Got an email from buddy Steve in August his multi-faceted custom GSX1100. Steve’s Suzuki has gone from supersport, to chopper, to trike. Check it out!
The project started with a donor bike Suzuki GS 1100X / GSX1100, an unlikely candidate as either a trike or a chopper. Stock the motor has sixteen valves and makes over 100 horsepower. We asked Steve if it was fast. “It was fast as @#$%.” He replied. Well said.
Steve had previously chopped another Suzuki GSX1100 before, but it wasn’t as creative as this one, so maybe custom GSX1100 choppers aren’t as uncommon as I thought. For this build Steve modified the frame. He replaced the top box section with a backbone and stretched the bottom rails by 6″ and raked the neck. Stock swing arm was equipped with a GSXR750 rear wheel (1100 sprocket and cush drive are direct fit to the 750 wheel).
“I did all the work, including the dog **** seat and the battery box that looks like a discarded napkin dispenser.”
From that point on, the chopper’ing of the Suzuki was complete. And yes, we’re making metric choppering a verb **** it. Although, considering how well Steve can express himself I might as well let him describe the conversion from GSX chopper to GSX trike in his own words.
“I later turned it into a trike using a shortened Toyota axle, self-made swingarm, and a sprocket in place of the ring gear in the diff. It has a pickup box on the back and a spare gas tank. Sold it a few years ago.”
Sounds kinda ratty when you say it like that, but it looks pretty **** good.
Lastly, Steve said: “I gained much inspiration from Biker Metric, and look forward to violating another old bike in the future.”
Violate away, brother… And raise a little ****!
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