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Forum: The Board 02-03-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,905
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: New build.....30's style racer

Beautiful welds!

Great unique project as well, hope to see regular updates...
Forum: The Board 01-27-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,738
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: I think I blew it up- again...

Don't beat yourself up about it.

I had a fresh rebuilt motor in my VW bug back in the day, babied it all the time, then the car burned to the ground on the freeway one day. I never even got to...
Forum: The Board 01-27-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,894
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: A Change of Pace: My first Harley build.

I really like the bars. Great work so far!
Forum: The Board 01-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,777
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Aweful Wintertime Ride Blues....

Here in central Oregon the weather cleared up a lot, got to be about 65 degrees for a few days. bikes started coming out of the woodwork. It's times like those that I regret having my bike in 100...
Forum: The Board 01-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,441
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Blown Pre-Unit Drag Bike garage find!

This is definitely one of the coolest bikes I've ever seen. Looking forward to some updated pictures!
Forum: The Board 01-13-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,544
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Stuff I've learned

At the end of the day, the one riding my motorcycle is me, forget what anyone else thinks about your bike. If you love it, that's all that matters.
Forum: The Board 12-27-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,064
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: My Shovel Version 4.0

Bike keeps getting better and better, can't wait to see version 5.0
Forum: The Board 12-23-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,314
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: inspiration ??

That's a lot like what I do. I have by far more fun designing/building a bike than I do riding it. Usually I just start with one item, and I borrow from my store of ideas I've had swirling around for...
Forum: The Board 12-23-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 852,009
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Home made workshop tools

There's a lot of them out there, but here's a tubing bender I built:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/96turboracer/DSCF0800.jpg

Pay no attention to the tubing in that photo, I just used...
Forum: The Board 12-14-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,989
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Final mockup pics, Nothing Fancy '70 Triumph

great looking bike, very clean and simple.

Exhaust kinda looks like a mirror version of what I did on my bike:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/96turboracer/100_1500.jpg
Forum: The Board 12-05-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 51,373
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Back to Basics Bash 2009

This really sounds like an amazing event I wish I could make it. Even though my bike isn't really the style accepted around here, this sounds like the sort of event I would be proud to attend. Big...
Forum: The Board 10-30-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,106
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Progress Pics

That bike is ripe for a burnout...... Get to it!
Forum: The Board 10-16-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,568
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: How do you use your bike?

I'm in the middle of those two. I think I enjoy building the bikes as much or more-so than the riding. I just like to see if I can accomplish my vision in my head. The riding is just a bonus. Also,...
Forum: The Board 10-04-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 52,193
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Pic Request; Homemade Handlebars...Lets See 'Em!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/96turboracer/handlebars006.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/96turboracer/handlebars004.jpg

Little bit bland, but I couldn't be more happy with...
Forum: The Board 09-30-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,317
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: New project progress...

Very nice look to the bike. I really like the bars and front end.

Don't use fenders at all! Bike looks nice as is.

Unless of course you plan on riding in the rain. I just had to do that the...
Forum: The Board 09-26-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: its been a long time since i posted (pics of finished build)

Discovered by the Germans, they named it San Diago, which of course means A whale's vagina..........

classic spot man, I used to ride my board down there almost every day when I lived there in...
Forum: The Board 09-22-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,587
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: My bike is finished (well almost)

Awesome looking bike, I bet it's really fast too all stripped down like that.
Forum: The Board 09-20-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,801
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: 79 Shovel Chopper

I'm really liking the new stuff, bars, pegs, pipes they all look better than before. That's a great looking bike!
Forum: The Board 09-19-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,927
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: the panhead before and after

I sincerely hope you're joking.

It's obviously a Norton.

Great bike man, the new version looks 100 times better.
Forum: The Board 09-16-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Cruise in/ Block party Salem Oregon area

Bah! I drove through Salem twice last weekend! I live in Bend, and probably won't be able to make it back over this weekend, too much gas ya know?

Sounds like a great time though.
Forum: The Board 09-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Her sporty project Plus my Shovel project Sheesh

I actually think the bike looks great as is, no need to swap it into the rigid frame.
Forum: The Board 08-23-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,628
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: Made new tank and bars...

Get some close-ups of those bars, I really like how they came out.
Forum: The Board 08-18-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: OT 4 the kids

My little girl just turned 5 months old, and I can't stop thinking of different things to try to build for her. My latest idea is a rocking Chopper, I was all about chopping her tricycle until my...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 07-28-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 35,475
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: The Jockey Journal: Direction & Changes

Looks like my build thread has already been deleted. I thought maybe mine was innovative enough and had enough hard work in it to stick around, but then again, it obviously embodies the new style of...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 07-28-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 35,475
Posted By Yamaha_chop
Re: The Jockey Journal: Direction & Changes

I spent almost two years building mine. In my mind chopper sites were more about the differing forms of fabrication and skills that go into completing works of imagination, not so much about the...
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