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CHOPPER CHRONICLES Episode 2

Missing Flat Track Racer

By K. Randall Ball with images from Sam Burns
The owner explained that the bike and his pickup truck were stolen a year ago at an event. The owner, an older veteran loved to race. He raced since he was old enough to ride.
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Why We Chop: Chapter 4

Even in Oklahoma City

By Bill May with photos from Bill and Sam Burns
The summer of 1964 I worked at Freeburgers lawnmower shop on the corner of 23rd and Prospect in Oklahoma City. I was 17. It was my first commission mechanic job. I learned a lot about small engines there.
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DAYTONA CHARLIE

Trying to Find His Way

By K. Randall "Bandit" Ball
Chopper Charlie was in a jam, he knew it. He stepped into too many dark alleys with the wrong guys.
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CHOPPER JACK GOT A JOB

A New Breed of Biker Emerged

By Sam Burns with photos curated by Sam
A Sportster would bring a new brother into Jack's life. Bobby just traded a stock FL for a brand new XLCH, and he didn't waste much time making it his own. Jack helped him gather the parts he needed.
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Lil' Ruby: Another addition for The Chopper Saga

The Chopper Saga continues

by Johnny White
Lil’ Ruby started life as a 2002 Sportster that my son-in-law bought in 2015. He bought the bike from another young man who needed cash more than he needed a Sporty, and my SIL had cash in hand. He rode it home to his mother’s house and estimated he had the motor out of the frame less than 2 hours later.
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WHY WE CHOP SERIES: Chapter 3

Jack and his Panhead

By Sam Burns with images from Sam Burns
Even with the idea of getting a better job following a couple of years of Industrial Arts training, he remained pissed off about not having any real say in his immediate future. He was a hot-headed kid with an ax to grind.
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WHY WE CHOP SERIES, Chapter 2

Chopper Mick

By Bandit with photos from Sam Burns
Or as my Son just said, "Fuck stock!" We've started a series of articles about what drives a man to turn his perfectly good stock bike into a wild night crawling form of art. Hang on!
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CHOPPER CHARLIE: Why We Chop Chapter 1

Why would Anyone Chop or Bob a perfectly good Stock Bike?

By Bandit with photos from Sam Burns
Johnny White and I have been discussing the significance of choppers, not just for the motorcycle industry but for men and women. What’s it means to build a chopper? How does it fit in the Zen of things? Why would anyone take a perfectly good, running stock motorcycle and bob or chop it?
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