Another step further with Chopper from Yuri

We were able to free up some time for Yuri his chopper.
The idea for the exhaust set comes from our chopper Aruba. With its V-shape and upswept design, it gives the chopper a rugged appearance.
The Flow Glide fork is made to length and will be polished after painting.
We have brought the headlight support as close as possible to the triple trees so that the headlight falls into the front fork.

Thierry’s old skool bike

A few years ago, Thierry, Swiss native now living in Hong Kong, dropped by L&L while working as a pilot. After a good conversation, he went home in the plane with a frame and parts.

“For the story of the bike, I bought all the parts from you guys in the shop on my layovers in AMS. Flew them back myself as a pilot in my plane from AMS to HKG. 

The bike was all built in my living room in my house in Hong Kong, and parts fabricated by hand by myself on my mini lathe, mini mill and TIG welder in my small 8m2 shop on the roof top of the house.

I had no prior mechanical skills or knowledge  and learnt all the skills from watching You Tube and reading books.

Parts like the oil tank are made from 2 recycled fire extinguishers cut in half and welded together. Many parts are fabricated from raw steel and designed by myself.”

Chopper Yuri

Yuri gave some extra shape to his chopper on his hobby day. Under the watchful eye of Paul, the rear fender was made and mounted with stylish fixings.

Furthermore, the brake plate is equipped with a small adjustment option and is concealed behind the pullover.

To be continued!

Yuri Swedish Chopper

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.

We will keep you informed about the progress!

AttackKIT with a little help …

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!

Early Shovel with Zerostyle hardtail

Koen is a great lover of the Zerostyle chopper. After the renovations on his bikes there was an Early Shovel in the corner of the garage, suitable for a new project.

L & L has made the hardtail frame to koen’s desired specifications and because of his busy profession, and therefore a shortage of free time, we also helped with the design.

Back to the Seventies

Yuri is a boy who helps us when we need a hand during open days and shows.

Meanwhile, his own chopper has been finished for a while so it started to itch again. Looking around in our second hand treasure room, Yuri came across all kinds of 70s parts and made a small sample with it.

 

Seventies Chopper
Seventies Chopper

Huge turnout open day in Rijen

Rijen stilte voor de storm

Last weekend we had our annual open day in Rijen. We showed off all our  finished and rough finished choppers.

From early in the morning on Saturday the visitors were already there and the visitors continued coming until closing time. Of course, there were many existing customers, but we could also welcome many new faces.

The enthusiasm for our build projects and our custom parts was enormous. We have experienced this as very pleasant and therefore thanks!

L&L CREW