Old Skool Chopper by Maz

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Maz
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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
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Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:20 pm

I started building this one a while back as a shop run around based on a 1979 Suzuki GS1000 motor - the frame is one of my own hard-tails all fabricated in-house with GS1000 front end, Honda CBR600 rear end, a spare peanut tank and a one-off sprung seat.

Unfortunately when we pulled the motor down to do a big bore conversion on it, we found the bores very badly scored and the crank damaged, so that went in the "strip for spares" pile and I dug out my spare GS750 motor that I had intended for another project. I had to alter the engine mounts as the 750 motor is actually physically bigger than the 1000 and also has a kick starter as well as electric starter.

Wiring was done by my in-house electrician and the paint job was done by me using rattle cans and some old fishnets - yes mine of course :hand:
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The bars are a set of apes I had lying around with vintage thin grips (AJS) and early HD switches. I made up a mini indicator switch and all wiring is run through the frame as is the rear brake pipe and master cylinder-to-reservoir pipe. The exhaust is another in-house one-off and sounds just right - it scares small children and dogs up to 200 yards :whistle:

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Here's some pics for you.... :dance:
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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:23 pm

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And here's a pic of my two good friends Gwyneth and Toni having fun on a cold but very sunny day :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by friday » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:36 pm

looking sweet . I imagine the pipe is friggin loud

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Maz
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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
Contact:

Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:46 pm

friday wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:36 pm
looking sweet . I imagine the pipe is friggin loud
Actually it is quite mellow - not excessively loud - I do have some video of it (with sound) when I can figure out how to load it on here.... :doh:
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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:03 pm

Have just been booked for a photo-shoot with one of the top two UK Custom Bike magazines next week :dance:
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by friday » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:46 pm

good one

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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:12 pm

Photographer has just confirmed photo-shoot is on for Wednesday....... :banana-dance:
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Russ » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 am

Congratulations. Which magazine?

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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:56 pm

Russ wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 am
Congratulations. Which magazine?
The photo-shoot is with 100%Biker Magazine and a guy has just emailed to view it on the same day....... gonna be busy :banana-dance:
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Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by budoka » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 am

sweet! congratulations Maz! let us know what issue it's in so we can try to order one!

-dan
-experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
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Maz
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Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:02 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
Contact:

Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:31 pm

budoka wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 am
sweet! congratulations Maz! let us know what issue it's in so we can try to order one!

-dan
Thanks - I'll let you know as soon as I know :dance:
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Maz
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Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:02 pm
SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
Contact:

Re: Old Skool Chopper by Maz

Post by Maz » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:11 pm

Just to let you guys know, the bike is now sold and on its way to a new owner - a guy from South Wales has bought it for his Lady - expect to see it re-appear in a few months with a Welsh Dragon paint job :shhh:

Thanks for your appreciation of my work - I'll post some more stuff soon :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Maz
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