Charlie’s Yellow Chopper and Carissa

Charlie went all the way with his first attempt at a custom bike producing this top-notch machine…

I’VE RIDDEN a few road bikes before but this is my first chopper. It’s heaps better. Sports bikes are uncomfortable.

This frame was built with a six-inch up and out stretch and a 40-degree rake. It’s fully engineered and registered as a custom built chopper which can be very difficult to do.

Dave at Mild and Wild Customs put the bike together. The motor is a S&S 113 that’s been worked to produce 130 horsepower at the rear wheel.

The rear is a 250 Jesse James wheel with matching sprocket.

Custom paint and airbrushing was done by the best airbrusher going around—Joe Webb.

Pretty much everything else is chromed: Pro-One front-end, Arlen Ness forward controls, five-speed gearbox and chromed brake calipers.

I put the bike in a few shows and it’s done well. But it rides great on the road too.

I’d like to thank Dave from Mild and Wild Customs for building the bike. Southwest Customs did the detailing and finishing touches, and special thanks to Statewide Towing in Queen Street, Bankstown, for all the transporting.

pics by Walter Wall; words by Charlie


THE GORGEOUS chicky babe is Carissa, a friend of a friend of Charlie’s. Charlie was looking for a top sort to pose on his bike for this photo shoot, and when Carissa turned up—Holy Molie—we reckon he’s struck gold!

Carissa does a lot of modelling work but her main passion is dancing. When she’s not teaching dancing, she’s a cheerleader for the Sydney Kings.

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