Building Choppers: 10 Tips
If you are interested in building your own motorcycle, specifically a Chopper, then 10 tips for building a Chopper would probably be good for you. These tips are guaranteed to preventing a lot of problems people run into with the undertaking of a project of this caliber.
- Make a list of what you’re going to need to buy for your new Chopper. Be sure to check out what you have already that you could use to build your chopper, and also ask all of your friends and family. Many of them have old parts that they would love for you to come and pick up just so they don’t have to haul them off.
- Be sure that before you research any Chopper parts before you buy them. Know the brand and the year of say an engine before you buy it and research it on the internet. You can not only compare prices, but if there were any problems with that engine type or year, you will know and not be caught off guard having to buy a new motor after this one.
- Be prepared to pay high dollar for some different Chopper parts. Some things are not made any more or are very rare, and vehicle parts can fit in this category many times. Just know that sometimes you may have to pass on something specific until a later time.
- Don’t try and buy all of the parts at once. The best thing to do is just start off with few basic things to get a structure going, and add on to it as you go. This will let you keep a look out for deals instead always buying the first chopper part you see.
- Make sure when you buy a part you give it a quick look over to check out the condition. You don’t want to put a bad part in your new Chopper because it’s got a leak somewhere and end up having to spend more money than necessary when it would have been easier to be a patient and smart shopper.
- Buy any tools that will be needed to install the Chopper part before you get it home. This will prevent you from getting in the mindset to work on your ride, then having to halt your progress to go pick up a weird sized socket or bit for a part.
- Ask about any parts before you buy them, namely things like how many miles are on them. You don’t want to buy a chopper part and end up having to put a whole new engine in it because it was used and had 250,000 miles on it.
- Check around for the best performing part for the best price. You may come on chopper parts that are great deals, but that may not have much power, so if you can splurge on say a higher power engine, and do it so you can get that extra power.
- Have someone to help you install all of these new parts. This is good because many of the parts new to be say screwed in and it would help for someone to brace them while you screw them in. They are also good for allowing you to have someone to talk to while you’re working, so you don’t go crazy with the silence.
- Be sure to take the Chopper for a test drive as soon as it is feasible. Do this so that you will be able to hear if everything is running smoothly, and also allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labor!