2003 Sportster Chopper
by Robert B Kelley
Sportster Frame in Jig
This is my 2003 Sportster. I tell people I'm chopping it they laugh and say, "why would you use that?" My reply "Because I don't have the funds to just buy another motor nor all the parts so I must build them with my own hands."
Graduated from MMI Orlando in 2007 only to find out that the industry doesn't like to hire and or pay.
Getting frustrated with the dealers I decided to stick with my roots as a prior Marine with a security background and started taking things into my own hands.
After some fabrication, welding and body work classes at a local community college in Virginia I was able to utilize my G.I. Bill to get my hands on the proper equipment to start producing my own product.
I like to say I don't work on bikes I build bikes. My wife is very supportive of Chopt Labor and understands the time and dedication to build a motorcycle.
I myself have put everything on paper and visited shops such as RSD, Ghetto Choppers, Hardcore Choppers, Strokers Dallas, OCC, Racing Connection and a few others in various states.