We are now one step further in the construction process of the Boardtracker.
The petrol tank is matched to the pump because it is a petrol injection engine block. Furthermore, the rear wheel is aligned and by customizing the chain we also know the position, this is necessary to make the fixings on the mudguard.
The customer Pieter has opted for a mudguard with a short appearance.
No, unfortunately we will not be with a booth at the Bigtwin show!
Although we have already been at this show for thirty years showing our new creations and products with pleasure, it’s not possible this year. The way the show is set up in connection with Corona makes it impossible for us to see any point in it.
For us, the largest possible number of visitors is necessary. Our product is not for everyone. And we are always looking for new customers. We have to catch people who have never heard of us or who simply know too little about us. We try to overwhelm them with all the beauty that we, as chopper builders, have to offer at our stand. However, we do not expect large numbers with this setup…. That’s reason number one.
Then the contact with old customers. We find this also very important. Just talk, watch and hear what they have built with our stuff. That is also made difficult by the current structure. Mainly because of the one and a half meter regulation, the possible obligation to wear mouth masks and the fact that we think that with all those patronizing rules, much less of our regular customers will come.
In addition, we also see that the public is changing. The visitors who come to the Bigtwin show are much less focused on products and services, at least that’s what we get. We would almost like to say that it seems as if a large part is walking past the stands to the beer tent as quickly as possible… So… we stay at home and hope that our website does enough to attract the right attention.
So keep an eye on us here. We regularly update the site with news, recently completed projects and other interesting chopper issues.
Time for an update on Yuri’s Swedish Chopper. The pulley and brake disc have been measured and just made. The wheel is aligned and the length of the belt is determined so that we know the position of the wheel.
The disc is behind the pullover to keep the view side of the Chopper as bare as possible, less is more! The next step is to determine the position of the caliper and shape the fender.
Customer Joost has purchased a donor Sportster with a Bobber Attackkit, but was too busy and had not yet started the project seriously.
With the help of L&L most of the donor parts have been processed in the Bobber, but a few new parts have also been used. L&L did the construction work, had the Bobber inspected and arranged the registration number. The frame is powder coated, but otherwise remained rough because Joost has not decided on the further finish.
The Bobber is delivered roadworthy, so who knows, the inspiration might come during a ride!
Out of curiosity Rik visited the open days in the shop in Rijen. Once inside, while enjoying a cup of coffee, he saw the Boardtrackers.
The thing is Rik had still a little project laying around, a Triumph and after weeks of bad sleep he wanted to do something with it. He decided that he wanted to build a Boardtracker with his Triumph.
When delivering the engine, Rik indicated that he would like to be surprised, this is obviously very risky, because then the bucket of inspiration and creativity at L&L flows over! A must is the 23 inch narrow rims and tires with line profile, the 30’s tank and a special springer.