1981 Chopper, 750cc. Registration number YGF717W. Frame numb...

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1981 Chopper, 750cc. Registration number YGF717W. Frame number JHMSC 01211274. Engine number JB 27506.
The chopper is a custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950's. It employs radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified (chopped) or built from scratch. The most famous examples "Captain America" and "Billy Bike", seen in the 1969 film Easy Rider.
Who and when this machine was built is unknown, it uses a Honda CB900 modified frame (last MOT'd in 2008) with a 1979 Triumph Tiger 750 engine. The engine is believed to have had a £2,500 rebuild and it looks unused since. The timing cases has been well engraved and signed by Dave Plumb 1987. The bike has been well constructed but there are a few minor issues that could be improved on, such as the positioning of the ignition barrel. It was last run about 18 months ago.
Sold with the V5C.

Auction Date:
25th Mar 23 at 1pm GMT

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