First Time Home Built Chopper
by Pramod Bhushan
Home Build Chopper
I have no idea how to build a chopper but for last two passed years I have seen all TV shows to build a chopper like American Chopper, British Biker Build off, 105 weeks to build a Harley etc. I am enclosing my new made chopper here with my story.
I am a big fan of custom bikes. When I saw TV shows I always thought that some day I will make my own chopper with out any help of mechanic. I bought a 125 cc old bike its (enticer by Yamaha). I started work on it. It was a very great experience to build a bike your self. After making the bike what I found that the shape of the bike was not right it looked like an Enfield (bullet) bike. Even the rear tire is looking very ugly, as it was very thin.
Then I cut all bike chassis (frame) took the engine separate and made a new frame it was Thompson frame. I didn’t have the right size to build the frame only I had some pictures of frames on papers. I started work without dimensions. Actually I was very passionate about my bike so I worked hard and had some knowledge from the TV shows so that I managed to build a frame. After completion of frame I put the Yamaha engine in between the frame and make it weld properly. I didn’t have the broad rear tire and the alloy rim. I went in the junkyard market and found a car's alloy (3spoke) and purchase a 185/13 no car tire from the market for my bike.
After purchasing the all-necessary things I managed to build a chopper. Now the bike is in my home with out the paint on it. As the engine is not suitable for the rear tire I made some duplicate arrangements for the chain set. I made a small two bearing motor to drive the rear wheel. The first chain is coming from the engine to the motor and the second chain is from the motor to the rear tire. The chain is removed automatically when bike gets speed that is only my problem and as well as the frame is also not in good shape.