Custom motorcycles have come a long way in the past several decades or so. In the Fifties and Sixties, if you wanted a chopper, you bought a stock Harley or Indian motorcycle and then proceeded to chop off anything that was deemed unnecessary. You would chop off the fenders, replace the seat, drag out the front wheel, and perhaps weld on some massive ape hanger handlebars. Custom bikes were the domain of the back yard mechanics and the rebel bikers.
As the bike culture progressed and the modern biker with a nine to five day job emerged the custom bike industry progressed. Top line designers began making customized bikes for anyone with an expendable income and the bikes began to be built and designed from the ground up in lieu of coming from stock parts. For the amateur bike builder, however there is still away to relive the glory days when choppers were built in backyards and garages. Custom motorcycle parts are readily available to anyone who dares to try to put together their own bike.
The easiest place to find custom motorcycle parts is online. There are quite a number of websites that offer everything for custom motorcycles, from complete kits to individual parts like wheels, frames, gas tanks, and engines. If you are mechanically inclined and know what you want in a bike than this is a good way to obtain all of your custom motorcycle parts.
If you do not want to shop around for individual parts, but still want to build a cool bike than getting a complete custom motorcycle kit might be a good idea. These kits provide every part needed to make a pretty cool, pre-designed bike and even come with instructions on how to put it together. It could even save you money to build a bike from a kit rather than piecing on together from separately obtained parts.
But, if you feel like putting together a bike from a box is too much akin to model airplane building model airplanes than feel free to go out there and shop around for individual parts that you can put together to make a truly unique bike. A good site that offers lots of individual parts for your custom motorcycle is Steel thunder Custom Cycles. This site offers everything from complete kits to listed parts and is willing to ship anywhere in the continental United States.
If you think computers are for nerdy types, or are paranoid of online shopping, than you could go check out a bike rally to find custom motorcycle parts. Bike Rallies are held pretty much in every state and most will have area dedicated to vendors who will be happy to hock their wares to you.
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