Onno is the owner of an optically modified Harley-Davidson Night Train that he really wasn’t using anymore. The standard Harley was simply not exciting enough and did not stand out in Onno’s garage. For years, he has been dreaming of owning a custom made chopper.
During a visit to the Bigtwin Bikeshow 2013, Onno met with L&L Choppers and explained what he wanted. Of course, L&L had no problem sharing his vision.
It was decided to keep the Twin Cam 88B engine, the gearbox and several other parts from the donor bike. The frame had to be a slim dual downtube hardtail with a straight line between the headstock and the rear axle.
Based on these wishes, L&L cleverly designed a frame along the lines of their Sportster Attackit. The frame is usable for several types of chopper and bobber bikes and can accommodate virtually all big twin engines. Which means that engines and gearboxes from Softails, Dynas, FXR and Touring models will fit.
The rest of Onno’s chopper will be built in Frisco Style. It will be a slim bike, with a small tank mounted on the backbone and practical details. Although this style sometimes included mid controls, we will be using forward mounted controls in view of the customer’s size.
Jan recently passed the age of fifty years. To celebrate this special occasion, he decided that he would like to have something special: a trike!
Though, not another corny trike with a VolksWagen beetle engine on it’s tail. Jan wanted a Harley-based trike with and therefore he bought a complete second-hand Dyna motorcycle at L&L Choppers.
Meanwhile, the L&L team designed a one-off rigid frame for the donor engine. The frame was designed in good consultation with Jan and within only one month the frame was finished. The Dyna engine, gear-box, primary, forks and brakes were taken from the donor bike.
Thanks to the well designed frame, the trike will look pretty much streamlined. The racey dragstyle fuel tank that Jan chose, matches to this styling. A ridge with speedholes was welded on te top of the fuel tank.
This is a theme that is recurring everywhere on the trike. The front wheel on the photo is the original, but in the near future a 23 incher will be mounted. The mudguards, that cover the 14 inch wide rear-tyres, are TIG-welded and they’ll have a chrome finish soon. The seat is equipped with air suspension shocks, so riding this trike will feel pretty comfortable. After all it will become a very clean and tough looking trike!
To be continued !