Item description for How to Build a Cheap Chopper by Timothy Remus...
Choppers don't have to cost thirty thousand dollars. In fact, a chopper built at home can be had for as little as five thousand dollars. The key is the use of a donor bike for most of the components. "How to Build a Cheap Chopper documents the construction of four inexpensive choppers with complete start-to-finish photo sequences. Least expensive is the metric chopper, based on a 1970s vintage Japanese four-cylinder engine and transmission installed in a hardtail frame. Don't look for billet accessories or a fancy candy paint job on this one. Next up, price wise, are two bikes built using Buell/Sportster drivetrains. The fact is, a complete used Buell or Sportster can be had for five thou or less. Now you've got more than an engine, you have wheels and tires, brakes, hardware, lights, harness, and some sheet metal. Bolt all that stuff to a simple hardtail frame to create an almost-instant chopper. Most lavish, but still cheap by comparison with many of the bikes built today, is a big twin chopper built from carefully chosen aftermarket parts. A RevTech engine and five-speed tranny set in a Rolling Thunder frame. Accessorize from the swap meet and add a simple one-color paint job to create a bike on one needs to be ashamed of.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 21, 2004
Publisher Wolfgang Publications, Inc.
ISBN 1929133170 ISBN13 9781929133178
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Build a Cheap Chopper?
Good starting point Aug 4, 2008
This book gives a glimpse into building a chopper and what is involved. A bit brief in places, it allows the prospective builder to see what they are about to take on.
Basic Information Jan 23, 2007
Not the best book on the subject. Lots of nice photos though.
How to Build a Cheap Chopper Jan 10, 2007
Very good book, so much so I plan to use the advice to build a bike similar to one in the book. A good alternative to spending large sums on other types of bikes.
good ideas but limited space. Nov 4, 2006
This book is filled with some good ideas, but rather limited on the space allowed (the flaw with all books). I would have liked to see a little more depth on the metrics with a little less of the kit bike ads, but section on the 'Redneck' choppers was worth the price. I was disappointed with the photos of the finished products (especially the metrics) but overall a good book for ideas.
Nice Starter Book Oct 27, 2005
This book is great it has lots for full color photos on 5 builds. One thing that I didnt like is the fact that it is more of a basic how to do a basic chop. Dont think that you will get this book and have a $5000.00 chopper in a week. The guys in the book are all pros and get hooked up alot easier than I could ever do. I cant go in the shop and bang out a tank for the cost of the sheet metal. But it gives you a general idea of where to start. IF you have never done a project like this and just want to know where to get started, its is worth the money.