ATR LET ME RIDE from Mark Choiniere on Vimeo.
Jason checks in for the first time this year with his BF7 Idea: My Born-Free build got off to a rough start. I kept bouncing back and forth between a few different directions to go with it considering the caliber of bikes already being built for the show. In the end, I went with what kinda fits in my skill set range and particular taste and that’s just a simple, fairly stock wheelbased 60’s-ish style Panhead chopper.
The basic approach is to keep the overall look like that of all those bikes we love in all the old biker flicks but throw in some little tricks here and there. The one thing I wanted to do going into this build was to do a chrome framed bike but at the same time, not build an over the top show bike. So I’m trying to figure out a happy medium of those two ideas. I’m also narrowing an I-beam springer about a 1/2″ per side. It’s a lot of work for something that will probably go unnoticed. A little de-raking in the frame, custom bars, 21″+18″ wheel combo, a slightly different seating deal and a tall sissybar pretty much sum up where I’m going with this thing.
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