Mark Fiedler got his first motorcycle, a Kawasaki dirt bike, about 15 years ago, but he’s getting older now and he’s looking for something a little more comfortable – and unique.
So he set out to build his own custom motorcycle.
That, whether you know it or not, is a time-consuming and expensive proposition.
Fiedler, 39, a machinist by trade, bought what he called a straight-up chopper frame from a licensed frame builder in Florida. The frame, he points out, has an MSO number – that stands for manufacturer’s statement of origin.
He picked out the kind of engine he wanted, and the transmission. He had to fabricate some of the body parts himself.