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Chop Shop Cycle

 

 

 

Sold in Stage 3

registered (RDW), tagged and titled for use in the Netherlands

For: Euro 13.500,-

PEDIGREE

Sometimes a customer dictates the style of a bike and sometimes it's just what is popular at the moment. Sometimes the style arises from an intuition, inspiration, or whim, and sometimes it's a combination of all those things, a medley of steel parts, not fitting into any box or mold, but existing as a testament to past, present, and future. From the 240 rear tire to the oil bag from Led Sled and Sportster-styled stance, this bike fits that description, and looking at it is like looking at a brief history of custom motorcycling's past.

Zach Densmore has been building bikes since he got his first V-twin, an old Ironhead. Or put another way, one could say that the temperamental old Ironhead forced him into it. When the bike needed work, which it inevitably did, Zach had to learn to work on it. At that time, around 1999, there weren't as many aftermarket parts for Sportsters as there are today, so when he decided to customize it, he had to do it himself. He ended up hardtailing it and doing a bunch of other work. Eventually he had the bike looking the way he wanted and friends began asking him to work on their bikes. After a couple years, in 2002, Zach decided to start his own shop, Chop Shop Cycles.

Zach always kind of specialized in Ironheads and other Sportsters, because that's where his roots were, but he eventually branched out into the full custom world, building ground-up bikes. After he sold his last full custom, Zach took a look around and decided to build a personal ride from the spare parts lying around the shop. Two years later he had a unique machine that is a hodgepodge of a bunch of different motorcycling trends-but still looks good and cohesive.

Since Zach was building this bike for himself, he wanted something rideable but still cool. Starting with a US made Santee frame, Zach rummaged around and found some wheels, ending up with the 240 that was left over from the days when he was doing wider tire stuff. Next he grabbed a Sporty frontend that was lying in a corner and shaved it, then made a mount for the Hella headlight. The bars came from Biltwell since Zach is one of their dealers.

For power he went with a RevTech 100ci motor fed by a Mikuni carb. The tranny is also a RevTech and the clutch and primary are both Primo.

Zach and his dad did all the sheetmetal work. His dad retired from construction about the time Zach opened the shop and loves to hang out fabricating and welding all day. The gas tank is a Cole Foster tank and the oil bag is from Led Sled, leftover from a Sportster build.

Zach is friends with Duane Ballard and worked on Duane's Funkenstein, a radical Honda CB750. Duane did the seat for him as a favor for helping out with the build. Zach's good friend, Jim Fabbs, did the paint and Bonehead Designs did all the graphics.

Lately Zach has been keeping busy customizing a ton of older metric stuff. With the economy the way it is a lot of guys don't want to spring for the high-end stuff these days and are happy spending a little money on an old Honda or Suzuki and sending it Zach's way for a going over. Like they say, you gotta work with whatcha got.

Work With Whatcha Got | 2009 Chop Shop Cycles' Custom - Hot Bike Magazine

SPECS

Bike was titled in NH as a 2009. This motor cycle is clean with low mileage however there are small blemishes in it.

GENERAL
BIKE BUILDER Zach Densmore
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL '09/CSC/Custom
FABRICATION CSC
ASSEMBLY CSC

ENGINE
YEAR/MANUFACTURER '06/RevTech
TYPE/SIZE Evo/100ci
BUILDER RevTech
CASES RevTech
CYLINDERS RevTech
HEADS RevTech
ROCKER BOXES RevTech
CARBURETOR Mikuni
AIR CLEANER CSC/H-D
EXHAUST Yafee/CSC

TRANSMISSION
YEAR/MANUFACTURER/TYPE '06/RevTech/Six-speed
CASE RevTech
CLUTCH Primo
PRIMARY DRIVE Primo

FRAME
YEAR/MANUFACTURER '06/Santee
RAKE 35 degrees
STRETCH None

SUSPENSION
MANUFACTURER FRONT H-D/CSC
LENGTHS Stock
TRIPLE TREES Narrowd

WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
MANUFACTURER FRONT/TYPE 80 spoke
SIZE-HEIGHT/WIDTH 21x2.15
TIRE/SIZE Avon/90/90/21
MANUFACTURER REAR/TYPE 80 Spoke
SIZE-HEIGHT/WIDTH 18x8.5
TIRE/SIZE Avon/240/40/18
CALIPER REAR Exile
ROTOR REAR Exile
CALIPER FRONT Brembo
ROTOR FRONT Zodiac

FINISH/PAINT
COLOR White scales/candy flake orange
PAINTER Jim Fabbs
GRAPHICS Bonehead designs

ACCESSORIES
REAR FENDER CSC
GAS TANK & CAP Cole Foster/CSC
OIL TANK Led Sled/CSC
HANDLEBARS Biltwell
RISERS H-D
HAND CONTROLS Joker
FOOT CONTROLS Cheap
FOOTPEGS Cheap
HEADLIGHT Hella
TURNLIGHTS M-Blaze
TAILLIGHT CSC
LICENSE MOUNT CSC
SEAT Duane Ballard

 

 

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