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!
Only handlebars with risers are available for the modern Harley springer front forks. In this case, the desire was to create a vintage bobber handlebar (without risers). We solved this by means of a mounting plate, as was used in the past.
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.
For customer Miriam, we mounted two sets of fenders and tanks during the structural work. Miriam is a creative person and loves to experiment. Last year she toured with the IL tank in the color gray and it already received a lot of attention. During the winter period she focused on special painting. This year with the Sportster tank on the Old Skool, Miriam will undoubtedly get a lot of attention again.
Denis has a chopper shop in France and was looking for a frame for a Panhead. This is wat we created, a Gooseneck Hardtail with a slightly thicker tube than what we usually use. Giving it a slightly different look.
For the enthusiastic customer Heiko we started with the structural work. His wish is to use hole patterns on the forward controls, battery box and mounts. Furthermore, an oval oil tank and a sporty tank with an extra deep tunnel which gives a fast look.
Henry, customer since 1996, came by with a block and gear-box. After a cup of coffee, he indicated that he had some ideas again for an extremely new project. We were allowed to work with a car tire, it has been a long time since we mounted one, but the look is great!
We have been able to make a few beautiful frames at the request of customers. This time a frame with ribs in the front tube, this design will be reflected in the design of the motorcycle. The Chopper frame is equipped with rear axle castings. The special thing about this is that it is suitable for the ¾ inch rear axle (19 mm), so you do not need adapter bushes. This is the case with all other castings.