Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Hubless Chopper

I have no idea how it works but it sure looks CRAZY!!!

Here's a video of it on youtube.

Monday, April 27, 2009

XT600 XT 600 hardtail chopper

I came across this today, it's a XT600 chopper and yet another from Brazil.

Check the long springer front end and the overall length of the bike is unreal.

To think that this bikes motor etc started life out like the bike in the video below.

Give me a chopper anyday

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Choppers in Brazil

What is it about Brazilians and there chopping up of motorcycles?

That do some awesome jobs especially cutting up the old school cb honda's as such. Youtube is full of there crazy get up builds and I must say they do awesome work with what looks like limited budgets.

Here are a few classic chopper/bobbers I have seen on youtube lately.

Here's what looks like a 400cc twin Honda (could even be a 250cc???)

and more...

Check out this cb400 build, the swing arm is crazy!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

CHiPs Kawasaki Police Specials in New Zealand

Here is a picture of a guy called Mike who owns a classic 2001 Kawasaki Police Special. He imported the bike directly from the USA in 2007 along with the uniform he is seen wearing. The bike and uniform are both from the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. You may see this bike around New Zealand at an American Car and/or Bike show if you're lucky enough.

Below is also a classic example of an early Kawasaki Police Special and it's currently listed on Trade Me. It is a 1982 1000cc Kawasaki Police Special and was retired from the force 20 years ago and is probably the only one of three Kawasaki Police Specials in New Zealand that I know of.

This bike is discribed as "Great to ride ,with great low speed control . Which is why the Police loved them. Been in storage 20 years ., Has brand new battery runs great . Sold with all the paper work to put it on the road, including new Brake cert. only 50,500 miles on the clock Police serviced its whole life." So grab yourself a piece of history today - Kawasaki Police Special

It truely is a collectors piece and a prime example of an Early Americian Police bike reministant of the CHiPs era although it is slighlt different to the actual Kawasaki Police specials used in the TV Show. The bikes pictured above are the P series where the CHiPs Kawasaki's were the C series bikes which were earlier released models and had the oval windshield rather than the later model's fiberglass fairing. (see below)Although the CHiPs TV Show ran from 1977-1983they stuck with the C Series throughout.

I came across this video on youtube of some Japanese CHiPs fans. They are club members dressed up as Jon,Ponch and Grossman "patrolling" the highways of Japan.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

cb250t project bobber cb250 chopper

I came across this yesterday. It's a cb250t project bobber chopper. Looks pretty cool for a 250cc bike

It's had added to it the following things

Peanut tank
Old chrome twisted 8" or 9" hardtail struts
single seat with springs
added a wider back tire - 130
highway bar which has the neccessary parts to have forward controls but i need to sort out linkage
chrome headlight from an old xs400
chrome headlight brackets
17 inch apes
turn out short mufflers
pod filters
side mounted number plate
and mini indicators

It's on a New Zealand forum called Rattlers, here's the link cb250t project bobber chopper - cb250t chopper cb 250t bobber

The Rattlers website is a great New Zealand website dedicated to old school style choppers and bobbers.