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While the new seat is with the saddler, I'm still running the "old" seat... sunny sunday ride, looking good

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Old 06-13-2022, 07:50 AM
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bike looks amazing man, I need to get back on two wheels.
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Old 06-13-2022, 08:25 AM
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@Spade 115 Thanks man! Really love this bike.

The new seat is still with the saddler, he's doing the leather now. He already did the padding and I was doing a test ride to see if it does fit etc.
Since I was riding both of my rigid choppers with rigid seats, I have to say, with the new seat it's a different world. Damn, way more comfortable. Sure, I knew that, but I was still surprised how much better it is.

Really can't wait to get the seat back and ride.

Thinking to do one more seat pan in a different style for my other chopper too.
I mean, I'm not "old" yet, but we all get older and my back isn't the same anymore...
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Old 06-14-2022, 09:42 AM
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shit im 36 and my back fucking hurts now too lol.
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Looks good brother. I'm looking forward to the new seat...

My bikes been held captive for 2 months now. The garage door came down on a leaning 2x4 and that threw everything off. Then it slipped on the way down losing the two cable attachment points and slammed down with a vengeance. Broke every window. Fucken thing almost squashed me like a bug.

The new door was on the truck heading to my house a weeks ago when some 19 year old girl ran a red light and smashed into the truck. Totaled the truck, the car and of course my door. Of course she was texting on her phone

It's not easy to find a garage door these days. Most of them are sitting in a container 20 miles off the coast of Long Beach Ca.

Oh yeah, I'm also going through my second round of covid. Our oldest daughter moved home with our grandkids 4 weeks ago. I guess I should be happy that they brought me something
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OP, I hope you don't mind.. I'm thinking about changing the color on my bike. I'm thinking a candy rootbeer.
Let me know what you guys think. I'm open to any suggestions....

Its powder coated so I'll go that same route..

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Old 06-27-2022, 01:50 AM
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The saddler finished the seat. Looks awesome and rides very very comfortable. Love it. Turned out better than I thought.

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It's getting cold outside. The leaves fall and the summer is gone... just enjoying the last rides for this year.
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Old 10-10-2022, 07:47 AM
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Here are some fresh pics of my BBC1.

I tried to give the two bikes names, but I always end up with "BBC1", for my first Big Bear Chopper, and "BBC2", for my scond one. Makes things easier...





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Old 10-10-2022, 07:55 AM
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...and some pics of my BBC2:





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love BBC2 man, gorgeous. BBC1 is pretty damn clean though.
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Old 10-11-2022, 12:25 AM
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Hey Spade115, thanks man. Apprechiate it.

Since the two bikes have the same frame, front end, motor etc. I tried to make them as different as somehow possible, without doing anything excessive.
I wanted to keep the look of a classic chopper on both, but in a different way.

Both bikes are finished. Only thing I will do, probably this winter, is a new seat for BBC1. Since the new seat for BBC2 is so much more comfortable, I just enjoy riding more with that bike.
I will try to make the same seat for BBC1, but in a different style. Have to think about it a little bit, but most probably I will make the same seat pan but in a different shape in the back. And sure my saddler has to do something to make it look different too.
We'll see, but for the moment I just keep riding, as long as the weather allows it .
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Old 10-11-2022, 07:06 AM
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Thats awesome Man!

I need to do something with the potato chip seat I have (also need to remove bolts out the bottom)
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:29 AM
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Hey, been some timeÖ but winter is (almost) over and I canít wait to jump on my scooters again.

Referring to my previous posts and photos here, Iím currently thinking of some changes on one of my choppers.
Since I rebuilt my 2nd Big Bear Choppers Screamin Demon (the one with the flames on the tank Ė I call it BBC2) in 2021 and made a new seat for it in 2022 Ė replaced the typical/old school seat pan with a well-padded seat (Iím not old yet but not getting any younger ) and learned that the new seat is even better than I thought. It was a pretty easy thing then to decide to also replace the seat on my BBC1 (the matt black one).

I started to think about it some time ago, and planned to work on it in winter. But temperatures in my garage just donít make that much fun in winter. Since the cold part of winter is finally over, time is right to start with the new seat for my BBC1.
Iím most probably going to copy the work I did on my BBC2. The seat fits perfect, looks good and feels really good. And I doubt any other style or conspicuous look would look better in long-term. I like the simple look.

Before I start the project I also had to decide on the position of the rear fender. When I finished BBC1 back in 2012, I left the fender in the original shape as it came from BBC. Sure they kept it little longer than usual to make it possible for the customer to chop it on the individual length.
So I kept it like that for probably one year or so and then I chopped it like it is today, straight line/end chop in the rear and integrated the rear/brake light in the end of the fender centered. Looking pretty simple and function.

So when I did my 2nd chopper, the BBC2, in 2021, I made the rear fender in a different way. I chopped it from the other end and kept the ďoriginalĒ semicircle end/shape of the fender.
Initially I wanted to keep both choppers as much different somehow possible. But I just like the rear fender on the BBC2 more than on the BBC1. I kept the cut off part of the original fender and Iím most probably going to copy the fender of the BBC2 for my BBC1.
Had to decide what to do with the fender before Iím going to make a custom made seat pan.

Iím pretty sure I know how it should look like in the end and since itís years ago since I gave some love to BBC1, I think the time is right.
So overall I would like to give it a new touch, slightly kind of different style/look:
- Headlight
- Fender
- Seat
- Rear-/break light/Blinker-Combo

I know this is not what I initially wanted to do, to keep them as different as somehow possible, but when both choppers stand next to each other in the garage, I kind of really like the almost similar look.
I think itís cool that they are pretty much the same. So no worries about that anymore.

Iím now collecting all the parts and try to find some time to get things done. I also need to change oils and new tires, brake fluids etc.
No need to hurry, since while my BBC1 is on the bench, I still can ride my BBC2.

Keep you guys posted and will post some pics. Not a big thing to happen here, but I am just kind of excited to do this.

BBC1 & BBC2
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