My Big Bear Chopper
I did a lot of searching on the web for rolling
chassis and kits, and settled on the Big Bear Chopper. This was really
fun project to build. I had never built a bike before, so was
a little apprehensive. They had a look that I liked,
and the price for the entire kit was less than I would have paid had I
bought a rolling chassis and separate parts to finish.
liked the look of The Sled, but knew it was too long for me.
So I got the Venom kit and swapped out the sheet metal for the Sled
This is a well-designed
kit! Everything is there. I mean
everything. Every nut and bolt is included, there were no
surprises, no missing brackets that had to be bought separately.
It comes with a DVD that explains how
everything goes together. So building it was easy
too. I bolted the parts together the first time to ensure
everything fit. The rear fender took a little persuading to
get it to fit nicely to the mounts on the swing arm. I had to
stretch the down tubes on the handlebars to align them with the holes
in the triple tree, and I had to do a little modifying of the seat
because I wasn’t using standard Venom parts. I also added a
little piece of metal to the back of the tank to make it flow instead
of just stopping short of the seat.
Then I pulled
everything apart and sent it out to the painter. When the
frame came back, I spent about a week installing the wiring.
This was probably the hardest part, but still doable. The DVD
gives good direction, and all the electronic components come with
Then it was a matter of bolting the rest
together, and I was ready to ride.
Big Bear Choppers
has a help line that you can call if you have any questions.
The couple of times I called, they were real helpful and
friendly. They answered my question and I was right back into
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