For the project of a Boardtracker we started with a Homemade tank from the 20s.
We are currently working on a Boardtracker and we’re using a springer for that. To give it its own style, we have opted for a Homemade one!
On this chopper build we’ve chosen for a integrated oil tank in de gas tank. The oil lines are made from copper.
René, the client, wanted to use as many parts of its donor Buell to make it useful and fast.
The hardtail is suitable for the Buell tire width and fork.
Furthermore, we have implemented it with a short rear fender, round oil tank, rough exhaust kit, handcrafted seat and a small Sportster tank to give the bike a rough appearance.
For the switching gears and brake control we’ve used forward controls.
If we build a chopper with a primary belt drive it’s often the desire to use a cover. Now of course we can take a (non-creative) primary belt drive from the catalog or we make a Homemade one.
With this project, we’ve retained the shape of the wheel in the beltcover.
If you’re building a special chopper than the exhausts play a big part in its appearance. That’s why we make exhausts according to your wishes.
From Mild to Wild!
Furniture makers , clock makers , blacksmiths … Fewer and fewer people understand the art of old skool craftsmanship, which requires a pair of big callused hands, smart thinking and a creative mind. This craft is also needed for building choppers like the way they used to do it way back. Those days, there were no shelves packed full of ready-made chopper-parts… let alone AutoCAD and CNC machines.
L&L Choppers believes that traditional craftsmanship should never be lost. Because… what is more unique than a hand-fabricated bike? Here are some photos from a homemade tank for Jacques’ Softail and the fabrication of a coil cover with a power hammer. Check Craftsmanship for more photos.