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The High Roller chopper has a guitar motif. See more motorcycle pictures.

High Roller: A Chopper Profile

American Performance Cycles produces a variety of models, and the High Roller 280 RHD is its top-of-the-line machine. Nevertheless, some buyers prefer to take it a step or two beyond.

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In addition to his passion for choppers, owner Kevin Murphy has an equally avid love for guitars. Blending the two interests produced the creation shown here.

The starting point was an APC frame with four-inch stretch, seven-inch rise, and Soft-Ride rear suspension. Ten-inch-over inverted forks are raked at 38 degrees. A 124-cubic-inch S&S engine combines with a 6-speed transmission to add "go" to the "show."

Every piece of sheetmetal is painted in a guitar motif, but there are several other custom touches as well. The primary cover is an artful display of machine work, as is the kickstand. Together, they help make this bike a very high roller indeed.

Check out the pictures and details of the High Roller chopper on the next page.

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Details are what set modified factory bikes apart from their "mass-produced" brethren such as its engraving on the headlight bucket and kickstand.

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Details set apart the High Roller chopper, a factory-modified bike customized from an American Performance Cycles model. Below are more details and pictures of this one-of-a-kind chopper.

The paint job is what really sets a machine apart, and this guitar theme -- based on the drawings of a twelfth-century Japanese monk -- does the trick.

The spear-shaped swingarm is another customized detail that sets the High Roller apart from other bikes.

It's machine work like this primary cover that really adds to the uniqueness -- and cost -- of a bike.

Scallops cut into the ends of the exhaust pipes to give them a custom look.

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