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Forever Two Wheels’ War Bird

An Evo chopper built to ride through hell

“This is the bike I’d ride out of hell.” —Nick Beaulieu

It’s simple, it’s clean, it’s tight as hell and built to ride through it. Nick Beaulieu of Forever Two Wheels Maine built this bike in his shop in one month for the Hot Bike Tour, and he ended up taking home first prize in the Street Chopper Build-Off—for damn good reason.

Time spent doesn’t earn you prizes—style and execution do. The people of the Hot Bike Tour spoke, and they saw beauty in the simplicity of War Bird. Two up, two out, narrow six-over springer with no front brake—the stance is aggressive but rideable, and Nick rode this thing as much as he could with us on the tour.

Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper

Evo chopper "War Bird," by Forever Two Wheels Maine

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This chop goes to show that you don’t have to overwork it to get results. Doing it right and paying attention to every little detail is more important than engraving every surface or a $10K paint job.

Spec Sheet
Owner Zach Williams
Shop Forever Two Wheels
Shop Phone (207) 807-1332
Shop Website forevertwowheelsmaine.com
Year/Make/Model 2017/FTW War Bird
Fabrication Nick Beaulieu, Kevin Babineau
Build Time 1 month
Engine
Year/Type/Size H-D Evo/111 in.
Builder S&S
Cases S&S
Cylinders S&S
Heads S&S
Rocker Boxes S&S
Cam(s) S&S
Carburetor S&S
Air Cleaner Speed
Exhaust Forever Two Wheels
Transmission
Year/Type Baker Frankentranny
Gears 6-speed
Clutch BDC
Primary Drive BDC
Frame
Year/Type 2017/FTW
Rake/Stretch 2 up, 2 out
Suspension
Front End Acme Choppers
Length 6 over
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size 21-in. Led Sled Invader
Tire/Size 21-in. Pirelli Night Dragons
Rear
Builder/Size 16-in. Led Sled Invader
Tire/Size 16-in. MT90B Pirelli Night Dragons
Caliper Performance Machine
Rotor Lyndall
Sprocket Lyndall
Finish/Paint
Manufacturer Ray Tourigny, Rayz Rod and Custom
Color Gloss Black
Graphics War Bird, Glenn Halliday GH Design Co.
Polishing Tristan Smith
Powdercoating Cobra Powder Coating
Accessories
Rear Fender Cooper Smithing Co.
Gas Tank FTW/Throttle Addiction
Handlebars FTW
Grips Speed Dealer Customs
Hand Controls Brembo
Foot Controls Speed Dealer Customs
Pegs Speed Dealer Customs
Headlight Throttle Addiction
Taillight FTW
License Mount Kevin Babineau
Seat HardDrive
Rear view Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper

Winner of the Street Chopper Build-Off: War Bird by Forever Two Wheels Maine

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Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper Engine

Brass accents on the intake and kicker with the high and tight exhaust are made in-house.

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Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper Seat

The HardDrive solo seat on War Bird by Forever Two Wheels Maine

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Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper Frame

At 2 inches up, 2 inches out with those tall T-bars, this bike has a tight and aggressive stance.

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Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper Wheel Spokes

The 21-inch Led Sled front Invader wheel on War Bird by Forever Two Wheels Maine

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Forever Two Wheel War Bird Chopper Pedals

Forward foot controls by Speed Dealer Customs

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