The main reason for redesigning and editing a motorcycle into the form of a chopper was to prepare the bike for dirt track racing and even mud racing. Removing all of the heavy, unwanted and unnecessary parts made the bike lighter and easier to handle in a high speed race. The large front tire is replaced with a smaller one and so is the headlight and the fuel tank. Most motorcycles have a large fuel tank but choppers have a smaller fuel tank to lighten the load of the bike. As required by law, almost all choppers across the country have to have protective bars for the driver installed. Those bars, which are on the back of the bike and stick straight up in the air, are often referred to as 'sissy bars.' More often than not the 'sissy bars' can be seen over the driver's head when looking at a chopper from the front of the bike.
There are a handful of companies across the country and the world that produce choppers. Jesse G. James' West Coast Choppers, Orange County Choppers, Indian Larry, Falcon Motorcycles, Warlock Motorcycles and Von Dutch Kustom Cycles are just a few companies that manufacture chopper motorcycles.
In each kit not only are you provided with the necessary materials to build your own custom bike they also provide you with clear instructions on how to do so. Many of these kits not only come with a manual about how to build your bike but also DVDs to show you the way the pieces need to be assembled.
People who intend to build their own custom chopper but don't have the relevant skills to do so will purchase custom chopper kits. The main reason that they do this is because they come with all the necessary parts that are required to construct your own machine but allow you the opportunity to change them to make their chopper really unique.
Riding over obstacles with a regular motorcycle is not usually a problem. The suspension and bike setup on most modern street motorcycles allows for a smooth transition over all but the largest obstacles.
With a chopper the procedure is slightly different. The greater than normal rake, extended front forks, far-forward controls, minimal (if any) rear shock travel, and low ground clearance requires more faith and strength and will take some practice to be able to complete the procedure safely. Should you need any further resources regarding Choppers For Sale, please visit his Scooter Store resources. :->