Building the Opmeer Clubhouse

Our fouding member Brass ended up in a wheel chair when he was in his late twenties. He was our hero than and still is!! We are building an elevator for him so he can go upstairs to attend the meetings in the members room with the rest of the club! A lot of our members are getting old, so this thing will also benefit them. Too old to walk stairs but to damn stubborn to give up riding choppers. That’s the spirit.

Jockey shift

Girders and jockey shifts, who doesn’t like them? When you shift at the gearbox and by hand as is shown on this photo, it is called a Jockey Shift. A suicide clutch is a foot clutch that cannot be fixed when you engage it. It goes when you take your foot up, like with a a car. So if yer foot falls of at a traffic light the bike gets off. Suicide it is! We used to fuck with the members who rode with them by bumping against there reartire when at a traffic light. This photo was sent in by Yvon, our friend and French Chopper Kingz member.

Hey, it don’t need to be a Harley

We love choppers. We want the chopper-scene to stay alive. A lot of us are greybeards. So we need yound enthousiastic dudes. Biggest problem for you kids is money, we can totally relate, having start at the age of 18 too. But it can be so simple. All you need is an old Jap, in this case an old Honda CB, good taste, a feel for coolness and the guts to strip the whole thing down to its bare bones. Drop that seat a bit, make yer own pipes, mount that cool-ass short fatbob fender, get a gastank from a smaller classic motorcycle and a swap the stock rearwheel 16 inch wheel.