A Little Chopper In Black & Brass Called Re-Cycle.

santiago1santiago2From Santiago Chopper, this new custom bike just shot after leaving the lift to join the street for its first spins. Not a “green” bike but kind of a re-cycled one. A 1994 stock Harley-Davidson engine fitted with Edelbrock Heads and a stock 5-speed tranny of the same year are cradled in a Red Neck Engineering frame massaged by bossman Alan Bernard. Frame, rear fender, gas tank, rocker boxes, tray covers and front end from Jerry Springer are black powdercoated to give shine to the brass risers, headlamp and taillight from Crime Scene Choppers. Looking simple, easy to handle easy and easy on your budget. Santiago Chopper.

16 Responses to “A Little Chopper In Black & Brass Called Re-Cycle.”

  1. 1 Brandon Jan 8th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Very neat but the seat springs are too high.

  2. 2 Boss Hawg Jan 8th, 2010 at 7:41 am


    Boss Hawg

  3. 3 Wikked Steel Jan 8th, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Great job, nice lines. You sure know how to make a cool bike on a budget!

  4. 4 Steven Charles Smith Jan 8th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Nice toy! Looks quick but very light. If your going to ride it on the street it needs one of our TCB’s so the tires won’t lock up when that idiot pulls out in front of you!
    Keep up the good work and I’ll check with ya when I can afford another big boy toy!

  5. 5 Boss Hawg Jan 8th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Good looking bike….looks fast.

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 Dave Blevins Jan 8th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Nice bike, (I especially like the forks). I can also appreciate the major parts on the bike are American made… good looks, quality, and affordability can be achieved using mostly U.S. made components and this bike proves it. Good job guys!

  7. 7 Steve Carr Jan 8th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Very clean style, Love the bike Alan!

    Steve Carr

  8. 8 Conrad Nicklus Jan 8th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I agree with Steve, looks good and the style is perfect. But I am not sure about the whole Brass to black look. I think black with red would look sick.

    Conrad Nicklus

  9. 9 ROCKSTAR Jan 8th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    kewl scoot, but not dig’n the back section of the frame

  10. 10 The Supreme Team Jan 9th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful build, clean lines. Definitely like the brass and black, but considering we offer a whole new line of brass, I’m a bit partial!

  11. 11 Doc Robinson Jan 9th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Super cool Alan, you’ve pulled it off again.

  12. 12 Steve Carr Jan 9th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I have to say that my experience with Redneck frames and front ends have not been good.

    We had a frame made by Redneck, brake while the owner was riding the bike. The frame broke where there was no weld, just the pipe on the rear swingarm section on the bottom just snaped. Causing the rear wheel to warp and also brake the rear sprocket. We

    Had to completely rebuild the bike from the ground up. The front end on the same bike was another nightmare. None of the components on the Redneck Springer were even close to precision, and had way too much play. I had Jerry’s Springer re-build the front end so that it was safe to use. He had to re-make every component on the Redneck front end. We also added gussets on the joints af the frame to beef up the strenght of the Redneck frame.

    Redneck has great designs, and Alan has really hit one out of the park with this bike.

    But for me, any future builds with my company name on it, wont include any Redneck products what so ever.

    If anyone is interested in seeing what this frame did, I have pictures of the frame, I can be contacted via my website and would be glad to share the photos.

    The bike is now completely re-built and came out even better than we expected.

    Steve Carr

  13. 13 alan Jan 10th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    hi steve

    your redneck frame brocke because you chromed it

    we ahve the same problem in the 70’s with the kawasaki and honda frame


  14. 14 drew Jan 11th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Sweeeet would ride it daily

  15. 15 Steve Carr Jan 11th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    After speaking to Vince from Redneck about this frame issue, There is in no way fault in the craftsmanship displayed by the Redneck Team. The problem with that break in the frame was a bad shipment of steel during the time this frame was Built. This was not a break in a weld or any other component involved to make their frame, simply a bad piece of steel.

    Steve Carr

  16. 16 Vicki Jan 11th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Alan…absolutely gorgeous and unique…love it!

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