on a scale of 1-10 how hard would it be to build a chopper motorcycle from the ground up?
i want to build a chopper but am unsure of how hard it really is. what are some very important things to know?
on a scale of 1-10 how hard would it be to build a chopper motorcycle from the ground up? Answer:
Answer by Bob
Metal is pretty hard, so a 10.
Answer by cireengineering
depends on how competent you are.
Answer by Metroguy
11 — you’ll need a milling machine
a ton of speciality tools
and last but not least about 10 years of shop design and fabrication experience so unless you are Orange County Choppers — best of luck
Answer by Chris B
First of all there are a number of ways to build a bike. It will depend on what you mean by building. If you want to fabricate a one off tank or wheels it will be very difficult as you will need a lot of skill and equipment and time. If you mean build like in starting with a frame you buy than sitting down with different catalogs and picking the engine, trans and parts you want to fit the frame and than assembling it and than having it painted by someone. that you should be able to do with moderate mechanical skills and normal tools. It will still take longer than you figure though and cost quite a bit.
Answer by Irv S
Depends on whether you plan to ride it or look at it when it’s done.
If you’re asking, a ‘rider’ is a ’20′ on your scale.
The least obvious “important thing” you have to know is
frame geometry, and how it affects handling.