I have had this original 06-production bike for over a year now. I have been thinking about changing the personality of this bike for while. It just took a bit to find what direction I wanted to go with it. The 60’s and 70’s style is so in right now and I am kind of fond of old style 70’s chopper with metal flake as a finish. I really like the look of a Mid chopper which I think has made a come back in the last 10 years form many big name builders today. This one of my personal 125 Knocks that I ride on a regular basis.
1. On of the first thing I did was try to lower the ass end with out cutting on a stock chrome frame. So I track down a much shorter smaller tire to lower the rear end like 2” a 120/70-15 low pro scooter tire seam like it might work for my idea.
2. Next I made longer Fork tubes and springier Fork assembly by 2 3/16” over stock. This will give it a Mid chopper look I am after.
3. I had spare fender so I welded them together to give it a longer slammed smooth look. I all so bent up some round stock and intergraded the fender struts to have a little bit of a modern twist.
4. In order to run BLUE metal flake grips I had to up grade to 1” handle bars. No problem. So I make a set of T-bars with intergraded riser using 3/4'’ twisted square
stock to mach the Springer fork also. The biggest challenge was trying to get the width and pull back just right. The results came out very good.