Knuckle Style Chop To Die For

If you can’t score a 61 cubic inch, 4-speed transmission original Harley Knucklehead and/or want the style of the past but in a powerful trouble-free 93 cubic powerplant, chances are you going to order a modern Knuckle engine from S&S Cycle that you can still couple to an original Harley tranny from those times. It’s what did Johann at Bike Farm Germany.

Not to build a Knuckle replica, but a classic today’s style chopper where the builder shows a lot of talent, and patience, at bending and twisting sheet metal. Just above 1000 hours of labor were involved. Just look at the one-off Springer front end and sissy bar, at the pipes nicely tucked on the front left of the bike. There is much more custom fabrication in “to Die For” that it looks at first glance. Gas and oil tanks, rear fender, handlebars, hand and foot controls with their grips and pegs, seat base, air cleaner, oil lines and many more parts were in-house formed or CNC machined. Tech sheet below. Bike Farm Germany (photos copyright Frank Sander courtesy AMD Championship)

Builder: Bike Farm, Melle. Germany. Bike Name: To Die For. Builder Name: Johann. Owner: Gerd Remmert. Frame: HD Wishbone 1949. Rake: OEM Stretch OEM. Engine Make / Size:  S&S 93″ Knuckle Style. Front End: Bike Farm Twisted Springer. Drivetrain: HD/BDL.  BDL 2″ primary drive. Wheels: Front 80 Twisted Spokes 2.1 5x 21″, Rear 80 Twisted Spokes 4.50 x 16″. Tires: Front, Metzeler Whitewall MH90, Rear Classic Whitewall 5.10. Brakes: Front. W&W Disc, Rear. Kustom Tech Drum. Painter: Alex Henkemeier – Germany. Chroming / Plating: Andreas Lange – Germany.

23 Responses to “Knuckle Style Chop To Die For”

  1. 1 Jason Hallman Dec 12th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Good lord! It sure is good to see that there are still builders out there that I haven’t heard of yet. That is a thing of beauty! Kind of like getting introduced to an underground band that have been around forever before you got turned on to them…bitchin bike!

  2. 2 hk Dec 12th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    absolutely amazing ,one of the nicest bikes ive seen all year

  3. 3 Branson Dec 12th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Tons of work. Love it!

  4. 4 Shifter Dec 12th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Thanks Cyril for bringing us another very cool one.

  5. 5 South Side Surfer Dec 12th, 2011 at 10:32 am


  6. 6 Sluggo Dec 12th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    When i saw the heat shield on the left side of the bike I at first thought it was an old time Speedy Shift. Does anyone know what I am talking about? You have to of been around many years ago.

  7. 7 Larry R Dec 12th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Beautiful!!!! Thanks, Cyril and the builders.

  8. 8 Boss Hawg Dec 12th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Love it!

    One of the best builds that I have seen in quite a while.

    Kudos and my hat’s off to both of you Johann and Gerd.

    I love the old school look with, of course, a little new stuff too!

    Boss Hawg

  9. 9 Bud Dec 12th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I never get tired of that Kustom Tech drum setup. Sweet bike.

  10. 10 Woody Dec 12th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Nice nice nice! Look everyone- it IS possible to build a bike with a seat that doesn’t look like bare pan tacked on. 😛 I really like that bike.

  11. 11 WARPT Dec 12th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hey Sluggo,
    Are you refering to what was also called a “mousetrap” clutch?

    That bike is the nicest looking bike I have seen in a looooooooooong looooooooooooong time!
    Excellent build!

  12. 12 Tropical Willie Dec 12th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    That is a trophy bike for sure ,

  13. 13 ray c wheeler Dec 13th, 2011 at 1:02 am


    Your showin your age.


    Your not old enough, yet.

    Merry Christmas

  14. 14 Dale Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    This is a bitch’n scoot

  15. 15 Rich Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful bike!

  16. 16 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers Dec 13th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Saw the bike at tje AMD show in Sturgis, it’s much netter in person, poctures don’t do it justice!

  17. 17 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Sorry for the typo’s, I have fat thumbs!

  18. 18 The Supreme Team Dec 13th, 2011 at 1:28 pm


    Now…if Jesse had pulled this outta his ass on that build off, NOBODY would have had any questions and Jr. and Sr. could fade out without a fight. Just to be clear…I think Jesse won…just sayin’…THIS is the flash that would have taken Jr’s light.

    Absolutely gorgeous work and detail on here gentlemen. Well done.

  19. 19 Olive Oil Dec 13th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Awesome bike.

  20. 20 Kustoms and Choppers Magazine Dec 13th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    OH YEAH! Thats the kind of Chopper I wanna see! I love the mustang gas tank, has a bit of an Indian Larry look to it. The paint is great and I love the twisted front end.

  21. 21 Rider2 Dec 13th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    This is how a potential winner for a biker build off should bring to the table… not a snowmobile or a 1977 chopper…. The Germans did it again.

  22. 22 WARPT Dec 13th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    ” ray c wheeler
    Dec 13th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Your showin your age.


    Your not old enough, yet.”

    Mr. wheeler, can you repeat that a few more times?! I have been told I’m older than dirt/ LOL!

  23. 23 Bigwoody Dec 18th, 2011 at 9:03 am




    Plaudits to the builder.

    Would fit well with my Xmas decorations.

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