India Ground Up Chopper Build

by Arpan
(India)

37 degree rake

37 degree rake

37 degree rake
130 Tire Size
Home Built Chopper Made In India

Hey guys, I am thankful to you guys for putting up such good articles on your website. Those article have helped me a lot.


I am from India and I am an automobile engineer. I have just completed my engineering graduation and I decided to do something on my break. I have already made a baja vehicle in my college and now I have made a chopper.

In India its very hard to find a classic v twin. So I just used a Yamaha engine (trust me that's pretty small). I came up with my design which was single seater old school type. Very low ride height and lots of exhaust noise.

I penned it on the paper and started making it. I used 1.25" CREW piping for the whole frame. The rake angle is 37 degrees.

My frame is a hard tail chassis, MIG welded. It has 130`s at the back and 100 at the front.

I have ridden it few times and I enjoy it a lot. It took me 3 month to complete it because I was working all alone on this bike.

I hope you guys also like my chopper. First try...

Thank you guys.

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Aug 19, 2013
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video link
by: arpan

Guys can watch my test drive video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rykC2hYxAs0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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doug the mug
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Hey doug thank you for ur precious comments..
as a first timer..I really had lot of problem.bt finally hard work pays off..its damn gud fun to ride it...
Once again thx man..

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Great beginnings
by: Doug the Mug

For a first time builder with a limited supply of raw materials to work with you've done an outstanding job in capturing the spirit of down to earth basic function that choppers were all about back in the beginning. Back in the 50's young American soldiers coming home from World War II were looking for cheap, bare bones transportation, and many bought the big engined heavy American Harley or Indian motorcycles, and stripped away all the non essential gear to make them lighter and improve handling. That was the reasoning behind the start of the chopper as a motorcycle phenomenon. Later many California based customizers added their own touches to designs and that was the start of it all. Enjoy your creation and ride it with pride. Doug the Mug

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