Although you tell me you enjoy the radical motorcycles I am featuring, you also suggest that I publish more often custom bikes built for the “average” rider. Although I don’t don’t know how to define an average biker, nor do you you mean an average quality bike, I understand that you would like to see bikes that would not cost you 2 years of salary, that a good shop or a skilled individual could build in his garage, maybe with the assistance of a couple of friends.
I have known Dave Welch from Chopper City USA since a long time, a familiar face in all bike shows (see his new bikes in the coming Daytona Bike week Rat’s Hole Show) He builds quality radical bikes, but also nice customs like this one that you could ride every day of the year without any trouble. A new built that I would place between the pure “one of a kind” and the customized V-Twin motorcycle. Why? Because it features one-off parts mixed some that you can buy from the best after-market endorse of the industry. So, a good inspiration at a reasonable budget for all those who don’t want to sacrifice reliability for aesthetics.
Frame is a pro type called Hardcore 120 with a 36-degree rake, no stretch and 2″ up neck. It received a powerful 12o cubic inch motor from Jim whose heads went through a “Diamond Cut.” For some chopper retro feel Dave welch used PM/Roland Sands Vintage style Rocker Box & Timing Covers. Transmission used is the classic genuine Harley 5-speed. Driveline is completed with a Primo Brute IV dressed with Joker King Fin Covers. A raised neck implied a Springer front end extended by 2″. Gas tank is a slightly modified Fat Katz. Wheels are 60 Spoke, front 21 x 2.1, rear 18 x 5.5″ respectively wrapped in Metzeler 90/90H21 and Metzeler 200/50R18. Exhaust with hot tips comes from Vance & Hines. A Dakota digital speedo let you now how fast you chop your way. Chopper City USA. (photo credit Onno Wieringa for AMD Championship courtesy to Cyril Huze)