Cheap Hardtail Japanese Chopper

by Stinkey
(Uk)

Frame Before Modification

Frame Before Modification

Frame Before Modification
First Day Of Mockup
Hardbelly on her new chopper
Me on the hardtail rolling chassis

It's a cheap hardtail frame I purchased, and I'm modifying it to make it more comfortable for us.


I managed to buy a cheap set of springer forks complete with an old drum brake front wheel for £75. But I've decided to fit a wheel off a KTM dirt bike with modern brakes.

I may need them? The engine is a fuel injected Suzuki GSX 600. The petrol tank comes from an old bantam. The fuel pump will be housed in a separate tank fitted to the front down tube, gravity fed from the main tank.

Frame tubing was 1.25 inch? I used mig welding. I used a jig I made myself. The rake is about 35%. I'm running a 21 inch front tire and a 18 inch 180 rear...

I'm just a backyard hotrod chopper guy, self taught. Always learning on every build.

I've been mucking about with chops since I was a young kid. Seeing them in biker mags, and of course on the big screen with easy rider..WOW!

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Oct 21, 2013
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Info on chea jap cho
by: Stinkey

Thanks for the comments. The main thing I did with the frame was cut out the top tube and the seating area tubes. I replaced the straight tube with a curved tube and reversed and lowered the seat area. I modified the headstock area to replace where I'd cut out the area, but not easy to explain in writing.

Oct 21, 2013
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by: George Carillo

Hey, nice work there. Could you maybe provide some steps you took on how you chopped the frame and modified it? I am a bit new and want to do that myself. Thanks, and I admire you skills.
George.

Oct 15, 2013
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Good work
by: Jay

Looks great so far! I can't wait to see how it comes along.

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