Cute Custom Jawa. Toe Cutter.

Passion for custom American cars and motorcycles decided Australian born Shaun Ruddy to make the big move from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to Las Vegas, Nevada. A fully certified Fabrication Engineer, Spray Painter & Panel Beater in his native country of Australia he and wifey already owned and operated a full motorcycle building shop and a custom parts and accessories retail store. In their frequent travels to the US, they both noticed that there seemed to be an amazing array of vehicles that would  suit the Australian Market. So, they decided to stay in North America, settling in Las Vegas to build bikes under the name of Phat Choppers and also exporting down under, under the name of Phat Ridez, the best custom vehicles they could find.

I am not sure why Shaun Ruddy chose a Jawa Motorcycle from the Czech Republic as his platform for this project. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t matter to me. If I feature “Toe Cutter” it’s because it’s an interesting customization exercise for a great result on a small budget, offering 494 cc of city fun and turning heads everywhere it goes. Youngsters love it and if it brings a few new bikers to the scene, mission accomplished… Phat Choppers

Bike Name: Toe Cutter. Builder: Shaun Ruddy. Year / Model: 2011 Jawa. Engine: Jawa 494cc. Frame Make / Type: Custom Phat Choppers Chrome Moly. Front End: Phat Choppers with swinging front fork assembly. Drivetrain: Direct Drive Layshaft Design. NEB Race Clutch. Starter: Hudson 12v Gear Reduction Remote Start. Wheels: Front Talon 23″ x 1.6″ 36 Spoke HO71 Hub, Rear Talon 19″ x 2.15″ 40 Spoke HO47 Hub. Tires: Front 23″ x 2.75″ Mitas Speedway, Rear 19″ x 3.75″ Mitas Speedway. Brakes: Front, N/A. Rear: Phat Choppers – PM Master Cylinder/Caliper. Painter: Devious Designs Las Vegas. Air Brushing: Perry Mallet Australia. Chroming / Plating: A1 Plating – Las Vegas. Fuel Tank, Rear Fender, Fuel Cap, Aluminium Panels & Spikes, Handlebars with internal throttle & clutch, Grips, Seat, Controls, License Plate, Air Cleaner and Rear Fender all by Shaun Ruddy. Headlight – 4 1/2″ Bullet. Phat Choppers. (photography copyright Onno Wieringa, courtesy AMD Championship for Cyril Huze)

17 Responses to “Cute Custom Jawa. Toe Cutter.”

  1. 1 Shifter Jan 16th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Really cute.

  2. 2 Black Shadow Jan 16th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    JAWA’s make great ice racers but the spikes are supposed to be on the tires.

  3. 3 Zipper Jan 16th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Way cool. If you don’t understand don’t bother to ask. ..Z

  4. 4 Paul @ Aeromach Jan 16th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Toe cutter? I think something else is in more danger! Cute bike

  5. 5 hk Jan 16th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    reminds me of the hustler bike . The spikes dont do it for me at all

  6. 6 Knucklehead Jan 16th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Zipper said it best!

  7. 7 A 1 CYCLES Jan 16th, 2012 at 12:09 pm


  8. 8 Tom Maioli Jan 16th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Take that bike to El Mirage and Bonneville.

  9. 9 Doc Robinson Jan 16th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Sensational Shaun, another masterpiece of imagination and fabrication.

  10. 10 Eric Maurer (Evobuilder) Jan 16th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Knucklehead said it best commenting that Zipper saidit best!

  11. 11 Sollis Jan 16th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    i had 2 Jawa’s 250 6 volt and 350 12 volt lots fun they was all kick start , the shifter was part of the clutch that was good to get a bike doing wheelie

  12. 12 burnout Jan 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    The likelihood of being impaled while riding this bike is ok in my book! I wanna ride it! peace

  13. 13 Septic the Sceptic Jan 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    What a load of rubbish. A near standard Speedway solo desecrated with a stupid petrol tank and even more stupid pike nuts. It’s a damned shame that such a beutiful, purposeful machine be ruined by these so-called “custom” add ons.

  14. 14 Septic the Sceptic Jan 17th, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Please excuse my previous spelling as I was apoplectic with rage about this travesty.

  15. 15 Doc Robinson Jan 17th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Hmmnnn . . . That’s a bit disappointing. I saw this bike in Sturgis and was pretty impressed. Seeing it again on this blog led me to make the effusive comments above. Then, after reading Septic the Sceptic’s comment I researched the model. Prior to this I was not familiar with these bikes really and thought there was a lot more customization that had been done. Now having viewed some images of stock Speedways I realize how little has been done compared with what I had thought. So I’d like to publicly recant saying ‘masterpiece of imagination and fabrication’. However, I still quite like it and still give kudos to Shaun for not being afraid to try something different.

  16. 16 mid-north-kustomz Jan 17th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    sorry guys, it doesnt really do it for me, not overall. but ,the concept and originality is fine. i im afraid i agree with septic on this one ! if theyre thinkin of sales 4 this bike in oz,,,,,, think again ! no offence.

  17. 17 RUB Jan 19th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    well at least the Blonde is good lookin !

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