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Building A Chopper The Easy Way

Jan 10, 2008
Maybe you don't have loads of cash or just like doing things for yourself. Building a custom chopper can be fun and you can gain a great deal of satisfaction from doing it yourself.
It takes patience and dedication but if you have average mechanical abilities you can be successful.

Build a custom bike kit first. This way you have all the parts you need and it will be a great way to learn how to build a chopper with less frustration. You will find out about your strengths and weaknesses, what you like or dislike in parts, and you will accelerate your learning for your next custom chopper built from scratch.

To avoid unpredictable results, experienced chopper builders recommend waiting until you can afford buying all the accessories from one manufacturer. Waiting may not be easy when it comes to building your dream come true, But when you finally complete your custom chopper you will be really glad you waited.

You can find some custom parts to add to it if you like. There are many sources online if you want to add parts. There are Salvage yards and also parts locators online or you can try a local salvage yard if available.
To save money you can find used mirrors, wheels, seat, handlebars Online. Add a nice paint job and this will make the greatest difference to you Chopper.

Aside from the overall style, the one thing that will make your bike truly unique is the paint job. A lot of custom bike kits come with pre-painted tanks in a variety of slick styles. If you can't find a pre-painted style that you love with the bike design that you want, you can always sand down the tank and have it repainted in your own style.

More than likely, you're going to run into roadblocks along the way even though most custom bike kits come with detailed instructions. When this happens there are plenty of resources online with advice and forums with question and answer logs. Try documenting your own progress on a blog so that others who need answers in the future can find them on your site.

When shopping for custom bike kits, it's important to look at more than price. Custom bike kits do cost less than ready made bikes, but that doesn't mean that bottom of the barrel prices will yield a quality motorcycle. There's no problem with shopping around for competitive prices on reputable brands. Buying an unknown brand based on price alone can be trouble.

Once you've done your research and chosen a quality custom bike kit that fits your style and your price range, you'll be well on your way to enjoying the freedom and satisfaction of your own custom chopper. With the intimate knowledge you'll have of every construction detail of your bike, you'll be able to add new parts to further customize the look of your bike throughout your years of ownership. The one thing better than cruising on a chopper is the satisfaction of having built it from the ground up.
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