Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Website www.gangsterchoppers.com IS LIVE

Brand Spanking new website is live! We want to thank all who was involved. The ones who put in the long hours, the ones who deprived themselves of sleep, the ones who stared into PC screens until their eyes were burning and blood shot.

Thanks to the photographers David Thompson who shoots Gangster Choppers product and outside shoots. To Don Rogers who shoots the studio choppers, bobbers, baggers and custom cars rolling out of the shop. Thanks to Lihn who solely fixed the HTML code for the "maps" and the "gallery" after the in house team had given up and ran out of steam.

Thanks to Jackie for pointing John into the right direction with the purchase of the new PC, Tablet and Phone. Thanks to Jackie for the advise and the push to archive Gangster history on external hardrives years ago.

Thanks to Ray who kept up the social media for years and was able to fill in the questions about email programs, contacts and trending product feedback.

There would have been a few more people to thank, but they didn't produce a single thing. You know what John Dodson says and has on his shop door.... "If you dont belong, don't be long." If the shoe fits wear it.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Gangster Choppers take Washington DC by Force

Biker Pros

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

Earl Laurie, Cocky

Earl Laurie, Cocky

Earl Laurie, Cocky

Earl Laurie, Cocky

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers

John Dodson, Gangster Choppers
WINNER WINNER, Gangster Choppers wins the International Motorcycle Show again for 2015. Our latest bike "Shakedown" was constructed to be the perfect chopper for long rides, taking that special passenger with you, and looking the part of a full on traditional chopper! Nothing super radical but a bike that takes 25 years of building experience to perfect. Enjoy the photos captured by our own Panhead Steve Baker of the awards ceremony. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stand Up Guy



Larry and I met in 1992 when my everyday bike was an 1975 Ironhead Sportster. He was introduced to me by a mutual friend cause he knew alot about the old bikes and carburetors and generators... you get the picture. Anyone who has owned and maintained an Ironhead quickly learns how to work on them and Larry taught me tips and tricks first hand. 

Standing in his shed looking at his Super Glide that he had just freshly built was better then a bike show. Larry had cleaned up his lifestyle and to keep himself busy he built this little Super Glide. 

I have been proud for 23 years and counting to call Larry my friend. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Broke Down Harley Davidson Evolution

John Dodson. Harley Davidson. Evolution. Gangster Choppers.
Harley Davidson Evolution

John Dodson. Harley Davidson. Evolution. Gangster Choppers.
80" Evolution

John Dodson. Harley Davidson. Evolution. Gangster Choppers.
Harley Davidson split cases

This is the worst Evo motor I have taken apart in quite awhile. The owner totally destroyed this Evo motor with lack of oil changes! Without a doubt the top end has already been rebuilt and from what I can tell the workmanship was ok. Just look at the photos and you will see the waste oil in the crankcase. You can notice the spun pinion race on the pinion shaft. When that seized the bearing started walking out the of case and pushed the oil pump drive shaft locking it up in the bushing it spins in. This motor is trash. 75% of the parts are not worth rebuilding. That is not to say the owner will agree.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

1948 Harley Davidson 4 speed transmission

Panhead, Knucklehead, Rigid frame chopper
1948 Harley Davidson

Rebuild Harley Davidson Transmission, 4 speed, ratchet lid, kick start only.
1948 Harley Davidson
Read the date code its a 1948 Harley Davidson transmission. This 4 speed unit is going behind a Knucklehead motor. Full rebuild performed by Gangster Choppers, 23 tooth sprocket will be combined with a 48 tooth on the rear wheel. Stay tuned for further progress updates. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gangster Choppers Triumph

No longer in the USA. Shipped across the ocean to Dubai. Custom frame work, custom gas tank, oil tank, fender. Hand made one off foot controls, fender struts, exhaust pipes. Metric brakes thrown at it for stopping power. Big Kenny had a hand in the final motor build. A hot little number that will sneak up on ya and fool ya! Details everywhere you aim an eye ball.
Triumph chopper, triumph tiger, triumph 750,
Triumph 750

Triumph chopper, triumph tiger, triumph 750,
Triumph Tiger 750

Triumph chopper, triumph tiger, triumph 750,
1971 Triumph

Triumph chopper, triumph tiger, triumph 750,
Triumph Chopper

Sunday, December 21, 2014

1954 Panhead

Constantly performing modifications and making bikes better. Throwing props to, Heckman Customs. For supplying a new air filter for the 1954 Panhead. Heckman Customs, makes these air filter deals looking like an old bird deflector. Fits the S&S carburetors and features this little stainless steel screen to keep acorns and rocks out of the motor.  www.gangsterchoppers.com 
Heckman Customs
1954 Panhead


Heckman Customs
1954 Harley Davidson

Heckman Customs
1954 Harley Davidson, Panhead

John Dodson, Heckman Customs
Harley Davidson Panhead

Heckman Customs, John Dodson, 1954 Panhead,
Panhead motor

John Dodson, Panhead
Heckman Customs Super E bird deflector

Heckman Customs, John Dodson
S&S Super E carburetor