Custom Motorcycles: Choppers Bobbers Baggers

Overview

Whether you're building a chopper, a bobber, or a customized bagger—or simply adding personality to a stock cruiser—you want your bike to stand out. It is, after all, an original. For inspiration or direction, from the big idea to the finest detail, look no further than this book. With hundreds of examples of what builders and painters and passionate owners have done with their bikes, Custom Motorcycles is a great way to get started—or to fine-tune a concept. Custom front ends, tanks, paint, frames, wheels, and ...

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Overview

Whether you're building a chopper, a bobber, or a customized bagger—or simply adding personality to a stock cruiser—you want your bike to stand out. It is, after all, an original. For inspiration or direction, from the big idea to the finest detail, look no further than this book. With hundreds of examples of what builders and painters and passionate owners have done with their bikes, Custom Motorcycles is a great way to get started—or to fine-tune a concept. Custom front ends, tanks, paint, frames, wheels, and more—every inch of a motorcycle can be customized, and every step of the process is covered in this book. Packed with over 700 photos and detailed information on any problem you might encounter, the book is the first and most valuable tool that anyone customizing a bike should have.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760336076
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/7/2009
  • Series: Idea Book Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 960,798
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Lichter's motorcycle photography has been featured in Easyriders magazine for a quarter of a century. He has published several books for Motorbooks, including Sturgis, Billy Lane Chop Fiction: It's not a Motorcycle, Baby, It's a Chopper, Choppers: Heavy Metal Art, and Arlen Ness: Godfather of Choppers. Lichter lives in Boulder, Colorado. www.lichterphoto.com

Howard Kelly is the Communications Manager for S&S Cycle, the leader in V-twin performance engines and components. He was editor at Hot Bike magazine for over eight years and at Street Chopper magazine for five years. Kelly lives in Onalaska, Wisconsin with his wife Marcia, their two dogs, one cat, his customized Dyna, and a Honda super-moto bike.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction      Bike Styles

Chapter 1         Frames

Chapter 2         Fenders

Chapter 3         Gas and Oil Tanks

Chapter 4         Seats

Chapter 5         Suspension

Chapter 6         Wheels

Chapter 7         Engines, Transmissions, and Primary Drives

Chapter 8         Handlebars and Controls

Chapter 9         Paint

Index

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