VBR IV raffle bike tickets will be available soon. You can pick up a single raffle ticket for $40.00. That's right, you can win a hand built, one-off custom chopper for only $40.00! It doesn't get much better than that right? Wrong. For just $15.00 more you can pick up a ticket to win and a VBR IV event t-shirt! Keep you're ear to the ground and be ready to pick up your tickets soon.
Here is where we start, a stale old bottle of grape soda. Our build started life in 1988 as a Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster. The plan is to pop the cap off this crusty old cruiser and reveal all of it's proper chopper bones. The plan is to add a hard-tail, polish and add a big bore kit to the motor and add some tight and clean metal work. It will be finished off with a non-traditional paint job by Devil Chicken Design.
David Bird Hardtails donated a 2" stretch and 2" drop loop tail. This high quality part is made so that the stock frame cradle does not need to be cut. It is bolted up to the lower motor mount and then welded in place. David Bird did a great service to the garage builder by engineering the alignment system. It's like a frame jig built into the hardtail wotj super solid welds. It even has clear instructions to boot! Thank you David Bird Hardtails, this piece really sets the bar for the build!
The plan is to add a kidney tank oil bag to pay homage to the previous generations of Sporty Chops.
Bam!! We got vintage style leading the way with this amazing headlight donated by Derek Seiber.
Lowbrow Customs came through by donating some game changing, style shifting parts! Lowbrow steel fork shrouds and a narrowed frisco tank gave the build a push in the right direction.