Chopper Blog

bike building instructionThe Custom Chopper Blog will keep you informed on the latest articles and features from

Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking on the orange button (below navigation bar on left), or one of the Google, Yahoo, or MSN buttons. See feeds and articles below... . See items below.

Apr 18, 2014

Customized Chinese Chopper

Hi my name is Patrick and I'm 18 years old. I really love Harley Davidson motorcycles but it's to expensive for me right now. So I decided to make from

Continue reading "Customized Chinese Chopper"

Apr 18, 2014

Sell My Harley!

Fiive ways to sell my harley davdison motorcycle fast, easy, and for more money.

Continue reading "Sell My Harley!"

Apr 14, 2014

Chopped 1957 Hardtail Harley 1993 Evolution Drivetrain

This is a chopped 1957 hardtail harley with an evo engine.

Continue reading "Chopped 1957 Hardtail Harley 1993 Evolution Drivetrain"

Apr 10, 2014

Cost Of Materials For A Frame Build Or Motorcycle Lift

A cost of materials list that covers the frame build cost and motorcycle lift materials cost.

Continue reading "Cost Of Materials For A Frame Build Or Motorcycle Lift"

Apr 10, 2014

Alternative Spring Rod Bushing!

It all began when I was intrigued with the springer front end and saw how most builders were handling the spring rod bushing in the spring perch. To

Continue reading "Alternative Spring Rod Bushing!"

Apr 09, 2014

Harley Davidson Chaincase Maintenance

Harley Davidson chaincase maintenance tips and a video clip.

Continue reading "Harley Davidson Chaincase Maintenance"

Apr 09, 2014

Sportster Maintenance Video Clip

A sportster maintenance video clip that will help you save money maintaning your bike.

Continue reading "Sportster Maintenance Video Clip"

Apr 08, 2014

Custom Suzuki 110cc Chopper

This Custom Suzuki 110cc Chopper was built in Thailand with few resources.

Continue reading "Custom Suzuki 110cc Chopper"

Apr 03, 2014

Chopper Frames Basics

Chopper frames and how they are built by custom builders and tips on buying a rigid or softail frame.

Continue reading "Chopper Frames Basics"

Mar 30, 2014

Softail Dyna Glide Maintenance

A softail dyna glide maintenance video we show you how to do a throttle cable lube and adjustment.

Continue reading "Softail Dyna Glide Maintenance"

Mar 20, 2014

Bobber Build After 25 Year Break!

A bobber build project after a break of 25 years.

Continue reading "Bobber Build After 25 Year Break!"

Mar 14, 2014

Buell Bobber Update

Last spring (2013) I had a custom hard tail frame built by Big Al Wilkerson of Bitter End Old School Choppers. I went to Big Al, because he was one of

Continue reading "Buell Bobber Update"

Mar 12, 2014

Custom Paint A Chopper

Custom paint a chopper with these professional motorcycle painting tips.

Continue reading "Custom Paint A Chopper"

Mar 12, 2014

How To Build A Chopper

A few tips on how to build a chopper and how to get you started building a chopper or kit bike.

Continue reading "How To Build A Chopper"

Mar 12, 2014

Starter Installation, Oil Tank, Jack Shaft

Video shows a starter installation, and how to install the oil tank and jack shaft plate

Continue reading "Starter Installation, Oil Tank, Jack Shaft"

Mar 11, 2014

Install Front Wheel

How to install the front wheel, mount handlebars, and install rear wheel and caliper.

Continue reading "Install Front Wheel"

Mar 06, 2014

Install Electrical Components

Here we install electrical components on our custom bobber.

Continue reading "Install Electrical Components"

Mar 04, 2014

Install Rear Wheel

This is how to install the rear wheel on a bobber chopper from the BYOB video series.

Continue reading "Install Rear Wheel"

Mar 03, 2014

S&S Transmission Installation

Here we do a transmission installation on this s&s engine for the springer bobber build.

Continue reading "S&S Transmission Installation"

Feb 27, 2014

Shop Tools For Building Bikes

A list of shop tools needed for any chopper or motorcycle or automotive fabrication shop

Continue reading "Shop Tools For Building Bikes"

Feb 26, 2014

Caliper Installation and Spacers

Video shows you a spacer and calliper installation on a bobber motorcycle front end.

Continue reading "Caliper Installation and Spacers"

Feb 14, 2014

A Good Basic Guide To Chopper Frame Fabrication

This long article is more like a book. It's very specific and detailed and worth your attention.

Continue reading "A Good Basic Guide To Chopper Frame Fabrication"

Feb 05, 2014

ERW Tubing Guide

This erw tubing article will help you understand erw tube versus dom tubing for motorcycle frames.

Continue reading "ERW Tubing Guide"

Jan 27, 2014

1976 Suzuki GS400 Cafe Racer

I'm a musician and I'm continuously surfing the internet for instruments, equipment or ideas and while doing so one morning I stumbled on some Cafe' Racers.

Continue reading "1976 Suzuki GS400 Cafe Racer"

Jan 24, 2014

My Custom Made Trikebike!

I am disabled and cant ride two wheels anymore. I bought the original blue trike for just at $400. I didn't like how unstable it was because I am so tall.

Continue reading "My Custom Made Trikebike!"

Jan 21, 2014

Gusset Plates and Measurments

These are gusset plates and measurments for the gusset and choke plates on our lift plans.

Continue reading "Gusset Plates and Measurments"

Jan 09, 2014

Free Welding Table Plans

This set of free welding table plans is something you should snatch up while they are still free. It's a unique welding table, unlike the standard ones out there.

