Custom Bike Building Basics

Author: Chris Callen
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828624
Size: 22.58 MB
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Provides information on how to design, build, and customize motorcycles.

How To Build An Old Skool Bobber

Author: Kevin Baas
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828006
Size: 72.60 MB
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Kevin Baas begins the second edition of his How to Build an Old Skool Bobber book with a little history, the history of bike building at home, as seen through the eyes of a young man watching his Vietnam-Vet father build a chopper at home in 1970. In his father’s eyes, and Kevin’s as well, the engine and frame should to be old skool - and genuine Harley-Davidson if possible - but the rest can and should come from swap meets, or the sweat of your own two hands. Kevin lays out the basics of bike building, starting first with the ideal components: which engine, which frame, and the differences in the various years. Next, things to watch out for when buying old parts, and how to fix the parts you do buy. Additional chapters describe brake systems, both early and late, tires and wheels, and frame geometry. Four complete start-to-finish bike assemblies round out this hands-on book.

Billy Lane S How To Build Old School Choppers Bobbers And Customs

Author: Billy Lane
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781610608244
Size: 68.28 MB
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Billy Lane is the fastest-rising star among the high-profile custom chopper builders, and in this book he offers many of his secrets for building a chopper that will stand out in a crowd. This is the ultimate resource for any chopper builder-a book designed as a step-by-step guide to building any type of custom motorcycle. This book also covers custom-building beyond the chopper genre, including the building of "bobbers," an old-school style of custom that has been revived as a hot trend. Predating choppers, they are on the cutting edge of current biker "cool", for real riding, and are much safer and more functional than choppers. Billy Lane has been featured several times on the Discovery Channel's top rated series Biker Build-Off and the Monster Garage premiere episode. Plus, He was Easyriders Builder of the Year, and winner of numerous national Best in Show awards. This book shows Billy's inside secrets of constructing a complete motorcycle, from hand fabricating metalwork to adding the detail parts that will make your bike your own creation and stand out from the crowd. Hundreds of color photographs will lead the builder through the construction process.

How To Build A Chopper

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781929133062
Size: 57.44 MB
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How-to photo sequences and plenty of technical know-how describe the nuts and bolts. Features case studies from today's top three builders: Jesse James, Arlen Ness and Donnie Smith.

How To Build A Cheap Chopper

Author: Timothy Remus
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828945
Size: 57.56 MB
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How to Build a Cheap Chopper was originally written to give chopper builders of the day a way to build cool, functional choppers for cheap money. Instead of building bikes out of a catalogue, readers were encouraged to combine a donor bike with an aftermarket frame. With a Sportster or Metric bike as a foundation, and a hard-tail frame, a complete bike could be assembled for less than $5,000, sometimes much less. Today, there's a whole new generation of riders looking to build simple, functional, unique choppers and bobbers based on everything from a 200cc Honda to the old classic Shovelhead or Panhead engines. No matter which drivetrain they choose, there remains the need to build bikes that work, bikes that are safe to ride, bikes that are fun! How to Build a Cheap Chopper- Revised starts with a look at the basics. The first chapters cover brakes, drivetrains, and frame geometry. The second half of the book shows readers how to actually assemble a bike. Four start-to-finish assemblies done at professional shops take the reader from a pile of parts to a finished, running motorcycle.

Advanced Custom Motorcycle Wiring

Author: Jeff Zielinski
Publisher: Wolfgang Productions
ISBN: 9781935828761
Size: 57.70 MB
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The one job that even the best mechanics avoid is wiring. Those worries are now over with help from the revised edition of "Advanced Custom Motorcycle Wiring." This book uses Chapter One to cover the basics of DC electricity and Chapter Two to explain batteries, starters, and alternators. It goes on to cover the schematics and factory harnesses for both early and late-model Harley-Davidsons. Jeff Zielinski, owner of NAMZ Custom Cycle Products and wiring harness and component designer, is the author of this revised Motorcycle Wiring book. In addition to a discussion of factory Harley-Davidson wiring harnesses, Jeff describes at length the various harness options available to a person building a custom bike. Is it better to build a harness from scratch, or install a ready-made harness kit? What's the easiest way to route all those wires through the top frame tube and the handle bars? These questions and many more are answered in this book. Inside you will find over 350 color photos and wiring illustrations spread across 144 pages. Everything from basic chopper wiring diagrams and schematics to complex factory schematics - as well as a complete, start-to-finish harness install sequence.

How To Build A Bobber On A Budget

Author: Jose de Miguel
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760327852
Size: 19.79 MB
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In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers, the true custom bike has gotten out of most riders’ reach, right? Dead wrong. In this book Jose de Miguel, a custom builder from way back, sets out to prove that those good old days never ended. In the clearest and simplest terms, he shows readers how they can turn odds and ends found around the shop into one-off motorcycle parts--and make a cheap, run-of-the mill custom build into a drop-dead show stopper. Following de Miguel’s lead, along with his straightforward illustrations, any resourceful owner with rudimentary mechanical skills, a basic tool kit, and--most importantly--a modicum of imagination can build the bobber of his dreams for less than the price of a new bike.

Atomic Zombie S Bicycle Builder S Bonanza

Author: Brad Graham
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 9780071422673
Size: 26.10 MB
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* Provides detailed, step-by-step instruction showing how to build your own customized bicyles on a shoe-string budget * Thoroughly illustrated--includes 50 blueprints and 200 photos * Includes ideas, techniques, advice, and practical tips for the creative builder * One of the author's creations will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest bicycle

How To Build A Kit Bike

Author: Jonathan Wood
Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
ISBN: 9781929133116
Size: 10.47 MB
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Scratch built motorcycles remain very popular. In order to simplify the process, many companies in the American V-twin aftermarket are selling kits. Three of these companies, Custom Chrome, Arlen Ness and Biker1s Choice, have excellent programs. All offer very complete kits that allow the builder to assemble a complete motorcycle without any additional purchases. All that1s missing is labor and paint. The book will document, with detailed photos and copy, the assembly from beginning to end, of three motorcycles from the firms mentioned above. Because of the technical nature of this book, there will be more images and less copy than in other Wolfgang Publication books. Each sequence will be illustrated by at least 200 images. Approximately 60% of these images will be in color. This book will also contain side-bars on tools and basic assembly techniques, all designed to aid the first time builder.