Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Product From The Chop Shop

OK guys this has been a long time coming.  I now am offering these really cool Triumph solo seat brackets. Don't cut and weld on that stock frame hoop, I now have the answer. These brackets are designed to utilize the rear tank mount lug on a stock Triumph frame hoop.  Yes!! that means there is no welding involved. These things come with the all billet machined mounting bracket, one machined stainless fastener, and a billet machined locating washer.  These baby's are 100% machined in house here at The Chop Shop in the good old U.S.of A.  An added bonus for all you racer types, this piece weighs nothing.  Super light.  If you are interested in being one of the first to order one, contact me at 712-223-2833 or Here is a little eye candy for you all. 
 Here is how the kit will come Bracket, Mounting Bolt, and Locating Washer
 Again different view
 Mounted to a Lowbrow seat
Bare bracket mocked up to "Diamond" Daves Trump
 Profile shot
 Second process of the Perch in my little fixture.
 Profile cut and the tank locating boss.
 Roughed out rear piece of the bracket.
This is the seat mounted with springs.  Bear in mind that we do not have the spring mount spuds welded on the frame yet in this image, so the rear of the seat will sit a little higher.  The seat is also all the way forward in its adjustment slots.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Selling My Triumph

Well I am going to sell her.  We have been through alot togeather, but if I am gonna get the J.A.P. to Sturgis and Bonneville, she's gonna have to go.  This is the first bike I ever built from the ground up.  It has gone through many changes over the years.  This bike is my daily driver so it does get ridden, and is a friggen joy to ride.  It's a 1972 Triumph Bonneville 650 Motor.  Motor was gone through when first built.  Every part on this bike was hand fabbed, Tank, Oil tank, Frame, Pipes, you name it.  I just replaced the clutch last year.  It also sports a Joe Hunt mag.  She is a good runner.  Could stand to have the carbs cleaned and re jetted.  Runs a little rich right now, but nothing major.  It does have the typical Triumph leaks and weeps, but thats all part of owning a vintage bike.  I don't really know what else to say other than I will miss her dearly.  If you have questions or concerns call or e-mail at:
712-223-2833 or

Friday, December 9, 2011

Parts For Sale

So I have been cleaning house, in hopes to drum up some of the funds to get after the LSR J.A.P.  I have a ton of stuff that I am willing to let go.  Gotta stop hording stuff!!  The motor is an 80 80" Shovel.  We tore it down to rebuild it for El Shovelle but decided on the new S&S after the fact.  Came out of a running bike.  The trans and belt drive were for the same project but again went with new.  If you have a need or want or have questions. Call or E-mail at 712-223-2833 or
80 80" motor $2000

motor is disassembled. I tore it down to inspect it.

Bendix carb(cleaner an intake), shovel motor mounts, Shovel rocker boxes, 2 Pan intakes(1 Bendix, 1 SU),  Shovel intake Dellorto (New)

Misc Bars
some I fabbed some I bought

Let me know what you guys need.  I am willing to negotiate on this stuff.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Humble Beginnings

This is going to be the mill for my AMD/LSR  project.  I will be starting on the chassis soon.  I need to determine what class I want to run her in.  All of the details are not set in stone, but I am throwing around the idea of a super charger or turbo.  We will see what the future brings.  The motor is a J.A.P. 600cc side valve single, 1929 is the vintage.  Should be rad.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Corrections and Additions

So I've gotten some feed back on what you want to see.  First I will make my corrections.  Landskark one word no capitol "S", Dreamcatcher one word no capitol "C", and it seems I left out a few faces around the shop so here they are.
" Corkskrew" slackin as usual
"J Ditty" AKA "Hoppy"

As for content I am working on posting a couple of Land Speed projects and I will do a post on the group of rigid Indians in the shop.  Also I am gonna start a series of vintage motorcycle and Automotive pics.

Friday, November 18, 2011

One off swing arm

Building a wide tire 2" streched twin tube swing arm for a Period Chop 69 FLH frame.

First order of business was to build the fixture plate
The first machine process on the axel plates

Second machine process(spuds for proper tube fitment)

Third give these babys some style

Axel plates finished with adjuster rings

Set up to cope the twin tubes which are bent up and tacked

Fiting pieces in the fixture and tackin em up

Close up of the Axel plate with adjusters installed

Mock up with the shocks an all

Next order of business is to finish weld, Install brake stay bung, get stiffer shocks cause these are way too soft, And start the fender fabrication

Monday, November 14, 2011

El Shovelle on E-Bay

Here is the link to the E-Bay Listing for Our 2011 AMD bike "El Shovelle".

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me at 712-223-2833.  Ask for Harley. Thanx

What Do You Guys Want To See?

Just gonna throw this out to all of you watchers out there.  What Kind of content would you all like to see posted?  As always I like to keep everyone involved.  Let me know.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just a couple of bikes we have built

A Honda CL 450 Bobber built for a friend of mine in Rapid City
And My 1972 Triumph Bonneville Chopper ( My not so daily rider)

Faces around the shop

 A.Q.  down and dirty
 The famous Grey Cat and I
Turbo, "Diamond" Dave and I AMD 2011

The "Legend" Land Shark on The Dream Catcher at Bonneville

El Shovelle Pics

Pics by Onno Wieringa

El Shovelle For Sale

Well, Here goes.  I'm new to this whole blog thing so bear with me as I learn.  El Shovelle is now for sale.  If interested go to to get contact info.  This thing is a blast to ride, Light and fast.