Small Displacement Choppers

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With the never ending rise in gas prices, I think you’re going to be seeing a lot more small CC motorcycles on the road. Old cheap bikes that are reliable and get 70+ mpg, although I’m sure just like Europe, Scooters will have a stronger presence. But, with the increase in numbers, you’re going to see a lot more bikes like this one from German Karp - guys taking small displacement bikes and modifying the shit out of them. There will be a lot of crap on this front, but thankfully, we’ve got guys like German who just kill it and get it right. Cool little bike with a bit of brat-style influence, I bet it’s a blast to carve up the city roads with.

To see more pics and read all the details from German, click read more below.

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Hi my name is German Karp, I’m from Argentina, and I send you a few pictures of the bike that I’ve been building in the last month. It’s a Honda CG125 (like the American CB’s). Small but cute, I chopped the TT and the rear stays to get a cleaner and more “Bratstyle look”. H-D rear tire on the original hub, welded shocks, custom leather seat (made by me too) a shortened front end with 2″ of travel.

Frame: Honda, cut & made the new tail and top tube.
Forks: Honda, shortened 2″, fender tabs removed and drilled.
Motor: Honda, 125cc refurbished and painted.
Handlebars: Custom made
Brake Levers: Custom trimmed and painted
Taillight: Old Lucas on custom license holder
Headlight: Old siambretta type
Fender: Old ford spare tire cover scored for $0.80 from a bum (it’s like $.30 in U.S money)
Tank: Who knows? But it has a cool tool case.
Exhaust: Original cut in half, then a fence top was use for the inverted cone for a cost of 8$
Air Filter: Exhaust tail & piece of tube.
Seat: Custom made, all leather
Battery Case: Piece of bent steel, all the electrics inside.
Rear Wheel: Stock hub,16′ HD rim, free tire.
Front Wheel: Stock hub & rim, 3.25×18 imperial cord tire.
Paint: Epoxy black/ oskar´s fender, battery case & tank.
All the pieces were detailed sanded before paint.

Built and owned by German Karp in Buenos Aires, Argentina
I have a small company that fabricates kustom bicycles and makes handlebars for Harleys. I also do some pin striping when I get the chance.

3 Responses to “Small Displacement Choppers”

  1. sledmotorsrule says:

    you WILL be seeing more of these!!!! i can’t wait! look for a kid in SoCal named Slim. he is turning out some sick 2-strokers that go like hell.

  2. Happygilmore88 says:

    a kit to build street legal bikes like these would sell like crazy, i sure could use one to save gas…

  3. Heat Pump Repair says:

    slick and simple.

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