Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley, Part Suzuki Custom FXR

Her name is Sinbad, after my sister-in-law who passed away from cancer.

Boulder Choppers’ part Harley,  part Suzuki custom FXR

Boulder Choppers’ part Harley, part Suzuki custom FXR

John Zamora

Hot Bike: This bike doesn’t look like any we have seen. Where did the frame come from? **Boulder Choppers: **It started out that I wanted to build my own FXR frame. After reverse engineering a stock frame and figuring it out, I was able to build it.

HB: What about the rest of the drivetrain? BC: I decided to see what else I had in the shop to build off the new frame with. Luckily, sitting in the shop was a 2000 FLH that was having EFI problems. I said to myself, “Self! Take that piece apart and use that on the FXR then part out the rest to fund it!”

HB: Those forks and wheels don’t look H-D. Where did they come from? BC: I’ve always been a fan of performance Japanese bikes, so I decided to incorporate some of that into the bike. I got my hands on a stock Suzuki Hayabusa. From that bike I used the front end, wheels, and calipers. I fabricated 1-1/2-inch trees to fit the Hayabusa front end to the FXR frame.

HB: How did you get the rear to work? BC:** I took the stock Hayabusa axle and cut it to 10-3/4 inches to fit inside the swingarm. Then I honed it out to 3/4-inch to fit a stock Harley axle. **

HB: What about the bodywork? BC: I searched around the shop to see what old stock tins I had lying around. I started modding them to fit the FXR frame. When it came to the paint, I went with Orange (Genesis 9:13). That’s one color of that I don’t have a bike with yet.

HB: **Great-looking bike. Anything else? **BC: Now that it’s all finished, we name every bike we build. This one is named “Sinbad” after my sister-in-law who passed away from cancer. Her real name was Cynthia Cummings. HB

Boulder Choppers’ part Harley,  part Suzuki custom FXR

Boulder Choppers' Swingarm. Powdercoating by AR Ornamental Iron

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Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley,  Part Suzuki Custom FXR

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa front end. Galfer rotors

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Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley,  Part Suzuki Custom FXR

Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley, Part Suzuki Custom FXR

John Zamora

Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley,  Part Suzuki Custom FXR

Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley, Part Suzuki Custom FXR

John Zamora

Boulder Choppers’ part Harley,  part Suzuki custom FXR

Boulder Choppers custom seat

John Zamora

Boulder Choppers’ part Harley,  part Suzuki custom FXR

Primary side of Boulder Choppers’ FXR

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13-in. Progressive rear shocks

13-in. Progressive rear shocks

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Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley,  Part Suzuki Custom FXR

Boulder Choppers’ Part Harley, Part Suzuki Custom FXR

John Zamora

Boulder Choppers’ part Harley,  part Suzuki custom FXR

Wire Plus digital gauge

John Zamora

Specifications
Owner Kenny Piefer
Shop Boulder Choppers
Shop Phone (702) 558-2242
Website boulderchoppers.com
Year/Make/Model 2013/Harley-Davidson/FXR-BC
Fabrication Boulder Choppers FXR frame
Build Time 60 days
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2000/H-D/1550
Builder Kenny Piefer
Cases H-D
Cylinders 95 in.
Heads Ported and polished
Rocker Boxes Black H-D
Cams 585 S&S carburetor 48 Mikuni
Air Cleaner Big Sucker
Exhaust Thunder Header
Transmission
Year/Type 2000/H-D
Gears 5-speed
Clutch Barnett
Primary Drive H-D
Frame
Year/Type 2013/Boulder Choppers
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension
Front End 2012/Suzuki Hayabusa
Length Stock
Triple Trees Boulder Choppers
Swingarm Boulder Choppers
Rear Shocks 13-in. Progressive
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size Hayabusa/17 in.
Tire/Size 17 x 130
Calipers Hayabusa
Rotors Galfer
Rear
Builder/Size Hayabusa/17 x 6 in.
Tire/Size 17 x 190
Caliper Hayabusa
Rotor Galfer
Finish/Paint
Colors Orange
Paint/Graphics Darrin Guidi
Powdercoating AR Ornamental Iron
Accessories
Front Fender Boulder Choppers
Rear Fender Boulder Choppers
Gas Tank FXR Low Rider
Gauges Wire Plus
Handlebars Super Bars
Grips Performance Machine
Mirrors H-D
Hand Controls H-D
Foot Controls FXD
Headlight 5-3/4 in.
Taillight Red
License Mount Boulder Choppers
Seat Boulder Choppers