Billy Whiz and his purple Ariel

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I’ve been meaning to post this bike for the past week, but been side tracked with some other pressing matters. Billy Whiz from limey land dropped me a line with his home brewed Ariel thumper chopper. I love seeing well done chops done with non-typical engines. Cool scoot, I’ll let Billy tell you more about it:

I designed this bike from the ground up to my own specifications. I started with the idea to do a lean low chopper with a triumph twin in it but then I found the Ariel 350 engine and the ideas just flowed from there onwards! I put a triumph box in tho’ because you just have to have a bit of trummy spinning around in there somewhere. Many thanks to Harrison Billet for the kind help with the brakes and the machining too!!!

Specifications:

Bike: 2007 Plum Krazy by Billy Whiz

Frame: TIG welded from 360 grade mild steel by myself
Engine: Ariel NH350 “Red Hunter” single cyl OHV - 1958 vintage with new BT-H “loaf of bread” magneto
‘Box: Triumph rigid model 4 speed - circa 1950
Front End: One off spool hub, triumph ’50s teles, one off internals to lower 2″, 21″ chromed wheel, chromed spokes, gold plated nipples
Rear End: 19″ chromed wheel, Honda alloy hub chromed &modified to incorporate Exile style one off brake disc / sprocket, chromed spokes & gold plated nipples again
Oil bag: one off adapted from disposable Argon bottle
Pipe: Billy Whiz
Gas Tank: fabricated by Billy from 2mm mild steel, steel tubes form the “holes”
Seat: one off
Electrics: none
Rear Brake: Harrison Billet
Bits: one off tail light (non working), 1″ dia drag ‘bars, suicide clutch & hand shifter, forward controls by Billy Whiz
Paint: Iridescent purple under blue sparkle flake by owner
Plating: Terry at Protech Finishers Northampton

Got any questions about the bike: get in touch with Billy, he’d love to hear from you: thedoghouse@freenet.co.uk

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2 Responses to “Billy Whiz and his purple Ariel”

  1. Rhonda says:

    I think this Bike is great.. There is nothing i would change about it. I think if this Billy whiz guy would come over here with his bikes it would be great. I would love to buy one. This Bike is in all words KICK ASS.. Great color. everything about it is great.

  2. Melanie says:

    Omg that bike is awesome. I love the color. Purple is my favorite. The style of the bike is totally awesome.

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