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How to Build a Brand New Custom Chopper out of Junk Motorcycle Parts at Home?

Updated on March 14, 2011

If building custom choppers for recreation is your hobby and you are a fan of homemade motorcycles, then read this interesting personal review of our friend Kartik (contact no. 9724980758) on how he build his first homemade custom mini chopper without any prior knowledge of automobile engineering. Yes, he has made a custom Yamaha chopper in India by learning through books on automobiles as he is just a commerce grad. He had made a chopper bike using a Yamaha engine and it is a chopper in real sense because its height is less than one meter and length is approximately 8 feet. Most of the parts had been made by him and his team only. The tank, chassis, and fenders all were designed and chopped at home only. There are just little things that Kartik got done from a motorcycle workshop outside like welding of chassis, finishing of bike tank, etc. Kartik had done a great deal of research for making this motorcycle. He surfed through google, visited and researched a number of web sites on automobiles and custom choppers, referred many books, etc. as he is not an engineering student or a graduate in automobile engineering. I have uploaded two important videos below and eight pics at the sides to help you understand how to build your own custom chopper. You can also contact Kartik at 9724980758

Kartik's custom modified chopper made out of junk Yamaha RX 100.
Kartik's custom modified chopper made out of junk Yamaha RX 100.

He just completed his graduation in commerce 3 years back but as playing with machines is in his blood, that is the reason why he designed everything at home in Autocad 3d and gathered all the raw material, and got those things assembled per his requirement and that’s how he made this bike. Actually, Kartik saw a 20-year-old Yamaha RX 100 bike that he purchased for just 5000 rupees and that was a true piece of junk, so he started working on the engine first and got it polished and chromed and that was when an idea clicked into his mind of making this bike a chopper.

Kartik welding chassis of custom chopper pic
Kartik welding chassis of custom chopper pic
Kartik building chassis of custom chopper pic
Kartik building chassis of custom chopper pic
Kartik's ready to use chassis of custom chopper pic
Kartik's ready to use chassis of custom chopper pic
Kartik's homemade unfinished stage custom chopper pic
Kartik's homemade unfinished stage custom chopper pic
Kartik brand new all built custom chopper pic
Kartik brand new all built custom chopper pic
Kartik's brand new motorcycle  custom chopper pic
Kartik's brand new motorcycle custom chopper pic
Yamaha Custom chopper rear pic
Yamaha Custom chopper rear pic
Homemade custom chopper side pic
Homemade custom chopper side pic

Yamaha RX 100 is a true powerful street bike and is good for dirt biking and making a chopper out of this crap is a really great thing to do. Kartik since his childhood used to visit a numbers of industries, so all his “love towards metal and motor” started when he was a kid.

His father used to take him to different factories and manufacturing units and from there he learnt all these things. He kept in his mind the industrial problems, their barriers, etc. and designed this bike out of junk motorcycle parts.

He says that making a custom chopper is easy but giving it a brand new look with perfection is the toughest thing about building motorcycles, as in India industrial labor is quite expensive because our industries have not yet developed so well, so labor charges add to our bike at a great extent; otherwise, it is easy and affordable to make a motorcycle or bike.

I have uploaded some pics of custom chopper made by Kartik and you can go through them and let me know what you think about his work.

How to Build A Custom Chopper Part 1 -- Front Axle Wheel Spacing

How To Build A Custom Chopper Part 2

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Hey what fun. I can think of many readers who will love this info

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, there are many. You know Ethel I don't write on things that are not well searched or researched. I like getting many visitors as you.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      How cool soni! I admire those who are so skilled with their hands.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, I love those people who are creative and always aspire to do something different than common and make their names in history.

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      Jyoti Kothari 7 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Soni,

      Indians are master in recycling. Your friend is one of them. Encouraging and motivating fact.

      I also see it as a part of going green.

      Thanks and thumbs up!

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, Mr. Kothari, Kartik is a great person. Not many people in the world have got these types of creative skills. People who take challenges like these are less and should be motivated and encouraged, just what I have done here. We have great brains in India, we just need to recognize and appreciate them.

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      kartik 7 years ago

      yes,,,we indians have lot of creativity within ourselves,

      today many people are thinking to make their own vehicle just as i did,

      this is one such step towards all those people who wanted to be different amongst a crowd.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am really honored that you visited and commented on this hub Kartik. You are a brilliant person. I wish you good luck for the future. Jai Hind.

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      kartik 7 years ago

      thanks rajive,,there's still many things to come like this in future,,,

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Best of luck for inventions and adventures Kartik. Take care.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Wheel Rim for your comment and link.

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      John Wilis 7 years ago

      Hey that's so cool give me a call some time I need some help.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Definitely John.

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      Iberkenbosch 7 years ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands

      Hello Soni,

      I'm an electrical engineer but found this hub very useful to build custom chopper even without knowledge in automobile engineering.Thanks.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much iberkenbosch. All credit goes to Kartik as he is the one who made this custom chopper. I only pulicized his achievement.

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      Gaurav 6 years ago

      Hey Soni i liked the way how Kartik and your team made first custom chopper out of scrap i really admire you guys, as i was reading through this article it was like my dream which i was think from my childhood as well but never got any support or chance to do so. Even my county government would tax me more than a new bike...so i didn't give it a much thought about that....but now reading your article i feel like must give it a go but i have no idea at all how to begin with...

