1981 Old School Ironhead Sportster
Bow from the Netherlands sent us these pictures of his Old School Ironhead Short Chop. That is, as this 1981 Harley Sportster looks right now, since Bow is considering to convert her into a bobber. The Sportster frame has been cut to create a rake of 40 degrees, and the front fork is 4 inch overstock. Bow mounted an overlength stainless steel swing arm at the rear, and for the rest we feel everybody will agree with Bow that his bike is wrong, yet beautiful...
1981 Harley Ironhead Sportster Short Chop
By increasing the rake of the front fork to 40 degrees, Bow has turned his Sportster into a Chopper.
Chopper or Short Chop?
Not all Choppers have those ultra long front forks like Captain America's in the Easy Rider movie classic.
Bow's Ironhead Chopper is more like the Billy Bike.
For more info on Short Chops, check out the Bobber Republic Info Pages!
January 2009 - may be continued...
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