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1981 Ironhead Motor in 2002 Chopper

May 2008

Tom Warnken of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, made available these pictures of a 2002 custom built rigid chopper with a 1981 1000cc Ironhead engine. At just under ELEVEN feet long and with nearly FIVE foot long forks this bike is an ULTRA chopper!

Tom says this bike was hand built in 2002 by an enthusiast who asked to remain nameless due to job restrictions. The bike first had a used 1970 Ironhead engine when built, the owner then removed the kickstart Ironhead motor for this 1981 Ironhead electric start cdi engine in 2003 (no more points to replace)

This Ironhead chopper is not finished yet. The starting system, chain, oil lines, fuel lines, and wiring still need to be hooked up.

Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Motorcycle Features

Tom specifies the following features for this ironhead chopper:


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Check out this video clip:


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken. Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.

The front wheel has a 21" MH 90-21 m/c 56H Venom X Avon Tire on a Mid American Spoked Rim.

The rear wheel has a 230/60/15 Road Runner Avon Tire on a Spoked Rim from JP Cycles.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken. The front wheel has a 21" MH 90-21 m/c 56H Venom X Avon Tire on a Mid American Spoked Rim.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Photo of 2002 Hardtail Chopper with 1981 Harley Ironhead Engine by Tom Warnken.


Actually, this Harley Ironhead Chopper is currently for sale.

If interested, why not check it out:


Tom's eBay ad

(May 2008)




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