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      kartik 6 years ago

      hi everyone thanks for your support and thanks to people like u and god, who made my dream come true and after such along time i had a place where i can make such future concepts. i m sure there are many people like me in my country who wanted to build such rides that fascinate people around them n this venture is purely for all such junkies who want to build something like this.

      thanks to all of u once again.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Gaurav, don't worry buddy. You can contact Kartik for the details. I have mentioned his contact number in the article.

      @Kartik, hello buddy, thanks for your visit again buddy. I remember your work that you have developed out of scrap. People like you are an asset to our country. We are proud of you.

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      John boy 5 years ago

      wow what a nice job you have got some tallent keep up the good work I would like to see more

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes John Boy, Kartik has done a very nice job. I just brought his creativity in front of the world.

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      Munir Hassan 5 years ago

      Hi,

      I am working with a website to enlist all Customizers (Indian), amature makers, I would love to post this info in my website. - www.350cc.com .

      Email me admin@350cc.com / cc - m.hcl911@ymail.com

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      Bhaiya ji 5 years ago

      just WoooooooooW......... ! U knw wht...... d story...... it really inspired me.... actualy m a 12th std studnt preparing 4 Automobile Engineering..... bt I dn't wanna do a 10-5 job.... i jst wanna set-up my own workshop in my own city (Ranchi) to build custom choppers nd assembled Bikes...... being a Bike-passionate i undrstnd how mch it troubles 2 gt customize our bikes paying a lot amnt at bike shops... so i wanna provide bike modifying facility too.... tell me wether i hav a disastrous Idea or......????

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      Brian 5 years ago

      How much did the parts cost you? And how many ccs is it? And how fast does it go? And will the shop that put the chasis and sprockets for you service it as well? Thanks for going public with this info sir.

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      gurprem 5 years ago

      hi soni isee ur bike i like becse u osm bro .really i like bike and car nd i love modifid bike thnx

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      kartik Jethwa 5 years ago

      thanks all,, i would really like to share one good news with all of u that i have found a workshop where i will create many concept motorcycle in coming future.

      also i have a message to all motorcycle lover that if u dream of designing your own bikes just go for it...

      i would love to c many kartik across india....

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hey karthik so nice of u that u visited this page again type rajinder Soni in google search and click the first link to come to my facebook profile...will chat about this

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      Rebel Saini 5 years ago

      its nice to see one more of rarest kind ,

      frame design is nice , proves a lot of reseach behind the real act , me too build such few bikes , kartik's first bike is awsm , may i know the name of first child of kartik's hardwork. u cn see my bikes on www.facebook.com/rebel.saini

      thnx keep this spirit alive , build every time master piece

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      rajeeb das 5 years ago

      Good work, I have customized my Bullet & now planning for my RX100. Would like get some reference link from for the knowledge . Also want to know about the hydraulics in the rear wheel.

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      sriram 4 years ago

      hey kartik you are aswm man,i'm also dreaming of making my own bike but i don't know where to start so please help me out of this kartik.

      here is my mail id plez contact me (www.isoldmybrain@gmail.com)

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      4 years ago

      i recently decided i wanted to build a bike from a recycled yamaha rx100 frame, and then i stumbled on this site. are you still around and would you be willing to help me out. i'm in maharashtra. let me know please. i want to build it out of recycled parts, 350cc. i've never done something like this before but am very ambitious to start

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi A, call Kartik. He is the real person who invented this bike. You will find his contact number in the above comments.

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      kartik 3 years ago

      hi everyone, anyone interested in making their own bike can contact me on 9724980758 or can drop a message on kartikjethwa@gmail.com.

      i will try to answer all your queries about making a bike at home.

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      raheel 3 years ago

      hiii kartik...it feels so good dat i can find chopper lovers jst like me..i m mech engg 4m ahmedabad..got inspired much 4m discovery turbo n now u..i hv my dream 2 build a chopper...need some guidance 4m u..shud i contact u??

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      prasad 3 years ago

      hi kartik ...

      i must compliment you on a wonderful job.

      i have a question however..

      is it legal for this bike i mean homemade bike to run on roads?

      is some kind of a permission reqd from the RTO ?

      regards.

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      Rajinder Soni 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Raheel and Prasad, contact Kartik at 9724980758 or can drop a message on kartikjethwa@gmail.com

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      kartik 3 years ago

      @Prasad

      Thanks a lot for the compliments, it means a lot to me for all ur wonderful reply.

      well after making a chopper i visited RTO in order to make it legal (As i just thought like u before building a bike) and the officer said that i don't have any idea whether we have any such law pertaining to homemade bike or customized bike, but on a safer side try to put the original chassis no. on to you new chassis and never scrap your original chassis. As long as you are driving it on road there might be traffic police who may ask you for legal documents, so ask them about any law if they might know better than us and if there is any procedure then come back to us and make a legal procedure for your design.

      Also, this is my personal review that most of people think too much about the after effects of building bikes, so its my request to all of u not to give so many thoughts for a single task. Because thinking of legal permission n rest of the things will not even allow you to build a bike.

      So don't stop ur creativity just for a small reason. If there would be 100's of bike builders in india then its government responsibility to put a law for legalization. And before i made this bike, there r people who r engaged in customization business since a long back n all their designs we see in legalized manner on road.

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      praveen singh gaur 2 years ago

      Sir I want a new chopper bike can you just give me a prize idea how much it will coast

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      kartik jethwa 2 years ago

      @praveen singh gaur- Sir it warries upon the type of bike you want. Also it depends upon the complexity of process involved in manufacturing.

      Its like the more you spend, the better you get.

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