Azzkikr In Fat Rubber And Copper

When I traveled the show circuit on the other side of our north border, I observed that Canada, more than anywhere else, loves bold bikes running on fat tires. While most of the US custom scene has turned its back at least 5 years ago on anything wider than stock size, Canadian shops continue to build fat ass bikes. Another example of our neighbors fascination for big rubber is this custom build that I qualify of high tech Bobber, although its builder tries hard at adding retro touches. This copper creation comes a shop born in British Columbia in 2001 and whose name, Azzkikr Custom Cycles, says it all about the type of customs they like to build.

It was built on specifications listed by a repeat customer who currently has another wild build one one of the shop lifts. Evidently, he wanted his custom to get some nostalgic bobber touches but with a wide rear tire, using today’s “nostalgic” parts and dressed in some of the most “classic” colors, copper and black. All sheet metal fabricated at the shop. The parts shopping list includes. Ultima100″ engine, Accessories Unlimited Right Side Drive 6-speed transmission, a modified Redneck rigid frame with 36-degree rake 2″ out and 2″ up, a Redneck Springer front end, a set of Ride Wright Wheels (front 21″ x 2.15″, rear 18″ x 10.5″ wrapped with Metzeler tires (front 90/90/21, rear 300 mm), Hawghalters front brake and rear Sprotor, Covingtons Hot Rod Exhaust. Azzkikr Custom Cycles Canada.

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12 Responses to “Azzkikr In Fat Rubber And Copper”


  1. 1 Larry R Jun 27th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I really like this bike. Kudos guys!

  2. 2 hk Jun 27th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    thanks for letting us be a part of this awesome blog ,its the first site i visit before work everyday,and its become a great resource for parts and keeping a close eye on whats hapening in the custom world .Keep up the great site !

  3. 3 chopmonster66 Jun 27th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    FAT TIRES , BIG INCH MOTOR AND LONG AS HELL !!!!!! THATS THE WAY ..

  4. 4 Jeff Nicklus Jun 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I built a custom for Len several years ago. How are things my Canadian friend? The bike looks good.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  5. 5 Boss Hawg Jun 27th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Now there you go Jeff…blowing your own horn again.

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 Steve Carr Jun 27th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Great looking bike, Redneck does a great job with all their frames and front ends, Vince is a great guy, as well is the entire team……great job on the build……

    Steve Carr

  7. 7 B Merrick Jun 27th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    As the original owner of the bike, all I can say is that it was a lot of fun. Just envisioned something with old school looks but with modern workings. Something that perhaps a James Dean would be seen on. The boys at Azzkikr did the rest in style. Big thanks to Len and the boys at the shop for my first bike and I can’t wait to get the “next one”.

  8. 8 chopperfreak29 Jun 27th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Up here in Canada we call a bike like that “frenched up”. Meaning something only a frenchman would ride. Meaning, over the top and a little ridiculous. But maybe that’s just because i live right next to Quebec. Lots of those bikes kicking around and really I don’t mind. They just make my little old dirty chops look all the more awesome and dangerous.lol I love the workmanship on this bike and alot of bikes up here. The quality is top notch all the way. But I still can’t help but feel like they’re trying way too hard. But then again, if everyone up here was rolling around on greasy old death traps like my flathead would I be riding something like this?LOL I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. I’m still waiting for tribal graphics, florescent paint and grunge music to go out of style up here!

  9. 9 luSca custom design Jun 28th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Cool!
    I also designed a copperchopper, but with a Royal Enfield engine…

  10. 10 B Merrick Jun 28th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    The best thing about bikes and cars are having the freedom of expression. Both in the design and the mechanical application. The bikes become an extension of ourselves whether it be riding an old school flathead chopper or flying a copperchopper with Royal Enfield engine (that’s too cool by the way).
    The Azzkikr gang seem to be able to make a lot of different bikes become more fun which is why I’ve had a couple of builds done there. After all, that’s what a custom shop is for . . . the fun toys.
    We be traveling in style with the custom bikes . . . they are zen-like rides.
    Hope to see you boys on the road this year.

  11. 11 Angry_Inch Jun 28th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Nice copper, and love the tank- it flows nicely. Great Work!

  12. 12 Kathleen Covington Jun 28th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the mention on our Hot Rod exhaust! We appreciate it. The Bike looks awesome, great job.

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