WHILE I appreciate and admire fully chopped bikes that are out-there, they would probably prove to be too much of a challenge for me to comfortably and safely ride. While I wanted my bike to have a bit of ‘look’ about it, it had to handle and ride well and also not overly attract the attention of the boys in blue and the Dept of Transport inspectors.
The research took around 12 months and involved firstly deciding on which bike builder I trusted to do the job I wanted. I spoke to various builders both locally and interstate before settling on Chopperworks of Brisbane to do the job.
I had several meetings with the team from Chopperworks discussing the look I wanted to achieve, the components and specifications I wanted and the paint design.
Chopperworks certainly listened to my brief and made some great suggestions along the way without wanting to ‘take over’ the project. So I can say from personal experience that I can confidently recommend Chopperworks as a trust worthy custom builder.
From here, I went down to see the local Harley dealer and picked up a Harley-Davidson Softail Standard which I believe is the perfect base to customise from. This was delivered direct to Chopperworks—the building can now begin!
Chopperworks were true to their commitment both in terms of their attention to detail and their ability to do the job within the agreed time-frame. They kept me fully informed along the way and it was never a problem to drop into the workshop to see the dream in progress.
So from here on it’s just pure enjoyment. I don’t often do the weekend ride stuff—just too busy with too many loonies on the road—I much prefer to get away mid-week for an early morning ride, a counter lunch somewhere and then an easy ride home.
Photos by Jules @ Top Gun; words by David Lazzarini