Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley, Part Suzuki Custom FXR
Hot Bike: This bike doesn’t look like any we have seen.
Where did the frame come from?
**Boulder Choppers: **It started out that I wanted to build my own FXR frame. After reverse engineering a stock frame and figuring it out, I was able to build it.
HB: What about the rest of the drivetrain?
BC: I decided to see what else I had in the shop to build off the new frame with. Luckily, sitting in the shop was a 2000 FLH that was having EFI problems. I said to myself, “Self! Take that piece apart and use that on the FXR then part out the rest to fund it!”
HB: Those forks and wheels don’t look H-D. Where did they come from?
BC: I’ve always been a fan of performance Japanese bikes, so I decided to incorporate some of that into the bike. I got my hands on a stock Suzuki Hayabusa. From that bike I used the front end, wheels, and calipers. I fabricated 1-1/2-inch trees to fit the Hayabusa front end to the FXR frame.
HB: How did you get the rear to work?
BC:** I took the stock Hayabusa axle and cut it to 10-3/4 inches to fit inside the swingarm. Then I honed it out to 3/4-inch to fit a stock Harley axle.
HB: What about the bodywork?
BC: I searched around the shop to see what old stock tins I had lying around. I started modding them to fit the FXR frame. When it came to the paint, I went with Orange (Genesis 9:13). That’s one color of that I don’t have a bike with yet.
HB: **Great-looking bike. Anything else?
**BC: Now that it’s all finished, we name every bike we build. This one is named “Sinbad” after my sister-in-law who passed away from cancer. Her real name was Cynthia Cummings. HB
|Shop Phone||(702) 558-2242|
|Fabrication||Boulder Choppers FXR frame|
|Build Time||60 days|
|Heads||Ported and polished|
|Rocker Boxes||Black H-D|
|Cams||585 S&S carburetor 48 Mikuni|
|Air Cleaner||Big Sucker|
|Front End||2012/Suzuki Hayabusa|
|Triple Trees||Boulder Choppers|
|Rear Shocks||13-in. Progressive|
|Wheels, Tires, and Brakes|
|Tire/Size||17 x 130|
|Builder/Size||Hayabusa/17 x 6 in.|
|Tire/Size||17 x 190|
|Powdercoating||AR Ornamental Iron|
|Front Fender||Boulder Choppers|
|Rear Fender||Boulder Choppers|
|Gas Tank||FXR Low Rider|
|License Mount||Boulder Choppers|