Matt from Beer Budget Choppers decided to put up a first-class clinic on how to ride a cool custom motorcycle on a third-class budget. Check this out.
Here’s Matt showing us which finger he hurt.
Proving that a friendly rivalry drives innovation (assuming you don’t mind calling a 35 year old UJM turned chopper innovation…), Matt explained that the purpose to his bike was to have a non hard tail chopper that was faster than Jeremy’s bike. We don’t know who Jeremy is but he must be a real POS.
Matt also needed the chopper to have a rear seat, for his wife. According to Matt: “Nothing better than some time away from the kids and cruising down Highway 1 with the wife.” Judging on his enthusiasm we’re guessing at least a couple of Matt’s children may have been conceived on the side Highway 1. We’re hoping the wife’s real cute and they’ll send some pictures our way, but for now…
Matt says “the jack *** wouldn’t touch the motor so I had to do it all (most) my self.” I don’t know if he’s talking about his wife, himself, Jeremy, or Steve, but there you have it: somewhere, there is a jackass, who wouldn’t touch the motor. *******!
What’s next for Matt’s 1978 Suzuki GS1000 chopper? “We’re planing on tearing it down this winter and doing the final paint and such… the green has to go.”
How did Matt get a cool custom motorcycle on a cheap budget? He took a crispy $20 bill (or maybe a wrinkly filthy one, whatever), met someone off of Craigslist, and bought a $20 motorcycle. From there he “used parts out of our inventory (junk yard) and chopped away.”