Part 2: Chopper Voodoo – A Roller

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The Brass Balls’ Chopper will debut at the Dallas round of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show . The chopper is making progress, It’s now a roller.

After the frame was fabricated it went off to be nickel plated. Thie custom 69 Chopper-style frame is 36 degrees, 3″ up, 1″ out and 2″ back. At the frame head, the Darwin Motorcycles logo is welded in.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS)
Raw Steel
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS)
Nickel Plated

It’s Now a Roller

Building has progressed to a roller stage. Wheels, frame, tranny have been mocked up.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show
Ultimate Builder Chopper

The bike sports a softail design with Metzeler rubber, 5 speed tranny, Crime Scene Choppers’ headlight and custom springer front end.

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Stainless Steel Rotor / Sprocket.

The high performance 2-Piston brake caliper is clamped to a billet aluminum bracket made from 6061-T6 aluminum. The show polished stainless steel rotor does double duty as a sprocket. The sprotor keeps the bike very clean.

Custom hub mated to black rim with stainless spokes
Custom Hub Mated to Black Rim with Stainless Spokes

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS)

The chopper will be entered into the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show to be pitched against the best builders in the country. The UBCBS is an affiliate competition to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Professional and amateur custom builders of choppers, cruisers bobbers, pro street, trikes and sportbikes are invited to enter their bikes into the competition and judge each other’s work. There are 11 individual rounds of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show nationwide.

United States Championship

The United States Championship of custom bike building is held at the Daytona Progressive International Motorcycle Show held during Daytona Bike Week, March 14-16, 2012. This elite competition is for the ultimate builders of custom bikes in the United States and will crown the definitive national champions in their respective classes. The United States Championship is an affiliate competition to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

The United States Championship will also include an individual photo shoot by a professional photographer of each bike entered into the competition. Each builder/bike owner will receive a CD of photos taken during the event of themselves and their bikes.

Judged Custom Bike Classes

The following are the 4 classes of the UBCBS.

Free Style: Any motorcycle frame configuration or drivetrain combination. Your imagination is the only restriction. Must run and stop.

Hot Bike Modified Harley: Must have Harley manufactured frame and engine cases. Frame must maintain stock configuration so modifications are limited to smoothing ie; molding welds and joints, welding in filler panels or cutting excess tabs. Swingarm kits and fat tire conversions are acceptable .

Super Streetbike Performance Custom: Race inspired styling with performance enhancing engine modifications. Any motorcycle frame configuration and drivetrain combination. Judging will be focused around drag racing ie; strtched out ‘Busa, Bonneville racers and highly modified sportbikes.

Retro Mod: Any modified bike, with any drive train on any chassis configuration that is 25 years or older. Great class for older Harley’s where the frame was cut to rake or stretch as well as a class for Café Racers from the Ton-Up era.

Get in the game by entering your motorcycle in the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show .

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