Advanced Custom Motorcycle Assembly & Fabrication Manual

Overview

What started in the mid 1990s, when a few people decided to build stock Softails from aftermarket parts because they couldn't buy one at the dealer, has evolved into a full-blown industry. Today, every small town has a Chopper or Custom bike shop and every cable TV channel has a Biker Build-Off series. No longer content to build copies of stock motorcycles, today's builder wants a motorcycle that's longer, lower, and sexier than anything approved by a factory design team.

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Overview

What started in the mid 1990s, when a few people decided to build stock Softails from aftermarket parts because they couldn't buy one at the dealer, has evolved into a full-blown industry. Today, every small town has a Chopper or Custom bike shop and every cable TV channel has a Biker Build-Off series. No longer content to build copies of stock motorcycles, today's builder wants a motorcycle that's longer, lower, and sexier than anything approved by a factory design team.

Part catalog, part service manual, and part inspiration, this book offers help with planning the project, getting the right look and actually assembling that custom bike you've dreamed about for years. Three start-to-finish sequences show not just how the best bikes are bolted together, but how the unique one-off gas tanks are shaped and then covered with candy brandywine paint.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929133239
  • Publisher: Wolfgang Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/29/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 859,901
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Best known for motorcycle titles such as How to Build a Chopper and How to Build a Cheap Chopper, how-to author Tim Remus is also the author of custom painting books such as Advanced Airbrush Art and numerous fabrication titles including Ultimate Sheet Metal Fabrication. Today, the former auto mechanic runs a small publishing company, Wolfgang Publications, located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Some of his personal projects include a recently finished 250-tire Softail and an old Henry J hot rod that he says may never be finished.
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Table of Contents


Where It All Started     6
Planning     12
Pick A Frame     20
Suspension & Brakes     30
Drivetrain     42
Wiring     62
Did It Myself Assembly     72
Donnie Smith One-Off Assembly     96
A Dave Perewitz Bobber Assembly     120
Sources/Catalog     142
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