To see some of our current work
G'day and welcome to...
Building choppers and bobbers the old school way... machining,
welding and fabricating parts, customising and chopping any make of
bike to your specifications...
What do we do?
Well we can take something like this...
and turn it into something like this....
Or we can build you a completely new frame, a hardtail...
xs650 hardtail plus 3 degree rake...
or anything in between...
But one thing is for sure... our bikes are not expensive
jewellery... they are built to ride!
At The Chopper Shed, we
do individual creative, quality work, but don't charge exhorbitant
craftsmanship takes time, but we think the result is worth it.
To see the photos larger, click on 200% at the bottom right of your
The Chopper Shed helps
you build your chopper...
Have your bike (or
parts) designed the way you want it... battery boxes, oil tanks,
frame & tank modification, brackets, seats, sissy bars, chain guards,
wiring, moulding, you name it, engine, wheel and frame alignment,
machining, welding. Frames accurately and safely raked.
Hard tails and complete frames made for your bike.
We fabricate choppers, bobbers & customs.
We work in either stainless or mild steel including exhaust systems.
Your chopper does not need the same wheels or brakes. We
regularly swap wheels and brakes to create the style and function
the owner wants.
Simplified wiring is basic to a real chopper... and is one of our
specialties. Our wiring is designed to be accessable and
reliable... for a bike that gets ridden.
We don't do engine or gearbox work, but can
usually put you onto someone who does...
We build complete choppers ... supply the bike and
we can do the rest or... we'll chop anything no matter what brand or
... come and work on your chopper under Prof's tutelage. Save
a bit of money and learn a lot...
Quality workmanship with an emphasis on
safe and strong designs and practical riding that make your bike
constructed from steel... no billet aluminium... you can buy that
Our products are made to order, made to fit,
made to last... no sloppy "after market" quality
Some choppers from the chopper shed...
1981 Harley Shovelhead...
1995 Virago... stretched raked, forwards, downtubes etc
Triumph... complete springer rebuild, seat, pipes forwards, before paint & upholstery
1982 Sportster... rake, moulding, tank, pipes, bars, seat, lots of
stainless etc etc... just after a 2000 mile ride
Yamaha XS1... stretched, raked, lowered, doing what a chopper does best
84 Honda VF750... rear subframe,
rake, pipes, CB rear wheel, 21" front, electrics, tank, handle bar
mounts etc etc
before paint, upholstery & electrics
81 XV 750 Yamaha... stretched, raked, pipes, bars, tank, sissy
bar,forwards, lowered etc
500 Triumph... hex theme
Rear end mods are popular... GS 850 with our single sprung saddle
CB 750 TCS rake, pipes & forwards
Trident... seat, pipes, forwards, rear brake, electrics box etc
CB550/4... lowered, stretched, raked (45 degrees), a beautiful
bike to ride... a righteous classic chopper
Handlebars made to order, unchromed, welded or bent. We can do
any design possible.
Welded and bent handle bars...
7/8" & 1"...
7/8" and 1" Bars can be bent in any configuration. We can also
bend up frame tubing for you 7/8, 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4". We well
soon have a tubing roller for gradual frame bends
Set of stainless Hexagonal bars and matching aluminium mirrors
(all by TCS)...
T bars with a difference... temporarily painted
Any configuration you want...
Stainless 4-2 systems
Stainless & plain tips...
We also do general machining, triple trees, swing arm extensions and
other smaller pieces
Headlight brackets (Suzuki Intruder)....
Sissy Bars (stainless or
Stainless, quick release classic sissy bar for CB750...
Stainless sissy bar prior to polishing and installation of a
part length back pad .
We love building
forward controls to suit your bike and your size... We've built fwd
controls for Shovels, Sportsters, Triumphs, Hondas... for short
blokes and tall blokes. Moving surfaces reamed to fit, grease
XS650 forward control
sets... Lever shape can be varied...
illustrated is a
heavy duty cable to rear brake drum. Alternative hydraulic lever
arrangement made to order. Lever shape can be varied.
Bracket length made to order. Zodiac folding foot pegs can be
Stainless marine fitting at rear brake lever...
Longer mounting bolts with spacers and dome nuts supplied..
5/8 shaft, reamed fitting, grease nipples (We now use wearlon bushes) brake light switch with
Some more examples of TCS forwards...
