To be a member of the NCC you must own a custom motorcycle or trike
Here are some of our machines
National Chopper Club
To be a member of the National Chopper Club you must own a custom motorcycle or trike
Here are some of our machines
Nick NCC Wiltshire
Picked it up as an unfinished project. With the basic frame round the GSXR engine. ZXR running gear. North Somerset member did the majority of the work on it for me. Fitting an intruder tank and making a tail piece out of the original mustang tank. Original paint was done by local friend, Lee. Unfortunately the frame started cracking round the swing arm pivots, so after the frame was braced, by Maf, it had been repainted by Tony (Glos).
GSXR1100m engine, running K&N air filters, one off custom exhaust by Jay and Rob, Fiat gearbox oil cooler. Frame was GS 750 front cradle and Triumph Bonneville rear end by Jay strengthened. Tail made from Ducati 916 sub frame by Rob, Suzuki GSXR1100 footrests and hangers. Sharp end up front Kawasaki ZXR 750 wheel/brakes/usd forks/yokes and master cylinders, Goodridge stainless brake lines and fittings, widen Wurtz handlebars, MotoGadget digital instruments. Blunt end is ZXR 750 shock/swingarm and brake.
Bodywork, Suzuki Intuder petrol tank, one off seat by Matt Valentine, cut down Mustang tanks tail piece over inverted Ducati 916 subframe [plated in] off side panels. Electrics by Maf @ Expressive Motorcycles, highway hawk headlight and LED catseye tail light. Paint is Ford ST orange, powder coating on engine mounts and suspension linkage by Rob`s mate Nick and wheels by Nick the Chef! Same with all polishing. Battery box, foot guards and various brackets.
Steve NCC Kernow
1992 Yamaha Vmax 145bhp
Yamaha Vmax 1200 145bhp. Carb(s).. Keihin Flat slide from UFO Performance in the States. Air box/filters: Ram air foam filters, over 3” Trumpets. Ignition: Modified
One off hardtail frame by owner
2008 Kawasaki ZX6R with spacers to fit wider yokes
2008 Kawasaki ZX6R
2008 Kawasaki ZX6R
Upside down 2008 Kawasaki ZX6R extended by 3inch’s
One off billet alloy
3”, 1 1/4” Apes
Forward controls, modified stock Vmax foot controls by owner
250mm wide 18g pressed steel, heavily modified by owner
250mm Solid billet alloy split rim by Taylor made wheels
CX 500 modified
Modified to fit over carbs
250mm pressed steel modified by owner
Fabricated by owner
Number Plate Holder:
Fabricated by owner
New wiring loom by owner
Stock XJR 1300
PAINT AND FINISH
Owner and Jim, front end yokes and stem, fork extensions, wheel and disc spacers
Maf NCC Committee
2003 Suzuki GSX1400
Engine and transmission
Suzuki GSX1400 Engine mods (including carbs, ignition and pipes) stock motor, modified GSXR1100 ignition, Keihin fcr41 flat slide carbs 2x2 into one stainless exhaust by expressive motorcycles
One off big tubed (1.5 inch) hard tail
Yamaha R1 forks and wheel in slightly over the top yokes! Brakes are R1 four pots with Goodridge stainless lines and fittings 1.75 inch apes, W and W headlight, mini bar mounted switches (expressive motorcycles)
Jim NCC Essex
PROUD MARY - Zephyr 1100
Jim dispensed with the spanners and removed the motor rather more brutally with the aid of an angle-grinder. Hah! Fat wheel rims by Weller Wheels in Worcestershire Jim set sail for Rugely and sat down with yer man over several cups of tea to discuss wheel-building in general and big fat motorcycle rims in particular. Les instead took Jim under his wing and showed him how to knock up some fat 15” steel rims himself. Obviously Jim had to cough up for the materials, but what a result! Walking away with twenty 15” x 10” plain steel rims for £200 - plus a hell of a lot of accrued knowledge.
