's just added a cut down springer to his Trumpy...


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Post by Prof » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:07 am

Prof's old faithful CB500...

My Honda as I rode it for many years. I bought it new in 73 while waiting for parts from USA for my 48 74" flat head chopper (see Aussie past pics forum). I beagan chopping it within 15mins of purchase and over the next 6 months got it to basically the stage you see here. Aside from chains, tyres, plugs and regular cleaning out of the clutch compartment it just needed petrol and oil. Still running original brake. I burnt a valve about 7 years ago and replaced the cam at the same time as it was losing its hardness. NO idea of mileage as I ran a tacho only for most of its life. When I put the 5x16 rear wheel on I lost a few MPH and on a flat road and no wind could get 105mph on the speedo... though how accurate it was is anybody's guess. It ran between Pirie and Adelaide almost flat out with out a problem, though I did have some close shaves at those speeds!

I came off it a few times with out major damage... once again great guardian angels. One time I came off sliding out in water (bald back tyre) at 60mph on a sweeping curve through 'The Hummocks". I missed a cemented in post by inches and ended up on my stomach doing a superman impersonation on the wrong lane. Just pushed the chopper off the lane as two cars came around the bend... twice saved by fractions!

Petrol cost 20c a gallon when I was first bought it. New Avon 5x16 tyre cost $25 which was a fortune then. I think my new Stadium Helmet in 69 cost me $12...
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Post by Bearcx » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:48 pm

Aaaaah ..... The Hummocks. Say no more.
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Post by Tbear » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:38 pm

I reckon some of the ol pirie guys should do a run up thru the hammocks to broughton then on to sulphur city risdon is now no longer full of houses when I last went up there to visit me mate fitzy
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