Continue reading "Free Welding Table Plans"

Dec 21, 2013

Guam Biker

I've owned a few Harley's and the only set back is there is always a couple owners with the same color and the same accessories you have. So the first

Continue reading "Guam Biker"

Nov 25, 2013

Softail Chopper Down Under

Here are some photos of my softail chopper project that I have started the 1st of April 2010. Your bike building DVD helped me to get my bike to this stage,

Continue reading "Softail Chopper Down Under"

Nov 21, 2013

Pro Free Frame Plans

These pro street frame plans are detailed, crisp, and clean and eas to follow.

Continue reading "Pro Free Frame Plans"

Nov 12, 2013

Pro Street Frame Guide

What a pro street frame is and examples of a pro street chopper frame and custom builds.

Continue reading "Pro Street Frame Guide"

Oct 30, 2013

Synthetic oil used in air cooled engines

I have read that while synthetic oils are clearly better in maintaining viscosity and resisting molecular breakdown, a main job of the oil in an air cooled

Continue reading "Synthetic oil used in air cooled engines"

Oct 24, 2013

Can You Build A Sport Bike or Drag Chassis On Your Jig?

Hi my name is Clarence I have bought your jig plan and I am currently building the jig. Now my question is can I build sport bike, drag chassis (tube frame)

Continue reading "Can You Build A Sport Bike or Drag Chassis On Your Jig?"

Oct 21, 2013

Cheap Hardtail Japanese Chopper

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

Continue reading "Cheap Hardtail Japanese Chopper"

Oct 20, 2013

Buell Choppers

Buell choppers and why they are a good bike building project for novice and professional builders.

Continue reading "Buell Choppers"

Oct 10, 2013

Victory Red Custom Trike

All hand built, excepted the frame from Beaberbuilt Gibsonberg Ohio. 98 inch S&S 6 Speed RHD, inboard brakes 310-35-18 rear wheels 80 spoke 21 billet front

Continue reading "Victory Red Custom Trike"

Oct 10, 2013

Motorcycle Lift Table Plans

Worlds best motorcycle lift table plans for home and professional motorcycle mechanics and builders.

Continue reading "Motorcycle Lift Table Plans"

Oct 07, 2013

Building A Kawasaki Chopper

The story of a kawasaki chopper build which was a first time build of nora catarino.

Continue reading "Building A Kawasaki Chopper"

Oct 07, 2013

1980 FLT Tour Glide Classis Trike

I bought this trike from my brother so it means alot to me just to own it, he's the only family I have. He's not only my brother, he's my best friend.

Continue reading "1980 FLT Tour Glide Classis Trike"

Oct 04, 2013

Softail Frame Joint Instead Of Tight Radius Bend

Building a frame joint instead of a tough radius bend on the softial bobber frame.

Continue reading "Softail Frame Joint Instead Of Tight Radius Bend"

Oct 03, 2013

Kraft Tech FXR

Got a smoking deal on a 1997 Dyna basket case came with most parts less the frame. I then chose an FXR style Kraft Tech frame. Well let me tell ya what

Continue reading "Kraft Tech FXR"

Sep 24, 2013

Radical Solo Saddle Chopper

A quality solo saddle chopper with cutwork that any metalworker would be impressed with.

Continue reading "Radical Solo Saddle Chopper"

Sep 23, 2013

Goldwing Build Adventure

Me and a buddy went in on a deal to get 3 OLDwings (Goldwings). There was a 76, 78 and a 79. All of which needed extensive work. I took the 79 home in

Continue reading "Goldwing Build Adventure"

Most Popular Plans

Sportster Softail

Bobber Softail & Rigid

Springer Forks

Sportster Rigid

Lift Plans

Softail and Hardtail 300 Series

Top General Articles

custom triumph cafe racer

Build A Chopper

Bobber Choppers

Engine Rebuild

Chopper Projects


Chopper Kits

Sportster Bobbers

Build A Bobber

Top Technical Articles

motorcycle mechanic

Rake and Trail

Neck Tube

DOM Tubing

Frame Stretching

Top Rated Videos:

Motorcycle Metal Fabrication

ron fournier

Build Your Own Bike - Front Axel Wheel Spacing:

motorcycle technician

Building A Frame:

chopper frame build

Tig Welding:

tig welding

What Customers Are Saying:

"I purchased your springer front end plans which I might add are great, and easy to read. The details, and spec's are clear well printed, and the size of the print is awesome, and looks great hanging on the wall. Hell I can read them from the work bench. I would recommend you guys to anyone looking to take on such a task. Thanks again. I'm sure we will do business again soon."

Rick in Kingston
Ontario, Canada

"Your plans have a nice style and you have a really good support crew!"
Brandon Sagrillo
Colorado, USA

"Your plans makes it simple to build!"

Vincent "lilgas69" Cancro
Columbus, Ohio

"I like the detail on the plans! And the list of matirials that is needed is great."

Moondog Medrano Anthony
New Mexico, USA

"The hard copy plans are very clean and professionally drawn on CAD."

David Pratt
Eastern Cape
South Africa

"The blueprints are truly a work of art! My wife already has plans to frame them so she can hang them on our living room walls! Thanks so much for the great customer service."

Jason Davis
Eight Mile, Alabama

"I like the attention to detail, and that the drawings already have measurments on them."

Jeremy Diggs
Washington, MO USA


How To Build A Chopper Chassis

Build Your Own Bike

Motorcycle Fabrication

Making Motorcycle Gas Tanks