Shovel head gear lever... and brake lever prior to assembly in
stainless... footpegs integral with levers...
Twin cam gear and brake levers in mild steel before chroming,,, with
Sportster brake and gear levers in chrome plated mild steel with
XV Yamaha brake and gear levers in painted mild steel...
Virago gear lever in mild steel prior to painting...
Honda 4 gear lever in stainless... lever integral with
foot pegs... rubbers are handgrips... cabledrum brake, rear
Kawasaki brake and gear levers in painted mild steel
Triumph Trident brake and gear levers in mild steel prior to
chromeplating, with Zodiac Anderson pegs
Yamaha XS250 Brake and gear levers in stainless with Zodiac Anderson
You name it, we can probably do it...
metre long genny shovel built to a price... now gracing a bar...
Looks fantastic, easy
to clean... bigger areas covered with light sheet metal, fine
finished with body putty...
Small curved polycarbonate windscreens...
We currently stock a
range of Metric 4mm -12mm, UNF and UNC button head and socket head bolts, nuts and
dome nuts... 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" & 1/2"...plus s/s flat and spring,
washers. Larger orders can generally be shipped within 36 hours...
S/S metric and hex head
(and other fancy shapes) bolts and nylocks also available on
We can also clean up damaged threads such as your axles metric, Brit
Tapered Roller conversions for Honda CB's and XS 650's, 3 degree
raked headstem bearings for HD's
points, condensers, points plates for CB's and Harleys
Fuel... Triumph &
Harley taps and bungs, Fuel filters & air filter foam
Sprockets & chain...
Honda, Yamaha, HD, Triumph etc... Excellent quality Regina
'O' ring chains
Gasket sets... CB's,
XS HD etc
A wide range of brands, including Zodiac, Custom Chrome, Mid USA
Penrite oils for older
Brit and Jap bikes and Harleys in
Big variety of taillights including our own special one offs
Throttle, brake & clutch cables and fittings
Mufflers always in stock...
Plus I pick up any classic old style mufflers that are different,
but they often a bit rusty, but redeemable with rechroming if you
want something that perhaps no one else will have...
At this stage The
Chopper Shed staff consists of myself (Prof) and a couple of
part time guys...
I am an ex art teacher
who was drawn mainly to sculpture and technical drawing. Bet
you never made hot rods and choppers out of clay, fired and then
painted them, when you did art... my students did!!!!
I built my first
chopper in 1969-70 and rode choppers which I built, from then until now
(though I was pretty preoccupied with family until more recently).
I currently ride a red 1981 Harley Shovel chopped in the classic
seventies style. As I rarely drive a car, my chopper is pretty
well known around Adelaide. My wife rides on the back... for
short or long distances, as long as the weather is not too cold!!!
I was a biker from
Tried to load a sidecar pic of baby Prof, but it wouldn't behave, so
here's another one instead...
I grew up in the sidecar. My parents rode their
bikes to work everyday and on long rides, with or without the
sidecar and dad always seemed to have at least 20 bikes in his shed.
In my teens I began building choppers to ride...
Prof's first chopper... a 350 Aermacchi, took him all over SA...
foud mates around to get bits made, trying trick pipes and
handlebars etc... This same shed is still being used to build
choppers, that's why it is called "The Chopper Shed".
1972... and choppers again being built in exactly the same spot...
2 model U's in 1972, prof's on the left
Prof in 1974... this chopper ridden with various mods to this day
and now in the hands of the younger son, Paul
One of our sons rides a chopped Harley Sportster and the other son rides
CB550 Honda, which I originally chopped in 1974. Under his
ownership it's been modified
quite a bit.
Chopper building and riding took a back seat until the kids hit
their teens and wanted to ride, and I could get back into the scene,
I have been welding and fabricating and thinking outside the square
all my adult life.
You can be sure no one else will have
a chopper the same as yours when you come to The Chopper Shed.
Prof just back from a 500 mile run... and ready to keep rolling!
Chopper Club and website...
To help bring Aussie
chopper builders and riders together, we founded Choppers Australia
in September 2005. Want to see hundreds of choppers?
Have a look at ...
See our work at...
Located 30 mins south of
Call Andrew (Prof)... 0428 562 554, 08 8556 2554