Met a guy named Branden Norton who is building a pretty badass XS650 chopper outside Seattle in Vancouver, WA. He calls his endeavor Rock-a-billy Choppers, and this chopper, the Hooligan, isn’t their first but I dig what I see so far.
It’s got an Elswick drop seat weld-on hardtail (click that link and tell them bikerMetric sent you, jackwagons), and it’s going to have forward controls.
I like forward controls. I think the ForD will end up with forwards.
Dig the handlebars on the Hooligan.
They’re called “chin busters” and come in 7/8th and 1-inch diameters. Way cool.
This is the “Solo Sailor Jerry Seat:”
You can see the beginning of a suicide shifter and the webbing on the Mustang tank.
This is the epitome of a garage-built metric chopper or bobber. It’s going to kept raw in places, while some elements will be silver plated.
We’ll look forward to seeing the completed machine, Branden.
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