Big Bear Choppers: The Athena Chopper

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Big Bear Choppers: The Athena

BBC’s latest model, the chopper, comes directly Kevin’s Biker Build-Off design, which was named the late daughter of his best Mike “The Greek” This one-off design for the TV was built with more just winning the Build-Off, but being a production bike the get-go. “We built the Athena for a which was to add a more aggressively chopper and just another of cool to the stable,” said “I had it in mind that I was going to put it in so I had to make it production friendly.” most concept vehicles end up being a shell of their selves, Athena lost little in the transition to a catalog

The basic structure of any man-made determines how well and how long it function. The best bodywork or will never stand a if their underpinnings aren’t and stable.

Big Bear prides on its frame building prowess warranty to original owner), entails more than good welding techniques, but the correct tubing for the purpose. we designed our frames to put up with with a quarter-inch wall when everybody wanted to run a 113 or We’re using twice the thickness of every frame in the country,” said Kevin.

The softail frame also is for the design and mechanically patented for the low of gravity. The seat height is 19” which is a little over an higher than sitting on kitchen chair, vertigo never be a problem on this The 48-degree rake with two in the trees and 6” added in the backbone this bike out with a exactly the same as a 1968 Country Squire wagon, to be exact.

This bike a long shadow and you almost to roll through a stop to get where you can actually see what’s up. just part of cool fun. The Devil’s Tail modulated by Progressive Suspension adds comfort and style, all the not looking like a production but a design enhancement.

BBC’s own is not the usual boring proprietary but has neat surface details the “hot rod holes” on the sides of the legs which extend up the long, curved beach handlebars matching those on the under the seating area. between the 12”-over forks is a 21” Performance Machine Wrath mirroring the PM rear wheel a fat 300mm Avon. PM’s caliper and rotor yank the to a stop while a BBC-designed, PM-built brake/drive system out is being upgraded as you read “We’re changing it out to a four-pad giving us four leading on the brakes like Brembo said Kevin.

There’s good reason for all the ability and that’s the easy of the 95 horsepower and 110 foot-pounds of torque BBC’s exclusive SS 100” engine. Easy because of the aspect, you can twist the throttle open and not lose fillings a giant-inch engine vibrating There’s a lot more to being than just cylinder though. “What we did was drop the down to 8.5 and we built cylinder through cam timing.

The majority of have 10 to 1 or higher ratios and have a lot of cam overlap, a lot of lift, and you to get the … out of the motor real because you can’t build any pressure. Bottom line is, the has no load on it for the majority of the time, it has a massive amount.

The piston has no load on it until it to the very top with a high ratio,” said Kevin. “If you it (compression) and close the valves as the pistons come up and start cylinder pressure, you’ll more of a constant load on the That makes it smoother.” not all, as changes in reciprocating percentages for balancing and what rpm balanced at make it smoother “The engine is balanced 2500-3000 rpm where it’s balanced the best, then we out the roller rockers ‘cause just horse ….

noisy and aren’t any advantage on the said Kevin. Making the less vibey has another besides rider comfort; it down on reliability problems to a 2-year/20,000-mile warranty being “Vibration destroys electrical speedos, key switches, frame tanks, and fenders,” said “A lot of manufacturers have trouble things like the ECU.

don’t need to get rid of the box; need to get rid of the vibrating engine,” Kevin. Perhaps as important is the use of a sprocket with the BBC’s own enclosed chain primary to minimize engine vibes transferred. “I wanted to use a compensating in the driveline ‘cause that’s you should use,” said Open belt options are for those who like the look and give a damn if their get caught in the belt.

A sweeping 2-into-1 SuperTrapp EPA makes things legal and you to tune the sound (up to 11) by adding discs. A Baker RSD 6-speed handles whatever is thrown at it and Baker is so confident in his transmissions, he them up with a 5-year/50,000-mile

Big Bear Choppers Athena 100 Smooth Carb
Big Bear Choppers Athena 100 Smooth Carb

Lifetime warranties are not something you of when it comes to bodywork, but in-hose tanks and fenders, from heavy 14- and 12-gauge respectively, are guaranteed from and cracks respectively. That’s but the smooth design of the blue tanks and fenders are what’s initially important and they disappoint with a watered-down of the original. All other parts the seat, controls, etc. are BBC items.

If you like to roll your Athena is available as a kit, or a runner for those who don’t in mechanical stuff, with galore for either version  or call 909-878-4340.

Builder: Alsop

Big Bear Choppers

By practically everyone with an in custom motorcycles knows the of Kevin Alsop emigrating Australia, getting into the side of biking, and his resurrection as a in the custom motorcycle industry his savvy wife, Mona. The magazine mill and numerous TV have covered it all to where old news. What’s more is where he and Big Bear Choppers are

BBC continues to turn out kits and bikes, but the number of assembled is outnumbering the kits these The SMOOTH motor has been a and customer satisfaction has grown an average of 80 sales a month. are being opened all across the selling assembled bikes. months ago we had two dealers. Now we have a of 53,” said Kevin.

That’s all good, but when I him what else was in the mix, the new SS X-Wedge engine, he told me to my computer screen. Yowsa! Up a new BBC X-Wedge bagger with design ideas and a look to for. “We are heading off in a new direction three new designs, one’s bagger,” said Kevin. “We are into body lines, and other materials with the passion as an outlaw chopper.

We got a platform for an engine that we can forward with into the In the meantime, BBC strives to improve its product. “I want to build as reliable as a Honda. That’s my goal,” said Kevin. See the today at .

Big Bear Choppers Athena 100 Smooth Carb


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