The chopper enthusiast is only a small group and among them is only 1 ‰ who prefer a long fork.
A rear tyre of a car, shortened supertrap dampers with homemade Early Shovel curves, oval oil tank, short JJ tank and an extremely long fork. Sissy bar for the duffel bag and to create a regal sitting position.
Our roots lie with these 1 promille enthusiasts, the chopper is extreme but for us it’s a kick!
At L&L, a motor with electrical assistance is not on our wish list. But when customer Alex came by with 200 mm rear tire, 50 amp battery, 3000w Electra motor, a Chopper front fork, an example of a frame assembled with a glue gun and the question whether we could make a nice frame, we thought this was a nice challenge.
A nice job for the autumn, where we will see with which material we can build a nice frame for this with of course …. a specific L&L design!
L&L builds choppers according to the customer’s wishes and that takes time. Not everyone has this time. It sometimes happens that the customer wants a different design after a while, and he is willing to sell the motorcycle.
Here are a few examples of finished choppers, is your dream here (or look under L&L photos) and let us know. We can then discuss with the customer whether he is willing to say goodbye to his own chopper.
We’re putting the finishing touches on the structural work. For example, we have put together a sporty steering wheel with matching handles and a cover plate with hole pattern for the retro jumper. The battery box, petrol and oil cap in the same style, license plate with a Hotrod taillight.
At the request of the customer, the air filter and the ignition coil are fitted with covers. To place the start button and ignition lock, the electrical box is located under the oval oil tank. Chamber bushes have been used for the headlight support, with the heads of the Allen screws nicely recessed.
The moment Miriam saw Sarah, she thought it was time to realize her dream of building an Old Skool Chopper. The wish was to work with a 200 mm rear tire and a matching high front wheel. Miriam also wanted a black springer front fork with a small brake disc and black brake caliper. The apehanger with an IL tank makes it complete.
The frame is back from the painter and the engine has been thoroughly overhauled, which is necessary when the engines are a bit older. For the technical part, the engine has been completely disassembled and all irregularities have been repaired. For the look we polished a large part of the engine, sprayed the cylinders and finished with chrome accents and we used a home made ribbed primary case. Now the assembly can begin!
Customer Henri has been driving this fork for about 25 years and thinks it is time to make a change. The question was asked whether it was possible to fit a longer fork, and as you know… we don’t like to say no. After building a new frame for a fork that’s 10 inch longer than the old one, we roughly build up some part.
We have again offered a few frames to the RDW for the engraving of a frame number. The registration of the frame and associated gearbox and block is the way to obtain an official registration certificate and only applies for the Dutch market.