Saturday, October 2, 2010
God Bless The Chopper Club.
will. But in the 80's and 90's Backpatch clubs rewrote the book.
Borne out of necessity and due to a lot of big Japanese bikes getting
broken down, for whatever reason.
A new style of custom developed.
GSX's and FJ's were crammed into hardtail frames. Stock fork, tyres
and wheels were recycled and as much of the original wheelbase and
ride geometry were replicated. Usually with a tiny fairing and a belly-
BSH named them Streetfighters, way before any bike with a set of
Renthals, an extended swing-arm and a load of stickers kidnapped the
We can't forget the importance of these bikes and we should be proud