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EL: A Chopper Profile


EL Chopper Pictures
A closer look at the EL's powerful setup.
A closer look at the EL's powerful setup.

The EL chopper is a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle built by Psycle Barn/Rodney Mann/Robert Berry. Below are more pictures and details of this powerful chopper.

You can’t get more classic in the powerplant department than a Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. That’s not Harley’s term for it, by the way; the nickname was coined by riders, because the large bolts on the valve covers look like knuckles on a fist. And in its day, the Knucklehead packed a

pretty good punch.

The EL boasts these shiny springer forks.
The EL boasts these shiny springer forks.

Springer forks of this style first appeared on Harleys in the late 1920s. They’ve reappeared on modern versions.

The EL's traditional exhaust pipes.
The EL's traditional exhaust pipes.

Turned-up exhaust pipes were a fixture on early choppers. The original Harley drum brake may suffice up front, but the rear wheel hosts a modern disc.

The distinct paint job of the EL chopper.
The distinct paint job of the EL chopper.

Almost by definition, Old School choppers take the lean and mean approach, with little in the way of fancy trim. Fancy paint, however, is OK.

For more information on custom choppers and motorcycles, see:

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