First up, seeing as he was determined to free up some space in the shed, came them wheels. Jim had the rims powdercoated in a stylish shade of Ivory by Prestige Coatings in sunny Clacton, managed to restrain himself from adding the traditional red pinstripe, secured a pair of forty-spoke Harley hubs for a whole £20, then sent the whole lot off to the Devon Wheel Company to punch all the right holes in all the right places and to lace everything together with some nice fat stainless spokes. A pair of Avon 230 tyres were stretched over the rims (giving somewhere in the region of a 285 profile).
Harley discs were bolted into place and the original Kawasaki sprocket was drilled and machined to suit. A combination of The Cosmic Supply, Mates Shed, EBay, Auto jumble and Universal Bartering Co turned up a single-pot Harley caliper for the front, a four-pot Harrison Billet item for the back, an enormous but big-fat-wheel-harmonious Fat Boy Headlamp, a little bullet marker light to stop people ramming Jim up the arse at night, and all the other little bits and bobs what go towards making yer average motorcycle hang together, go and stop.
Andy Harris Custom Cycles in Maldon came up with the forty-quid Quickbob fuel tank, a phone call to Hydee at then Psycho-bikes secured a brand new set of chromed 56mm upside-down forks, a 9” sprung saddle (with springs), a set of Midwest hand controls and, once the whole lot was shipped off to Briz at Custom Cycle Developments in Norfolk, the engineering magic could begin. Briz’ first job was to fabricate those massive 21” centre slab yokes before setting both ends up in the jig and starting on the frame. Jim’s brief was pretty simple; hardtail frame, as low as possible, as simple as possible, wrapped as tightly as possible round the motor.
Anyway, while he was at it, Bris knocked up some 1” steel flat steel bars with integral risers, mounted the seat and tank and all the various, spindles, brackets, spacers and everything required to enable Jim to cough up and roll the whole plot out of the workshop, into the van and back to Essex for the finishing touches.
Aah, those finishing touches. One minute the bike looks like it’s nearly done, all it needs is paint and wiring etc. etc. and the next - well, you do something like deciding not to use a conventional electric box because it covers up all the engineering and fills up all the spaces where spaces look good. I mean, you can get round finding somewhere to put the CDI unit, regulator/rectifier, fuses and things by casually introducing an old tool roll in that hole there covering up the battery down where the sun don’t shine. But where in the name of cock are you going to put the fucking coils? And man, there are a lot of coils on an 1100 Zephyr – one for each pot! Best get the kettle on.
Which, presumably, is where Jim got the idea for using a sugar bowl to stick them in. Yup, you heard me, a fucking sugar bowl! Apparently he’d blagged a pair of them from a show home he was working on a few years back and it just so happens that a V8 flathead Ford dizzy cap fits inside like it was made for it.
The Exhaust with a bit of judicious cleaning up, tweaking and extending by Prestige Welding of Clacton the stock stainless 4-1 system fitted straight on.
Roy at Andy Harris Custom Cycles used an existing steel mudguard as a mould for a fibreglass replica that Jim promptly and ruthlessly cut up.
Ivory paint job to match the wheels and Prestige Coatings in Clacton duly obliged. Jim would however, like to point out to a certain colleague of his that it’s emphatically not fucking magnolia.
Fred at Fast Fred’s Motorcycles in Clacton cut down the stock wiring loom.
Ian at Buzzard Motorcycles who is an electronics genius and made electric monkeys flow.
Photos and words c/o Alien4
Johnny A NCC Somerset
2013 Buell Chop
One off fat tube hardtail frame by Expressive Motorcycles.
Engine is 2002 Buell M2 Cyclone 1200, ignition HI-4, S&S air cleaner, exhaust by Maf at Expressive Motorcycles.
Wheels and brakes are stock Buell items. Bars are not quite apes with risers that are left overs from a previous build. Moto-X throttle with foot controls and seat from Ben at Las Pistolas. Fuel tank is a modified King Sportster and oil tank is by Maf. The front mudguard is stock and rear chopped and shortened. The headlight and tail light are from FleaBay. Paint and graphics are by Tony NCC Gloucestershire.
We used a Buell as at the time they were going for about half the price of Sportsters and had so much more that could be used in the build. The original plan was to build a simple hardtail frame but one thing led to another and we got a bit carried away. It’s been on the road for five years now I reckon and I still love riding it as much as I did the first time I took it out.