I wanted to build a simple but cool looking bike to be ridden. And since it was my first, I did not go for show quality. This was to be a learning experience. I wanted a fun bike.
I have wanted a hard tail chop since I was a kid. I was in grade school when all the great choppers came out in the 60’s. I have had several types of bikes over the years and life got in the way until recently. I decided that if I was going to build one, I had better do it now!
I learned how to weld several years ago just so I could build the bike I wanted. Cutting the bike in half and welding on the hard tail, designing the fender and seat mounts, etc. were very rewarding. There is more creativity and planning in building a bike than most realize.
I am most proud of the fact that I did finish the bike, for the most part, and that it has the look I wanted and rides and handles very well. Knowing that I planned it out and built it is something you cannot buy.
I’m thinking about changing the riser/bar combination and possibly going with a springer front end. I do like the large front turn signals and the way the lines taper down to the hardtail rear. I plan to place Kellermann Atto Turn Signals in back
They think it looks cool. They like the design and the color and that I built it myself.