A Biker for 24 years…….I have always been riding a custom style motorcycle.
Not a Harley but certainly the type. Now the circumstances appeared to make the dream reality. I am a long time fan of the bobberstyle. Finally I decided to make the dream come true with cooperation of L&L.
Due to the fact that I like to ride a lot of miles, the choice came down to a softail instead of a hard tail, what, in fact for me, is the essence of a bobber . But sometimes you have to make concessions for riding comfort. That is also the reason for the 200 rear tire to ride corners more easily. A slightly wider angle on the front springer, with the biggest possible wheel to match the back, creates a better esthetic line. The short fender is chosen to show the 200 rear wheel. Definitely my vision. From the start it was clear to me that chrome is not an option. I’d rather drive, than wash my bike. The engine is from the donorbike and is a standard 1200 sportster with 5 gears. The exhausts are deliberately kept long to give it that long look and because I am not a small man.
Because I like smooth round lines, the fender struts are curved . The rest of the bike is kept minimalistic. The handlebars give a more upright seating position wich gives it a more comfortable riding position. The colors will be chosen in a later stage but will be in accordance with the base color of the rear wheel.
All together the bike I imagined is being realized.
In loving memory to those who are no longer here to see the dream come true.
Vintage chopper fans will recognize the Wassell peanut tank. In the sixties and seventies, this fuel tank was the no #1 choice for every true chopperfreak. Over the years, this little tank even earned a iconic status! Nowadays, the Wassell peanut has a true come-back. Skinny and sleek is the norm again, and on the toptube of every retro lane-splitter belongs a Wassell. However, It takes hours and hours to find an Original on eBay, which probably costs a little fortune as well… Luckily, the aftermarket jumps in on these needs of the modern bikers and there are perfect looking reproductions being made of this classic fuel tank.
L&L Choppers (of course) have these Wassell-style tanks on the shelves. We already offered the Wassell chopper (A) and the Wassell bobber (B) style fuel-tanks. But now we also have the Real Deep version (C).
Do you want to know more? Contact us by phone or visit the shop!
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 !
Phillip is one of them. He was the owner of an original Twincam Softail but was bored with it.
The man wanted a fatter rear section and a larger front end.
We designed and fabricated a complete new chopper frame according his wishes.
In almost every occassion we mount a small chopper tank on bikes like this, but Phillip definately wanted to keep the original gas tank. In the meantime we fabricated a Jesse James style rear fender and tight, radius bended license plate holder. We also mounted one of our round oil tanks. A nice black L&L Flow Glide front end with matching handlebar and big headlight finishes the front side of this chopper.
So we mounted the original gas tank and actually, that wasn’t bad at all. Honestly, it’s looking really good. For us also a different combination as we’re used to. Once the tank was mounted the chopper appeared much bigger.
Hence we had to make a bigger exhaust to keep the overall look balanced.
Phillip indicated which exhaust look he’d like best and we welded the 60mm pipes together. Mufflers were fitted and the tips were turned outward extra far.
All that’s left to do is a set of forward controls, a front fender before the chopper is ready for paint.
L&L sells Japanese chopper part from the Japanese Tokyo Thug label.
New are these 2 new extra small gas tanks for old skool and/or Frisco fans. Japanese parts are verry expensive and hard to get, but we try hard to keep our prices as low as possible.
The Slimrib tank with the cap on the side, Frisco tunnel and the petcock at the lowest point cost only 595,- Euro (sounds like a lot but it ain’t, go and see for yourself) and the the Slimbob, with the Friscotunnel and gascap on the highest point only for 495 Euro.
These are very special gastanks you’ll only find in the radical chopperscene of Japan.
If you want your chopper to look different…check these!